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Journalism and Public Relations

3 Years
Study mode
Study on site
BA (Hons)
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  • 11 September 2017

Open to applicants from:

  •  Open to applicants from England
  •  Open to applicants from Northern Ireland
  •  Open to applicants from Scotland
  •  Open to applicants from Wales
  •  Open to applicants from Rest of EU
  •  Open to applicants from Outside the EU

Venue details

UWE Bristol’s City Campus is located in Bristol city centre and is home to the University’s creative and cultural subjects. City Campus will enable you to develop your professional practice in inspiring learning environments, as well as provide you with opportunities for creative collaboration and networking. City Campus at Spike Island has studios for our Fine Art courses along with facilities for many of our postgraduate courses in art and design. Some research activity takes place here and fits well with other activities carried out by Spike Island and its studio-holders. City Campus at Arnolfini occupies the top three floors of the Arnolfini building on Bristol’s harbourside and offers studio and teaching spaces for Drama, graphics and drawing students. The Arnolfini is one of Europe’s leading centres for the contemporary arts, presenting innovative, experimental work in the visual arts, performance, dance, film, music and events. City Campus at Watershed is home to the Pervasive Media Studio, which is a research space which brings together a network of over 100 artists, technologists and academics to explore the future of mobile and wireless media. UWE’s Digital Cultures Research Centre is based within the Pervasive Media Studio. The Watershed is the leading film culture and digital media centre in the South West. City Campus at Bower Ashton houses the main library supporting the creative and cultural industries, student support services, as well as the extensive resource base making up the technical resource areas. At Bower Ashton you can find: Physical Making resources (print, wood, metal, ceramics, enamel, laser, electronics and animatronics, textiles); Digital Media and Performance resources (production studios for animation, film and photography, editing and post-production facilities, the newsroom, performance spaces) and studio space for some art and design courses.

Why study this course

This course enables students to develop skills in digital journalism and public relations practice across print, screen and internet platforms, alongside an understanding of the local and global political, economic and media contexts in which both industries work; students are immersed in digital production technologies combined with writing, marketing and media strategy skills ensuring they are employable across a range of communication industries in the public and private sector. Students work flexibly, creatively and independently; communicating effectively in written, oral or visual forms; organising and managing supervised, self-directed projects and learning how to communicate in interpersonal and mediated settings. At its core the degree will focus on the management of communications between organisations and the public and grounding you in the key practices, concepts and theories in preparation for work as Journalism, Public Relations, marketing and communications practitioners. Special Features: Upon completion you will have produced a portfolio of writing across multimedia journalism, public relations and marketing; International study in Malaysia an option at level three; New multimedia studio facilities and strong industry links in Bristol with work placement opportunities; Students are taught by experienced journalists, public relations professionals and academic researchers from around the world and we have strong external links with the BBC, Bristol Evening Post, Bristol City Council and local Public Relations companies. Graduates enter a wide range of professions including journalism, publishing, media production, public relations, marketing and events management.






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