From lifestyle, fashion, music and sports magazines to newspaper supplements, you will develop key magazine production skills, including design, marketing, and business strategy. You will also learn important journalism skills, such as feature writing and video production. The course focuses on both digital and print production, including online magazines and publications for tablets.
This is a new degree, designed, developed and taught by practising magazine and media professionals. You will develop practical skills and an in-depth understanding of the most recent industry trends in preparation for a rewarding graduate career.
The journalism department has strong ties with magazine publishers such as Immediate Media, the home of more than 60 brands including Radio Times, Top Gear, BBC Music Magazine and Good Food. The team also has links with high-profile industry professionals. Former editors of Heat magazine and NME are among guest lecturers who have visited the university. This close contact with industry ensures you will benefit from expert insight into the world of magazine publishing, as well as valuable work placement opportunities.
Cheltenham is home to more than 45 festivals including the internationally renowned Cheltenham Literature Festival. Our students take part in many different media projects to develop their skills and build networks with industry professionals. We also run our own annual media festival which attracts high-profile guests and successful alumni.