UCAS code: P500 FdA/J
Journalism is the process of observing, investigating and reporting events, trends and issues to a mass audience. From writing about the local football team’s progress to reporting for the national newspapers to hosting your own radio show, journalism is an exciting, challenging and highly rewarding career.
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What do students do all day? If you study journalism at Teesside University, this is what you do.
You study the practice of print, broadcast and new media journalism, and develop the knowledge and skills to progress to a career in journalism. We combine theory and practice, using live briefs and liaising with our industry partners. Successfully complete this course and you will have the opportunity to progress on to our BA (Hons) Journalism and News Practice (Top-up) degree. This is an award of Teesside University delivered in partnership with Darlington College (campus code 1, call 01325 503050).
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This module will introduce you to the essential skills of journalism and the terminology and language used in the profession.
You will develop writing and research skills and learn how to plan, analyse and reflect on your learning through a personal development portfolio.
On successful completion of this module, you will be able to:
You will be assessed on the completion of course work.
In this module you will study media law and ethics bringing you an understanding of how to operate safely and accurately in any newsroom. You will look at key issues such as privacy and libel and contempt, censorship and regulation.
This module will give you an understanding of the development of the media and the origins of newspapers.
This module will develop your multi-media skills for the convergent media. You will learn to write for online, SEO, produce audio, video and take pictures to create multi-media packages relevant to industry practice.
This module will provide you with a firm grounding in the reporting, editing and production techniques used in modern newspapers and magazines. You will work on news and feature story writing, edit copy and lay out news and feature pages to a professional standard.
In this module you will learn the news and production techniques used in broadcast journalism, including sound recording, interviewing and presentation. You will also have the opportunity to undertake work experience with an appropriate employer.
We will give you a grounding in broadcast news techniques and enable you to work as a team member in a realistic media environment.
The module will teach you about the use of audio recording equipment, digital editing techniques, voice training, news presenting techniques, packaging material for broadcast and studio techniques.
Why not learn how to write for a lifestyle publication or a travel magazine? This module is designed to further develop and embed the skills associated with journalistic feature writing. You will build on interviewing and research skills to produce a portfolio of work. The portfolio will include news, lifestyle and profile feature pieces which will address a form, mode or style of contemporary journalism. You will also produce a critical essay which will examine key issues of professional practice raised in the creation of your articles.
Journalism Ethics and Practice
Journalism Writing for Different Audiences
You look at key professional areas for journalists such as regulation codes, legal constraints, and the role of the journalist in a free society. You develop your own research and presentation skills and explore the roles in different area of the media open to you at the end of your course.
Modules offered may vary.
You study journalism in a range of ways - lectures, seminars, tutorials (individual and group) and through work-related learning in the newspaper industry. Progress tutorials help you discover and develop your personal aptitude.
You are also assessed in a range of ways. You write essays and reports and construct portfolios of evidence to demonstrate your journalistic skills. You also take examinations as part of this course.
You are encouraged to undertake work-based study, benefiting from our close links with industry partners.
This degree will allow you to take the first step towards employment in either the print or media industries.
The entry criteria are based on your ability to succeed and can be demonstrated in a variety of ways including:
For additional information please see the entry requirements in our admissions section