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Journalism with Creative Writing BA (Hons)

University of Portsmouth

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**Overview**If prose is your passion, this Journalism with Creative Writing degree lets you keep your options open while you transform your talent with the written word into a successful career.You'll learn about and experience factual reporting and fictional writing, combining the complementary disciplines of journalism and creative writing. You might compile a news report about a local charity or review a concert on one day, then the next day work on a short story, poem or play script.You'll also hone your research skills and learn about the structure and mechanisms of the industries you could find yourself working in – from the process of getting a script approved to legal issues surrounding publishing news stories.You'll graduate ready to get stuck into writing professionally, equipped with the knowledge and experience you need to get started in whichever field of writing you choose.**What you'll experience**On this Journalism with Creative Writing degree course you'll:- Combine the factual world of journalism with the fictional world of creative writing- Learn how to research and write news stories and articles, and layout magazine pages- Study modules from our BA (Hons) Journalism course, which was awarded the Best Performing Undergraduate Course for 2017–18 and 2018–19 by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ)- Get to grips with video as a journalistic and creative medium- Have the opportunity to take NCTJ exams, giving you further professional qualifications- Be taught by published authors of novels, poetry and screenplays, and journalists with written and broadcast experience in local, regional, national and international journalism- Learn about media law and industry code, and get a deeper understanding of the role of journalists in a democratic society- Develop the techniques you need to write effectively across many mediums, including magazines, TV screenplays, theatre scripts, and poetry- Have access to our industry-standard journalism newsroom, exclusively open to journalism students, which contains 25 Macs loaded with the Adobe Creative Cloud 2019 suite- Have the opportunity to work alongside students from related courses in TV and broadcasting, photography, and fashion, benefiting from their expertise and perspectivesYou can also get experience with the software and equipment used by professionals in the field. This includes:- The full Adobe Cloud suite, including Photoshop and Premiere Pro- BOYA BY-M1 Lavalier microphones- Manfrotto Pixi Mini tripods- Sevenoak video rigs- IK Multimedia iRig microphone interface for iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad x 5- TONOR Lavalier lapel microphone dual-headed recording clip-on microphones- Godox LED64 video lights- Zoom Audio H2 and H2N recorders- Manfrotto tripods- LED lights- Sony Handycams- Sony x70 camcorders**Careers and opportunities**When you finish this Journalism with Creative Writing degree course, our careers and employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry.In the last DHLE (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education) survey published in 2017, 100% of our creative writing graduates and 95% of journalism graduates were in work or further study 6 months after graduation.**What jobs can you do with a Journalism with Creative Writing degree?**Previous graduates from our journalism and creative writing courses have gone on to work in roles including:- trainee reporter- social media editor- digital marketing executive- copywriter- theatre manager- editorial assistant

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 14,300per year

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

University information

University of Portsmouth

  • University League Table

    61st

  • Campus address

    University of Portsmouth, University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 2UP, England

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Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    36th out of 97 1

    20th out of 53 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    104 52%

    78th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75 75%

    13th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.08 82%

    30th

    19
  • Entry standards

    / Max 168
    105 61%

    38th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%

    3rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.82 76%

    43rd

    1

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