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Uxbridge Campus: Course Starting Wed 01 September 2021

Starts: 01/09/2021

Duration: 1 Year(s)

Where: Uxbridge Campus

When: Monday-Friday 09:00 to 17:00

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs grade 9-4 (grade A*- C) preferably including both English (GCSE minimum grade 4/C or equivalent) & maths or a relevant Level 2 qualification at merit or above. You will attend an interview at the College and if necessary references will be taken up. You will also be required to provide a piece of written work relating to journalism plus any prior qualifications or any work relating to journalism and creative writing.

Who is the course for

This course is for those who are creative and wish to develop their interest in journalism and creative writing. The course is designed with a dual focus in mind to help you gain the necessary skills for both university and to enable you to work in the creative media industry.

Course Content

As a future journalist or creative writer you have an incredible opportunity to inspire others through the stories you tell; both fact and fiction. The course covers all the essential elements of journalism including investigating and exposing news stories that raise awareness of important issues in society and the wider world. If your passion lies in fiction writing, we also work on short stories and learning script writing. You will develop a number of journalistic productions including article writing, broadcast journalism, photojournalism, factual documentaries, podcasting, blogging and vlogging. There is a focus on digital journalism that allows you to work in a changing industry that includes citizen and social media journalism and influencer culture in marketing and PR. In addition to this you will also study the theoretical and contextual aspects of journalism and creative writing, plus the process of producing journalistic productions that includes questioning and interrogation.

Study Methods

Students will be working in industry standard studios, on location and be given access to professional editing facilities. You will be working on productions in practical, theoretical and written ways, delivering a combination of production and written work for assessment.

How is the course assessed

This course contains no exams, and is assessed through coursework only.

Where next - Further Studies

Students completing the first year Diploma may continue onto the second year Extended Diploma. After completing the Extended Diploma students will have the equivalent of 3 A Levels, and enough UCAS points to apply for appropriate university courses. The majority of our students go on to study a media related course at university, but are not necessarily limited in subject choice.

Where next - Job Opportunities

Students will also be able to search and apply for a broad range of roles within the creative media industry; including apprenticeships.

How to Apply

To apply for a course choose one of these methods:

  • Online - click the Apply Now button, fill out the form and submit
  • Post - download an application form here , or use the form in the prospectus. Fill it out and return it to: Student Records/Admissions, Uxbridge College, Park Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1NQ.

When we have received your application we will contact you to arrange an interview time.

Uxbridge Campus: Course Starting Wed 01 September 2021

Starts: 01/09/2021

Duration: 1 Year(s)

Where: Uxbridge Campus

When: Monday-Friday 09:00 to 17:00

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The learning environment at Uxbridge College is very comfortable. The teachers are very supportive and I feel confident that I’ll get the best advice here, when completing my work. We use the latest software for our courses and work on large screen macs, which allows me to concentrate on my work better. I like the visits associated with the course which gives us a wider understanding of our course and the future.