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BA HonsBroadcast Journalism

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Course code P503
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Overview

COURSE SUMMARY

With access to state-of-the-art equipment, including the latest High
Definition cameras and editing facilities, you will learn the
techniques of broadcast journalism through hands-on experience. In
addition to honing your skills, this will enable you to create your
own showreel and portfolios of work. These will help support your job
applications when looking for employment after you graduate.

During the course you will:

  • Experience broadcast journalism in-house and through external work
    experience
  • Benefit from working with staff who have experience in local,
    regional, national and international journalism
  • Enjoy close links with industry, both in terms of visits from
    high-profile speakers and visits to working newsrooms

Areas of study you may cover on this course include:

  • Radio journalism
  • TV production and performance
  • Reporting and writing
  • Sub-editing, layout and design
  • Specialist feature writing
  • Radio 24/7
  • Essential skills for journalists
  • Voice and presentation training
  • Audio editing
  • News and programme production

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Career opportunities

CAREER MANAGEMENT SKILLS

The journalism team work closely with employers within the industry
and the Centre for Personal and Career Development at the University
of Bedfordshire. These links result in talks which students at all
levels are able to attend, practical professional experience events in
which students are encouraged to take part, and enable every student
to build contacts and network within their area of interest. All
journalists have access to a group BREO site established and
maintained by the Course Leader which offers career advice, practical
skills, opportunities for work experience and contacts.

In practical terms professional skills and values underpin this
course and are an integral part of teaching and learning within all
units. We assist every student to develop the ability to evaluate
effectively and reflect on their own and work of others, and
understand the demands and requirements of employers. The return of
former graduates in the industry in different fields regularly return
to outline their experiences, and discuss opportunities with current
undergraduates which is very valuable. Links have also been
established for alumni unable to visit in person to communicate via
email and social networking sites with current students.

Throughout your course work experience is encouraged to enable you to
understand the expectations of the industry and individual employers.

CAREER/FURTHER STUDY OPPORTUNITIES

Career:

There are multiple opportunities open to broadcast journalism
graduates. The obvious openings are as news and/or features
journalists within the broadcast news industry in radio or TV news.
Broadcasting is structured into local, regional, national and
international layers, all of which require journalists. Behind the
scenes in regional, national and international media companies are
teams of researchers, sub-editors, production staff, editors, new
media producers, columnists and subject specialists.

Subject specialisms often demand journalists with particular
knowledge in a specific field, and those fields may form part of a
larger organisation such as the BBC or Reuters, or have their own
newspapers, trade press and/or websites. News, sport and features
journalists are employed permanently within a wide variety of
agencies, including news and specialist agencies, and an increasing
number of freelancers operate at all levels and within all sectors of
the media.

The transferable and relevant skills which broadcast journalism
graduates acquire on their courses, if these are carefully developed,
remain in demand in the fields of presenting on TV and radio, public
relations work; teaching; media research; digital media production and
academia.

Further study:

Postgraduate courses at the University of Bedfordshire currently
include a wide range of Media orientated Masters degree opportunities.


Opportunities are being increased within the Postgraduate portfolio
for Journalism related MAs.

Apply now!
Application start
Aug 1, 2017
Application deadline
Aug 1, 2017 23:59 (GMT)

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

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States