Audiovisual Journalism (P4093)

30 credits, Level 4

Spring teaching

The module further develops the knowledge and skills that you acquired in News and Feature Writing. The focus in the spring is on audiovisual media. The concepts discussed focus on similarities and differences between the production of print and broadcast media contents and hence concepts such as the 24/7 news cycle, interactivity, storytelling and similar will be discussed. You will also consider whether the production of contents for audiovisual media raise additional legal and ethical concerns (compared to print news and features). The module will enable you to further develop your practical skills of information gathering, interviewing and reporting and apply these to audiovisual outputs. Similarly to News and Feature Writing, you will be encouraged to critically evaluate audiovisual contents and also your own production practices.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 44 hours of contact time and about 256 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: