Journalism with Foundation Year at Teesside University, Middlesbrough - UCAS

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Course summary

Available for September or January intakes. Course overview: This course includes a foundation year - ideal if you need additional preparation or if you don't have sufficient grades to join Year 1. Do you see yourself reporting from London Fashion Week or live from Westminster? Do you have a passion for storytelling? Could you be the one to uncover the latest breaking headline? You learn practical and professional skills, growing your confidence to produce journalistic content suitable for TV, radio, magazines, print and social media. You develop your editorial judgement and presentation skills by assembling bulletins, feature and news packages for our unique platform TUXtra. This course has been developed in collaboration with industry, ensuring you graduate ready to compete for your dream job, or continue onto postgraduate study. You learn how to shoot and edit video and audio, produce news packages to deadlines, research and interview, create campaigns, project manage and engage with audiences on social media. Develop your practice in a safe and supportive environment, working mainly in our bespoke multimedia newsroom, TV and radio studios. You can undertake a short-term on campus placement with Teesside Online – part of Reach PLC, one of the largest media companies in the UK. This helps you develop employment prospects with real-world experience that helps you cultivate new skills and a deeper understanding of the industry and its working practices. We celebrate your successes big and small throughout your course, our annual Journalism Awards are supported by local and national media professionals, offering you the chance to network with crucial industry connections. Top reasons to study this course 1. Industry relationships: take advantage of our long-standing, established relationships with BBC, Newsquest, Reach PLC and Middlesbrough Football Club. Benefit from supportive voices, specialist expertise, shared wisdom, new ideas, a helping hand or a friendly catch-up, establishing critical relationships that propel you into your creative career. 2. Practitioner-informed teaching: the teaching team are experienced journalism practitioners, having worked for local and national organisations across print, broadcast and online journalism. They coach you to find and grow your creative voice. 3. Get creative: our course and campus are powered by Adobe and Apple. We’re Europe’s first Adobe Creative Campus and the only Apple-accredited University, equipping you with the digital tools and resources to hone your creative journalistic skills. 4. Get published: become a practising journalist and publish your stories through TUXtra. Our facilities include two television studios, a radio station and a multimedia newsroom. 5. Professional accreditation: this course is accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ). This means that you study for your professional (pre-entry) qualifications alongside your degree, with no additional tuition charges. The NCTJ diploma is a prestigious vocational qualification that is widely recognised and highly valued by journalism employers. Candidates are expected to enter all the NCTJ’s mandatory exams in reporting, essential public affairs, essential media law, court reporting and shorthand, and to complete the multimedia portfolio. Take advantage of our Creative UK membership and help futureproof your career, with networking events, a resource hub to support professional development, and bespoke workshops in partnership with industry leaders and mentors. Sign up for free student membership to get opportunities, events and newsletters sent directly to your inbox. After the course: A degree in journalism offers a well-established entry point into one of the most challenging and exciting careers. Graduates from this course have secured successful careers with BBC, ITN News, Sky Sports News, Reach PLC and Newsquest.


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Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • The National Council for the Training of Journalists

How to apply

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Points of entry

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  • Foundation

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Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Journalism with Foundation Year at Teesside University, Middlesbrough - UCAS