This is a highly practical, intensive programme covering everything you need to get started in TV journalism.
Whether your sights are set on being behind the camera as a producer, appearing on screen as a foreign correspondent, or heading off to far-flung parts of the world to make investigative documentaries – it’s vital you get a solid understanding of the basics, from the ground up.
This programme will teach you:
We provide a broad curriculum to the highest professional standards, so you’re prepared to work in today’s ultra-competitive, ever-changing media environment.
Television Journalism Practice (6 credits)
A thorough grounding in all aspects of television journalism programme production, relating to both news and current affairs, including:
- Reporting skills
- Studio and location filming
- Video editing
- Using social media
- Mobile journalism, multimedia/online content
Research and Practice (2 credits)
This module offers an introduction to practical research methodologies and their deployment in various different specialist journalism fields. The module addresses the following areas:
- News gathering
- Reporting skills
- Writing for broadcast
- Researching stories and verification
Journalism in Context (2 credits)
You will be introduced to the major theoretical debates in the study of journalism. We will cover: the current issues, questions of sport and entertainment, fashion, music, art & design, the role of audience: as well as regulation and representation. We will also look at journalism as a narrative form. All these will be situated firmly in a current and practical context and you will be encouraged to produce real report on your chosen topics.
Media Law and Ethics (1 credit)
This module involves a series of lectures on history and contemporary developments of national and international media law and ethics.
What does it take to become a Broadcast Journalist?
- Being highly motivated and able to develop an inquisitive eye
- Able to write clearly and concisely
- Able to speak clearly and distinctly for broadcasting
- Good research, networking and interviewing skills
- The ability to understand relevant technology
- Good leadership in order to direct crews
- Storytelling skills and the ability to address an audience
- Knowledge of ethical standards and law relating to journalism
- The ability to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines
- To be inquisitive, with an ‘eye for a story’ and an interest in people and events
- To be confident, patient, able to face criticism and have a good memory
- An awareness of health and safety is desirable, in order to carry out risk assessments on location.
Production portfolio comprising the research, planning, shooting and editing of original reports on your selected topics; coursework assessment.Delivery: Part-time Level: 4
Credit: 11 Award: Cavendish International Certificate