The MA Arts and Lifestyle Journalism programme at the University of the Arts London (UAL) covers journalism about fine art, contemporary art and mass and popular culture including painting, music, photography, literature, cinema, travel, celebrity culture. The course encourages a rigorous journalistic approach, with a focus on ethical, international and professional standards.
Situated in the heart of the city, London College of Communication is the ideal place to study this dynamic branch of journalism. Guided by tutors with professional and multi-platform experience (gained at national newspapers, websites, the BBC and Sky TV), you'll develop key practical journalistic skills and learn how to apply them to your particular area of interest.
You will also attend sessions and events with industry guest speakers; in the past, names have included Bruno Bayley, editor of Vice UK (and a former student at LCC), and Jan Dalley, arts editor of the Financial Times, as well as journalists from a range of national newspapers and other publications
The course culminates in your producing a substantial piece of journalism in the medium or media of your choice.
The course is aimed at students who are enthusiastic and informed about arts and lifestyle, and want to develop the ability to communicate this enthusiasm to the public. It will prepare students for a future career as staff or freelance journalists working in print, online or broadcast; or in a wide range of roles within organisations such as in- house publications for galleries and museums, content marketing and public relations.
Students within the course have secured places in publications such as Uncut, Grazia, Made in Shroeditch, Majestic Disorder and The Financial Times, amongst others. The Financial Times offers an annual bursary to a Home/EU student, which is also linked to the opportunity to do work experience in their renown Arts section.
- Journalism in Print and Online
- Critical Perspectives
- Audio and Video Journalism
- Final Major Project
- 15 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
DisciplinesDesign Journalism View 139 other Masters in Journalism in United Kingdom
- In order to be considered, you would have achieved an Honours degree or equivalent professional qualifications with a minimum of three years relevant professional experience.
- Employment history
- Personal statement
International22920 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 22920 GBP per year and a duration of 15 months.
EU/EEA11220 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 11220 GBP per year and a duration of 15 months.
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