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BA(Hons)Journalism and Communications

Falmouth University
United Kingdom, Woodlane, Falmouth
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falmouth.ac.uk/journalism-communications 

Overview

Build on your talents as a natural communicator to start a career in journalism, broadcasting, digital content or social media – working for a company or cause you truly believe in, anywhere in the world.

Adopting a global perspective with a focus on communications for the non-profit sector, this course prepares you for meaningful employment. You’ll have a chance to specialise in health, tourism, events or sport communications, and can link up with the creative and technology start-ups on our Penryn Campus. After establishing strong foundations in journalism. communications and multimedia, you’ll go on to communicate causes and devise campaigns. In your final year you’ll refine your practical and academic skills and undertake work placements to test or develop your skills.

Programme structure

*Year One *

The first year is foundational. You will be eased into what is recognised as a challenging transition to trainee journalist/communicator. You will be taught all the fundamentals of critical thinking in both these closely related spheres. Crucially. you will acquire a multimedia toolkit.

o Persuasion & publicity
o Multimedia methods
o Journalism & communications in context
o Informing & influencing
o Politics & law for journalists
o Journalism & communications ethics

*Year Two *

Your second year allows you to start specialising in areas such as crime. culture, or the political sphere plus extend your multimedia skills into broadcasting. At this stage you will also have a lot of creative fun by focusing on the production of multimedia magazines and news sites. You will continue to engage with the contextual issues that affect journalists and communicators today.

o Magazine content & creation
o Advanced multimedia methods
o Journalism & communications research
o Campaign communications
o Censorship & regulation

*Year Three *

Having been intensively trained in the previous two years, the final year allows you to refine your skills and specialise further. On the journalism front we finish with a flourish at Falmouth. giving you the opportunity to specialise in everything from crime to culture, fashion to foreign news. You can also go global by studying strategic communications for development and intercultural communications. Gaining real experience in newsrooms and public communications departments – at local, national and international levels – will prepare you to compete for employment and freelance commissions. Valuable industry insight and contacts can also be developed by completing a dissertation.

o Dissertation or mini-documentary
o Events tourism & events communications
o Health & medical communications
o Sports PR & communications
o Specialist correspondent (students pick a specialism such as crime and courts or global affairs)

Career opportunities

o Journalism
o Broadcasting
o Media relations
o Web content management
o Social Media Strategist
o Magazine Production

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States