This course gives you the knowledge, practical skills and experience to succeed as a journalist. You will learn by telling the stories you care about, using both traditional and digital platforms. You will focus on developing your technical abilities by creating:
- TV programmes
- Radio shows
- Online content
Take part in live productions and Newsdays where you will work as a team to create content and turn the material around to deadlines. It's your chance to experience the industry and apply your knowledge.
Alongside this practical learning, we will teach you about the laws, regulations and ethics that relate to media and journalism. You will also explore the history and theory of media. This knowledge will help you blend theory with practice and become a better journalist.
You will complete 15 days of media work experience. This will help you to apply your learning and build a professional network of contacts. Other opportunities to gain industry experience include:
- Writing for The Yorkie, our news website
- Getting involved with our Students' Union radio station
- Working with digital media agency, York Mix, to publish your stories online
- Working on live projects with external clients such as BBC Radio and Aesthetica magazine
You will have access to our dedicated newsroom, TV and radio studios, specialist software and editing suites. We also have cameras and sound equipment for location recording that you can use. We will give you all the equipment you need to tell the stories that matter to you.