The videojournalism option is designed to enable trainees to produce short, focused video news reports for use online on news websites and understand how to use the platform effectively. Creativity is encouraged but work should be to industry standards.
The four study units cover: equipment and techniques; videojournalism and news gathering; interviewing; and regulation and compliance.
Candidates sit a two hour video-editing examination which assesses their basic editing and reporting skills and ability to drive traffic to a news website using video through social media.
They are also required to submit a coursework assignment at the exam, which assesses their basic ability to create a video package and demonstrate how they would use it to drive traffic to a news website.
This option is available as a distance learning unit.