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University for the Creative Arts

Digital Media and Magazine Publishing

UCAS Code: WP25

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subjects

Journalism

Digital media

Publishing

BA/BSc Digital Media and Magazine Publishing 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.

Your studies culminate in a comprehensively researched and execution of a 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 subject to updating.

Modules

In Year 1, you'll be introduced to the University and the technical workshops and facilities available to you. On the course you’ll learn the technical and conceptual skills that will give you a solid foundation from which to explore your areas of specialist activity. In Year 2 you'll examine the importance of research in producing work through investigative feature writing, trend reporting, critique and informed opinion. You'll work in a team to produce a sample magazine, finding your own specialist way of working. You’ll be encouraged and supported to start working more independently. During this year you may also have the opportunity to complete an industry work placement or even study abroad. In Year 3 you'll look at how the past and present can inform the next generation of fashion and lifestyle publishing, and you'll produce a body of creative work as well as a dissertation or dissertation and combined critical reflection.

The Uni


Course location:

Epsom

Department:

Business

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

84%
high
Journalism

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Journalism

Teaching and learning

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
87%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

92%
Library resources
94%
IT resources
96%
Course specific equipment and facilities
72%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

85%
UK students
15%
International students
20%
Male students
80%
Female students
85%
2:1 or above
19%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
B

Media studies

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
51%
Male students
49%
Female students
54%
2:1 or above
27%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
B

Media, journalism and communications

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

86%
UK students
14%
International students
24%
Male students
76%
Female students
80%
2:1 or above
22%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Journalism

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
53%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

22%
Media professionals
15%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
13%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

Media studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
53%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

29%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
25%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
7%
Media professionals

Media, journalism and communications

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
53%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

22%
Media professionals
14%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
14%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

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The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£15k

£15k

£23k

£23k

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