Journalism, Film and Television Studies - BA (Hons)

This course combines the theoretical and practical exploration of film and television with the teaching of journalistic skills using our up-to-date facilities. The study of film and television through a variety of approaches will support your practice-based projects in short filmmaking, documentary making and screenwriting. You’ll make use of our journalism newsroom to produce journalistic investigations and reports, which may be published online on the Holloway Express.

Course details

Changes in technology are presenting significant challenges for the newspaper, film and television businesses, and the explosion of online video is creating a major shift in the relationship between consumers and producers of news. In this degree you’ll explore these issues and more and develop an understanding of the film and television industries as well as the issues and image these media present on screen.
  • Mode of study: 2 -3 days campus
  • Intake: September , January
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: £9,250 per year
  • Location: London

London Metropolitan University

Course overview

You’ll also have the opportunity to make short films or develop screenplays using our cutting-edge digital production and editing facilities, and to produce journalism across a range of genres including critical, popular and investigative reporting. This degree prepares you for a career as a journalist with specialist knowledge of the moving image or for work in factual television or film entertainment, or writing in a non-journalistic direction.

You’ll develop your journalistic skills through workshops, exciting news days and use of mobile technologies. Practice-based projects in short film-making and screenwriting are enabled by facilities that include an advanced digital editing suite. You’ll also benefit from the advice of our team of professional advisers and our fantastic newsroom, opened by ex-editor of The Guardian, Alan Rusbridger.


Entry requirements

a minimum of grades BBC in three A levels or minimum grades BBC in at least two A levels in academic or business subjects (or a minimum of 112 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg Advanced Diploma)

English Language GCSE at grade C (grade 4 from 2017) or above (or equivalent)

What the students say

All the lecturers on my course have had experience in the journalism industry. They’re an endless source of motivation and inspiration. The course, along with the lectures, has pushed me to gain multiple work experience placements. Furthermore, the course is a great mix of practical and theoretical.


The modules listed below are for the academic year 2022/23 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

  • Approaches to Film and Television (core, 30 credits)
  • Journalism: History and Ideas (core, 30 credits)
  • Moving Image and Sound Practice (core, 30 credits)
  • Practical Journalism (core, 30 credits)
  • Film and Television Practice (core, 30 credits)
  • Media Law and Ethics; Public Administration (core, 30 credits)
  • Advanced Reporting (alternative core, 30 credits)
  • Journalism Work Placement (alternative core, 15 credits)
  • Newsroom Production (alternative core, 30 credits)
  • Work Based Learning for Media (alternative core, 15 credits)
  • British and European Cinema (option, 15 credits)
  • Contemporary Television Studies (option, 15 credits)
  • Documentary Photography (option, 15 credits)
  • Film and TV Industry Roles (option, 15 credits)
  • Scripting Performance for Screen (option, 15 credits)
  • Stardom and Performance (option, 15 credits)
  • Broadcast Journalism (core, 30 credits)
  • Journalism Project (alternative core, 30 credits)
  • Project (Film and Television Studies) (alternative core, 30 credits)
  • Arts Journalism (option, 15 credits)
  • Campaigning Journalism (option, 15 credits)
  • Documentary Filmmaking (option, 15 credits)
  • Film Reception and Interpretation (option, 15 credits)
  • Film and TV Industry Careers (option, 15 credits)
  • Screening America in Hollywood Film (option, 30 credits)
  • The French New Wave (option, 15 credits)