Study for the Diploma in Journalism is based on a core and options model. To gain the Diploma in Journalism, you must complete the madatory modules (gaining 47 credits) and at least three elective options (gaining a minimum 35 credits). The elective options are designed to allow learners' choice and to build the diploma qualficiation that will help you further your career in journalism.
If you want to work as a news journalist you will also study public affairs, media law court reporting and shorthand to 100wpm. Other media sectors may have different requirements and training providers will offer elective options to meet different employers' needs.
The following specialist elective options are available to study: public affairs; shorthand (double unit); media law court reporting; sports journalism; videojournalism for digital platforms; business of magazines; editing skills for journalists; *broadcast journalism (double unit); Introduction to PR for journalists; PR and communications for journalists (double unit); *Radio journalism; *TV journalism; practical magazine journalism (double unit); business and finance journalism; and broadcast regulation.
* If you choose to study broadcast journalism, TV or radio journalism, you MUST also study the broadcast regulation module.