Interested in becoming a music journalist? Develop your writing skills with the guidance of a professional music industry journalist.

What will I get from taking part?
You will:

  • Develop your writing skills
  • Learn how to undertake research through practical exercises
  • Meet other young people with an interest in the music industry and grow your network
  • Find out how to start a career in journalism from professionals in the field

Who will be teaching the project?
Michelle Dhillon is an award-winning journalist and founder of The Rockhaq Community, a place for budding music journalists to share their work with peers. Michelle worked as a journalist for The Manchester Evening News (Guardian Media Group) and has interviewed figures including the late Sir Terry Pratchett, The Killers, Beth Ditto and Kasabian. She has first-class honours in English from The University of Manchester and a Masters in Newspaper Journalism.

Do I need any particular skills or experience to take part?
An interest in music journalism.

Is there anything I need to bring or wear?
Please bring something to use to make notes.

How do I enrol?
Enrol online using the button at the top on the page.

How do I pay for this project?
You can pay by visiting us in person or by calling us on 0300 6789 222 (option 4). We are open Tue – Fri 9.30am – 9pm and Sat – Mon 9.30am – 5pm. For further details see How to Enrol.
Please try to do so before the first session of the project.

I’m not sure I can afford to take part…
If you need help to pay for things like project fees, transport or childcare, we can help. Find out how you can get support..

If you are using a bursary to pay for the project, please ensure you arrange this with the Advice Base with plenty of time before the start of the project.

I have additional needs. Can I still take part?
We have places available on all our projects for individuals with additional needs.Get in touch so that we can discuss your requirements and do our best in supporting you.

Where is the project taking place?
Roundhouse studios

How to Enrol