The International Multimedia Journalism is a joint MA programme based in Beijing Foreign Studies University, China, with the degree awarded by the University of Bolton in the UK. 

The global media economy is being transformed. With major changes in the way stories are produced, circulated and consumed, today’s visual journalists and storytellers need new skills to meet the challenges and take advantage of new opportunities.

Students on the one-year MA in International Multimedia Journalism develop essential practical multimedia journalism skills in photography, video, audio, writing, infographics and social media. Students also gain a critical understanding of contemporary trends in the new media economy, while studying in the stimulating city of Beijing. 

See what our students think in our introductory videos on the course.

Current #IMMJMA students – This site provides you with a central hub for study information and resources. It includes official programme and module information; assignment briefs; deadlines; reading lists; workshop & lecture notes; calendars; as well as a ton of resources to support your study.  Please don’t forget to check in weekly.

This site does not include the University of Bolton’s Student Policy Zone however and you should make sure you have that bookmarked and familiarise yourself with the information there too.

Not an IMMJ student? – If you are not an #immjma student but interested in multimedia or visual journalism – you are welcome to browse the site, and you’ll find some good resources. However many pages are just for students and password protected.  If you’d like to find out more about the program head over to our public facing site at wwwimmj-ma.org

All #IMMJMA students should familiarise themselves with the related course resources & readings listed below. Many are already included in the required readings for your six modules. Others are not, but we’ve worked hard to make a tight yet varied selection of readings that you should be dipping into regularly.