Are you an aspiring journalist? Have you always wanted to voice out important issues to the public? Perhaps you’ve got an eye for capturing newsworthy pieces and a flair for storytelling.
In collaboration with CNN, the University of Nottingham Malaysia (UNM) is offering you the opportunity to work with one of the world’s most recognised news brands and deepen your theoretical analytical training through UNM’s new optional module — Digital Storytelling and Production — under the Master of Arts in Media, Communications and Culture.
In this module, you will explore the history of contemporary media, communications and cultural studies and experience a series of online workshops with CNN before you fly out for a week of first-hand journalism training in Abu Dhabi, home to CNN’s new state of the art broadcasting hub.
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About UNM’s Digital Storytelling and Production module
In this collaborative module, you’ll be learning with CNN tutors and complete a series of online workshops and courses on the CNN Academy Hub before joining the practical Sprint programme in Abu Dhabi for a week.
The Sprint programme is curated in association with the newsgathering, digital and programming teams associated with CNN’s flagship current affairs programme broadcast, Connect the World with Becky Anderson.
As part of the programme, you will:
- Take part in a series of immersive simulations designed to expose you to a real-life setting of a multimedia newsroom and how it operates
- Work through real-life breaking news case study, produce and broadcast a short TV show, and launch a digital news product
- Pitch, shoot and edit content using smartphones and present your work to a panel of CNN judges
As this is part of your module assessment, you’ll gain course credits as well as a CNN Academy Certificate in Storytelling.
What is Nottingham Malaysia’s MA in Media, Communications and Culture?
Nottingham Malaysia’s MA in Media, Communications and Culture will provide you with the theoretical and analytical training required to develop professional skills in the fields of media, communications policy and industry.
The programme is ideal for aspiring professionals who are looking to build their theoretical and analytical knowledge as well as the practical skills and experience in communicating ideas, wherever you are in the world.
The programme modules include:
- Approaches to Theory
- Issues and Challenges in Contemporary Media
- Mass Media
- Postcolonial Theory
- Research Methods in Media, Communications and Culture
- Working in the Culture Industry
You will also gain advanced knowledge of the field through participating in industry simulation and engaging with academics and guest speakers from the media, politics, arts, and other industries. Not to mention, you’ll also have access to UNM’s state-of-the-art Digital Media Lab to produce your own content.