Journalism is experiencing an exciting revolution and our programme is at the forefront, equipping students with all the skills to understand and work in the new digital era. As the traditional boundaries between Print, TV and Radio disappear, the programme explores how they come together in Multimedia and Online journalism.
Multimedia, the combination of all old forms of media into an inspiring new form of communication, is where journalism today is heading − which is why we teach all the most up to date methods of reporting, from podcasts and blogs to Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.
But, in order to work in these new fields, it's vital to have a portfolio of traditional skills too. The programme offers stimulating modules across the board, giving students the chance to acquire skills in Print, Radio and TV on their own before bringing them together in a fresh multimedia environment.
Our approach is practical and hands on. We believe you learn more and enjoy it more if you are constantly practising what we preach. Taught by seasoned media professionals and academics, as well as regular visits from senior journalists in the industry, the programme concentrates on practical workshop sessions across all media, giving students the chance to try out their skills in Newsdays and live studio events.
Journalism courses at Canterbury Christ Church are “exemplary” delivering a “rich learning experience” for students, according to the industry’s main broadcast accrediting body.
The Broadcast Journalist Training Council ( BJTC) praised our Multimedia Journalism (MMJ) course and awarded it full three-year accreditation starting from September 2015.