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Courses are often directed toward recent high school graduates as a way to become familiar with a certain subject. However, some courses focus on returning students or those seeking advancement at work. Courses typically take a few weeks or months to complete.

What is a course in journalism and mass communication? Courses like this often focus on either gathering or dispensing information. Students might learn techniques for research and interviews to gather useful information. Other courses may focus on how to take that information and present it in an understandable way in written, video or audio form. Real-world experience is often included before completion of the course.

In a journalism and mass communication course, you may learn how to retain focus for long periods of time, how to effectively communicate to large groups and how to intuit when a situation might become newsworthy. These skills can help you handle stress and other problems in your daily life.

The cost of a particular course will vary depending on the subject, location and length. Other factors include the school itself and the cost of books or supplies necessary to complete the course.

Completing this course may put you on the track for a career in journalism. Your knowledge of how to gather or present information to mass audiences is useful in news outlets and government positions. If you want to focus on writing, you could be hired by a newspaper or online news outlet. If you want to focus on video, you could look into jobs as a reporter or as part of a journalistic support crew.

Even though physical newspapers are less popular in some countries, journalism still takes place in many forms and is taught at many schools. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

 

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Storyutbildningen

A one-year, full-time distance course in scriptwriting for commercial feature films and drama series. ... [+]

A one-year, full-time distance course in scriptwriting for commercial feature films and drama series.

MasterClass Story is an exclusive one-year, full-time distance course for you with proven knowledge and professional experience as a scriptwriter. It provides unique opportunities, knowledge, inspiration, tools and techniques to sharpen your storytelling and advance your screenwriting career, with lectures and personal tutoring from some of the foremost and most renowned teachers in the American film industry (Hollywood).

The course encompasses:

Lectures and personal tutoring by acclaimed Hollywood teachers In-depth studies of concept and character development Tools and techniques that enhance the narrative and boost your efficiency Building your platform as a professional screenwriter Promote and pitch your script and ideas using professional sales argumentation Three multi-day meetings – where course management, students and teachers convene for workshops and seminars ... [-]
Sweden Fårösund
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Full-time
1 year
Online
Escola Britânica de Artes Criativas

The course program aims to form true editors, not just edit software operators. Ideal for professionals already working in the audiovisual sector and need to deepen their ... [+]

AboutNEXT TURKS WITH BEGINNING IN AUGUST 2018.

The course program aims to form true editors, not just edit software operators. Ideal for professionals already working in the audiovisual sector and need to deepen their knowledge and skills, or for students interested in a high quality training and who are finishing a graduation in correlata area.

The students study intensely the main foundations of cinema, such as script, dramaturgy, cinematographic language, genres, sound and post-production, developing sensitivity and critical sense through repertoire formation and film analysis. In the practical part, the students work with raw footage, made available by partner producers, which gives them a closer experience of the editors' daily life, as well as creating a portfolio of real works. As a result, the course forms narrative-minded professionals, who are able to contribute creatively to the director on the editing island, reinforcing the publisher's profession as a true storyteller.... [-]

Brazil Pinheiros
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Full-time
1 year
Campus
International Cinema Academy Milano

Objectives of the course: training of cinema television actors with final practice on the set and work orientation in order to allow our graduates to move independently i ... [+]

Course objectives

Training of cine-television actors with final practice on the set and work orientation in order to allow our graduates to move independently in the cinematographic field.

Description

The course covers an 11-month course, for a total of 13 weekends. Every weekend (Saturday and Sunday) requires a commitment of 14 hours.

International Cinema Academy has devised a training course conceived with a correct consequentiality in order to be able to form step by step the actor in all its phases.

The course consists of a sequence of meetings with a specific order. It is a complete and well-ordered training program for facing the actor's path and providing sensible professional growth.... [-]

Italy Milan
September 2019
Italian
Part-time
11 months
Campus
Academy of York

This short course is designed to teach those currently in, or planning to enter the corporate / business environment, the essential combination of both verbal and written ... [+]

Overview

ACCREDITATION: SABPP & NQF ALIGNED

This short course is designed to teach those currently in, or planning to enter the corporate / business environment, the essential combination of both verbal and written communication skills required for effective relaying of information. Communication consists of much more than just verbal transmission of words. It also includes the written word, the context in which it takes place, as well as the sender and receiver’s traits, such as body language and tone of voice. Once you have mastered the content of this course, you will be able to write comprehensive reports, analyze different types of text and give verbal presentations in the Business and Corporate environment.... [-]

South Africa Randburg
February 2020
Full-time
Part-time
6 months
Online
Prague Film Insitute

The Post-production program will introduce you to the complete workflow of any commercial or feature film. During both semesters, you will learn not only the practical sk ... [+]

Key Facts 10 Months (each year): optional length 1 - 2 years 30 Hours/weekly practical classes + weekend shoots €12890 1-year fee: affordable tuition 25 hours/weekly work on own film project: average time, may go up to 40 hours Program Description

The Post-production program will introduce you to the complete workflow of any commercial or feature film. During both semesters, you will learn not only the practical skills of post-production, but also how to implement these techniques effectively in order to build a story. To reflect this, the semesters are constructed as follows:

