Media course secures industry accreditation

The University of Wolverhampton has achieved prestigious industry accreditation for one of its key media courses.

The Faculty of Arts School of Media has secured Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC) accreditation for its Multimedia Journalism degree course.

The BJTC is a partnership of UK media employers and education providers with a shared goal of ensuring the highest professional standards of journalism training. 

The accreditation ensures students complete courses capable of working as journalists in the production of online, multimedia and broadcast in the world of news, current affairs, features and documentaries.

Dr Bianca Fox, Head of Film, Media and Broadcasting in the School of Media, said:  “This accreditation is fantastic news for students who are studying, or students who are looking to study Multimedia Journalism in Wolverhampton.

“We are the only University locally to offer this type of  accredited course and the content of the degree has been designed taking into account the main factors that steer the practice of journalism globally such as convergence, digital copyright and the use of public data to craft stories.”

Jon Godel, Chief Executive of BJTC, said:  “The BJTC model of professional accreditation is highly valued both by industry and Higher and Further Education because it represents a benchmark of best practice and in setting the standards for multi-platform journalism training.

“It is against these standards that potential students can judge prospective courses, and those new and developing courses can measure their progress as they prepare to seek accreditation.

“It is also valued because it is highly vocationally focused and our priority is to ensure practical engagement throughout, with a work placement as an essential element and a high level of employability woven into each course.”

Anyone interested in studying at the School of Media should visit the next Open Day on Saturday 17th February 2018.

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For more information please contact the Media Relations Office on 01902 32 2736 or 01902 518647.

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