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Mulitmedia Journalism - Canterbury Campus

BA Single Honours - Undergraduate Degree
3 years full-time or 5-6 years part-time
 

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A mould-breaking journalism programme that:

  • gives students the multimedia skills needed to work as journalists in the digital age

  • builds a broad skillset in print, radio, television and online journalism

  • develops critical-thinking and analytical ability

  • is delivered in a state-of-the-art multimedia newsroom and professional-standard radio and television studios

  • is taught by journalism professionals and established academics

  • is designed to meet the criteria for professional accreditation

What will I study?

"The key thing about the course and the department was the mixture ofpractical and theoretical work, the enthusisam of the lecturers for thework of the students in whatever their chosen medium always inspired me.Now as an employer I find that students of the department who come to meseeking work are amongst the best who are out there...."

Andy Garland,
SENIOR BROADCAST JOURNALIST-PROGRAMMES - BBC RADIO KENT 
 

Most journalism programmes require students to focus on print or broadcast journalism. BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism develops a much broader skillset, offering modules in newspaper, magazine, radio, television and online journalism in all three years of the programme. Students also study law and ethics, public affairs, shorthand and a range of theory modules and options that deepen students' academic skills and their understanding of the role of journalism and the media in modern society. Students also undertake a professional work placement and sit professional exams.

Where will I study?

The degree in Journalism aims to equip students with the critical thinking, academic and vocational skills to enable them to work in a wide variety of careers related to journalism. While students will garner experience and knowledge of all media sectors, they will have the opportunity to specialise in broadcast, print or the newer forms of multimedia journalism.

What facilities will I use?

The programme is based in the Media Department's Powell Building, which houses a purpose-built multimedia newsroom with digital audio and video-editing and DTP software, a large well-equipped TV studio and four digital radio studios. Students will use professional-standard digital audio recorders and HD video cameras.

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Where will it take me?

The multimedia journalism skills delivered by the programme reflect the way the journalism profession is moving and give students great flexibility when applying for jobs. The programme is directly relevant for first jobs in reporting, sub-editing and researching fornewspapers, magazines, radio, television and online outlets. The programme also provides a valuable foundation for other media professions from public relations to advertising and a wide range of traditional graduate jobs or further study.

How do I apply and who can I contact?

This Single Honours programme is delivered over three years full-time and five or six years part-time. Entry requirements are BCC at A-level, or equivalent. Qualifications in English, History, Sociology, Politics or Media Studies are useful, but not essential; applications from students of maths or science are also welcome. Evidence of involvement in journalism at school or college, or work experience on hospital or local radio or on a local or national newspaper or magazine would be an advantage. An interest in the central role played by journalism in modern society is essential.

Applications can be made directly through UCAS| (UCAS code P501) or contact our Admissions Department| for further advice.

If you would like further information about studying Photography at Canterbury Christ Church University please contact the programme director:

Kate Kavanagh|
Programme Director - Multimedia Journalism
Department of Media, Art and Design
Canterbury Christ Church University
Canterbury
Kent CT1 1QU
UK