What will I learn?

- Join a hands-on journalism course where you benefit from the technical knowledge and experience of one of the most progressive teaching teams in the country - Study different musical genres and experience everything from writing for print publications to making absorbing videos, plus live radio shows, podcasts and social media platforms- Access outstanding industry-standard facilities in our Multimedia Centre, including two HD TV studios with green screens, a newsroom, and a computerised radio studio- Gain valuable experience and boost your employment opportunities on excellent industry placements, which have included the BBC, ITV and Sky in recent years- Broaden your horizons and explore opportunities to study abroad in the USA and JapanIn recent years the University of Winchester has built a strong reputation for its journalism. Music Journalism is an exciting branch of this field that reports on the music world and where it pays to back-up sound technical knowledge of how to produce a compelling audio package with professional connections. On our Music Journalism programme you will follow the live production model that has been so successful in the BA Journalism programme. You will take on the role of music reporter and producer for Winchester News Online (Winol), devising and delivering stories and audio content for multiple platforms.Whether you are writing feature profiles of musicians, critically assessing the latest album releases or producing music for your own podcast you will learn how to breathe life into your work. You will develop your knowledge of social media, video and digital journalism and understand best practice in the current media landscape. You may even find yourself trying to grab an interview backstage with your favourite band.You will be in good company. Our teaching team of filmmakers, journalists, editors, producers, feature writers and cameramen has extensive professional experience in this area. This in-depth subject knowledge will complement the practical skills you gain from the more hands-on modules.The three-year programme includes a fascinating range of core modules from Digital Music Reporting to Longform Journalism and Media Law. In Year 1, you will develop basic research, interviewing, reporting and writing skills and an appreciation of music journalism as both a profession and an academic discipline. There are TV and Radio Production and Presentation modules. In Radio Production and Podcasting you gain an introduction to the logistics, practices and pressures associated with traditional radio production and newer exclusively digital standards. You will also have a chance to plan, rehearse and record either a pre-recorded podcast or a live radio show. In Year 2, you study different approaches to music journalism and its history and context as an academic discipline. You develop your digital reporting skills, critical self-awareness and work on a Live Events module. A Music Video module enables you to reflect upon existing music videos and the extent to which they are successful in their production. Work in Year 3 will have a detailed and sophisticated understanding of a range of approaches to music journalism. As part of your final year you explore the craft of telling stories that really make the audience care, in a module entitled Claiming the Truth – Documentary Films. In addition there is a Media Law Update and a Major Project focusing on an area of special interest. This is carried out under the guidance of a supervisor and can take the form of a documentary, a website, podcast or series of articles. It also includes a work placement which gives you the chance to put your skills into practice.You graduate equipped with the practical and theoretical tools you need to succeed in the dyna

Which department am I in?

School of Media and Film

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
Information not available
Start date

12 September 2022


Main Site

Sparkford Road,



SO22 4NR, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need SAT I with a minimum balanced score of 1250. They will also need high school diploma with a good GPA. A combination of subject related AP and SAT II may also be eligible for entry into our undergraduate degrees. AP or SAT II scores will be a pre-requisite for entry into certain subjects.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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