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Journalism Advanced at FutureSkills @ MediaCity UK - Salford City College

Course description

Journalism students will benefit from studying at our state of the art facilities in the heart of MediaCityUk. You will develop a wide range of skills required for multimedia journalism in a digital age, enabling you to pursue media careers. You will have extensive opportunities to produce work for live industry briefs and work alongside our media partners at BBC North, The Sun, The News Academy and Key 103. The Journalism Department boasts industry experienced teachers who have worked across a variety of media and journalism producers

Course content

You wil study a variety of topics such as:

  • Interview techniques
  • Radio speech package production
  • Writing copy for magazines
  • Magazine design
  • Factual writing for newspapers
  • Documentary making
  • News production techniques
  • Presenting skills
  • Photography

You will also study employability skills

Entry requirements

5 Cs/4s at GCSE


You will be assessed continually throughout your course through through practical journalism projects and written assignments. You will also be expected to present and pitch work to industry professionals and your teachers. 

Financial information

Full time courses are free to 16-18 year olds who are EU citizens

Future opportunities

Students can gain employment in the journalism industry at a trainee/Apprenticeship level or go on to study a journalism-related course at university

Further information

You will have a mentor who ensures that your training fits your requirements and offers the skills needed for the job

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 19 September 2018

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    • FutureSkills is a superb new state of the art centre based in the heart of MediaCityUK – a leading international hub for Creative and Digital sectors. The centre offers specialist courses in Music production and performance, AAT, Hospitality, Professional Construction and a wide range of apprenticeships. MediaCityUK is a vibrant place in which to study, live and socialise. Home to major BBC and ITV departments, MediaCityUK is recognised as one of the most innovative developments in Britain. Those studying at MediaCityUK love the atmosphere, range of facilities, cafes, restaurants, shops and world class events that take place – it really is an exciting place to be a part of. Many learners get the opportunity to be involved in activities at MediaCityUK including work experience at the Damson Restaurant, singing at Damson for themed evenings and entertaining large crowds at festivals. The opening of FutureSkills 2 from September 2014 will also see the launch of Media provision – specialising in production for TV, radio and film.