The media plays an ever-expanding role in our lives, from newspapers, journals and the internet to film and television. We rely on journalists and media professionals for our window on the world – what we know about it and how we understand it.
At the University of South Wales, you can gain the practical skills to become part of the industry or choose a theory-based course that spans the full range of the modern media, from traditional print journalism to blogging, film making, radio and publishing. Many of our courses are also accredited by professional bodies, giving you a head-start when it comes to applying for jobs in your industry, and with Cardiff becoming one of the UK's most dynamic media industries, it's the perfect place to launch your career.
Attending an open day, whether online or on-campus, is the ideal way to learn more about our Journalism and Media courses and get a feel of what it's like to study at the University of South Wales.
Speak to the lecturers and expert staff who teach the courses, take tours of our campuses and facilities, view accommodation, speak to our advice team about placement and career opportunities and discuss finances. Plus, speak to current students and hear about their experiences first hand.
Cardiff is at the centre of one the UK’s most dynamic media industries. Our campus is in the heart of the city centre, with major broadcasters within easy reach, including BBC, ITV, and Global and Wales Online, who publish several newspapers and magazines.
Our campus boasts industry media facilities, including a multi-camera HDTV studio, radio studio and facilities for broadcast, print, radio and multi-journalism. You can even hire equipment from our media and photography stores for free if you are enrolled on a journalism and media course.
In addition to teaching essential technical skills for industry, we ensure students are adept in creativity, problem solving and innovation. We place emphasis on ‘problem-led’ learning, where students inform their practice through real-world research that is underpinned by academic rigour, so that every student is creative-on-demand and job-ready.
Each year we take time to celebrate the work of our Faculty of Creative Industry students through a festival called 'Gradfest'.
This dedicated festival is home to project work, blogs, videos, social posts and so much more from our Journalism and Media students.
Take a look at what our students have worked on over the past year or so by viewing the Gradfest 2020 - Journalism and Media web page.
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USW Cardiff is based in the heart of the city centre, with major studios and creative agencies within easy reach including BBC, Wolf Studios, S3 Advertising and Golley Slater.
Meet friends for life, join clubs and societies, experience campus life, benefit from a huge array of facilities and equipment and study a course that will shape the rest of your life.
Employability is at the heart of everything we do. Our students have the opportunity to take part in live projects, industry masterclasses, briefs and practical placements. Our partnership with Screen Alliance Wales has resulted in students working on leading TV productions.
In addition to teaching essential technical skills for industry, we ensure students are adept in creativity, problem solving and innovation. With emphasis on ‘problem-led’ learning, we want to ensure that every student is creative-on- demand and job-ready.