Falmouth University Journalism

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Falmouth University Journalism

Grow your knowledge and skills to join the next generation of journalists. You’ll join an industry of multimedia storytellers skilled in producing impactful text, audio, video and photography for every delivery platform, to demanding deadlines.

Falmouth has been famous for producing top-flight journalists for almost 40 years. Our curriculum is accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ), the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC) and the Professional Publishers Association (PPA) – a rare triple kitemark that could give you a real competitive edge when seeking your first industry role. Through this course, you’ll explore everything from the fundamentals of journalism to meeting industry standards. You’ll finish with a flourish, specialising in your personal passions and working in real live multimedia enterprises – both on- and off-campus.

How the course is taught

A distinguishing feature of this degree is the abundance of practical workshops, alongside news days, lectures, seminars, group and 1:1 tutorials. You’ll be on campus for a minimum of 12 hours a week during term time, supplemented with at least 24 hours of self-directed study and journalistic assignments each week.

What you’ll do

Year 1

The first year is foundational. You will be eased into what is recognised as a challenging transition to trainee journalist. A distinguishing feature of this degree is that it isn’t only lectures and seminars: There is also an abundance of practical workshops. You learn by doing, and critically reflecting, on what you do.

All the fundamentals of journalism are addressed from the outset, from the language of news and opinion writing to politics and media law. You’ll acquire a multimedia toolkit and learn shorthand, a skill that remains relevant and useful in the digital age. You’ll also visit a working newsroom here in Cornwall.

  • News Reporting
  • Multimedia Methods
  • Journalism & Communications in Context
  • Blogging & The Personal Voice
  • Politics & Law for Journalists
  • Journalism & Communications Ethics

Year 2