Broadcast Journalism Foundation DegreeCourse Code: BRJDE Learning Aim Code: Z0002007 Full-time / Part-time: Full-time Duration: Two Years Campus: Paget Road Campus
Is this the right course for me?
This exciting hands-on foundation degree equips you with the broad range of technical and research skills that you will need to work in broadcast journalism. You will gain digital production skills using industry-standard edit facilities and a well-equipped TV and recording studio. You will benefit from a strong practical emphasis on production, including tasks such as producing news stories, experiences working in the industry at local radio stations and opportunities to speak with professional during a range of guest lectures.
Foundation Degrees, developed directly with employers, are higher education qualifications which combine practical work-based learning with academic study. They provide the work skills relevant to a particular sector of industry and are an excellent way to combine critical thinking and academic skills with practical experience. This is a two year full-time course.
What will I learn?
During this course you will study:
- Digital video production
- Digital photography
- Fundamentals of journalism
- Radio programme production
- Digital web production
- Media law
- Professional practice
What skills will I gain?
By studying this course you will:
- Sharpen your digital production skills on highly-advanced technology
- Investigate the fundamentals of both academic and broadcast research and learn about the ethical and legal pitfalls facing broadcast journalists in their day to day working lives
- Develop your audio and visual literacy and get the chance to lift your journalistic writing and presentation skills to a new level
- Explore news, content, industry and audiences Learn how to manage projects effectively, and how to apply what you have learned to real-life situations in a professional practice placement
How will I be assessed?
This is an assignment based course so there are no exams. You will be continually assessed throughout the programme.
What can I do next?
The skills you will learn from this course will enable you to:
- Progress on to the third year of the University's BA (Hons) Broadcasting and Journalism degree or you other courses such as media and communication studies or digital media, usually following a third year of study
- Pursue a career as an director, producer, editor, broadcast engineer, camera operator, journalist, radio presenter, researcher, runner, script supervisor, sound engineer, story producer, technical director, web designer or writer.
What are the Entry Requirements?
To access this course you are required to have:
- 100 UCAS points with a minimum of 60 from at least one full A Level
- BTEC National Diploma at PPP, BTEC National Certificate at PP
- BTEC QCF Extended Diploma at PPP, BTEC QCF Diploma at PP
- Access to HE Diploma (Full Award – 60 credits)
- If you have other qualifications or relevant experience please consult the UCAS tariff tables or contact us before applying for guidance