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Visual Journalism MA

Course Description

Postgraduate students from this course will be part of the newly emerging generation of digital storytellers. Using video, text, photography, audio and info-graphics candidates will be able to explore a spectrum of approaches from news journalism to ethnographic practices to convey stories about the real world. Embedded in live projects, with international opportunities and professional practitioners the programme aims to equip students with the essential practical, creative and vocational skills for the media landscape of the twenty first century.
Practice is at the core of the programme. Experimentation, evaluation and the resolution of ideas and skills together are central to the course. By the end of it you should be able to produce challenging cutting edge work that uses a variety of mediums effectively and be able to identify professional outputs for your own type of practice. The course is delivered through a variety of methods that are dependent on the required learning. Critically based lectures and seminars will give you a sound grounding in current thinking about the many components that make up the field. Intensive workshop sessions will enable you to attain the relevant skills and to undertake visual problem solving. Developing your understanding of industry expectations, skill levels and professional behaviour will further underpin the much of the course. Opportunities to take part in professional projects, or to work on client-based briefs will also help you to acquire the relevant skills and experiences.
The course structure has exit awards of PG Dip -120 credits and a PG Cert – 60 credits).

Visit the Visual Journalism MA page on the University of Central Lancashire website for more details!

Entry Requirements

For U.K. applicants a relevant B.A. award at 2.1 is required. Applicants with a Lower 2nd will be considered if they can demonstrate a commitment to Photography, Journalism, Documentary Filmmaking, Sociology or Social Anthropology. For international students an equivalent level award is necessary and an IELTS at 6 or 6.5 (they must have 5.5 in each component). Mature students and individuals with industry or non-standard backgrounds should also enquire. All applicants will also be required to submit a portfolio of work.

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