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Broadcast Journalism BA (Hons)

Building on our expertise in TV, radio and online journalism, this programme focuses on developing your skills in, and knowledge of, multiplatform digital journalism.

Overview


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Broadcast Journalism BA (Hons) is a specialist course new for 2017 (subject to validation), which allows you to learn the core skills required in the world of digital journalism. You will learn how to make video features for television, online and social media, as well as stories for radio, and you will develop skills in all areas of visual media production; from filming and editing, to pitching, storytelling and presenting.

Reasons to study Broadcast Journalism at De Montfort University:

  • Our Communication and Media subjects ranked in the UK top 20 for graduate prospects
    by the influential The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017
  • Industry-standard facilities
    within our dedicated Leicester Centre for Journalism and our multi-million pound Creative Technology Studios, which feature broadcast-standard radio production studios and stand-alone film studios equipped with multi-cameras and green screen facilities
  • Award winning student group, Demon Media
    gain valuable, industry-relevant experience by taking part in the Demon Media group; The Demon magazine, Demon FM radio station, Demon TV and The Demon website
  • Academic expertise
    our respected and experienced broadcast professionals and academic experts have won four university-wide awards, and will teach you to become an effective, professionally qualified broadcast journalist
  • Enjoy an international experience with #DMUglobal
    we offer all students the opportunity to take part in a #DMUglobal experience, which can enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons. 

This programme has been designed for students who are keen to learn to use professional recording equipment and use software to edit digitally, whilst our established Journalism BA (Hons) is more suited to those who want to pursue careers in magazines, press and online journalism. Broadcast Journalism has a practical focus and will help you gain the skills to work as a broadcast journalist in the digital age. You will also learn about journalism from a sociological perspective and understand its history.

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Students get a masterclass in digital journalism

 

More courses like this:

Journalism (NCTJ accredited) BA (Hons)

Journalism (Joint Honours) BA (Hons)

Media and Communication BA (Hons)

Media Production BSc (Hons)

 

  • UK/EU
  • International

Key facts for UK/EU students

Institution code: D26

UCAS course code: P501

Duration: Three years full-time, four years with placement

Fees and funding: For 2017/18 tuition fees will be £9,250 (subject to Parliamentary approval)

Find out more about tuition fees and available funding.

Tuition fee discount of up to 50 per cent available when studying this course
The Vice-Chancellor's 2020 scholarship is available to DMU graduates studying a range of full-time and part-time postgraduate courses

Find out about additional costs and optional extras.

Contact us: For more information complete our online enquiry form or call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.

Key facts for international students

Institution code: D26

UCAS course code: P501

Duration: Three years full-time, four years with placement

Fees and funding: £12,750

Find out more about course fees and available funding.

Find out about additional costs and optional extras.

How to apply: International students can apply to study at DMU directly using our online portal or direct application form

Contact us: For more information complete our online enquiry form or call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.

International students can apply to study at DMU directly using our online applications portal.

Entry criteria

2017 Entry Criteria

  • Five GCSEs at grade C or above, including English Language or Literature, plus one of the following:
  • Normally 104 UCAS points from at least two A-levels or equivalent or
  • BTEC National Diploma/ Extended Diploma at DMM or
  • International Baccalaureate: 24+ points

Portfolio Required : No

Interview Required: No

We welcome applications from mature students with non-standard qualifications and recognise all other equivalent and international qualifications

English language – If English is not your first language we require an English language level of IELTS 6.5 with 5.5 in each component or equivalent

English Language tuition, delivered by our British Council accredited Centre for English Language Learning , is available both before and throughout the course if you need it.

UCAS Tariff changes

Students applying for courses starting in September 2017 will be made offers based on a new UCAS Tariff. Find out more.

Structure and assessment

 

Course modules

Teaching and assessments

 

 

 

First year

Core modules:

  • Practical Journalism
  • Radio Journalism
  • Video Journalism
  • History of Broadcast Journalism
  • Media Law and Politics

Second year

Core modules:

  • Radio Journalism
  • Video Journalism
  • Issues in Journalism
  • News writing

 

Third year

Core modules:

  • Broadcast Practical (60 credits)
  • Dissertation
  • Plus a choice from a range of specialist modules

You will be taught by a range of experienced broadcast and print-based journalists. Staff on the teaching team have won four university-wide awards, and the highly experienced journalists running the course are supplemented by a range of leading guest lecturers from across the industry.

Your precise timetable will depend on the optional modules you choose to take; however, you will normally attend around 10-14 hours of timetabled taught sessions (lectures and tutorials) each week, and you can expect to undertake at least 24 further hours of independent study to complete project work and research.

