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Journalism (Level 3) - Full-time

Digital Media Comp

Course outline

This course is perfect if you have a passion for writing or blogging about the things you love and an interest in social media, digital layout, interview techniques, video and photography.

You’ll learn skills including writing copy, online media, photography, design and video journalism. You’ll be introduced to the 24-hour news culture, the need to be first at the scene, immersed in the story and most importantly bringing the news to life. Along with the transferable skills you’ll develop, the course will help focus your career and progression aspirations.

You can expect a fast paced, creative and rewarding course delivered in our excellent facilities, including the largest TV studio in Nottingham.

This course is based at the City Campus (Adams Building).

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UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Journalism


2 years

Level Level 3
Entry requirements

You’ll need 5 GCSEs at Grade 9-4 (A*-C), including English Language and Maths – both of these must be grade 9-4 (A*-C) or Functional Skills Level 2 in English and maths or a relevant Level 2 vocational qualification with English and maths GCSE grades 9-4 (A*-C).

Teaching & assessment

You will complete various assessments throughout your study, with live briefs and an end of year show to give you the best opportunity to get noticed.


Choose to follow with further study at degree level in journalism or media. Career opportunities include: photo journalist, writer, video producer, music editor, magazine editor, blogger/citizen journalist.


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