Digital Journalism & Content Creation Level 3
Mon Sep 04 2023
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Do you have ambitions to be a Digital Journalist or Content Creator?
On this course you will be working in a professional environment on challenging projects such as our industry based and successful Newsroom, taking on the roles of researcher, writer, video producer, podcaster, photographer and presenter.
You'll be generating topical and trending content as part of our cross college CoLab initiative, working with Music and Performing Arts, Hair & Beauty and Art & Design on various projects throughout the year in addition to commissions set by our external industry partners.
Every successful industry is now represented digitally and you'll be using social media professionally, creating content for clients and using industry standard software.
Validated by the world-renowned University of the Arts London (UAL) this qualification gives you the freedom to explore your potential, take creative risks and find the path that challenges and excites you. Learn through experimentation and exploration by engaging with practical and theory sessions, projects, lectures, trips and visits.
The course has been designed and refined with our industry partners to ensure that we are providing you with the skills you need in an ever-evolving digital workplace or further study at degree level and above.
You will study the following projects:
- Practical and theory skills workshops
- Mini major project - social media campaign
- Your personal progression
- Experimental tech study
We work hard to make some fantastic partnerships with employers to give you experience of the world of work. All our students will undertake commissioned work for a range of companies both in and outside of the media industry. Career development is central to our courses and we continually work to gain you relevant, real world experience.
We have a track record of working with industry leaders including:
- Purpose Made Podcast
- We are Disabled
The standard entry requirements for this course are:
4 GCSE grade 4 or above (grade A*-C), including English and Maths
Applicants who do not meet all the course entry requirements, may still be considered with discussion around portfolios and experience.
If you're unable to continue with your application to this course, an alternative course will be explored and further advice and guidance offered.
"Coming back to college as a mature student was nerve-wracking for me, but I couldn't be happier I did. Studying at Gateshead has given me the skills and confidence I need to be successful in my dream career of working in the media industry, which I am well on my way too!" Layla Rees
"The thing that I have enjoyed the most about the course is the independent
nature of it. You are in complete control of your learning which is something
that is very important for me." Callum
This course is free to those aged under 19 years old.
Most people aged 19 years and over can qualify for free or reduced price course fees and there are grants and bursaries you can apply for to help cover the costs of coming to college, depending on your circumstances.
If you already have a full level 3 qualification and are aged 19 years over, you can apply for an Advanced Learning Loan or pay the fee upfront in full and qualify for a 10% discount.
You can get more information at our enrolment events, by calling 0191 490 2246 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Whatever support you need, we’re here for you and will make sure you get the most out of your time at college.
We have expert teams in place to look after every single one of our students.
Our specialist teams can help with:
- Learning difficulties
- Physical and sensory disabilities
- Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADHD, Aspergers or other specific learning difficulties
- Mental health and well being
- Exam access arrangements
- Money, finance and bursary advice
- Careers advice, job and university applications