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Course overview

You are introduced to the core journalistic skills of news gathering and reporting in the digital landscape.

You learn about different styles of writing, interviewing and research and are introduced to basic production skills for television, radio and social media platforms. You also explore news values, agenda-setting, and the law relevant to journalism.

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Start date: Starts Monday 5 July, Mondays and Wednesdays for four weeks, 6.00pm - 9.00pm

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This course is delivered online. Please check the entry requirements tab before making your application to ensure you meet the entry criteria and have all the minimum equipment necessary to take part.

You can study up to 30 credits at Summer University and you can select up to three modules on the same application form. If you would like to add a module later, or change one of your choices, then please email summer.university@tees.ac.uk.

Age restriction
Due to the content and delivery of this course, you should be 16 at the time of enrolment. If you are under 18 at the time of enrolment you must provide a completed parental consent form. You can download the parental consent form and send to summer.university@tees.ac.uk after you submit your application.

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Course details

What you study

- digital storytelling using audio, video and images
- professional practice of shooting video on mobile devices, recording audio and the basic principles of photography
- principles of editing audio, video and images
- optimise online content so it is shareable and searchable.

How you are assessed

You are assessed through the production of a portfolio, containing a series of published news articles on the University’s digital media platform, TU-Xtra. Your portfolio demonstrates your journalistic skills across audio, video and written publications.

 
 

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Ensure your laptop or PC can run Adobe Creative Suite.

You require a digital tablet or smartphone to capture video, audio and images.

As this is an online course you need access to a computer and be comfortable learning through an online platform. A strong and stable internet connection is required, and a webcam and microphone to participate in any interactive elements of the course.

International applicants must have an IELTS overall score of 5.5 or higher.

Age restriction
Due to the content and delivery of this course, you should be 16 at the time of enrolment. If you are under 18 at the time of enrolment you must provide a completed parental consent form. You can download the parental consent form and send to summer.university@tees.ac.uk after you submit your application.

 
 

Part-time

2021/22 entry

  • Length: Credits: 10, Level: 4, Fees: £50.00
  • Online
  • Start date: Starts Monday 5 July, Mondays and Wednesdays for four weeks, 6.00pm - 9.00pm

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