Year 1: Post-production basics. What kind of work-flows, editing, coloring, and VFX software is being used today? Lessons improve students’ skill set in the most common practices.... [-]

Czech Republic Prague 5
September 2019
Full-time
10 - 24 months
Campus
EICAR

The One-year Filmmaking program is an introduction to the essentials of filmmaking. Students are introduced to the fundamentals – directing, production, cinematogra ... [+]

One Year Filmmaking Program

The One-year Filmmaking program is an introduction to the essentials of filmmaking Students are introduced to the fundamentals – directing, production, cinematography, screenwriting or editing – of the art and craft of film production in a predominately hands-on-film curriculum with complimentary theoretical and film culture classes. In addition to the workshops and one-on-one tutoring, One-year filmmaking program students can choose up to 60 credits of courses from the EICAR English language BFA film curriculum. The program also includes 4 months of “on the set” student film production where One-year program students have the opportunity to work in the various posts of cinema production along with students from the Bachelor and Master programs. The program serves as a powerful springboard for students looking to begin their film education.... [-]

France Paris
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Conde Nast College

The Condé Nast Fashion Journalism course is an intensive one-week programme to introduce students to a range of practical skills and essential information on the subject. ... [+]

The Condé Nast Fashion Journalism course is an intensive one-week programme to introduce students to a range of practical skills and essential information on the subject. It is suitable for anyone interested in fashion and lifestyle journalism that is keen to find out more about the media and develop their writing skills.

About the Course

During the course, students will research and develop ideas for articles before going on to create a website that will act as a showcase for their personal body of work.

Students will hear from Condé Nast staff and other fashion media experts on a range of related subjects such as understanding the masthead, the editor’s role, conducting interviews and readership profiling. As well as examining the work of inspiring writers and editors and exploring the language of fashion, they will also find out how magazines operate, how to generate revenue from media content, and the key differences between print and digital formats.... [-]

United Kingdom London
September 2019
Full-time
1 week
Campus
Prague Film School

Prague Film School is one of Europe’s leading schools providing practical training in the core disciplines of filmmaking. The school's accelerated programs, its int ... [+]

YEAR PROGRAM: September 6, 2019 - May 23, 2020

Films made in the course of the year program reflect a gradual progression from the basics of filmmaking to the successful completion of a well-crafted film. Each stage of the process is developed under the supervision of the faculty whose courses cover theoretical and technical topics aimed at deepening knowledge and honing technical skills.

The year program is divided into two semesters. First semester, each student completes foundation courses in screenwriting, directing, cinematography and editing. Students also enroll in two elective courses while receiving additional training in sound, lighting, camera movement and grip.

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Czech Republic Prague
Open Enrollment
Full-time
2 semesters
Campus
ESRA - École Supérieure de Réalisation Audiovisuelle

The Hautes Etudes Cinematic Scenario aims to train professionals capable of meeting the expectations of the program industries on all issues that affect the writing of co ... [+]

OBJECTIVES The Hautes Etudes Cinematic Scenario aims to train professionals capable of meeting the expectations of the program industries on all issues that affect the writing of content. During their two years of training, students learn to scénariser any type of work or audiovisual genre, whether it is film (fiction and documentary), television or media in their various formats and content specific.

At the end of their studies, students are finalizing a 90-minute fiction scenario. This work is the subject of an educational follow throughout the year and gives rise to a defense.

In this work adds a dissertation on a topic related to the training received.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Enable students who wish to make writing the main focus of their work, whether fictional scenarios in live-action or animation, documentary or cartoon scenarios, gain the necessary competence to practice the profession of writer. Allow students who intend to filmmaking master the art of storytelling and the mechanisms of playwriting while having the skills to deal with the staging, the direction of actor and filmmaking in its technical components whether the cutting of the film shooting, editing or mixing in post-production. The skills acquired during the training allow students to apply for positions in the following areas: Generalist and thematic channels of television (reader, literary direction) Sofica. finance companies (player) Production Companies ... [-]
France Paris
September 2019
French
Full-time
Campus
Roma Film Academy

The Production department is one of the most complex in the world of audio-visual production, as it deals with all the organizational, logistic, administrative and promot ... [+]

The Production department is one of the most complex in the world of audio-visual production, as it deals with all the organizational, logistic, administrative and promotion aspects of an audio-visual work, as well as its distribution. It requires a methodical and systemic approach, but also creativity and initiative. It is particularly suitable for those with an aptitude for organizing and managing a project. It is a key department, fundamental both during the realization of the work and after the final cut, given that it deals with the promotion of the product, an aspect that often makes the difference in order to be successful on the market.

Course characteristics

This is a two-year course with compulsory attendance, five days a week, from three to four hours per day, for a total of about 500 hours a year, and consists of three types of lesson: interdisciplinary subjects, institutional subjects, and interdisciplinary labs. The course is compulsory and students are required to work during the two-year period from Monday to Friday in one or two daily shifts and on some weekends for each two-month period, starting from the theoretical study of the concepts to get to the practice on RFA sets and on external sets during educational productions.... [-]

Italy Rome
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Italian
Full-time
2 years
Campus
EIML Paris Ecole Internationale de Marketing du Luxe

EIML Paris offers the opportunity to international students to acquire the fundamentals and realize that Luxury is above all a unique art of know-how, products, and servi ... [+]

LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION: Courses are taught in English

Luxury Means Creation and Excellence.

