Multimedia Project

The details
Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies
Colchester Campus
Full Year
Undergraduate: Level 6
Thursday 05 October 2023
Friday 28 June 2024
10 May 2021


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)

Module description

This moduleis 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 will demonstrate your command of much that you have learned and practised during your first two years in terms of defining a story, gathering information, conducting research, handling data and statistics, newsgathering by means of interviews, reading and other means, and presentation.

Module aims

The aim of this module is to allow you to work on your own to show that you have a grasp of many of the fundamental skills and techniques that you will need to demonstrate as a working journalist.

Module learning outcomes

At the end of the 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.

You will be working largely on your own, and the nature of the work will depend on the project you choose and the way in which you choose to present it.

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

Anticipated teaching delivery for 2021-22: The teaching for this module is through one-to-one tutorials.


The above list is indicative of the essential reading for the course.
The library makes provision for all reading list items, with digital provision where possible, and these resources are shared between students.
Further reading can be obtained from this module's reading list.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

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

Additional coursework information

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 Tim Fenton, email:



External examiner

No external examiner information available for this module.
Available via Moodle
Of 9 hours, 1 (11.1%) hours available to students:
8 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s), module, or event type.


Further information

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