I began my search for university courses with just Journalism in mind. Since I was little, I loved to write silly, fake articles to the Evening News about the lack of cleanliness in the parks. Even at A Level, writing blog posts or news articles was something that seemed to come easier than most tasks. Journalism was a no-brainer for me, I knew that much.
The topic always seemed pretty dull to me, though. Yes, I enjoyed writing, but I did more so when I was writing about something I was passionate or enthusiastic about. I guess that’s where music comes in. From around the age of eleven, the age I became aware of music and it’s vastness, I would lose myself in it. Personally, it was escapism.
Over the years though, I began to find the ins and outs of the music industry fascinating. The music itself I still adored; how so many emotions or thoughts could be expressed in three to four minutes, but I started to love everything about it.
Having been searching for universities in the UK, I soon came across the very few Music Journalism courses that the country has to offer. I decided to apply for The University of Huddersfield, Southampton Solent, University of Chester, and BIMM, Manchester. It was a tough decision to decline unconditional offers to Southampton and Chester, but I ultimately chose to take a conditional offer at Huddersfield. Therefore, come September, I will hopefully be accepted and studying Music Journalism there.
I’m no expert at the moment. The use of this blog for me, and the posts to follow, means I may become a lot more confident within my writing and I can fuel my motivation for future writing. Hopefully, you will enjoy reading my posts as much as I enjoyed writing them.
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