In all its dedicated fields - jewelry, watchmaking, fashion, perfumes, beauty products, hospitality, and services Luxury is linked to perfection. Define Luxury is subjective; it is generally considered as luxurious all that is elegant, sophisticated and expensive. The spectrum of luxury brands ranges from world-famous brands to more confidential handcraft “Houses”. Thus, consumers of luxury products and services are concerned by both quality and standards of processing.

EIML Paris

EIML Paris offers a five-year higher education program from Bachelor to Master’s level specialized in Luxury Marketing. Created in collaboration with the major economic players in the luxury sector, the program provided at EIML Paris trains managers to be and is particularly suited to those seeking a career with high responsibilities in various sectors: - Purchasing: Raw material Buyer, Merchandiser Products Manager, Retail Operator, etc. - Marketing: Product Manager, Marketing Survey Consultant, E-marketing Projects Manager, Category Manager, etc. - Communication: Press and Media Officer, Event Communication Manager, Public Relations Officer, Media planner, etc.... [-]

France Paris
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Full-time
1 - 5 weeks
Campus
OTOXO Productions

Each year, twelve individuals are given the opportunity to co-direct a 30 minute documentary with OTOXO Productions to be screened on BTV. Simultaneously, participants ar ... [+]

Introduction

Each year, twelve individuals are given the opportunity to co-direct a 30 minute documentary with OTOXO Productions to be screened on BTV. Simultaneously, participants are provided with an intensive six-month training course covering all elements of documentary studies and production. Following this, the participants are given three months of training focused on becoming film industry professionals, while at the same time they follow these steps and become film industry professionals in their own right.

INto INdustry Programme - Promo from OTOXO Productions on Vimeo.

INto INdustry Programme - Promo from OTOXO Productions on Vimeo.

The Productions

Every year, twelve selected participants co-direct a 30 minute documentary with OTOXO Productions. Each film is a fully commissioned OTOXO Production, with our stamp on it, and is screened on Barcelona TV and is submitted to festivals worldwide. For these reasons alone we demand the highest quality of work from our participants and provide them with the highest quality of training to ensure it.... [-]

Spain Barcelona
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
In Florence Academy

Learn how to become an actor with a step-by-step acting experience and training in screen acting. Learn how to become a film director. Theoretical and practical lessons. ... [+]

Acting Course

Learn how to become an actor with a step-by-step acting experience and training in screen acting.

Acting course features: Programme: Acting for films, audition techniques, film craft, voice and movement, study of scenes, monologues, Meisner method. At the end of the workshop, each student receives a cd-rom containing the works done, a participation certificate, and the opportunity of taking an audition in the famous agency "La Bottega degli attori" in Rome. English available 1 lesson = 50 minutes Film Directing Course

Learn how to become a film director. Theoretical and practical lessons.

Film-directing course features :

Programme: Film directing basic rules, direction of the actors and organization of a set (how to interact with members of the crew, learning to coordinate them). Simulations of a set with the actors of the school. Film directing tips for every different cinema category ( advertising spots, commercials or music video, live shooting). Film discussion.... [-]

Italy Florence
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 6 months
Campus
Tecnológico de Monterrey (Educación Continua Presencial)

The objective of this program is to develop interpersonal communication skills and techniques to make efficient the transmission and reception of messages; managing asser ... [+]

objective

Develop interpersonal communication skills and techniques to make efficient the transmission and reception of messages; managing assertiveness and feedback.

Benefits of the programAcquire the competence to communicate your messages with greater clarity, efficiency and assertiveness.Strengthens communication capacity among peers, subordinates and superiors.It emits clear and coherent messages reinforcing your capacity for verbal communication knowing the power of body language.It offers effective feedback to your collaborators and peers, both to praise and to point out an area of ​​opportunity.Addressed to

Executives, middle managers, administrators and the general public.... [-]

Mexico Monterrey Santiago de Querétaro Morelia
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Spanish
Full-time
Part-time
24 hours
Campus
Acudemy

This one-day fine-tuned and inspiring course will leave delegates with a real sense of achievement and improvement in their own ability to present. Delegates will learn h ... [+]

Target Audience

This one-day fine-tuned and inspiring course will leave delegates with a real sense of achievement and improvement in their own ability to present. Delegates will learn how to present confidently and competently bringing a greater level of personality and charisma to presentations.

Training Values Providing participants with an environment that will empower them whilst developing their skills To act as a catalyst for effective partnerships between employers and employees Rewarding dedication, commitment and effort by the provision of a best-in-class training Committed to fulfilling clients' needs and managing the expectations of both learners and employers Working in accordance with best practice Celebrating the success of others ... [-]
United Kingdom London
October 2019
Full-time
1 day
Campus