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BA HonsCreative Writing and Journalism

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Overview

COURSE SUMMARY

On this course you will not learn just about writing and journalism -
you will gain hands-on experience that will make you employable across
a range of careers. With a strong element of new media and multimedia
writing, the course is continually updated to ensure that students are
learning the most relevant skills for a steadily developing industry.
We can open the doors for you to print and new media journalism,
professional creative writing, advertising, arts administration and
more.

During this course you will:

  • Practice creative writing across a range of genres
  • Enjoy exclusive access to a horror and dark fantasy writing unit
    unique to British Creative Writing courses
  • Gain hands-on practice with all the latest newsroom technology,
    including Press Association news feeds, TV and radio suites and fully
    equipped edit suites
  • Explore the most recent developments in journalism and media
  • Receive advice and guidance on getting published or recognised in
    your industry of choice

Areas of study you may cover on this course include:

  • Reporting and writing
  • Scriptwriting
  • Performance and innovative writing
  • Literary journalism
  • Sub-editing, layout and design
  • Fiction, in literary forms and a range of genres

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Career opportunities

CAREER MANAGEMENT SKILLS

The journalism team works closely with employers within the industry
and the Centre for Personal and Career Development at the University
of Bedfordshire. These links result in talks which students at all
levels are able to attend, practical professional experience events in
which students are encouraged to take part, and enable every student
to build contacts and network within their area of interest. All
journalists have access to a group BREO site established and
maintained by the Course Leader which offers career advice, practical
skills, opportunities for work experience and contacts.

Because Creative Writing is a diverse subject, with no single defined
career path, advice will be provided by the teaching staff in
evaluating realistic goals regarding future employment and career
prospects. Even commercially successful creative writers often spend
years earning their living by non-literary means while they develop
their profiles as writers, and the opportunity to talk to successful
commercial and non-commercial writers about their writing lives will
be provided.

From Level 5 of the course, you will be asked to seriously the
relationship between your writing and your future career path. You
will also be encouraged to submit work for publication, where
appropriate.

In practical terms professional skills and values underpin this
course and are an integral part of teaching and learning within all
units. We assist every student to develop the ability to evaluate
effectively and reflect on their own and work of others, and
understand the demands and requirements of employers and publishers.

CAREER/FURTHER STUDY OPPORTUNITIES

Career:

  • Journalist (print or broadcast)
  • Professional writer (e.g. novelist or scriptwriter)
  • Academic
  • Copywriter
  • Careers in publishing, editing, public relations, etc

Further study:

  • MA in Professional Writing, Creative Writing or Journalism
  • Professional Journalism Qualification
  • Masters by Research
  • PGCE
Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States