Multimedia Project

The details
Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies
Colchester Campus
Full Year
Undergraduate: Level 6
Thursday 03 October 2024
Friday 27 June 2025
07 June 2024


Requisites for this module



Key module for

BA P500 Multimedia Journalism,
BA P501 Multimedia Journalism (Including Year Abroad),
BA P503 Multimedia Journalism (Including Placement Year),
BA P530 Journalism and Literature,
BA P531 Journalism and Literature (Including Placement Year),
BA P532 Journalism and Literature (Including Year Abroad)

Module description

This module is your final year project. It is a piece of work that you have carried out on your own, on the basis of the groundwork completed during the LT313 Newsroom Practice module.

It should demonstrate your command of all the key elements of the course, evidencing learning and successful practice in terms of defining a news story, gathering information, conducting research, handling data and statistics, newsgathering by means of interviews, reading and other means, and multimedia presentation.

Module aims

The aim of this module is:

  • To allow you to work on your own to show that you have developed the fundamental understanding, skills and techniques that you will need as a working journalist.

Module learning outcomes

By the end of this module, you will have:

1. Used your research and fact-finding skills to find, assess and present original findings in the area of your chosen subject.
2. Used your reporting and interviewing skills to gather further information and opinions about the subject.
3. Used your production skills to record and create content in different media, each of which will contribute to the finished work (see note * below).
4. Created a piece of publishable multimedia work to professional standards, which adds new perspectives or information to the coverage of the story (see note * below).

*As an alternative to 3 and 4, you have the option of presenting your findings in the form of a written 3,000 word dissertation.

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

The module will be delivered via:

  • One-to-one tutorials with assigned supervisor.

You will be working largely on your own (with a named teaching staff supervisor), and the nature of the work will depend on the project you choose and the way in which you choose to present it.


This module does not appear to have a published bibliography for this year.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Coursework weighting
Coursework   Project or Dissertation    100% 

Additional coursework information

The coursework comprises:

  • Multimedia project OR dissertation (3,000 words) (100%)

Exam format definitions

  • Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
  • In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary, for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.

Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%


Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Mr Martin Bright, email:



External examiner

Prof Jairo Alfonso Lugo-Ocando
College of Communication, University of Sharjah, UAE
Dean and Professor of Journalism
Available via Moodle
No lecture recording information available for this module.


Further information

* Please note: due to differing publication schedules, items marked with an asterisk (*) base their information upon the previous academic year.

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