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BA(Hons)Journalism

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

Overview

Grow your knowledge and skills to join the next generation of journalists. You’ll join an industry of multimedia storytellers skilled in producing impactful text, audio, video and photography for every delivery platform, to demanding deadlines.

Falmouth has been famous for producing top-flight journalists for almost 40 years. Our curriculum is accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ), the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC) and the Professional Publishers Association (PPA) – a rare triple kitemark that could give you a real competitive edge when seeking your first industry role. Through this course. you’ll explore everything from the fundamentals of journalism to meeting industry standards. You’ll finish with a flourish, specialising in your personal passions and working in real live multimedia enterprises – both on- and off-campus.

Programme structure

*Year one *

The first year is foundational. You will be eased into what is recognised as a challenging transition to trainee journalist. A distinguishing feature of this degree is that it isn’t only lectures and seminars: There is also an abundance of practical workshops. You learn by doing. and critically reflecting. on what you do.

All the fundamentals of journalism are addressed from the outset. from the language of news and opinion writing to politics and media law. You’ll acquire a multimedia toolkit and learn shorthand, a skill that remains relevant and useful in the digital age. You’ll also visit a working newsroom here in Cornwall.

o News reporting
o Multimedia methods
o Journalism & communications in context
o Blogging & the personal voice
o Politics & law for journalists
o Photojournalism

*Year two *

The second year is transformative, and testing. This is when the NCTJ puts you through your paces. challenging you to apply the skills and knowledge most important in a deadline-driven industry. applying media law and regulation. You will also have a lot of creative fun by focusing on features and other long-form writing plus the production of multimedia magazines.

o News reporting
o Magazine content & creation
o Features & long form
o Applied media law & public affairs
o Advanced multimedia methods
o Journalism & communications research

*Year three *

We finish with a flourish at Falmouth. enabling you to experience what it is like to work in a real multimedia enterprise, both on campus and with leading media corporations around the world.

You undertake industry placements and must pitch for freelance commissions to both in-house and external commissioning editors. Also. you get a chance to specialise in everything from crime to culture, fashion to foreign news. You also produce a dissertation, which is not just the culmination of your academic learning but another excellent chance to network with potential employers in the news media and related communications fields.

o Multimedia enterprise
o Dissertation or mini-documentary
o Multimedia storytelling
o Literature & journalism
o Specialist correspondent (Students pick a specialism such as Crime & courts or Global affairs)

Career opportunities

Whether you aspire to become an intrepid news reporter or an acerbic cultural commentator, this cutting edge course will equip you with the core skills and the critical intellect needed to break into the media business and rise rapidly up the editorial executive ranks, or flourish in closely related sectors, such as media relations and online communications.

Potential careers include:

o Journalism/ Photojournalism
o PR/Communications for public and private sector
o General news and features
o Social media strategy
o Magazine production
o Web content manager

Careers of previous students include:

o Producer: Nickelodeon Television
o Social Media Editor: Superdry
o Environment Reporter: BBC News
o Senior Reporter: Restaurant magazine
o Creative Assistant: Virgin EMI Records

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