The BJ programme is a communications-focused double-major curriculum for a digital age. Students use the journalism component of the curriculum to build critical thinking and communications skills across multiple media. By the end of the four-year curriculum, they will be able to produce accurate and deeply researched written work on a variety of subjects, shoot and edit compelling video documentaries, and create data-driven online journalism.
In their second year, each student will choose another academic major to combine with the journalism component, thus creating a bespoke degree that will allow them to explore fully their unique intellectual interests. Throughout the curriculum, the emphasis is on experiential real-world learning. All students will complete at least one summer internship at a media publication or other communications-focused organisation.
A diverse faculty and student body ensure a lively learning environment that feeds students’ curiosity about the world. Class size is kept small to foster classroom discussion as well as the family feeling that makes the Journalism and Media Studies Centre a very special place at HKU.