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Journalism and Digital Media (with a Placement Year) BA (Hons)

Staffordshire University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Staffordshire University (Stoke Campus)

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Our brand new journalism and digital media course aims to make you ultra-employable, teaching the most common and invaluable skills that modern employees need to survive and thrive in the industry. This course teaches a broad range of skills with a focus on three key areas of specialism:• journalism• media production• media publishingWithin these strands it also covers everything from creative and technical skills, to planning and problem solving. More importantly, these practical and theoretical skills are utilised in nearly every modern business, meaning that whatever and wherever your future passions lie, you’ll be equipped to contribute as a valuable employee. This course also allows you to tailor your assignments within a variety of specialisms should you wish. This will mean that in your final year of study you can also receive recognition of your specific skills: BroadcastingJournalism Visual JournalismPodcasting and RadioPRPublishing This course will teach you to be an all-rounder in the studio or office environment, with modules covering subjects including copywriting, PPC and Google advertising, digital content production and planning, and design skills. You will use the most up-to-date Adobe creative software, media hardware, Google based applications, and social media platforms, and learn intricate and practical skills that modern communications industries crave. What You’ll Do:This course will give you the opportunities to manage content, written, visual and audio, for specific projects, publications and campaigns. You will gain the invaluable technical and practical skills and capabilities to prepare you for the journalism and media jobs of the future. In your final year, you will have the choice to focus on a specialist area of journalism and digital media. You have the choice to expand your knowledge in the production of podcasting and broadcasting, writing for a target audience, multi-platform journalism, managing digital content for PR campaigns, visual journalism, documentary film or digital PR and branded media.Course Features:Digital journalismFilm production Photography and digital imagingPublishingBuilding Audiences Media ProductionLive streamingAudio, music and podcastingAdobe creative skillsGoogle suite training Graduate Destinations: This course has been designed to make you employable over a number of fields. Depending on your module choices, it will set you up for roles such as: copywriter, digital media practitioner, digital media editor, digital designer, content creator, social media manager, campaign officer, sound designer, web officer, and much more.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 14,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

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Staffordshire University

  • University League Table

    75th

  • Campus address

    Staffordshire University, College Road, Stoke on Trent, ST4 2DE, England

The new Catalyst building will be home to future-facing Business degrees. All students have access to industry-standard facilities such as the Smart Zone.
Guaranteed work placement opportunities with national and international employers.
Innovative teaching is delivered by research-active lecturers in friendly and supportive environments.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    53rd out of 97 6

    54th out of 110 10

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    106 53%

    74th

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    81 81%

    5th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.81 76%

    78th

    57
  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    124 52%

    67th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    88 88%

    31st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.27 85%

    8th

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