Video Features (025P3)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Spring teaching

You are introduced to a range of television and video journalism genres.

Using models derived from the BBC and other international and innovative (including independent) broadcasters, this module will introduce you to a wide range of video broadcast journalism (from short news packages to longer features).

You will study the different approaches to creating visual narratives. After closely viewing examples of high-quality, and innovative video journalism, and developing your own technical skills, you will produce your own news feature of 3-5 minutes (packaged for the web) in a style of your choice, but with strong and clear content and structure. By the end of the module you will be able to research, write and produce high-quality reports and packages for video broadcast. 

You will be encouraged to critically reflect on your own journalism practice within the theoretical context covered during the module and will produce a written reflection as part of the final assessment.


67%: Practical (Workshop)
33%: Seminar


100%: Coursework (Portfolio)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 33 hours of contact time and about 117 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.