Digital Media and Journalism
Content Creation, Digital Media and Journalism degrees
Our practice-based degree opens the door to a world of creative media opportunities.
We have our own TV news programme, website and social media. The local community radio 3Bs is at the heart of the campus. Students are regularly involved with filming events and working on outside projects.
You will get a chance to develop a broad range of media skills with modules in reporting, digital video editing, podcasting, photography, graphic design and social media. A special feature of the course is the ongoing studio practice, putting together TV news programmes and web content for our public-facing Buckingham News channel, with stories on real events happening in the community.
Your training will prepare you for a wide variety of careers: journalism, publicity and marketing, publishing, or you may use your entrepreneurial and creative skills to produce web content or become the next big social media influencer.
You learn from industry professionals committed to giving you real-world experience that will help you develop in depth understanding of the media environment.
Kick-off your digital media career with us, build a range of practical skills and produce a stand-out portfolio of industry-standard work.
Why choose Buckingham
Study Content Creation, Digital Media and Journalism at Buckingham, the home of the two-year degree, ranked in the top 10 for Graduate Prospects (The Sunday Times, Good University Guide 2022). Students are at the heart of everything we do: our award-winning small class tutorials ensure every student is known by name and supported throughout their studies. You will love our personalised teaching model, dedicated student support team, and beautiful, safe campus.
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“ Choosing a two-year degree has been one of the smartest decisions I’ve made. It’s brought out my confidence, challenged me to achieve my best, and really developed my critical thinking.”
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Meet our lecturers
Dr Richard Wright, Head of Digital Media and Journalism
Dr Richard Wright is a former TV reporter and newspaper editor, who has worked across the media spectrum for ITV, Sky and the BBC. His research specialises in TV news but he has also produced documentaries, worked in local radio (both BBC and commercial), for news websites and in public relations.
Dr Aleksandar Donev, Lecturer in Multi-Platform Media
Dr Aleksandar Donev is an experienced designer, lecturer and researcher. He has over 15 years of experience in creative industries as a visual designer and consultant. His research interest lie in typography in action, interaction design and design influence.
Justine Kibler, Lecturer in journalism
Justine is a freelance photographer and traveller, having photographed in over 25 countries. Her images have appeared in The Telegraph, The Sunday Times, The Huffington Post, the BBC, as well as a number of international publications for travel photography.
Simon Watts, Lecturer in Radio and Podcasting
Simon has over 20 years’ experience in radio, podcasting and television. Still actively involved in broadcasting and production, he works for the BBC, Sky, IMG and Talksport among others. Simon has extensive contacts and is fully versed in the latest industry trends.
Your future career
Graduating with a digital media and journalism degree will enable you to explore a career in lots of different industries. Media and journalism skills are particularly sought after in the areas of journalism, publishing, public relations and marketing. Additionally, as data becomes ever more important, business is always on the lookout for those who can make the numbers sing. You will be in demand as a data visualiser, where you’ll be able to tell the powerful stories behind the data.
We support your employability through a Professional Development Portfolio, in which you write reflectively about the professional skills you acquire and use during your time at university. These skills will help you in your studies as well as being crucial for your future career.
We have strong links with a variety of industries from broadcasters like the BBC and BT Sport, to the MK Dons football team. You also get the chance to network as most of our lectures and workshops are delivered by practising professionals and experts.