BA (Hons) Journalism
Why study Journalism at Brunel?
• The only NCTJ-accredited degree programmes
within the M25
• Close to the heart of the UK...
BA (Hons) Journalism provides….
● NCTJ training
● Academic rigour
● Multi-skilling
Let’s think about journalism as a caree...
Journalism requires….
● The ability to handle pressure
● Resolution
● Determination
● Confidence in technology
● A love of...
Our Modules
● 120 credits per year - 20 credits per module
● NCTJ areas and much more
● Plenty of class contact….
● Storie...
Level 1
News Writing
Learning how to craft copy for print
and online.
History of Journalism
How journalism has developed o...
Level 2
Law and the media
Learn about the legal constraints
within which all journalists must
practice
Video for online
An...
Level 3
• Online Journalism Entrepreneurism
• Journalism Live Project
• Media Freedom and Regulation
• Analysis of Work Ex...
Why NCTJ?
You’ll stand out from the
crowd….
• Hallmark of quality for
news industry
• Your employability
enhanced
• You ta...
Our teaching team
Top academics and journalists from:
- Radio
- National press
- Local and regional media
- Online media
-...
Our Newsrooms
• Cutting edge hardware/software
• Print (magazine), online and broadcast
• State-of-the-art news centre in ...
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Course Presentation: Journalism

  1. 1. BA (Hons) Journalism
  2. 2. Why study Journalism at Brunel? • The only NCTJ-accredited degree programmes within the M25 • Close to the heart of the UK’s media capital • State-of-the-art facilities • Internationally-recognised journalism research centre • Distinguished teaching team
  3. 3. BA (Hons) Journalism provides…. ● NCTJ training ● Academic rigour ● Multi-skilling Let’s think about journalism as a career….
  4. 4. Journalism requires…. ● The ability to handle pressure ● Resolution ● Determination ● Confidence in technology ● A love of all things ‘news’
  5. 5. Our Modules ● 120 credits per year - 20 credits per module ● NCTJ areas and much more ● Plenty of class contact…. ● Stories to cover ● Meeting and court reporting ● Staff office hours and tutorials ● Work experience ● The NCTJ ‘prelims’
  6. 6. Level 1 News Writing Learning how to craft copy for print and online. History of Journalism How journalism has developed over the centuries, and what we can learn about current practices by looking back in time. Professionalism and ethics Exploring how journalists work, how they should work, and how journalists should conduct themselves in society News Reporting and Production Cutting edge technical skills, copy- editing and further reporting practice. Data gathering Learn and apply skills in shorthand. Audio Journalism Writing, reporting and editing for radio.
  7. 7. Level 2 Law and the media Learn about the legal constraints within which all journalists must practice Video for online An introduction to the techniques and technologies involved in video journalism. Theories of Journalism Gain a critical understanding of both the professional and the wider social contexts within which journalism operates. Magazine Journalism Feature writing and on-screen page make-up, using the latest softwares. Reporting UK Local Government An introduction to the impacts of micro-level public affairs upon journalistic practice. UK/Euro/Global Institutions An introduction to the impacts of macro-level public affairs upon journalistic practice.
  8. 8. Level 3 • Online Journalism Entrepreneurism • Journalism Live Project • Media Freedom and Regulation • Analysis of Work Experience (NCTJ Portfolio) • Journalism Dissertation (40 credits)
  9. 9. Why NCTJ? You’ll stand out from the crowd…. • Hallmark of quality for news industry • Your employability enhanced • You take preliminary certificates In addition to your BA assessments: • News Writing and Online • Teeline shorthand • Law • Public Affairs • News Writing portfolio
  10. 10. Our teaching team Top academics and journalists from: - Radio - National press - Local and regional media - Online media - TV documentary
  11. 11. Our Newsrooms • Cutting edge hardware/software • Print (magazine), online and broadcast • State-of-the-art news centre in Antonin Artaud building We use Macs and PCs: • Adobe InDesign • Photoshop • Final Cut Pro • Audacity • Adobe Audition…

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