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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. Student… Read more

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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UCAM
Guadalupe, Murcia, Spain

The Short Course in Media and Communications' objectives are to explore the field of Communication from different perspectives in order to get a holistic view; to study Commun ... +

The Short Course in Media and Communications' objectives are to explore the field of Communication from different perspectives in order to get a holistic view; to study Communication Basics from Storytelling to Visual Communication from a classical point of view to a contemporary digital perspective; to analyze Institutional Communication offering a cross-cultural context in order to understand nowadays Corporate Communication; to understand Personnel Communication by learning the basics of leadership and communication skills, together with Public Speaking abilities. -
Courses
Full-time
3 weeks
English
Online
 
Trebas Institute
Montreal, Canada

Post-production is both the science and the art of bringing a video production — such as a film or television show — to life. Our Audio and Video Post-Production program will ... +

Post-production is both the science and the art of bringing a video production — such as a film or television show — to life. Our Audio and Video Post-Production program will give you the knowledge and skills to thrive in this industry. You will receive specialist, practical training to become proficient in all the major facets of the discipline — video and sound editing, mixing, Foley, automatic dialogue replacement (ADR), motion graphic design, and more! -
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Full-time
24 months
English
Jan 2022
Campus
 
London Film Academy
London, United Kingdom

This Easter, join us for a five-day filmmaking course to learn the essential skills of visual storytelling. Shoot, direct and edit your first short film working with seasoned ... +

This Easter, join us for a five-day filmmaking course to learn the essential skills of visual storytelling. Shoot, direct and edit your first short film working with seasoned actors and guided by industry professionals. -
Courses
Full-time
English
Campus
 

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FutureLearn
London, United Kingdom

Discover the varying uses of social media around the world and its consequences for politics, relationships and everyday life.

Discover the varying uses of social media around the world and its consequences for politics, relationships and everyday life. -
Courses
Part-time
5 weeks
English
Online
 
University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)
Cambridge, United Kingdom

Develop your leadership abilities with communication skills that foster collaboration and influence positive change in any context. Strong communication skills can help you to ... +

Develop your leadership abilities with communication skills that foster collaboration and influence positive change in any context. Strong communication skills can help you to achieve impact and accelerate change for the benefit of society. As systems become increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous, finely tuned communication skills can help foster collaboration, improve problem-solving, and impact decision-making. Whether in social groups or business organizations, leaders across all segments of society and industry need to leverage communication to better meet objectives, influence stakeholders, and drive positive change. The Communicating for Influence and Impact online short course from the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) provides comprehensive insights and a range of tools to develop impactful communication. You'll learn how to communicate in a purpose-driven way to overcome barriers to success. You’ll also get the opportunity to assess your personal leadership style and adopt communication techniques to help shape the future you want. -
Courses
Full-time
8 weeks
English
Online
 
Universidad Camilo José Cela
Madrid, Spain

Communication is one of the most determining factors for leadership. To transmit as a leader it is not only necessary to handle the keys of public speaking or of the relations ... +

Communication is one of the most determining factors for leadership. To transmit as a leader it is not only necessary to handle the keys of public speaking or of the relationship with the media or of the conversation in person or on social networks, but it is also essential to understand how cognition works to achieve that our message hits the mark. brain of our audience. -
Courses
Part-time
2 months
Spanish
17 Jan 2022
Online
 
Unisport Management School
Barcelona, Spain

Today more than ever the creation of the personal brand is a determining factor when it comes to evolve in the sports field, as well as from the entity to know how to manage t ... +

Today more than ever the creation of the personal brand is a determining factor when it comes to evolve in the sports field, as well as from the entity to know how to manage the crises that can be created in the environment of social networks. A good professional will avoid those crises and, if they appear, will know how to respond in an appropriate way both in tone and in efficiency. The training programs at Sport Social Media Management have the general objective of training and giving skills to students, from different disciplines and fields, for professional practice in the field of digital marketing linked to social networks and personal branding. -
Courses
Part-time
425 hours
Spanish
Online
 
Instituto Séneca - Centro Internacional de Postgrado
Madrid, Spain

The Technician Course in Business and Institutional Communication offered by the Seneca Institute, is presented as an interesting training for those who wish to work in the ar ... +

