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Journalism - University of the Arts London

Get inside the story with BA (Hons) Journalism at LCC. Known for its vocational approach and excellent industry links, you’ll gain skills and practice in print, online, audio and video journalism. You’ll also work on Artefact, the College magazine, in our fully equipped newsroom and sharpen your critical skills in lively seminars. After your first year, you’ll choose one of two pathways to develop your area of expertise: • BA (Hons) Journalism: Audio and Video • BA (Hons) Journalism: Print and Online This course is taught at London College of Communication, at Elephant & Castle, part of University of the Arts London (UAL). What can you expect? There is a strong theoretical element to the course, placing journalism in its political, social, historical and global contexts, and analysing the key ethical issues faced by journalists. For example, you will consider how gender is represented in newspapers; the growth of immersive, investigative journalism and how crowd-funding is impacting media ownership. We will take your journalism out of the classroom with field trips, conferences and events. In the second year, you will go on a work placement and also get the chance to work collaboratively with students from other courses and creative disciplines in the College. Students have a successful track record in securing work placements with media businesses such as The Independent, Shortlist Magazine, NME, FourFourTwo, Metro, Attitude, Woman’s Health, The Times, ID and Private Eye. **Great reasons to apply** • London College of Communication is an established and highly-regarded institution for the teaching of journalism, with long-standing links to the media industry. • The course runs a successful and popular guest lecture programme, recent speakers include: Joanna Montgomery, (Director of Digital Content, Bauer Media), Mary Hockaday, (Controller, BBC World Service), Jennifer Selway, (Assistant Editor, Daily Express), Peter Grunert, (Group Editor, Lonely Planet Traveller Magazine), Simon McGregor-Wood, (News Correspondent, Al Jazeera, Europe) and Bruno Bailey, (UK Editor of Vice Media). • Gain the hands-on skills and a critical awareness of the political, social and economic contexts in which journalism operates. • In year two, we offer students a chance to study abroad for a term via our Erasmus Exchange Programme with the Danish School of Media and Journalism in Copenhagen and Aarhus. • Graduates have gone on to successful careers in leading media businesses, including Vogue UK, Guardian, Sky, CNBC, Vice Media, International Herald Tribune, TalkSport and Press Association. **About London College of Communication** The communications sector is evolving fast. Through our world-leading community of teaching, research and industry partnerships, we enable our students to develop the critical, creative and technical excellence needed to succeed and to discover new possibilities and practices. Our Design, Media and Screen Schools produce experts and award-winners across virtual reality, journalism, photography, television and sound, graphic communication, games, design management – and more. The London College of Communication experience is all about learning by doing. Our students get their hands dirty and develop their skills through the exploration of our facilities and technical spaces. Students work on live briefs and commissions, with everything from independent start-ups and charities in Southwark, through to major global companies. Student designers, makers and innovators have worked with Nike, Penguin, the EU Commission, Colgate, Plan International, the National Trust, Nokia and Royal Mail, to name a few.