Netherlands, Utrecht (Utrecht City Campus)

Video Journalism

when 19 August 2013 - 30 August 2013
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 ECTS
fee EUR 1185

The course will familiarise you with the basics of how to work as a Video Journalist.Thanks to digitalization (semi-) professional cameras have become smaller, cheaper and a lot easier to handle. This makes it possible to make your own video clips or reports for your own website or Facebook page. Experience as a Video Journalist or VJ can also be the first step towards a career in Journalism.

The emphasis will be on 'learning by doing' applying basic theoretical principles in practical exercises and assignments using a professional DV camera and microphone. The same goes for putting the footage together, using video editing software.

Assignments will be followed by feedback sessions in which the students and the lecturer will identify examples of good practice as well as points for improvement. Students will be expected to work both individually and in small teams.

Have a look at this video which was made during the 2012 edition:
Promo video for Video journalism.

Part of the course will be conducted at the premises of RNTC in Hilversum using its professional audio/video facilities and equipment.

RNTC is the international training centre of Radio Netherlands Worldwide, the Dutch International Broadcaster (

Course leader

Peter Brinkman

Target group

(International) students with an interest in working as a video journalist to shoot their own pictures and record their own sound in order to make stories for broadcast or online.

Course aim

You will learn how to find good story ideas for videos, how to tell your story and how to use pictures in different ways to tell it. You will also learn the technical side of making a video. For instance how to make a script, record an interview, edit video footage and add music and a voice-over (narration).

Credits info

Certificate of Attendance

Fee info

EUR 1185: Course + course materials + housing


Utrecht Summer School doesn't offer scholarships for this course.

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