|Study location||United Kingdom, Bristol, Foundation Year: Frenchay and Years one to three: City Campus|
|Type||Bachelor courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||4 years|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
Good grades in English
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
IELTS: 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component)
At least 1 reference(s) must be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
Successful applicants will use their personal statement to show a genuine interest in a career in journalism or the communications and media industries. You should demonstrate or show potential to develop the qualities which are essential to be a successful journalist, PR or communications professional; creative thinking, team working, communication, people skills, confidence and IT skills. Applicants are able to submit a separate document to provide a more tailored statement if desired.
You’ll learn from a dedicated teaching team that includes experienced journalists, media producers and academic researchers. They’ll support you to undertake self-directed project work across a range of digital media, with a focus on the kind of specific briefs and tight deadlines that you’ll experience in the real world.
You’ll develop writing and production skills across platforms, gaining the skills that will make you highly employable in a wide range of communications industries.
Explore the hands-on skill of traditional reporting. Become skilled at researching and producing engaging stories using blogs, content marketing and social media to reach different audiences.
Gain an in-depth understanding of the political, economic and media contexts in which today’s media are produced and consumed. Find out how to turn your skills into a rewarding, well-paid career.
Thanks to our strong connections with Bristol’s cultural scene, you’ll receive ongoing input from journalists and broadcasters, innovative companies and arts organisations. Our industry partners contribute to live briefs, masterclasses and research projects, as well as offering volunteering and work experience placements at organisations like The Post and Bristol City Council.
Our final year Creative Industries Degree Show draws talent scouts and potential employers from across the region, meaning you’ll be able to showcase your portfolio to important industry names.
And because all our journalism courses are based at Bower Ashton Studios, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with peers from other related disciplines. Along with Spike Island, Arnolfini and Watershed, Bower Ashton forms part of our City Campus a creative powerhouse that spans Bristol and helps fuel the city’s continued cultural impact.
A broad range of organisations need the skills you’ll gain on this degree.
You’ll be well placed for a career in TV, radio, press and digital journalism, news editing, web development, publishing, media production, computer services, communication technologies, marketing and public relations, advertising and copywriting, audience research and media criticism.
Some graduates go on to study for a master’s qualification or do teacher training.