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Journalism, Film and Television Studies

London Metropolitan University

  • September, 2020 Start Date

  • 3 years Duration

  • Full Time Study Mode

  • £9250.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

This course combines the theoretical and practical exploration of film and television with the teaching of journalistic skills using our up-to-date facilities. The study of film and television through a variety of approaches will support your practice-based projects in short filmmaking, documentary making and screenwriting. You'll make use of our journalism newsroom to produce journalistic investigations and reports, which may be published online on the Holloway Express.

Changes in technology are presenting significant challenges for the newspaper, film and television businesses, and the explosion of online video is creating a major shift in the relationship between consumers and producers of news. In this degree you’ll explore these issues and more and develop an understanding of the film and television industries as well as the issues and image these media present on screen.

You’ll also have the opportunity to make short films or develop screenplays using our cutting-edge digital production and editing facilities, and to produce journalism across a range of genres including critical, popular and investigative reporting. This degree prepares you for a career as a journalist with specialist knowledge of the moving image or for work in factual television or film entertainment, or writing in a non-journalistic direction.

You'll develop your journalistic skills through workshops, exciting news days and use of mobile technologies. Practice-based projects in short film-making and screenwriting are enabled by facilities that include an advanced digital editing suite. You'll also benefit from the advice of our team of professional advisers and our fantastic newsroom, opened by ex-editor of The Guardian, Alan Rusbridger. 

This course combines the theoretical and practical exploration of film and television with the teaching of journalistic skills using our up-to-date facilities. The study of film and television through a variety of approaches will support your practice-based projects in short filmmaking, documentary making and screenwriting. You'll make use of our journalism newsroom to produce journalistic...

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Course Content

The modules listed below are for the academic year 2019/20 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

Year 1 modules include:

Approaches to Film and Television (core, 30 credits)

Journalism: History and Ideas (core, 30 credits)

Moving Image and Sound Practice (core, 30 credits)

Practical Journalism (core, 30 credits)

Year 2 modules include:

Film and Television Practice (core, 30 credits)

Media Law and Ethics; Public Administration (core, 30 credits)

Advanced Reporting (alternative core, 30 credits)

Journalism Work Placement (alternative core, 15 credits)

Newsroom Production (alternative core, 30 credits)

Work Related Learning for Media 1 (alternative core, 15 credits)

Contemporary American Television (option, 15 credits)

Scripting Performance for Screen (option, 15 credits)

Social Media and Data Journalism (option, 15 credits)

Year 3 modules include:

Creating Packages (core, 30 credits)

Journalism Project (alternative core, 30 credits)

Project (Film and Television Studies) (alternative core, 30 credits)

Arts Journalism (option, 15 credits)

Broadcast Journalism (option, 30 credits)

Campaigning Journalism (option, 15 credits)

Documentary Filmmaking (option, 15 credits)

Fashion Writing and Reporting (option, 15 credits)

Film Reception and Interpretation (option, 15 credits)

Science, Technology, Environment and Health Journalism (option, 15 credits)

The French New Wave (option, 15 credits)

The Hollywood Musical (option, 15 credits)

Writing for Film and Television (option, 15 credits)

 

The modules listed below are for the academic year 2019/20 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time. Year 1 modules include: Approaches to Film and Television (core, 30 credits) Journalism: History and Ideas (core, 30...

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Available Dates

Location Start Date Price  

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Holloway

Full Time, 3 years

September, 2020

£9250.00

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Entry Requirements

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, students should normally have:

  • a minimum of grades BBC in three A levels or minimum grades BBC in at least two A levels in academic or business subjects (or a minimum of 112 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg Advanced Diploma)
  • English Language GCSE at grade C (grade 4 from 2017) or above (or equivalent)

Applications are welcome from mature students who have passed appropriate Access or other preparatory courses or have appropriate work experience.

Mature students are also encouraged to apply.

To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Tier 4 student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, students should normally have: a minimum of grades BBC in three A levels or minimum grades BBC in at least two A levels in academic or business subjects (or a minimum of 112 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg Advanced Diploma) English Language GCSE at grade C (grade 4 from...

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Assessment Methods

You'll be assessed through written coursework, practical group work, in-class exams and a final dissertation or practice/theory project, which can be taken in either film and television studies or journalism.

