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Creative media production - Journalism

Creative media production - Journalism

About this programme

If you are interested in informing, educating and enjoying a wide variety of public, a journalist career is the most suitable for you. From learning webcast techniques, setting the format of a magazine, creating video reports to the latest news writing skills, you’ll learn how to make use of today’s culture of news.

Programme objectives

  • To provide education and training for a range of careers in creative media production including sound media, visual effects, motion graphics, web & app development, games development, journalism, film & television.
  • To provide students with opportunities to engage in an industry-recognised apprenticeship scheme that aligns with their employer’s needs and their own career aspirations.
  • To provide students with the context in which to consider professional ethics and their relation to personal, professional and statutory responsibilities within the industry.
  • To help students understand the local, regional and global context of creative media production and, for those students with a global outlook, to aspire to international career pathways.
  • To equip students with knowledge and understanding of culturally diverse organisations, cross-cultural issues, diversity and values. 

Programme Features

  • Duration: 2 or 3 years
  • Weekly effort: 4-6 hours
  • After 2 years: Higher National Diploma
  • After 3 years: Bachelor Degree
  • Teaching language: English
  • Method of delivery: face to face contact, distance learning
  • Jobs: Digital Journalist, Print Journalist, Editor, Reporter

Yearly Programme Fees

Face to face

  • Romanian students: 2,500€
  • International students: 3,700€

Distance Learning

  • Romanian students: 2,000€
  • International students: 3,000€

Special Price Available

If you have paid your fee entirely by 15th September, a discount of 500 euros will be applied. Hurry up, not too much time left!

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Course Outline & Programme Structure

Year I

Core unit, Mandatory 

The main purpose of this unit is to provide students with the opportunity to discover personal strengths and inform independent practice within the creative media production industry.

This unit is designed to apply creative practice in response to a theme and topics set by Pearson

Core unit, Mandatory

Creative media production exists within the broader context of the creative Industries.

Topics covered in the unit include: the creative industry sector, creative media production fields, sector economics, company types, roles within creative media production, relationships between creative media production companies.

Core unit, Mandatory

The aim of this unit is to support students in developing personal professional development;

Students will define and implement personal professional development plans; through an investigation of the skills necessary to successfully pursue a career in the creative industries

Core unit, Mandatory

This unit will explore the stages of a television production, from concept generation through commissioning, production planning and execution as well as the delivery items for completed product.

Students will develop an understanding of ethical practice and legal requirements associated with broadcast television.

Core unit, Mandatory

Television studies reflects upon the history and development of the industry and introduces a variety of critical approaches to investigate the medium of television.

Students will have an understanding of theoretical models of television. In addition, they will consider the relationship between audiences and television output; developing their skills in critical analysis and research methods.

Core unit, Mandatory

Post-production involves the gathering together of raw footage, graphics, images and sound to create a finished production.

Students will learn how to create edits to set mood, communicate information, and create suspense, structure and meaning for their productions

Optional Unit

The internet has become a strong tool in modern digital journalism.

Topics include: interview techniques, use of data journalism, traditional primary and secondary sources, legal and ethical considerations, and effective presentation of the final outcomes.

Optional Unit

Interviewing and presenting are key formats for the gathering and distribution of information across a wide range of media.

The ability to interview people using the right questions, tone of voice, body language and knowledge, requires skill and experience.

The camera set-up, lighting and recording of a presentation for broadcast all play an essential role in setting the tone of the presentation.

Year II

Core unit, Mandatory

This unit is designed to develop interdisciplinary collaboration and creative engagement following a Pearson-set theme.

Students will have the opportunity to work in small groups, work with external partners or collaborate as an entire cohort to undertake creative media production work as part of a shared experience.

Core unit, Mandatory

An essential aspect of professional practice is based on objective analysis of one’s own strengths and weaknesses. This, combined with a clear strategy for presenting one’s skills and abilities to potential employers or clients, is critical to future success.

Topics included within this unit are: career plans, curriculum vitae (CV) writing, interview skills, self-promotional material, legal frameworks, business planning and social and professional networks.

Specialist unit, Mandatory

Journalists seek to communicate material relating to a single story across a range of media platforms such as traditional print, broadcast (audio and moving image), online and social media.

Students will develop an awareness of the importance and significance of a multi-vocational and cross-platform approach to the coverage of material in a digital age.

Optional unit

Whether in food, sports, science, technology, the arts or many other subjects, the skills required to research and communicate specialist information requires both highly specific subject knowledge and the ability to translate this into content that may appeal to a specialist and non-specialist audience.

Optional unit

Through this unit, students will consider the question of what constitutes news, exploring how technological developments have influenced and shaped the practice of news gathering.

Students will also develop an awareness of how the internet, and especially the various formats of social media, have re-defined the concept of editorial expression.

Optional unit

Brand image and identity are the fundamentals of all businesses. Whatever the business, product or service, it must stand up to scrutiny and be distinctive, if it is to establish a loyal customer.

Topics included in this unit are: brand identity, brand strategy, positioning, market research, taglines, style guides, brand licensing, the patent/trademark process, designing identity, logotype, and working within a client brief.

Optional Unit

It provides a framework to promote understanding and helps engage and maintain audience interest in a subject. Students will research traditional storytelling techniques and narrative structures as well as narrative approaches that exploit the potential of new technologies.

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Minimum entry requirements for admissions to BRISB: High school diploma; also, learners to have an appropriate level of English (certified B2 level).

Prospective students are selected not only by their formal qualifications, but also their experience, motivation and interest in the course. This is normally established by an interview for the programme.

Adults returning to education are welcome to apply.

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