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MADocumentary Journalism

Nottingham Trent University
United Kingdom, Nottingham
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This MA will prepare you to research and produce long-form journalism for online, radio and television. It includes all the steps of the process from research and production across multiplatforms, to making a pitch, the commissioning process, costing and budgets.

The course takes a multiplatform approach to documentary making, developing in-depth research methods and story-telling, along with practical skills in writing broadcasting, online and visual journalism.

As part of the course you’ll form a production company and be guided through the commercial process of documentary making.

Programme structure

Course content
Core modules include:

Strategic Management Accounting
International Financial Statement Analysis
International Financial Management
Corporate Accountability
Corporate Finance and Valuations
Developing the Effective and Responsible Practitioner
Applied/Consultancy Project.
Specilaist modules include:

Investment and Portfolio Management
Risk Management

Career opportunities

Employability is a key focus of this course which aims to provide graduates with the skills and ability to work as part of a documentary team or to form their own production company. The changing nature of journalism means journalists are increasingly self-employed, moving from one project to another, and the skills and knowledge you will gain from this course will prepare you for the practice of documentary making across a range of media.

As employability is a key focus of the course, you will meet commissioning editors and documentary producers within the field. You will work with live commissioning briefs wherever possible and will be encouraged to pitch ideas to documentary and other festivals during your course. The MA is designed to enhance you future career in documentary journalism across a range of platforms and outlets, terrestrial or online.

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Application start
Aug 1, 2019
Application deadline
Aug 1, 2019 23:59
Europe/Vilnius time

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States