You love music and have your own favourite bands and practitioners, and you want to be able to express your opinions and get to know more about the world of media. Our BA in Music Journalism can help you build the skills you need to cut through all the other noise and opinion out there to have the chance to establish yourself in an exciting career. Everyone has an opinion about music, and plenty of people express their thoughts with tweets and blogs. Yet there’s a lot of attitude, loyalties and prejudice that are skewing people’s views and the commentary that’s out there. By learning how to put forward an objective and compelling argument, you can stand out and get your opinions heard. Our course aims to give you a practical grounding in the styles and techniques of music journalism. We’ll look at everything from writing for the printed page to online articles. You’ll be able to explore radio and video journalism, and find out how social media platforms work too. To give you a good overview of your subject, you’ll also have the chance to study music in general. You could look at music genres, the music business and controversies surrounding contemporary music. We’ll also give you the opportunity to gain vital training in media law and ethics. While you’re on the course you’ll be taught by tutors who are leading the way in their fields. Writers, broadcasters, academics and researchers all contribute, and our staff regularly work for national newspapers and magazines. In your final year we’ll ask you to research and write a dissertation on the aspect of the media industry that you’re most interested in. You’ll also be able to choose from a range of modules, from investigative reporting through to the latest innovations in journalism.