If you want to begin a career as a journalist in the print or broadcasting areas, this hands-on course gives you the practical, real-world experience you need to succeed.
This three year full-time degree programme expands your knowledge and skills in the changing and dynamic world of journalism. Media-based training, both practical and academic, is central to the course as you prepare a career in the media. You’ll learn to work in real journalistic situations – in print and broadcasting – over the course of six semesters.
NUJ recognition of the programme will entitle you to a student NUJ Card for each year of the programme. Students learn a range of media production and academic skills, which allows integration of investigative and practical skills. Print, digital and broadcast production are catered for, with some photography. This is taught alongside learning more about the society that you’ll be writing about and commenting on.
You’ll acquire theoretical understanding and introductory journalism production skills - an essential foundation as you begin on your exciting new career path.
Learn the history of media and how society has adapted to systems of media communication. Discover more about social structures; knowledge that will form the basis of work within media later in the programme and in media careers.
In addition, you’ll learn how to present a message and how to present yourself within media communication: essential skills in this industry. You’ll begin to develop your capacity to write professionally, acquiring knowledge of good writing practice. Alongside this, you’ll acquire introductory skills in radio, print and photography. At this point you’ll begin learning print journalism skills, improving on this knowledge and technique each year of the course.
Together with your classmates, you’ll work in the college radio station, creating and broadcasting your own radio programmes. Plus there’s opportunity to write, edit and design your own publications - establishing a brilliant portfolio to show future employers!
In second year, students continue to develop their writing, radio and photography skills. They also begin to acquire the layout skills needed for newspaper and magazine production, while building an understanding of the ethical and legal aspects of the work of today’s journalists.
At Griffith College, we also focus on developing a student’s understanding of contemporary political and social issues while deepening their media skills through modules like ‘Understanding Narratives’. We ensure there is a constant focus on writing and presentation culminating in a more rounded multi skilled student - we help you hone your skills at each stage of the degree programme.
Video and TV journalism skills are added in this stage. Students specialise in key news media areas such as reporting, feature writing and investigative journalism.
Modules like Media Studies, Research Methods, History of Art & Photography as well as Understanding Audiences, will give you a greater critical and academic depth as you approach graduation. The next step is investigating your next career move, click on the ‘Progression’ tab on this page to see what the future holds for graduates of this course.