Key features of this course:
- Students are taught by experienced, trained and practising journalists and also benefit from an exciting programme of guest lecturers from within the industry
- Innovative approach, with modules on craft and voice, creativity and collaboration and professionalism and employment
- High academic standards with an emphasis on critical evaluation, research skills and reflective practice
- With its focus on developing craft capability, industry awareness, production experience and employer engagement, the Screenwriting aspect of the course reflects the requirements of training and skills organisations for the creative industries such as Creative Skillset
- Creative teaching by academics and industry professionals, incorporating guest lectures, Skype discussion and other forms of involvement from high-level professionals in radio, TV and film
- State-of-the-art facilities, including our new broadcasting suite officially opened by BBC’s Nick Owen in October 2013
- Excellent work placement opportunities, developed in collaboration with local organisations, including the BBC
Worcester was the perfect fit for me. The course and study were relevant and really helped in terms of vocational skills. My lecturers and staff at the digital arts centre (DAC) gave me the confidence to give it a go.
Tom El-Shawk, BA Journalism graduate.
104 UCAS Tariff points are the indicative entry requirements:.
The points above are the new UCAS tariff, which will be used for courses starting from September 2017. See our new UCAS tariff page for more information.
- Course content
Introduction to Journalism
Journalism Law and Ethics
Scriptwriting: Ideas and Development
Story Design and Analysis
Introduction to Broadcast Journalism
Introduction to Feature Writing
Introduction to Photojournalism
Journalism, Law, Ethics and Society
Scriptwriting: Concept Development and Realisation
Reporting Politics (1)
Developing your Media Career
Digital Reporting Techniques
Intermediate Feature Writing
Practical Journalism Skills
Writing the Feature Film
Screening the Nation: Continuity and Change in British TV
Industry, Practices and Applications
Reporting Politics (2)
Work Placement Broadcast
Advanced Journalism (Theory and Practice)
Advanced Print Production
Live Radio News Production
Live Television News Production
Live New Production (Radio & TV)
Screenwriting: Final Project Scriptwriting Extension Module Radio and Television Comedy
The Journalism aspect of this course will provide you with practical skills to work as a journalist or researcher, or in related communications jobs such as those in public relations. You will be well placed to progress to postgraduate study in journalism or in a wide range of other areas. Students have found employment in the following areas: radio presenting, both local and national, media research, journalism, event organising, media planning, television, theatre, marketing, public relations, campaigns, teaching and further study.
The opportunity to be introduced to current industry contacts in Screenwriting is an essential element of the progression of your work across the three years, giving you a unique insight into how your skills can transfer into employment within the media industry. There are many career path options including working in the digital arts industries, in film and television and arts organisations, and taking up university and school teaching or postgraduate academic and creative writing courses.
- How to apply
Apply through UCAS
Journalism and Screenwriting BA (Hons) - 50P6
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