Advanced Magazine Journalism
|Paul Smith is an award-winning journalist, best-selling author and former media commentator in New Zealand. Read more about Paul Smith.||Donna Dailey is a travel writer and photographer whose work appears in magazines, newspapers and travel websites worldwide. Her articles have appeared in CNN Traveller, Global Adventure, Travel Weekly, Essentially America, RCI Holiday, Living Spain, The Times, the Sunday Express and the Daily Mail, among other publications.
The Advanced Course is a practical course aimed at fine-tuning magazine writing skills and professionalism, as well as building a portfolio of writing.
This course has been designed to replicate the procedure that a freelance magazine journalist follows from start to finish: from generating a saleable idea, pitching the story to a suitable magazine, writing the article to deadline, to invoicing and being paid for the piece.
Students will be encouraged to sell work of publishable quality, all within a supportive environment.
The course comprises three modules consisting of five planning tasks and five writing assignments. Once the student has completed an assignment, and e-mailed it to the lecturer, an assessment and feedback will be sent to the student, and the module will be considered complete. The next module will then be e-mailed to the student.
Students are given reading material on writing techniques at the start of each module, and are encouraged to ask questions throughout the course, either by e-mailing the lecturer, or posting a query on the student board. In addition to 10 formal feedback sessions, the lecturer is similarly available for ongoing editorial assistance for the duration of the course.
If you need further course details, please contact us.
Conditions of Certification:
Students will receive a UK Writers College Certificate upon successful completion of the course, provided they meet the following conditions:
- Students must have completed all five assignments (namely: two query letters and three articles)
- The course must have been completed within twelve months of registration.
- Students are expected to attain a minimum average of 60% for the course
Minimum Estimated Time Commitment:
- Reading Time: 3 hours
- Writing Time: 3 hours for three query letters
- 30 hours for three articles
- Research Time: 12 hours for research and interviews, depending on the complexity of the articles.