You'll be assessed through written coursework, practical group work, in-class exams and a final dissertation or practice/theory project, which can be taken in either film and television studies or journalism.

Student Satisfaction

Source: NSS

Overall student satisfaction
JOURNALISM
55%
of students were satisfied overall
MEDIA STUDIES
50%
of students were satisfied overall
The teaching on my course
JOURNALISM
72% of students strongly agree that staff are good explaining things
69% of students strongly agree that staff have made the subject interesting
69% of students strongly agree that the course is intellectually stimulating
59% of students strongly agree that the course has challenged them to achieve their best work
MEDIA STUDIES
55% of students strongly agree that staff are good explaining things
50% of students strongly agree that staff have made the subject interesting
50% of students strongly agree that the course is intellectually stimulating
67% of students strongly agree that the course has challenged them to achieve their best work
Learning opportunities
JOURNALISM
69% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth
79% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to bring information and ideas together from different topics
83% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to apply what they have learnt
MEDIA STUDIES
66% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth
70% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to bring information and ideas together from different topics
68% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to apply what they have learnt
Assessment and feedback
JOURNALISM
69% of students strongly agree that the criteria used in marking have been clear in advance
59% of students strongly agree that the marking and assessment has been fair
69% of students strongly agree that the teedback on their work has been timely
79% of students strongly agree that they have received helpful comments on my work
MEDIA STUDIES
59% of students strongly agree that the criteria used in marking have been clear in advance
49% of students strongly agree that the marking and assessment has been fair
67% of students strongly agree that the teedback on their work has been timely
59% of students strongly agree that they have received helpful comments on my work
Academic support
JOURNALISM
79% of students strongly agree that they have been able to contact staff when they needed to
62% of students strongly agree that they have received sufficient advice and guidance in relation to their course
41% of students strongly agree that good advice was available when they needed to make study choices on their course
MEDIA STUDIES
81% of students strongly agree that they have been able to contact staff when they needed to
53% of students strongly agree that they have received sufficient advice and guidance in relation to their course
56% of students strongly agree that good advice was available when they needed to make study choices on their course
Organisation and management
JOURNALISM
41% of students strongly agree that the course is well organised and running smoothly
69% of students strongly agree that the timetable works efficiently for them
63% of students strongly agree that any changes in the course or teaching have been communicated effectively
MEDIA STUDIES
33% of students strongly agree that the course is well organised and running smoothly
80% of students strongly agree that the timetable works efficiently for them
54% of students strongly agree that any changes in the course or teaching have been communicated effectively
Learning resources
JOURNALISM
38% of students strongly agree that the IT resources and facilities provided have supported their learning well
66% of students strongly agree that the library resources (e.g. books, online services and learning spaces) have supported their learning well
62% of students strongly agree that they have been able to 3ess course-specific resources (e.g. equipment, facilities, software, collections) when they needed to
MEDIA STUDIES
60% of students strongly agree that the IT resources and facilities provided have supported their learning well
84% of students strongly agree that the library resources (e.g. books, online services and learning spaces) have supported their learning well
75% of students strongly agree that they have been able to 3ess course-specific resources (e.g. equipment, facilities, software, collections) when they needed to
Learning community
JOURNALISM
72% of students strongly agree that they feel part of a community of staff and students
83% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of their course
MEDIA STUDIES
48% of students strongly agree that they feel part of a community of staff and students
69% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of their course
Student voice
JOURNALISM
78% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to provide feedback on their course
62% of students strongly agree that staff value students’ views and opinions about the course
45% of students strongly agree that it is clear how students’ feedback on the course has been acted on
38% of students strongly agree that the students’ union (association or guild) effectively represents students’ academic interests
MEDIA STUDIES
57% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to provide feedback on their course
53% of students strongly agree that staff value students’ views and opinions about the course
42% of students strongly agree that it is clear how students’ feedback on the course has been acted on
38% of students strongly agree that the students’ union (association or guild) effectively represents students’ academic interests

University TEF Outcome

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Statistics for Journalism

Source: hesa.ac.uk

  • UCAS Points48

  • Employment Rate90%

  • Average Graduate Salary£20000

Statistics for Media Studies

Source: hesa.ac.uk

  • UCAS Points48

  • Employment RateN/A

  • Average Graduate SalaryN/A

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