Course Description

Course Name

Writing and Editing in the Media

Session: VCPS3122

Hours & Credits

24 Host University Units

Prerequisites & Language Level

FAM1000S and FAM1001F, or at the discretion of the Head of Department.

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


The course serves as an introduction to journalism and will expose students to theoretical and practical aspects
of media production. By the end of this course students should be able to demonstrate good writing and editing skills; an understanding of print, broadcast and online media practices; an understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of these media practices and a more specialised understanding of certain aspects of media production through seminarparticipation.

DP requirements: Completion of all written assignments and regular attendance. Students who
miss more than two seminars will lose their DPs.

Assessment: Seminar 50%, class tests 20%, a two-hour examination 30%.

*Course content subject to change