The Technician Course in Business and Institutional Communication offered by the Seneca Institute, is presented as an interesting training for those who wish to work in the area of Communication or are already performing functions related to this field and wish to deepen their knowledge or update them. -
Courses
6 months
Spanish (Spain)
Online
 
MIT Sloan School of Management (Get Smarter)
Cambridge, USA

As technology continues to reshape industries, many companies are seeking large-scale digital transformation as a way to maximize results and get ahead of their competition. T ... +

As technology continues to reshape industries, many companies are seeking large-scale digital transformation as a way to maximize results and get ahead of their competition. To succeed in the digital economy, established businesses must develop and apply new technology and organizational capabilities. -
Courses
Part-time
6 weeks
English
Online
 
The George Washington University
Washington, USA

In today’s digital age, effective and strategic communication is imperative for any organization seeking to reach the right audience, protect or enhance their reputation and s ... +

In today’s digital age, effective and strategic communication is imperative for any organization seeking to reach the right audience, protect or enhance their reputation and stand out in a crowded business landscape. The Strategic Communications online short course from the George Washington University's Columbian College of Arts and Sciences equips you with the skills needed to curate powerful messaging that directly influences consumer behavior. Over eight weeks, you’ll learn how data-driven insights can shape meaningful written, verbal, and visual communication strategies, examine how to choose the right medium for your message, and explore how best to approach interactions from a problem-solving angle, ensuring your brand gets the audience attention it deserves. -
Courses
Part-time
8 weeks
English
Sep 2022
Online
 
GBSB Global Business School
Barcelona, Spain +1 More

GBSB Global’s Summer School in Spain and Malta provides a great opportunity for students from all over the world to utilize their summer holidays to get a head start on their ... +

GBSB Global’s Summer School in Spain and Malta provides a great opportunity for students from all over the world to utilize their summer holidays to get a head start on their education and excel academically. For two consecutive weeks in July 2021, students will explore the topic of digital business and will have the occasion to experience what life feels like as an entrepreneur or a business leader in an innovative organization. -
Courses
Full-time
2 weeks
English
Jul 2022
15 Jun 2022
Campus
 
Northwestern Kellogg School of Management
Evanston, USA

Stand at the forefront of legal-services industry change. Gain the skills to drive innovation, use data, and implement technology at your firm.

Stand at the forefront of legal-services industry change. Gain the skills to drive innovation, use data, and implement technology at your firm. -
Courses
Part-time
6 weeks
English
Online
 
International Career Institute
London, United Kingdom

ICI’s journalism course is established with seasoned journalists to give you the best in journalism techniques and education. Journalism is a very challenging field so you nee ... +

ICI’s journalism course is established with seasoned journalists to give you the best in journalism techniques and education. Journalism is a very challenging field so you need to get armed with skills that are desired by employers and appreciated by the public. -
Courses
Full-time
Part-time
40 - 156 weeks
English
Online
 
ESRA - École Supérieure de Réalisation Audiovisuelle
Paris, France

During this year, the students are taught the fundamental aspects of the aesthetic and technical parameters of frame, sound and new media with more than 1 110 hours of instruc ... +

During this year, the students are taught the fundamental aspects of the aesthetic and technical parameters of frame, sound and new media with more than 1 110 hours of instruction, including eight weeks of internship. -
Courses
Full-time
English
30 Sep 2022
Campus
 
The Economist - Executive Education
London, United Kingdom

Learn how to craft accurate, engaging, and impactful pieces of writing for the business context. Professional Communication: Business Writing and Storytelling is an online sho ... +

Learn how to craft accurate, engaging, and impactful pieces of writing for the business context. Professional Communication: Business Writing and Storytelling is an online short course from The Economist designed to help business professionals attract and address broad audiences across various written formats. Based on the newspaper’s editorial practice, this six-week course offers a self-reflective journey through the craft and purpose of writing and storytelling, equipping you with the confidence to communicate with partners and employees. An accessible “tools not rules” approach to grammar unlocks practical skills for constructing cohesive sentences and paragraphs and shows how elements such as word choice, punctuation, and structure can maximize impact and clarity. You’ll also explore ways to source information accurately, learn to strengthen arguments with data visualizations, and uncover methods for constructive and collaborative editing. -
Courses
Part-time
6 weeks
English
Online