NCTJ Diploma in Multimedia Journalism
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One Year Sep 2013-June 2014
Fast Track Sep 2013-Feb 2014
Journalism For Beginners Jan 16 2013 6 week course (Wed eve class)
Peter Lindsey PL1@ccb.ac.uk
01273 667788 ext 431
Jan Goodey firstname.lastname@example.org
01273 667788 ext 578
The journalism courses at City College Brighton & Hove have been among the best performing in the UK for the last three years. Practically-based, the aim is to put you in the best possible position for either getting that first job on a magazine/newspaper/website or making it as a freelancer.
This is the new multi-media NCTJ course which takes into account demands from the industry for journalists who can adapt to a world of print, online and video. You get the choice of putting together a magazine or a newspaper portfolio of work.
Last year the course scooped four national NCTJ awards for having the best students in shorthand, media law and public affairs exams – an unprecedented accolade for the department.
NOW IN THE CENTRE OF TOWN
We are based in bright, new, airy offices in the heart of the city in the bustling, bohemian North Laine area. The city centre is renowned for being a multi-media hub and this is where you will be: right in the mix.
As well as core NCTJ subjects we have introduced a sports module – the only sports course to run in the local area with fantastic links to the Brighton and Hove Albion FC and new Falmer stadium – and court reporting where you will find out exactly how to cover important legal cases such as those involving phone hacking. We also offer business of magazines where you’ll find out how to set up a print magazine or website.
Further to that we run sessions in online, radio and video journalism using i-Movie editing facilities in our Mac suite.
The courses are taught by award-winning journalists still working in the field. A magazine/newspaper office atmosphere prevails with students pitching ideas, tip-offs and stories to local and national publications/websites, while building skills and the portfolio of published work.
City College has great links with local and national press and students will have the opportunity to have their work published by Sussex Newspapers and The Latest Magazine. Visit Latest 7/Latest TV (Brighton’s own TV station) to see what you could be contributing next year. You will also be given the opportunity to write for and get your work published on Culture 24, the award-winning website for the national arts/galleries scene: http://www.culture24.org.uk/home
You will have your own website (brightonlite.wordpress.com/) and Facebook page where the best articles are showcased to a wider industry audience. We also have a roster of guest speakers including investigative reporter Nick Davies, and author of ‘I had one twin, Mum had the other’ – success in real life journalism, Natasha Courtenay-Smith
Online journalism teaching is undertaken by playwright/author and freelance journalist, Damian Barr as well as Brighton Argus online manager, Sarah Booker-Lewis.
Video journalism is undertaken by Lucy Newman formerly of Channel 4 Dispatches contributors, Eco-storm, in fully equipped studios using 3-chip cameras. You will learn about professional filming technique, filming news stories to camera and digital editing.
Workshops include Blogging and Tweeting by noted political blogger and Twitter-er, Justin McKeating.
This course is for students aged 18 or over who have either already gained a Degree, or have a minimum 2 A-levels or equivalent.
All applications must also be accompanied by a CV.
To find out more about our Journalism department follow the link
Units Multimedia Journalism
Portfolio (news or magazines)
(optional) Court Reporting
(optional) Business of Magazines
Video/online/radio journalism workshops
Best Fast Track Magazine Course 2007 and 2008
NCTJ Inaugural Reporter of the Year Award 2009
NCTJ Public Affairs Prize 2010-2011
NCTJ Law Prize 2010-2011
NCTJ Court Reporting Prize 2010-2011
NCTJ 110wpm Shorthand Award 2010-11
Facilities for students:
Student common room with 24 hour news channels.
Jan Goodey (course leader)
A former magazine features editor, Jan freelances online nationally, covering environmental issues which he also writes about for national and local magazines newspapers and supplements. He now divides his time between college and freelance commissions.
Peter Lindsey (course leader)
Peter has spent last 20 years editing local newspapers around Sussex. He now divides his time between lecturing here and various bits and pieces of PR consultancy work.
Nicki Jones (shorthand)
Nicki is an experienced shorthand teacher with the latest techniques to get you up to that all important 100wpm in Teeline.
Andrew Knight (law)
Andrew Knight is an award-winning features writer and editor with 20 years’ experience in regional newspapers. He has had widespread freelance writing experience and was editorial training manager for Trinity Mirror’s Western Mail & Echo newspapers prior to becoming a lecturer specialising in law and government.
Karen Dugdale (public affairs)
Karen is a freelance journalist who writes for consumer magazines and a variety of trade publications (Marie Claire, Cleo, Coast, G2, The Morning Advertiser and Overseas Property TV Magazine) as well as national newspapers. Prior to becoming a journalist she spent 10 years working in local government for an inner city London borough and many of her commissions draw on her comprehensive working knowledge of local government and social housing.
Phil Jackson (production: design)
Phil has extensive and varied design and technical knowledge with over twenty five years experience in the print design industry, experience which he brings to all his teaching. He runs his own Brighton-based design company designing and laying out magazines and brochures and working closely with editors, sub-editors and authors. Phil has over ten years experience of using and training/teaching Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator as well as other software for website creation.
Assessment: Students will be assessed by:
Portfolio of published articles
Exams in core units plus options
Awarding Body: NCTJ
This course is for students aged 19 or over who have already gained a Degree, 2 A-levels or equivalent.
There will also be a two-hour aptitude test to sit with a minimum 50% pass rate required plus an interview with course leaders.
Students must be computer literate, with emphasis on Microsoft Word and Email.
Interview for entry: Interview required
Progression and links:
Students will be able to confidently apply for positions on:
Local or National Newspapers/Websites
Work experience opportunities:
Students will complete two separate 1 week placements on either local/national magazines or websites -
Costs of your Course: £2,125 approx
City College Brighton – Part-time course – Journalism Multimedia NCTJ Diploma (One Year) (Sept ’12)
Further information: The one year Multimedia journalism course would be suitable for someone wanting to train to be a fully qualified journalist but has other commitments they have to maintain. This course runs for 3 days per week.
The fast track is a high pressure course and students are made aware that it comes first; hence we discourage students with part time or evening work commitments.
Although the information given is believed to be correct at the time of publication, it does not form any part of a contract between City College Brighton and Hove and the student. Courses may be subject to change.
Timetables are subject to change and you should check with your tutor prior to enrolment for the details of your timetable.
Journalism for Beginners (6 week Wed eve class)
Introduction to news writing
Introduction to feature/online writing
Introduction to using social media in journalism
Introduction to freelancing
Facilities for students:
Assessment: Written assignments
Awarding Body: N/A
GCSE English (min grade C) or equivalent
Progression and links:
Online/magazine/newspaper journalism or allied work: research PR copy-writing…
Fees for your course: £150