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Bournemouth University

Multi Media Journalism

This course combines multi-disciplinary training in TV, radio, newspaper, magazine, and online journalism. These creative areas are enhanced by the traditional benefits of an academic education. The programme has close contact with leading journalists, editors, and professional training bodies. Practical work is project-based with students writing newspaper and magazine copy and producing radio and television bulletins and packages to industry standards and deadlines. A professional working environment is simulated in dedicated newsrooms and digitally equipped studios.
Duration 3 years with two short placements (or 4 years with a 40 week placement).
Level BA Single Hons
Cost The majority of our Honours courses will cost £8,200.
 
At the end of your first year, students spend a minimum of two weeks at a newspaper, magazine, radio or television station and deploy in the workplace the professional competencies and academic insights gained on the course. Recent placement companies include Meridian, IPC Magazines, BBC, The Independent, NBC, ITN, The Times and New Woman Magazine.
Requirements
For 2012 entry: 340 tariff points from 3 A-levels or equivalent. For 2013 entry: 340 tariff points, from 3 A-levels or equivalent qualifications. This typically includes two A's at A-level (or equivalent). BTEC Extended Diploma: DDD.
Modules
At Level 1, you will study: Broadcast Journalism, News and Features, Online Journalism, Media Law, Personal and Professional Development, Journalism and Society, and carry out a Professional Placement. In the second year, you will study: Broadcast Journalism 2, News and Features 2, Journalism Ethics, Global Current Affairs, News Theory, Converged Journalism, Personal and Professional Development (Students build on their Shorthand speeds to a minimum of 80 words per minute. They attend workshops on Professional Placement opportunities and other relevant subjects.and a second work placement.) The third year may contain an optional work placement. In Year 3/4 (depending on placement) you will study: Major Multimedia Project, Professional Perspective, Converged Newsdays, Dissertation.
Contact Information
Institution Bournemouth University
Weymouth House
Talbot Campus,
Poole, Dorset
BH12 5BB

Tel: +44 (0)1202 961916
media.bournemouth.ac.uk
Department: Bournemouth Media School
Contact Email: media@bournemouth.ac.uk