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Broadcast and Digital Journalism with Foundation Year

University of West London
4 years
Bachelor's degree
On campus
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Program description

This course has a focus on providing you with the right skillset to succeed as a broadcaster or a digital media journalist within the competitive broadcast and digital media landscape.
On this course, you will develop your communication skills, learn creative techniques and enhance your technological skills to prepare you for the stimulating, demanding and exciting world of working with social media and digital technologies.

The foundation year has been designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge required to continue onto the BA degree course. Throughout this year you will benefit from full access to University facilities. You will study a range of subjects that underpin subsequent study throughout your degree and will be encouraged to engage in a range of course activities.
As a graduate of this course, you will have the knowledge and experience to apply your understanding of both broadcast and online journalism industries into practical real-life scenarios, using broadcast and digital journalism techniques and skills you will have learnt on the course.
You will gain both academic and professional broadcasting skills including:
• research writing
• presentation and production
• newsgathering
• documentary production
• broadcasting news
• live magazine programming
• evaluating broadcast policy
• journalistic law
During your studies, you will be faced with new challenging ways of considering how stories can be told and events can be reported in a range of formats and settings. You will be encouraged to reflect on your own practice to identify learning and development goals, helping motivate you to achieve to the best of your potential.
The course design and delivery takes into account the rapidly developing news media landscape. You will be trained in a variety of journalistic forms, including video, radio, and digital journalism. News days are also an integral part of the course.
You will also have the opportunity to gain valuable, relevant, industry based work experience which will give you an insight into the employment opportunities within the sector.

Graduates of BA (Hons) Broadcast and Digital Journalism will have a range of career prospects open to them including working within the broader arenas of:
• news
• lifestyle print
• online or broadcast journalism
• TV and radio presentation
• TV and radio production
• policy forming organisations.
You may also wish to undertake postgraduate study to specialise in a subject you've already studied, or to explore something new.

About this institute

University of West London

At the University of West London, we aim to inspire you to become a creative professional and connect you to an exciting and rewarding career. Based in the heart of one of the UK’s most successful business regions, we have highly qualified staff with a wealth ofexperience...

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