|Bachelor of Journalism|
Do you have an open view of the world? A great feeling for language and visual language? Do you want to know all about current affairs and relate this to the public? Then the Bachelor of Journalism is the choice for you!
In a world which is becoming more and more global thanks to worldwide communication possibilities, internationalisation is evident in journalism education. We encourage our students to think internationally not only by teaching 3 foreign languages, but also by enabling them to study and take internships abroad. A vast network of partners in almost every European country and outside helps the students to broaden their international journalism skills.
The Bachelor of Journalism covers 3 academic years. The programme anticipates the demands of a changing profession, since journalism is continuously and rapidly transforming nowadays. It offers a unique combination of practical skills and theoretical reflection and trains students to become journalists for newspapers, magazines, audiovisual or digital media.
In the first year students get thorough Dutch, French and English language courses and theoretical knowledge about journalism. General facts about law, economy, media, design and the power of images, history, geography etc. are also part of the curriculum. Through workshops and practice, students are introduced to the world of media: radio, television, magazines, newspapers, internet and social media. They learn to cover an event and practice in interviewing and making news items. In the second year, students choose German or Spanish as a fourth foreign language. They pick an individual trajectory that includes sport, lifestyle, cultural studies or politics as the main subject of expertise. The third year is almost entirely practical. Students ‘Print’ put together an edition of the media magazine Scoop and Audiovisual and Digital Media students organize a live talk show. During one week they carry out reportage work in a European metropolis. There is an internship of 10 weeks, at home or abroad, followed by a graduation project.
Graduates from the Bachelor of Journalism can work as writers/editors, researchers, field reporters or video journalists.
In 2014 an international English programme will be developed, which will focus on journalism from a European perspective.
Fact and figures
Head of department: Rik Adriaens
Address: Campus Kantienberg - Voetweg 66, 9000 Gent, Belgium
Number of students: 700
Number of staff: 41
Roos Quintijn,International coordinator
Tel.: +32 9 234 71 30