London Metropolitan University

Course Introduction

Changes in technology are presenting significant challenges for the newspaper, film and television businesses. The explosion of online video material for example, is creating a major shift in the relationship between consumers and producers of news. In this course you'll explore these issues and more and develop an understanding of the film and television industries as well as the issues and images these media present on screen. You'll also have the opportunity to make short films or develop screenplays using our cutting'edge digital production and editing facilities and to produce journalism across a range of genres including critical, popular and investigative reporting. This degree prepares you for a career as a journalist with specialist knowledge of the moving image or for work in factual television or film entertainment, or writing in new non'journalistic directions. Added value: Students benefit from our fantastic newsroom, opened by editor of the Guardian, Alan Rusbridger.

Course Modules

Year 1 topics include: journalism (history and ideas), practical journalism; approaches to film and television; moving image practice. Year 2 topics include: exploring film, television and digital practice; media law and ethics; public administration; advanced reporting; representation and identity; scripting performance for screen; advanced multimedia skills; contemporary American television; work'based learning placement. Year 3 topics include: creating packages; film reception and interpretation; project (film and television studies); journalism project; fashion journalism; constructing reality in film and television; arts journalism; from page to performance: stage and screen.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons)
4 - 6 years
Part Time Day
BA (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • International Baccalaureate 28
  • Tariff 112
  • SQA Higher
  • GCE A-level
  • BTEC National Diploma
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units)
  • Tariff (Scottish qualifications) 114
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • Course specific