Multimedia diploma – Sheffield College

This is a 34-week professional course designed to lead you directly into employment as a multimedia reporter.

This course is an excellent alternative to university for students who would prefer to take a professional route into journalism.

This course is also designed for graduates who wish to specialise in journalism and is the qualification demanded by editors, irrespective of your degree.

Whilst on this course you will study multi-media reporting, digital journalism, media law, shorthand, public affairs and video journalism.

The course is taught through a combination of lectures and hands-on practical experience. The majority of the teaching takes place remotely, on one day a week, with some week-long ‘bootcamps’ in Sheffield focusing on more practical elements.

We have excellent contacts with editors and newsrooms across the region who regularly showcase students’ work in their publications.

You will also take part in at least two work experience placements throughout the programme, giving you the chance to showcase your newly learnt skills and knowledge.

NCTJ elective modules offered:

  • Shorthand
  • Public affairs for journalists
  • Videojournalism for digital platforms
  • Journalism for a digital audience

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