Videojournalism for Digital Platforms

Estimated learning time: 70 hours
Fee: £162 (including VAT)
Tutor support: one hour
Credits: 7

Videojournalism for digital platforms is one of the specialist options that makes up the Diploma in Journalism qualification and can be studied alongside, or following completion of the core skills.

The distance learning module consists of eight units, a sample exam and the programme of study. After studying the units and carrying out the suggested activities and self-assessment tasks, you should be able to approach the NCTJ’s videojournalism for digital platforms assessment with confidence. The assessment is in two parts:

  • a formal examination of practical journalism and video-editing skills
  • a piece of coursework (to be submitted on the day of your examination) in which you create an individual video report

Most of the distance learning module is concerned with the skills necessary for the second of those (the video report), but by mastering how to produce and edit your own video, you should be well prepared for the exam as well.

The units are:

1.      Introduction
2.      On location - planning
3.      On location - pictures
4.      On location - sound
5.      Interviews and pieces to camera
6.      Post-production
7.      Writing and voice delivery
8.      The NCTJ assessments
9.      Answers to self-assessment questions

Distance learning candidates are eligible to sit the examination for this unit on designated national exam dates. Candidates may specify their preferred software package on the exam application. However, the NCTJ are not able to guarantee the use of any specific software requested, or specific versions of software. Candidates should be prepared to use an alternative for the exam.

Your learning materials will be delivered via our e-learning platform.

Please note, the exam for this module cannot be sat abroad due to software requirements and the technical support needed.

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