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Creative Media Production (Journalism) (Level 4 / 5 Higher National Certificate / Diploma)

Pearson BTEC
Media, Multimedia & Journalism

Course Overview

Journalism is a creative, challenging and hugely interesting subject area. It covers a wide range of topics and interests and allows students to go behind the scenes of their areas of interest an concern. This Higher National Certificate - Higher National Diploma course is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills required for success in future employment, or for progression to an undergraduate degree or the NCTJ Diploma in Journalism course. Covering TV, radio, photographic, print and online journalism, teaching will take place in the purpose-designed media suite in the Strand Road campus. Students will complete a HNC in Creative Media Production (Journalism) in Year 1 before progressing to a HND in Year 2. All students taking this course will contribute to the online multimedia weekly newspaper, iNews, and to the college radio station, 3CR.
  • Start Date
    9 Sept 2024
  • Study Mode
    Full-Time
  • Duration
    1 Year (HNC) 2 Year (HND)
  • Campus
    Strand Road

Available Sessions

  • Course
    Campus
    Type
    Start Date
    Fees
  • Course: Pearson BTEC Level 4 / 5 Higher National Certificate / Diploma Creative Media Production (Journalism)
    Campus: Strand Road
    Type: Full Time
    Start Date: 09/09/2024
    Fees:
    £2,500 per annum (subject to change)

Course Offering

  • Site location Strand Road
Two young female students walking and laughing together

Course Modules

  • Creative Media Industries
  • Radio Production
  • Individual Project
  • Collaborative Project
  • Digital Page Production
  • Investigative Journalism
  • Social Media
  • News and Editorial
  • Journalism Practices
  • Advanced Journalism Studies
  • Professional Practice
  • Journalism and Society
  • Personal Professional Development
  • Radio Management
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

32 UCAS Points + GCSE (Grade C or above) in English. Interview also required

ROI Requirements

32 UCAS Points + OLC (Grade 05 or above) in English. Interview also required

Additional Requirements Prior to Entry

Interview Required

Work Placement

Students undertake a work based learning module in the second year of the course.

What's Next?

Further Study

Students completing the HNC/HND Creative Media Production (Journalism) course progress to further Higher Education study, including possible entry to Year Two undergraduate journalism degree courses at some universities. Students may also progress, depending on HND achievement, to the NCTJ Diploma in Journalism course at North West Regional College.

Career Prospects

The BTEC Higher National qualifications in Creative Media Production are designed to address an increasing need for high quality professional and technical education pathways at Levels 4 and 5, providing students with a clear line of sight to employment or progression to further higher education study.

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    I now have the opportunity to progress to University and achieve my chosen degree in only two years due to the preparation I received here at NWRC.
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