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Information is the basic building block for forming opinions and making decisions. This is true for political matters and when choosing your next holiday destination. If you want to provide target groups with high-quality content through various media, studying Journalism at IU International University of Applied Sciences (IU) is the way to achieve your goal.
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You can complete your Bachelor's degree in Journalism at IU by distance learning. Here you can find out how your studies at IU work and what your advantages are in the distance learning study model.
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Why you should study Journalism
Digitalisation, social media and news services are contributing to the transformation of journalism. Anyone who runs a blog can call themselves a journalist and credible information is often difficult to identify in the sea of fake news. With your Bachelor's degree in Journalism, you become a beacon of hope for information seekers. You qualify yourself to take up exciting positions in the media and to collect information and present it in a comprehensible way. This opens up various freedoms and interesting opportunities for your future.
And studying Journalism is fun. You develop your own writing and presentation style and invest in yourself and your skills. At IU, we make it possible for you to study according to your rules throughout your life. So that you are 100% flexible in reaching your goal.
Your IU Studies in Journalism
The Bachelor's degree programme in Journalism offers you a solid journalistic education. First and foremost, you will learn how to research skilfully, develop your own writing style and deal with audio-visual media. In accordance with the high standards of the German Journalists' Association (DJV), you will be prepared for journalistic practice and the various challenges of the media industry.
Your Journalism studies will also convince you with their excellent practical relevance. Among other things, you learn how to create and design cross-media content according to media ethics principles. You will work particularly intensively with online media. You will also develop basic skills in the field of media and communication sciences, typography, research and conception. You will practise scientific work and deal with methods of market research, storytelling and digital editorial management. It's up to you when exactly you do all this. At IU, you make your own schedule.
A look into the future: what you will do after graduation
Sports, travel, politics - with your Journalism studies, you can focus on the topics that interest you the most. Your career start looks a little different depending on the medium. In some areas you start as a volunteer, trainee or in a junior position. You will familiarise yourself with the internal processes so that you can soon work independently. As soon as you have gained enough professional experience, you can also take on managerial functions and lead your own team of journalists.
Whether as a presenter, correspondent or reporter, the possibilities after your Journalism degree are manifold. Do you already know what you want to do in the future? If not, that's not a bad thing. After all, your studies will give you the orientation you need.
The most important questions about studying Journalism
Don't waste any thought on the numerus clausus (NC), it is not important at IU. We deliberately waive it for most courses because we want to put your talents and strengths first. This also means that you don't have to take into account the waiting semesters. There is also no nerve-racking selection process. Instead, we would like to talk to you personally. We can then work together to find the right course of study to realise your dreams for the future.
You can currently complete your Bachelor's degree in Journalism at the Virtual Campus studieren. This means that you can study anywhere in Germany.
Yes, this is also possible at IU. In addition to the entrance qualification in the form of an Abitur or Fachabitur, interested students without an Abitur have the opportunity to enter our Bachelor's programme. You can study Journalism without an Abitur if you have completed an advanced training programme, have a master craftsman's certificate or have at least two years of vocational training and at least three years of professional experience.
The Journalism Bachelor's programme lasts for 36, 48 or 72 months, depending on which time model you choose. If you need more time and semesters for your studies, this is absolutely no problem.
Do you want to work as a travel journalist and report for your readers about accommodations and sights at home and abroad? Good decision! The best tactic to get into travel journalism is to train your skills in this field. So that means honing your writing skills, practising good storytelling or moderating in front of the camera.
Generally, journalistic companies prefer talented people who can prove their skills with samples of their work. So it's best to start building your portfolio while you're still studying. When you are on holiday, you can write a report, for example. Define the target audience for an article or video in advance to create tailor-made content. After your Journalism studies, you can start working for travel magazines or travel departments. Alternatively, you have the option to become self-employed and start your own business.
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