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, workshops, tutorials, seminars, group work and self-directed study. Assessment is primarily through coursework comprising of presentations, short films, audio content, essays and reports. 

 

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Facilities and features

Facilities

You will have access to excellent facilities, including our computer suites within the Leicester Centre of Journalism and your own newsroom, to enhance your practical and professional skills further. Workshops take place in our multi-million pound Creative Technology Studios, a custom built facility for high-end media production and development.

The studios provide facilities for the acquisition, editing and distribution of video, audio and computer-generated materials and files can be shared throughout the studios via a fast computer network, enabling a seamless mixed-media workflow.

Specifically, the facilities include:

  • Industry-standard video, audio and radio production suites
  • A suite of over 20 High-Definition (HD) video workstations, using the very latest industry-standard HD editing software
  • Television studios with HD video cameras, green-screen and virtual-studio capabilities
  • Two fully-equipped recording studios, featuring analogue and digital recording systems and surround sound monitoring
  • Broadcast-standard radio production studios with professional playout and management systems
  • Audio and video laboratories with high specification test equipment for signal analysis
  • Fused-media and motion-capture studios for the teaching and research of 3D image capture, modelling and display
  • A high-speed, high-definition, data backbone, enabling the integration of audio, video and computer-generated media projects Hybrid technologies, using the best of current analogue and digital media.

The film studios located in the Queens building makes available multi-camera, blue screen and green screen studios for all students on our media courses. The green screen and blue screen facilities enable students to create videos that take advantage of colour keying to merge video with computer graphics, stock video and still images. 

The multi-camera studio replicates the most common setup for TV studios and enables students to practice techniques covering all of the areas of studio work including presenting, camera work, direction, lighting and sound. The film studios also includes a full lighting setup and a viewing gallery so that cameras and presenters can receive direction from the students taking the role of a producer. Using live graphic overlays students can successfully replicate news, shopping channel and chat show environments.

Media Production graduate Amy lands a job on BBC’s The Voice

Bagging the prime-time TV job after spending all her holidays at DMU working on some of the UK’s favourite programmes including Strictly Come Dancing, Big Brother and Celebrity Big Brother.

Amy, who graduated with a first class degree in the summer, will start work behind the scenes as a “logger” – someone who types up everything that is said during recording, as it happens, to help with the editing process.

She explained: “My tutor Simon Walsh organised Monday night guest lectures when he got men and women from the industry to come in and talk to us and then we’d all go to the pub for an informal chat. I was committed to radio, but met a TV director at one of these events and thought “what am I doing? I want to work in TV”.

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Opportunities and careers

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Graduate Careers

Broadcast Journalism graduates are likely to pursue careers in television, online and radio journalism as producers, reporters, researchers, video journalists, social media producers and more. 

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#DMUglobal

This is our innovative international experience programme which aims to enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons – helping you to become a global graduate, equipped to meet the needs of employers across the world.

Through #DMUglobal, we offer a wide range of opportunities including on-campus and UK activities, overseas study, internships, faculty-led field trips and volunteering, as well as Erasmus+ and international exchanges.

Our dedicated #DMUglobal High Flyers Award offers ambitious students a discount of up to £1,000 towards a #DMUglobal opportunity (terms and conditions apply).

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Placements

Work-based placements are one of the best ways to boost your skills and experience, and can often lead to your first graduate role.

They are the perfect means of discovering how your studies relate to the real world, and provide an opportunity to improve your confidence and make contacts to help you get ahead in the job market.

DMU’s dedicated Placements Teams can help you by providing access to hundreds of opportunities, giving one-to-one CV advice and interview preparation, and offering training sessions and support from a dedicated tutor.

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How to apply

We welcome applications from UK and international students with a wide range of qualifications and experience.

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We offer a range of high-standard accommodation for our students, with nine halls of residence – and around 2,300 rooms – all of which are within easy walking distance of the campus. There is a choice of mixed or same-gender flats, shared kitchen and laundry facilities, furnished bedrooms (some with en suite facilities) and internet access. Find out more.

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Your DSU

Run by students for students, DSU now offers more than 120 societies as well as 40 sports clubs. You can also get involved in the award-winning Demon Media group, volunteer to help in the community, become a course or faculty rep, and take part in the union’s annual elections. Find out more.

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A city like no other

Studying here gives easy access to the vibrant hub of entertainment, shopping and culture that is Leicester. There are clubs, bars and pubs, as well as festivals, live music, theatres and cinemas. Leicester City Football Club play in the Premier League while Leicester Tigers are one of Europe’s biggest rugby clubs. Find out more.

 
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