Leeds Trinity University College was the first UK institution to introduce a postgraduate programme in Broadcast (Radio and Television) Journalism and the Diploma is accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC).
The programme provides thorough training in the techniques of broadcast news and is impressively successful in providing enhanced employment prospects for graduates.
Trainees spend one month on air where they produce radio bulletins and online material in real time for Bradford Community Broadcasting. During this period all of the Broadcast trainees gain experience in the roles of news editor, newsreader and reporter.
Working to tight deadlines trainees also produce the Leeds Today regional news programme, showcasing their television skills, and its associated web content. Each edition is reviewed by senior industry figures.
The Diploma is a full-time intensive programme designed to provide:
In addition, the MA provides:
Postgraduate Diploma - runs for one year from January to December on a full-time basis.
MA - runs for one year on a part-time basis after completion of the Diploma.
The following five modules make up the diploma:
The MA in Journalism consists of one module which trainees may register for up to two years after completion of the Diploma.
Radio - trainees work in a dedicated newsroom and studio complex which is exclusive to postgraduate students.
The newsroom contains seven workstations that have specialist broadcast news management software and are equipped with incoming raw news feeds from Independent Radio News (IRN), Sky and the Press Association.
Our two dedicated radio studios are linked to this digital network, enabling paperless news operation.
Studio 1 is used for live broadcast and is usually configured for self operation. It has ISDN technology, allowing connection at studio-to-studio quality with any similarly-equipped studio anywhere in the world.
Studio 2 is a recording studio where our trainees conduct telephone interviews, record voice pieces and construct creative packages. A link to Studio 1 enables journalists to practice down-the-line operation prior to the live broadcast period.
Each trainee has access to a Flashmic portable audio recorder during our on-air and artefact production periods.
Television - the TV studio is available exclusively for postgraduate use outside undergraduate term time it has three cameras and is equipped with full rostrum, chromakey and autocue facilities.
Programme material can originate from digital tape, video server, or wireless OB link and scriptwriting software (ENPS) links computer stations in the television newsroom to the director and the autocue system.
In addition, there are 14 digital camcorders and 11 AVID editing systems for package/feature production.
Trainees also have full access to the Library and IT resources in the Andrew Kean Learning Centre.
The normal entry requirement is a good honours degree qualification - minimum 2.2, preferably 2.1 or above.
Relevant work experience is also expected. You need an interest in current affairs and in people, places and events and should have a willingness to accept irregular hours and the ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines.
If English is not your first language IELTS 7.0 or equivalent is the minimum requirement.
Whilst having a driving licence is not an entry requirement for the course we suggest that you pass your test before enrolling as your chances of finding work after graduation will be greatly enhanced.
Leeds Trinity University College
For more information and an application pack please contact:
Rona E Middleton Centre for Journalism Leeds Trinity University CollegeBrownberrie Lane Horsforth Leeds LS18 5HD
Tel: 0113 2837100 ext 398 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For informal chat please contact:
Course Leader Richard Horsman
Telephone: 0113 283 7100, ext. 302Email: email@example.com
For more information:Download the MA/PGDip Broadcast Journalism course guideLeeds Trinity Centre for Journalism
MA/PGDip Magazine Journalism
MA/PGDip Print Journalism
MA/PGDip Radio Journalism
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