This course provides a direct route into 21st century journalism. Graduates of all disciplines are equipped with knowledge and skills in journalism through intensive practical training and tuition. Designed to meet the requirements of media employers in the UK and beyond, the course is taught by dedicated staff with media and industry experience, and strong professional connections. You will benefit from a mandatory placement providing key networking opportunities and enhancing your employability. The course will prepare you to take a leading role in a rapidly evolving global media industry where you will explore the global potential of multi-platform news and features publishing. You will learn how to cover any story for print, web, TV or radio, and how to adapt a story from one medium to another. The emphasis on your work output will enable you to amass a full and varied portfolio to present to potential employers on graduation.
A mandatory two-week placement forms part of the course requirements. Tutors have a wide range of industry contacts within the North West and beyond and will actively help students find suitable work placements. The Department has a dedicated work experience website.
Students are expected to produce articles for their portfolio and the Journalism department's news website, The Northern Quota.
About the Course
Learning takes place in a vibrant and innovative environment, including multimedia newsroom facilities, in which you can thrive and grow. You will be taught by a team of dedicated, experienced professionals from backgrounds including BBC TV and radio, local and regional newspapers and online news sites.
There are no formal examinations. Assessment will be through - •Timed news writing exercises/portfolio of journalistic work •Presentations •Practical artefacts e.g. radio interviews, or TV programmes •Creating blogs and websites •Essays •Reflective reports •Dissertation