Exeter College

FdA Journalism

Recognised as one of the leading further education college in the country, we offer small class sizes and one-to-one support. We offer courses delivered by friendly staff with industry experience. We offer modern, specialist, acclaimed learning resource centres. The result of studying with us? You earn a nationally and internationally recognised qualification awarded by Plymouth University. 

Course details

  • Year 1
  • Core modules
    • JPM113 Broadcast Journalism

      Students will be introduced the professional skills a successful broadcast journalist needs. The module looks at production skills in audio and podcasting and introduces TV reporting, developing these skills further during a weeks residential in Paris.

    • JPM114 Feature Journalism

      This module looks at feature writing in its broadest sense for a variety of media, in print and online. It looks at commissioning, writing to defined styles, researching, interviewing and dealing with editors. Students will produce a portfolio of work and demonstrate an understanding of working within this particular field. In addition, students will work with desk-top publishing and investigate design theory.

    • JPM116 Newsroom

      This module will equip students with essential skills in news reporting and research, using a wide range of media from print to digital. They will understand contemporary news practices in the context of journalism's institutions, codes and new technologies. They will also be aware of media law and ethical issues relevant to news reporting.

    • JPM118 TV Journalism

      This is an introduction to basic TV studio news production techniques and an opportunity to identify areas for exploration through reflection. You will develop your evaluative and analytical skills by exploring the studio roles and their demands. You will produce a TV programme with supporting documentation.

The modules shown for this course are those currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new modules. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to amendment from time to time as part of the University’s curriculum enrichment programme and in line with changes in the University’s policies and requirements.

Fees, costs and funding

As this course is delivered by one of our partner colleges, please contact the college directly for information on fees and funding.

How to apply

For further information and to apply for this course, please contact the college's admissions team directly using the contact details below. 

Our partnership with Exeter College

Plymouth University has developed partnerships with institutions around the world with the sole purpose of making higher education more accessible to those people who need something just a little different.

Our Academic Partnerships enable students to enrol for a degree at a partnership institution closer to home, or engage in distance learning – even when they’re in the middle of the ocean. They are there for those people looking to return to education, or enhance their professional development. Full- or part-time; foundation degree to masters-level – we cater for a huge variety of needs and aspirations.

Many of our partners offer specialist degrees, unique facilities, and smaller class sizes at a competitive price. And as a student of two institutions, you get the best of both worlds; a supportive learning environment as part of a close-knit community, and a university-level qualification awarded by Plymouth University. You’ll enjoy not only the facilities and services your partnership institution provides, but also all of the additional support and resources you need from us, and you’ll automatically become a member of our Students’ Union, too.

We are continuing to grow the number of partner institutions and expand our academic community to new locations around the UK and overseas. Why not visit the Academic Partners page on our website for a full list of partners and for more details on studying with us?

One of our partners delivers this particular course – so please visit their website for full course details, entry requirements, tuition fees and information on what student life is like there. 

Studying with Exeter College

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