From news presenters, reporters and foreign correspondents on radio and television, to producers, editors and researchers working behind the scenes, successful broadcast journalists employ a diverse range of personal and professional skills within their role. As well as having excellent communication and presentation skills, broadcast journalists are project managers, creative writers, researchers and technical experts. This is a vocational degree that combines practical training and professional work placements, with a solid academic base. You’ll be situated in purpose built facilities in the Centre for Broadcasting & Journalism, where you’ll not only learn the skills needed to work in a broadcast newsroom, but also have the opportunity to contribute to news programmes and website content for local television station, Notts TV. The course has been developed in close association with major media organisations and is accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC). This is our guarantee that the course offers innovative and relevant education and training that is highly prized by employers in radio and television. The course is 50% practical and 50% academic. As well as traditional lectures and seminars, you’ll gain extensive practical experience. You’ll develop your practical skills in radio, television and online across all three years. Teaching and learning activities include: writing for broadcast; research; interviewing radio and television recording; and editing news reading. You’ll also spend a considerable time learning the skills necessary to be able to use broadcast equipment and IT systems. You’ll take part in in mock news-day activities which simulate the real world. These take place on a weekly basis at key stages during your course of study and also as a rolling week of news day activity. Staff act as consultant editors, as do representatives from industry. Roles on news days are rotated and cover: news reading; presenting; reporting; television gallery roles and editing. In the second year you’ll also produce material for our online blog NottsNewsLive.