What you'll study
This course will provide you with a solid grounding in media law, public administration and ethics and regulation. You will become familiar with studios, be given professional voice training to help your presentation skills, and gain a solid grounding in media law, public administration, ethics and regulation.
You will also work with other students on regular news days that replicate industry practice, producing news packages for radio, television and our online news blog.
By the end of the course you will be ready to take your place in the multi-platform world of broadcasting.
Your career development
Employability is a key focus of this course, with many of the compulsory modules including initiatives to help enhance you future career in journalism.
This course also has established links with its former students, through which we receive employment opportunities for graduating students.
After studying this course you could go into a variety of roles including:
- Producer (Radio, TV,Online)
- Editor, Sub-editor
- Presenter, Reporter, News Commentator
- Camera Operators
- Production Manager, Floor Manager
- Sound Engineer, Lighting Engineer, Technician, Technical Assistant
Recent graduates from this course have gone on to work for companies including:
- Sky News
- Channel 5 News
- BBC Five Live
- BBC Asian Network
- Gem 106
- BBC Radio Nottingham
- Free Radio Birmingham
- BBC Midlands Today.
As well as careers in journalism, graduates have also gone on to work in PR, marketing and advertising. Many graduates have joined or started local small and medium enterprises to undertake journalism, creative or media related activities.
Students are expected to undertake a minimum of three weeks of placements normally but potentially anywhere in the world. They are usually undertaken during vacation periods.
Placements allow you to use, in front of professionals, many of the skills and much of the knowledge and understanding you will acquire while studying at the Centre for Broadcasting and Journalism (CBJ). Every newsroom has its own distinctive way of working and it's important that students experience these different ways.
CBJ does not guarantee to find placements for students but has placement partnerships with various organisations including:
- BBC East Midlands
- ITV Central (East and West)
- Independent Local Radio and BBC Radio.