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CURIO FESTIVAL 2010 COURSE GUIDE CONGRATULATIONS! You’re in the right place if you’re excited about a career in the media, looking for a challenge and ready to be part of a new wave of journalism training. This guide should tell you everything you need to know about the Curio Festival 2010 course. COURSE OVERVIEW COURSE CONTENT HOW WE TEACH CURIO HQ ACCOMMODATION COURSE FEES APPLY NOW If you still have questions, or anything is unclear, don’t be shy, just pick up the phone and give us a call on 0131 478 6239 or email us at info@curiomedia.co.uk

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ARE YOU AN EMERGING MEDIA SHOOTING-STAR, A WRITER OF THE ARTS, A WANNABE SHOWBIZ JOURNALIST OR A WEB-SAVVY CONTENT MAKER? IF YOU’RE ANY OF THESE PEOPLE, THEN CURIO FESTIVAL IS THE COURSE FOR YOU.

COURSE OVERVIEW Curio Festival is bigger, better and bolder than any other independent training course. We believe in stimulating not simulating. All our theory is backed up with lots of practical training. Plus: don’t miss the opportunity to work in a real newsroom at the Edinburgh Festival this summer. Come away with an unforgettable experience and a packed portfolio of published content.

• 10-week fast-track multi-media teaching course into arts journalism. • Learn how arts journalism works in the

• See the shows, meet the stars, break the news. • Train and work in state-of-the-art digital

digital age. • Innovative, experiential teaching

Curio Newsroom • Best-value intensive course with over 25-

methodology from expert staff. • The only course in Europe dedicated to

hours PER WEEK teaching time. • Published portfolio for every participant

critical thinking for the arts. • Participants train and work to cover the

end of course. • 2010 is the premiere of this unique course

Edinburgh Festival 2010. • Make the news, views and interviews for

- places strictly limited. • DON’T MISS THE SHOW - ENROL

the biggest arts festival in the world.

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TODAY!

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COURSE CONTENT •

Principles of Journalism

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Journalism and the Arts Mobile Journalism

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Reviewing Writing Online News

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Writing Web Features The Art of Reviewing

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Blogging Images for the Web

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Video for the Web Web Editing

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Online Marketing Running a news website

Work for 5 weeks in the Curio Newsroom covering Edinburgh Arts Festival 2010

EXTRAS • Big name guest speakers and expert tutors. • •

Special events, including www.curiofestival.com launch party. Take away a portfolio of your own unique published content.

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HOW WE TEACH UNIQUE TEACHING METHODOLOGY •

Key training delivered in real newsroom environment

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Real writing assignments and practical coursework Alternative experiential learning techniques

Guest speakers and specialist lecturers from the media industry

EXPERT TUTORS • •

EJ Trivett - Course director (Almeida Theatre,Y Touring Theatre) Mark Johnstone - Editor-in-Chief/Head tutor (Daily Telegraph,Yahoo!)

GUEST SPEAKERS Curio Festival will feature appearances by guest speakers from the media world. Keep updated as to who these speakers and guest lecturers will be via www.curioblog.co.uk for all the latest news.

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EDINBURGH AT FESTIVAL TIME IS THE BEST PLACE ON EARTH. FEEL THE BUZZ, BREATHE THE CITY, LIVE THE PASSION... THIS IS NOT TO BE MISSED

CURIO HQ

ACCOMMODATION

THE NEWSROOM

Accommodation is not included in the

Curio’s Newsroom is currently under

Curio Festival course fee. Don’t let others tell you that finding somewhere to stay in

construction to be ready in time for the start of the Curio Festival course. Enjoy a

Edinburgh, especially during Festival month, is impossible. There are many

place to learn, work and relax in.

options.

FEATURES

Contact us to discuss your needs.

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State-of-the-art teaching lab Additional creative workshop space

Equipment store filled with latest media technology

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Sub-editing and video editing suite Internet connection

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Research and refreshment area Central Edinburgh location

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COURSE FEES

HOW TO APPLY

COURSE FEE

WHO CAN APPLY?

Curio Festival course (10 week) = £2,495

Curio Festival is open to anyone who has a strong interest in studying or working in the

WHAT’S INCLUDED? • 10-week intensive training in the

media, particularly the arts, cultural and entertainments sectors.

Curio Newsroom Including 5-weeks work experience

Due to the high standard and demands of

covering the Edinburgh Festival 2010 Entry to special networking and

this course, would suit applicants who have a basic knowledge of how the web works

promotional events Tickets to arts shows and events

and some experience of creative writing or working as a journalist.

access Personalised work portfolio of web

HOW TO APPLY

content So you want to come on a Curio course? Edinburgh Festival press accreditation The first step is to apply via our online (pending individual application)

BURSARIES • Career Development Loans • •

ILA Scottish Arts Council

application process. OVERSEAS APPLICANTS We cannot accept non-EU applicants for 2010.

FAST-TRACK 10 WEEK COURSE ACCESS EXPERIENCE PORTFOLIO

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