Summer: Arts and Lifestyle Journalism

Woman with arms out, on a bright green background.
Very Now exhibition at LCC. Photo by Lewis Bush.

This course will develop your skills as a multimedia journalist in the field of arts and lifestyle. In a workshop setting you will study writing, video-making and audio journalism. The course will cover different genres including news, features, reviews and opinion pieces...

Description

This course will develop your skills as a multimedia journalist in the field of arts and lifestyle. In a workshop setting you will study writing, video-making and audio journalism. The course will cover different genres including news, features, reviews and opinion pieces.  It will be taught by experienced teachers and professional journalists.This course is ideal for you if you are thinking about a career in content creation or journalism or are heading for further study in this area.

The summer school is based on classes from BA Journalism and will be taught by current members of teaching staff from the renowned journalism programme at London College of Communication. If you need and supporting documentation to convert this into credit  for your home university we can provide that for you. 

Course Aims

  • Give you understanding of arts and lifestyle journalism and relevant media platforms
  • your ideas through observation, research and storyboarding
  • Develop writing, online portfolio, publishing layout design skills appropriate to your project
  • Plan and publish short ‘zine, contribute to an online media presence 
  • Present your journalism development and outcomes

Learning Outcomes

  • An ability to research ideas that can be developed into arts and lifestyle features (Research, Subject Knowledge)
  • An ability to locate and evaluate information from a range of written and / or visual sources (Research, Analysis)
  • An ability to communicate ideas and arguments in an academic form (Communication and Presentation)
  • An ability to work with a range of technical equipment and production software to produce multi-platform content (Technical competence)>

Requirements for Assessment

  • Contribution to online media presence
  • Presentation of ideas and concept development 
  • Short printed ‘zine 

Week One (4th to 8th July)

Monday: Welcome to LCC, interviewing lecture and workshop
Tuesday: Biography writing, study trip and presentation assignment
Wednesday: Foundations of journalism, feature writing lecture
Thursday: Presentation, project brief  
Friday: Writing for print vs. online, multi-platform writing activity

Week 2 (11th to 15th July)

Monday: Creating an online presence, building a digital platform workshop
Tuesday: Finding your interests, research visit
Wednesday: Creating a content strategy for a 'zine, assigning editorial roles
Thursday: Pitching and developing your ideas
Friday: Pitching workshop and presentations

Week 3 (18th to 22nd July)

Monday: Editorial meeting, developing features
Tuesday: Production
Wednesday: Tutorials and production
Thursday: Production
Friday: Exhibition and graduation party

Please note the exact schedule may differ slightly, but the content and syllabus will remain the same. 

Entry Requirements

Academic - You should have some prior undergraduate study, but do not need to have studied journalism.  If you have questions about your academic background, please email us at studyabroad@lcc.arts.ac.uk.

English - You should be proficient in written and spoken English and be able to participate in group discussions and make presentations. As a guideline we would expect you to have an IELTS score of 6.0. The Language Centre at University of the Arts London offers English courses for overseas students.

How to Apply

To apply for this course please complete the Summer Study Abroad Application form online. If you have any questions, please contact the UAL Study Abroad team at studyabroad@lcc.arts.ac.uk.   

Follow On Courses 

Once you have taken this course you may be interested in BA Journalism or MA Arts and Lifestyle Journalism.



Details for booking

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