International Video Journalism

Produce TV stories in a learning-by-doing environment that combines practical training with academic studies.

  • Duration: 1 semester
  • Study mode: Full-time
  • Credits: 30 ECTS
  • Programme Start: Mid August and end of January
  • Location: Campus Aarhus

Deadlines for application: April 1 and October 1.

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Your benefits:

  • Develop your skills as an international TV reporter in one of the best educational and training facilities for TV journalism in Europe.
  • Gain a better understanding of the foreign correspondents working conditions through a first-hand experience in a different country.
  • Strengthen your future career by becoming part of a network of journalists from all over the world.

Programme structure:

Course 1: Introduction to Danish culture and technical TV tools
Get to know your fellow students, and become familiar with the study environment at the Danish School of Media and Journalism. Learn the basics about Danish culture, politics, media and the welfare system.

2-days course in using digital video camera and video editing software (Final Cut Pro) are included.

Course 2: Current affairs, production and theory (5 ECTS)
Develop, and research, the good ideas for current affairs TV stories. Learn how to structure a TV story, and work with visuals, speak and sound. Search sources, make interviews and do practical reporting.

Course 3: The World and Europe (5 ECTS)
Lectures on World Politics and Europe. You will learn about the role of mass media and international institutions, and get an overview of EU integration and dilemmas.

Examples of topics:

  • Stereotypes – in journalism and politics
  • The World Agenda; the major issues in World Politics
  • The European and Global Economic crises: Responses and consequences
  • The Arab uprisings and the influence of media
  • Military intervention and the soldier’s perspective
  • What is democracy – and the “European public sphere”?

Course 4: Inclusive journalism and social media
Analyse and research the stereotypes of people of colour, various ethnic groups, refugees and immigrant communities in the mainstream news media. Make TV stories that report and reflect on the diversities in the society. Learn how to use social media in research for news and for publishing TV stories

Course 5: Foreign correspondent workshop (5 ECTS)
Produce international TV stories for a home audience or international target group. Get to understand the working conditions of a foreign correspondent.

Course 6: Final project and written exam (10 ECTS)
Short-documentary including a written reflection report. The production follows a research and travel period - in Denmark or another European country. The written exam is a analysis of different TV stories, and test of gained knowledge from literature and lectures.

Learning environment
Practical use of journalistic methods and theory are one of the main ingredients in this programme. You will produce TV stories, interview real sources and work under strict deadlines.

Teamwork is a central part of the study method. In the majority of the semester you get to work with fellow students in different group settings.

Teachers are experienced TV reporters and experts.

Class size is 25 students – about 75% international exchange students, and 25% Danish journalism students. The small class size allows for a close dialogue between teacher and students.

The Danish School of Media and Journalism has one of the best educational and training facilities for TV journalism in Europe. You get to work with professional equipment supervised by experienced journalists and teachers.

To apply for this programme you must have:

  • a minimum of 2 years training in journalism.
  • a good command of the English language, both written and oral.

Non-native English speakers should include a copy of their TOEFL test results (minimum score 550 or computer based 80)/ IELTS test of 6.5 or have the test results sent to our address).

Tuition fee
You do NOT have to pay tuition fee if you are an exchange student from one of our student exchange partners.

The tuition fee for non-exchange students is 4400 €.

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