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.
Journalism and Media degrees at USW give the practical skills to become part of the industry or you can 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.
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 Fashion students.
Students from across the university have the opportunity to showcase their work to the masses and take pride in doing so.
Take a look at what our students have worked on over the past year by viewing the Grafest 2021 Journalism and Media website page.
Cardiff is a modern capital city that will surprise you.
It’s the UK’s fastest growing major city and has been multicultural and cosmopolitan from the start. Here, you’ll find an amazing quality of life, more green space per person than any UK city, and fantastic people.
Cardiff is one of the most affordable cities in the UK too, so it’s perfect for cash-strapped students. There’s always something happening or new places to discover. From shopping and live sport to music, arts and history, there’s something for everyone and great company to do it with.
Cardiff is a popular student city that knows how to enjoy itself. Wherever you turn, you’ll find somewhere to eat, drink or dance the night away.
Join us at an open day or live event and discover the opportunities waiting for you at the University of South Wales.
You'll have the chance to explore our campuses at Cardiff, Newport or Pontypridd, meet academic staff and current students, learn about life at USW and student money, and take part in interactive activities related to your course.
For those who can't attend an on-campus event, we run online and on-demand events. There's plenty of ways to discover what USW is all about.
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