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Magazine Journalism for Beginners

Magazine Journalism for Beginners Mx
  • Level(s) of study: Short course
  • Study mode(s): Short course
  • Location: City Campus
  • Starting: 5 July 2021
  • Course duration: Monday to Friday 10 am - 4 pm, one week


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Write features that stand out from the crowd!

This course will teach you how to research and write features for the magazine industry, and insights into how to get your work seen by the right people.


On this course, you’ll study magazine layouts and formats and learn how to apply pictures, colours and headlines effectively.

You’ll gain an appreciation for the different styles of writing that editors are looking for, learn how to interview effectively, and how to write in different styles for different markets.

This course is ideal for writers or journalists looking to build their design skills, as well as creative thinkers looking to expand their writing style for publishing.

Secure your place with a deposit

If you're booking two months or more before the course starts, we can accept a £100 deposit to secure your place.

The balance is due one month before the course starts.

Our standard booking terms and conditions apply.

Email us to find out how: creativeshortcourses@ntu.ac.uk

What will you gain?

By the end of the course, you’ll have an excellent knowledge of magazine journalism techniques, and an understanding of the different writing styles for different applications.

You’ll have also gained an understanding of the journalism industry today.

Tutor Profile: Lee Marlow is an accomplished journalist with over seven years of experience in feature writing and journalism.

Lee has been the Society of Editor’s Features Writer of the Year for three years in a row and is also a critically acclaimed biographer.

He has experience as a district news reporter and as a deputy features editor and enjoys sharing his knowledge with others.

Lee is currently a journalism lecturer at Nottingham Trent University and De Montfort University, as well as guest lecturing at Loughborough University and University of Derby.

Level: Beginner

Entry requirement: An interest in news at a local and national level is important, as is being able to commit time between sessions to complete research and short writing projects.

Indicative maximum class size: 14

Any questions?

Contact the short course team:

Email: creativeshortcourses@ntu.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)115 848 2813

What you'll study

On this course, you will:

  • undertake journalism projects that reflect a theme of your choosing
  • find, evaluate and manage information
  • identify, research and produce content ideas
  • work in the news room as well as develop stories on location
  • create stories that are not just impactful but also show editorial control and reflect balance, fairness and quality
  • combine text and images in cohesive, eye-catching ways
  • write for specialist and segmented audiences
  • create articles to add to your portfolio.

Entry requirements

Level: Beginner

Entry requirement: An interest in news at a local and national level is important, as is being able to commit time between sessions to complete research and short writing projects.

Level: Beginner

Entry requirement: An interest in news at a local and national level is important, as is being able to commit time between sessions to complete research and short writing projects.

How to apply

You can book your place via the NTU online store:

One week summer course (5 - 9 July 2021)

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

You can book your place via the NTU online store:

One week summer course (5 - 9 July 2021)

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

Fees and funding

The fee for this course is £395.

Payment is due at the time of booking.

The fee for this course is £395.

Payment is due at the time of booking.

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418