University of South Wales

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: University of South Wales (Prifysgol De Cymru)

Visual Journalism (Taught)

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Course summary

This Masters level course in Visual Journalism practice has a strong visual theme, designed for both the journalism and wider communications sectors. The curriculum will allow you to focus on mastering a broad suite of technical and practical (and most often visual) communication skills, such as smartphone/mobile journalism and content creation, video, audio, stills, pages, graphics, news/feature writing and scripting, and media law. In addition, the PR element of the course includes topics such as the theory and practice of corporate and institutional reputation management, and the communications toolkit roles and elements such as lobbying, campaigns, content marketing, events, SEO and evaluation. Opportunities for work-based learning are integrated, and at the heart of the course, our students have the opportunity of working with industry partners. The course recognises that content is king when it comes to communications and offers a practical and theoretical approach to understanding the way the digital age has impacted on the business of communications and journalism. It has the key Reithian principles of 'inform, educate and entertain' at its core. It encourages an understanding and practical application of the production and circulation of information in the digital era and seeks to build critical competencies while recognising that the way we live, work, and communicate has been reconfigured in recent years.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

Entry requirements

A minimum 2:2 Honours degree in a relevant discipline or appropriate professional qualification; or a HND/HNC and relevant experience; or equivalent international qualifications. Those without such qualifications, such as mature students seeking a career change or to upskill themselves, are most welcome to apply. They will be considered on an individual basis, where prior experience will be taken into account.

English language requirements

IELTS 6.0 overall with no lower than 5.5 in any one component

USW English Language Requirements

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Visual Journalism at University of South Wales - UCAS