Learn to research, interview and write news stories for the web, print and radio. Shoot video and photos for news in this introductory journalism programme.

Programme Overview

The Certificate in Multi-media Journalism is an 18-week introduction to journalism skills using a range of delivery modes – web, video, still images, radio and print. It is an ideal way to find out what the modern multi-media journalist does, and to make an informed decision about whether to advance to the news industry’s minimum diploma qualifications, or undertake other study.

The certificate introduces students to news reporting, research, interviewing, and writing, as well as photo-journalism, radio journalism and video reporting for the web.

The certificate is also important for school leavers to complete, and highly recommended for anyone interested in journalism, before going on to Level 5 programmes. Both the Diploma in Radio Journalism and the National Diploma in Journalism (Multi-media) are intense, fast-paced programmes.

Programme Outline

The programme covers:

  • News knowledge
  • Research
  • Interviewing
  • News writing (web, radio, print)
  • Photography and Photoshop
  • Media ethics and law
  • Video reporting
  • Photo essay slideshow reporting

Students must successfully pass all compulsory requirements to graduate with a Certificate in Multimedia Journalism.


Entry Requirements

Domestic students

10 credits NCEA Level 1 literacy and 10 credits NCEA Level 1 numeracy or equivalent plus evidence of writing ability based on interview and writing test

International students

Proven equivalence to domestic entry requirements and IELTS 6.5 (no band lower than 6.0)

 

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