Media - Digital Journalism (Year 1)

The Level 3 Diploma in Creative Media Production (Digital Journalism) aims to provide trainees with opportunities to explore the transformative nature of digital journalism. Through a range of critical and practical approaches, learners will benefit from a hands-on approach towards the latest journalistic innovations.

Along with the development of core skills in research and contextual awareness, learners will benefit from industry level insight to the following practices:

-     Interactive journalism
-     Creative & Factual Feature Writing
-     Media Law and Ethics
-     Critical Social Media Practices
-     Blog Creation
-     Vlog Creation
-     Online Presenting
-     Podcasting
-     Radio Production
-     Website Design
-     Marketing & Advertising Strategies
-     Public Relations

Digital Journalism brings skills and opportunities to those looking to be digital influencers and content providers in social media, radio, vlogging, blogging and more traditional areas of journalism and creative writing. The course uses live projects and production-based exercises to get you involved in using digital platforms, presenting work to audiences and developing a large range of creative skills suitable for employment or Higher education.

What qualification will I gain?

UAL Level 3 Diploma In Creative Media Production & Technology (Digital Journalism )

Entry requirements?

5 GCSEs at grade 4 (C in old grading system) or above which must include English and/or Maths or a Level 2 Diploma in Media at merit grade with ideally GCSE English and Maths at minimum Grade 4 or equivalent.
You must also have:
• A passion for Media
• A desire to work with Digital Media Products
• A willingness to learn, experiment and develop your skills
The motivation to work independently and in groups on practical projects.

You will be required to attend an and interview where you will be required to bring evidence of some work. You may also take part in a practical workshop on the day. Details of what you will need to prepare will be sent to you once you have applied.

What progression options will I have?

Level 3 course in Creative Media Production, Apprenticeship, Employment.

What costs are involved?

Tuition Fees:
16-18 - free
19+ Advanced Learning Loan - £3750

Exam and Registration Fees (payable by all aged 19 and over): £170

Other Costs (payable by all students): £150 Annual Company Contribution

This course may also attract additional costs, for example, kit, uniform or books, that all students will be required to pay. Please contact the College for further details.

How will I be assessed?

All of your work will follow a vocational scenario or context that simulates a real-world situation.
This course is 100 % coursework. You will present your work in a range of formats.
You will be assessed on your research, development and experimentation and final outcomes and you will be encouraged to develop your work and professional practice through evaluation and self-reflection.