Nottingham Trent University: Documentary Journalism

InstitutionNottingham Trent University View institution profile
Department School of Arts and Humanities
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This course will prepare you to research and produce long-form journalism for online, radio and television. You’ll learn all the aspects of the process from research and production right through to multi-platforms, to making a pitch, the commissioning process, costing and budgets. This course will offer you a multi-platform approach to documentary making, as you’ll develop in-depth research methods, storytelling techniques, gain practical skills in broadcasting, writing, online and visual journalism.

You’ll be taught by our team of experienced media professionals as well as visiting documentary makers across all platforms and be guided through the commercial process of documentary making. As part of the course, you can chose to work with the MA Documentary production hub which provides film production experience on live projects within NTU, the local creative industries and further afield. Employability is a key focus of the course, and you will meet commissioning editors and documentary producers within the field. You will work with live commissioning briefs wherever possible and will be encouraged to pitch ideas to documentary and other festivals during your course.


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Why Study at NTU? 
Nottingham Trent UniversityNottingham Trent University (NTU) is one of the biggest and most popular universities in the UK offering a number of benefits for our postgraduate students.

NTU are proud to have been named University of the Year 2019 in the Guardian University Awards.

This represents another significant addition to our growing list of major accolades. This prestigious award comes after we received the coveted Times Higher Education University of the Year 2017 and the Times and Sunday Times Modern University of the Year 2018.

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