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Multimedia Journalism - Plymouth Marjon University

We don’t believe you can learn journalism from a textbook which is why our NCTJ-accredited BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism degree is highly practical. You’ll learn from journalists, not lecturers and you’ll work in our newsroom, not a classroom. As well as your degree you’ll also leave us with the industry-essential NCTJ Diploma in Multimedia Journalism meaning you’re ready to walk into a job the second you graduate. And News Associates is officially the UK’s number one NCTJ journalism school so you’re in good hands. The best way to learn is by doing which is why work placements are integral to your course. We know it can be hard to juggle work experience alongside your degree when you’re not getting paid which is why we are the only journalism degree offering you £1,000 every summer to fund your placement or you can spend it on a journalism project of your choice. Perhaps you’d like to travel abroad and cover an unreported corner of the globe or you’ve got a great idea for a multimedia project you’d like to see come to life. That’s a massive £3,000 during your course and an unrivalled portfolio. Looking for inspiration? Previous trainees have travelled to Dubai and Spain to work as journalists during their summer and even travelled across Europe in search of a story. We want you to be able to hit the ground running which is why every trainee is equipped with an iPad, a Dictaphone and a few other goodies on their first day. Our extensive guest speaker series and annual journalism conference means networking opportunities are endless including BBC media editor Amol Rajan, Financial Times undercover reporter Madison Marriage, Guardian homepage editor Claire Daly and Sky News senior correspondent Ian Woods. Journalism is constantly evolving and so is our degree. We want our trainees to live and breathe the changes happening in the media right now. You will learn everything from print to broadcast journalism, production to podcasts, social media and data journalism and much more. Our campuses are fully-equipped with green screens and autocues and all the equipment you need to enhance a broad variety of skills. As part of your NCTJ Diploma you’ll tackle the hugely-important shorthand, media law and journalism ethics. Interested in sports journalism? The work we do with our sister agency Sportsbeat means you’ll have the opportunity to cover live sport every weekend and you can study sports journalism as part of the NCTJ Diploma. From our campuses in London and Manchester we run well-established news websites meaning there is always a platform for your work. These are not student newspapers meaning you are getting real-life experience throughout your degree and will be cut above the rest when applying for jobs. Time is set aside during third year to make you as employable as possible. We run CV sessions and mock interviews – with professional journalists – and we’ll look over any job applications for you. We believe our work isn’t over until you’re a job. What is the NCTJ? The NCTJ stands for the National Council for the Training of Journalists and it is something all major organisations will look for when hiring journalists. And we are the best in the business at teaching it. In 2017/18 the gold-standard pass rate (A-C in all your modules and 100wpm shorthand) was 14%, in the same year News Associates courses achieved pass rates of 100%, 91%, 83% and 81%. In that year we also trained more than a third of all gold-standard journalists in the UK. They’re now working at The Sunday Times, the BBC, the Guardian, Sky Sports News, the Financial Times and many, many more. We’ve been the number one place to gain the NCTJ Diploma in Multimedia Journalism for four years – and the best in London for 11 straight years. Our degree is validated by Plymouth Marjon University (who provide academic oversight and regulation) and together we’ll ensure you have all the transferable skills you need. niversity of st mark