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In order to be considered, you would have achieved an Honours degree (preferably a 2:1), or equivalent professional qualifications with a minimum of three years relevant professional experience.
APEL (Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning)
Applicants who do not meet these course entry requirements may still be considered in exceptional cases. The course team will consider each application that demonstrates additional strengths and alternative evidence. This might, for example, be demonstrated by:
- Related academic or work experience
- The quality of the personal statement
- A strong academic or other professional reference
- OR a combination of these factors
Months of entry
MA Arts and Lifestyle Journalism will equip you with the advanced skills you'll need for a successful career in journalism. This course is taught at London College of Communication, at Elephant and Castle, part of University of the Arts London (UAL).
The course covers journalism about art and mass and popular culture including painting, music, photography, literature, cinema, travel, and tells stories about societal changes that reflect the ways in which we live, work and see ourselves.
The course encourages a rigorous journalistic approach, with a focus on ethical, international and professional standards.
Guided by tutors with professional and multi-platform experience (gained at national newspapers, websites, the BBC and Sky TV), you'll develop key practical journalistic skills and learn how to apply them to your particular area of interest.
You will also attend sessions and events with industry guest speakers; in the past, names have included Bruno Bayley, editor of Vice UK (and a former student at LCC) and Jan Dalley, arts editor of the Financial Times, as well as journalists from a range of national newspapers and other publications.
The course culminates in your producing a substantial piece of journalism in the medium or media of your choice.
About London College of Communication
The communications sector is evolving fast. Through our world-leading community of teaching, research and industry partnerships, we enable our students to develop the critical, creative and technical excellence needed to succeed and to discover new possibilities and practices. Our Design, Media and Screen Schools produce experts and award-winners across virtual reality, journalism, photography, television and sound, graphic communication, games, design management – and more. The London College of Communication experience is all about learning by doing. Our students get their hands dirty and develop their skills through the exploration of our facilities and technical spaces. Students work on live briefs and commissions, with everything from independent start-ups and charities in Southwark, through to major global companies. Student designers, makers and innovators have worked with Nike, Penguin, the EU Commission, Colgate, Plan International, the National Trust, Nokia and Royal Mail, to name a few.
Please note this course is undergoing re-approval.
Information for international students
All classes are conducted in English. If English is not your first language, we strongly recommend you let us know your English language test score in your application. If you have booked a test or are awaiting your results, please indicate this in your application. When asked to upload a CV as part of your application, please include any information about your English test score.
- IELTS 7.0 (or equivalent) is required, with 6.0 in each of the four skills.
- If your first language is not English, you can check you have achieved the correct IELTS level in English on the Language Requirements page.
Fees and funding
Learn more by visiting our funding page.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time15 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Information Centre
- +44 (0)207 514 6599