University of the Arts London

Course Introduction

This course will equip you with the advanced skills you'll need for a successful career in journalism. This is the only arts and lifestyle journalism course in the country. It is a multimedia course committed to explore experimentation and creativity within journalism; we are not a news journalism course. Graduates have gone on to work in established media, for places such as The Guardian, Hole and Corner and Art net, amongst others. We place emphasis on learning practical skills and developing a personal voice, informed by reflection and critical theory. The course is part of the Media School at LCC; you'll benefit from being part of a community that spans the disciplines of publishing, advertising, public relations, media communications, photography, and journalism.

MA Arts and Lifestyle Journalism would be a natural progression for graduates of journalism or media courses with an interest in the arts and lifestyle or graduates of undergraduate courses in arts-related subjects who wish to develop their journalistic skills within their field of expertise. The course is aimed at students who are enthusiastic and informed about arts and lifestyle, and want to develop the ability to communicate this enthusiasm to the public. It will prepare students for a future career as staff or freelance journalists working in print, online or broadcast; or in a wide range of roles within organizations such as in- house publications for galleries and museums, content marketing and public relations. The course would also be suitable for a working journalist intending to specialise in this field or an artist, photographer or other practitioner wishing to develop communication and narrative skills around their practice.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £10,890 Home Fees
2 years
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £10,890 European Fees
2 years
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £19,930 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have an Honours degree or equivalent professional qualifications with a minimum of three years relevant professional experience.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have an IELTS 7.0 (or equivalent) is required, with 6.0 in each of the four skills.
  • IELTS score: 7