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Journalism (Music) - Plymouth Marjon University

The extension of this journalism framework aims to equip students with the skills, knowledge and practical experience necessary to enter the industry as a music journalist and broadcaster. The programme is designed to offer students hands-on experiential learning that develops a professional approach to industry-standard practice. The subject of the modules is rooted in regional, national and international news and reporting and sport news and reporting and therefore demands that students develop a wider social, political, historical and cultural knowledge that underpins the practice elements of the programme. During the past decade the journalism industry has been subject to seismic on-going challenges in the digital marketplace and this framework is designed to track, reflect on and incorporate these changes to give our students the most current possible knowledge. We are able to offer this effective and flexible approach to teaching because the department is staffed by highly experienced media and journalism professionals who are embedded in the practice of delivering digital content, including news, features, photography and film. The music pathway can be kept distinct be ensuring learning outcomes are clearly defined and understood. There are a great many core skills of journalism across all media that must be understood before specialism can be explored. By focusing on these we can foster genuine industry practices in the early part of the programme, with specialism built in, and the potential for even more specialist output at levels five and six. The Journalism and Media Centre within The University of St Mark and St John has state-of-the-art facilities with a suite of iMacs that are equipped with the latest Creative Suite, Final Cut and Audacity software programmes. It has recently added a radio station and live TV broadcasting facilities to the student-led online newspaper enabling students to gain valuable experience and giving the department the opportunity to raise their profile through their broadcasting platforms. Specialist honours project supervision can be provided by staff with a background in writing about music within the industry, to enable students to develop their work with an industry-focus.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,PlymouthUnited Kingdom
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £11,000