UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN

FEATURE JOURNALISM

In collaboration with leaders in online education, GetSmarter

Duration

10 weeks, excluding
orientation

Effort

7–10 hours per week,
entirely online

Learning Format

Weekly modules,
flexible learning

ON COMPLETION OF THIS COURSE, YOU’LL WALK AWAY WITH:

1

The skills to develop, research, and interview for feature journalism, alongside editing and structuring methods.

2

A 2000-word article for your portfolio or for publication that has been guided and critiqued by the award-winning journalist André Wiesner.

3

An understanding of the legal and ethical implications of feature journalism, and the knowledge of how to sell your articles within the publishing market.

4

A certificate from Africa’s leading university,1 serving as formal proof of your feature journalism skills.

1 QS Top Universities (2019)

YOUR COURSE CONVENOR

André Wiesner

Award-winning Journalist & Media Expert

André Wiesner has worked as the director of Firebreak Studios since 2008 and as the executive editor for Advocacy Aid since 2013. From 2002 to 2008, Wiesner was a lecturer at the University of Cape Town in the Media Studies Department. Prior to lecturing he spent two years working as a news editor for Tiscali WorldOnline.

COURSE CURRICULUM

Orientation Module:
Welcome to Your Online Campus
Module 1:
Introduction to Feature Journalism
Module 2:
The Form and Function of Features
Module 3:
Developing Feature Story Ideas
Module 4:
Researching the Feature Article
Module 5:
Interviewing for Feature Journalism
Module 6:
Essential Elements of Feature Journalism
Module 7:
Language and Structure
Module 8:
Editing Your Article for Style and Clarity
Module 9:
Journalistic Ethics
Module 10:
Selling Your Writing

AN ONLINE EDUCATION THAT SETS YOU APART

This UCT online short course is delivered in collaboration with online education provider GetSmarter. Join a growing community of global professionals, and benefit from the opportunity to:

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Gain verifiable and relevant competencies and earn invaluable recognition from an international selection of universities, entirely online and in your own time

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Enjoy a personalised, people-mediated online learning experience created to make you feel supported at every step

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Experience a flexible but structured approach to online education as you plan your learning around your life to meet weekly milestones

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