University for the Creative Arts

Degree level: Undergraduate

Digital Media and Magazine Publishing (with Professional Practice Year)

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BA/BSc Digital Media and Magazine Publishing (with Professional Practice Year) at UCA Epsom is a unique course that combines the practical and technical skills of digital and print based journalism, with a core focus on editing, production and a professional understanding of the business of publishing. This course will equip you with the skills to manage the publishing process from idea generation to publication. You will employ a range of different writing and visual skills and learn to pitch and commission stories while gaining a hands-on experience of producing a publication across print and digital media formats taught by an experienced team of journalists and editors from the publishing world of Music, Fashion and Lifestyle media. Working alongside students on a range of fashion, music and business courses, you'll have a deep understanding of the business of digital media, and the role of the journalist within it. You'll gain important skills in networking, self-promotion, interviewing and communication with a variety of people. You’ll develop skills through individual and collaborative work in both studio and industry environments, including a work placement and live project briefs, and learning from teaching staff with a wealth of knowledge and connections. After your second year, you'll take your Professional Practice Year, gaining vital industry experience with University support. On conclusion of the placement, you’ll return to complete your final year of study – applying what you’ve learned on the job. Your studies culminate in a comprehensively researched and execution of an independent print publication and a partner digital website/platform. By graduation, you’ll be fully equipped to jump into the publishing industry, with the skills, knowledge, confidence and a complete portfolio of varied work to take you onwards.

Course details

Assessment method

This course will cover the many different aspects of journalism and publishing in the magazine industry - whether it's fashion, lifestyle or music - culminating in your final project and dissertation.

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  • Year 1

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Digital Media and Magazine Publishing (with Professional Practice Year) at University for the Creative Arts - UCAS