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Digital Content and Journalism Postgraduate at Artevelde by Chase

At Chase we are always curious about the newest possibilities in digital content. We love to help improve the skills of the next generation of digital creatives and that's the reason why we are collaborating with Artevelde University College. Together, we developed the postgraduate Digital Content and Journalism, open for everyone who wants to be an online creator, up-to-date on the newest narrative media.

Are you already active on social media, but are you a bit insecure about your content? Do you want to be noticed in the overload of online publications? Do you want to earn more likes, clicks and comments on your online content? Check out this postgraduate Digital Content and Journalism, starting two times a year in Ghent, Belgium!

IS THIS POSTGRADUATE SOMETHING FOR ME?

The program is open for everyone who already has a bachelor or master’s degree. Experts in the field will show you the newest technologies and share their storytelling skills. In 10 weeks, you’ll learn how to create an online story. This course is a must for students who just graduated, for communicators and content makers, (freelance) journalists or storytellers who want to learn more about digital media.

The postgraduate Digital Content and Journalism consists of 27 credits and costs €2500. It takes place on campus Kantienberg in Ghent, Belgium and starts two times a year. The first program begins in October and ends mid-March, program two starts in the beginning of February and comes to an end in June. You'll have classes on Monday and Tuesday during the day. After ten weeks of lectures, you’ll start an internship, lasting between 30 and 50 days. If you are currently working fulltime or parttime or studying something else, you’ll be able to extend your days over a longer period.

WHAT IS THIS POSTGRADUATE ABOUT?

The postgraduate consists of 5 different training modules:

- Digital Content & Journalism
- Online Publication
- Digital Content Production
- Digital Creative of the Future
- Internship

In these five modules, you’ll become an online creator. We start with the key part of this course: a short introduction in storytelling and the first steps of making digital content. In these classes, you’ll learn how to tell an online story. The next step is publishing it, by learning more about content marketing tools and techniques. In the third module, we put the focus on acquiring skills to produce an online story. Social video, photography, chatbots, virtual reality, data,... will no longer be part of the unknown.

After creating a story, there’s a need to advertise it on social media. We will also take the time to look at your future, before the fifth and last module: your internship. You’re free to choose in what part of digital content and journalism you want to intern. Do you want to make podcasts? Are you more curious about making social videos for an advertising agency? Everything is possible!

As a digital creative in the making, you will be challenged by creating individual assignments and following some online tutorials. Besides classes on Monday and Tuesday, you’ll need to schedule one day a week of self-study.

In this postgraduate, there are no finals. You can do a resit for the assignments, but a retake for your internship is impossible. Making the assignments and following an internship is necessary to get your certificate.

I WANT TO FOLLOW THIS DIGITAL CONTENT AND JOURNALISM POSTGRADUATE, WHAT’S NEXT?

There’s a high demand for professional digital creatives/storytellers (which comes as no surprise, as stories are perfectly suited to tell a message in an effective way). This is a highly practical training so you don’t need to study 400 random pages in a textbook. Having completed this postgraduate, you are ready to join the digital media sector. Either in your own media production company, as a content specialist for a larger organisation or as a creator of your own artistic stories for an online audience.

There are limited places in this postgraduate. Apply now to take part in the next wave or subscribe for our newsletter to stay in touch.

Do you want more information or do you have any further questions? Contact Petra Beeckx, who is the coordinator of this program, on 0486/96.68.42 or send an e-mail to petra.beeckx@arteveldehs.be. You can also download the brochure of this postgraduate right here. This program is a collaborative initiative of Artevelde University College and Chase.

THESE ARE SOME OF LAST YEAR'S LECTURERS

Niel Van Herck (Tjoolaard, BE)
Sam Feys (De Morgen, BE)
Lien De Leenheer (Frankly Speaking, BE)
Dirk Vanhegen (Medianet Vlaanderen, BE)
Rutger Verhoeven (Cleverlions, BE)
Magali De Reu & Britt De Valk (Copymag, freelance, BE)
Floris Lefever (Hotel Hungaria, BE)
Tim Vanhaecke (Chase, BE)
Anneleen Ophoff (VRT/Vranckx, BE)
Mike De Ridder (Mike Pro, BE)
Sacha Claes (Chase, BE)
Karin Van Hees (BlueTales, BE)
Maarten Lambrechts (Freelance, BE)
Klasien van de Zandschulp (Lava Lab, NL)
Wim Forceville (Freelance, BE)
Wederik De Backer (Audiofictie en - documentairemaker, BE)
Laure Cops & Wouter Vanmol (NuNam, BE)
 

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