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Journalism and Documentary Practice MA

University of Sussex

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    University of Sussex

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This MA is for you if you have a passion for news, current affairs, documentary or any aspect of factual programme-making. It offers a practical training in, and critical engagement with, journalism and documentary-making.

This MA combines theory and practice. We focus on fast-changing developments in journalism and documentary practice. You’ll learn how to:

  • create informed and engaging journalism – for print or radio and tv (off or online) – to a professional standard
  • develop your visual and verbal storytelling
  • research, shoot and edit documentaries about the topics that interest you most
  • project manage, schedule, budget and distribute your documentary work
  • contextualise your practice through critical study of current media developments.

We offer excellent technical facilities. These include a newsroom, the latest software, video and radio studios, and a suite of digital media laboratories.

CAREERS

This course equips you with the skills for a career in:

  • broadcast and online journalism
  • documentary production
  • television production and research
  • the wider media and communications industry
  • teaching and academic research.

The sessions by industry professionals and distinguished alumni such as Gerry Rothwell, Kim Longinotto, Penny Woolcock, Peter Beard and Marc Isaacs enable you to make links with potential employers and give you insights and advice on working in the media professions.

Application deadline

01 September 2021

Tuition fees

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£ 18,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Sussex

  • University League Table

    40th

  • Campus address

    University of Sussex, Sussex House, Brighton, Brighton & Hove, BN1 9RH, England

Situated on the sunny South Coast, the iconic city of Brighton is only one hour from London with excellent travel links to both Heathrow and Gatwick airports.
The sector leading business school offers a complete understanding of management, owing to Sussex’s interest in policy and expertise in science and technology.
One of the most international universities in the UK, Sussex welcomes students to join its friendly community of 150+ nationalities.

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