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 English language level equivalent to IELTS score of 6.5 (list of language equivalencies). The Language Centre at University of the Arts London offers English courses for overseas students who wish to improve their English language skills.
Students applying for this course are expected to be independent and highly motivated, preferably having completed one year at university (undergraduate-level study).
This course is intended to develop your skills as a journalist, providing a rewarding insight into how to apply these core abilities to create accurate and compelling content across media platforms. In lecture and workshop settings, students will study writing in a range of genres including news, features, reviews and comment pieces. Working closely with social media and online blogging tools, you will explore the modern digital landscape, applying this knowledge and practical skills to a personal, bespoke web project. Under the guidance of staff and industry guests you will plan, research, produce and publish a feature-length piece of journalism on a topic and in a medium or media of your choice.
This course is ideal for students who 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 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.
- Provide an understanding of multimedia journalism and relevant web platforms
- Develop your ideas through observation and research
- Develop research, writing and publishing skills appropriate to your digital project
- Plan, research, produce and publicize through social media a range of articles published to a bespoke web project
- Present your journalism development and outcome
- An ability to research ideas that can be developed into multimedia online features (Research, Subject Knowledge)
- An ability to conduct primary and secondary journalistic research from a range of sources (Research, Analysis)
- Produce journalism in a range of media (Communication and Presentation)
- An ability to work with a range of technical equipment and publishing software to produce multi-platform content (Technical competence)
Requirements for Assessment
- Creation of pieces of journalism
- Contribution to online media presence
- Presentation of ideas and concept development
Ben Gilbert is an NCTJ-trained journalist with more than 15 years’ experience at the frontline of web media at leading digital platforms such as Yahoo and Microsoft. Most recently, he was editorial director at the disruptive startup MOVE Guides. A former music journalist, Ben has developed digital content strategy and created dynamic content as a writer, editor and producer. He is an Associate Lecturer at London College of Communication and Westminster University, holding an MA in Media, Culture & Communication from the Institute of Education.
Dates and fees
Date: To be confirmed
Cost: To be confirmed
Total class hours: 120 hours
Non-class hours: 120 hours
Credit value: 12 credits
Location: London College of Communication
Summer Study Abroad Scholarship
We offer a Summer Study Abroad Scholarship for all of our 3 week Summer Study Abroad courses.
Find out how to apply
To be eligible, you must be 18 years or older, hold an offer to join one of our 3 week Summer Study Abroad courses, and be enrolled on an undergraduate degree programme outside the UK.
- The scholarships cover the tuition-fee only and depend on you successfully enrolling for the course. Our cancellation policy still applies.
- Scholarship winners will be asked to take part in promotional activities to promote Summer Study Abroad and the scholarship scheme.
Download an example course handbook Summer Journalism handbook (656KB).