Opleiding Journalistiek
Bachelor

Journalism

Journalism for exchange students

The underlying teaching philosophy in Journalism at Erasmus Hogeschool Brussel is geared towards empowering students as individuals while acquiring strategic, creative and management skills. The programme has a broad general scope on its field of study, thus preparing students to work in various types of organizations. Teamwork, problem based case studies, real company briefings and various work placements are essential to these programs. Our graduates are quickly employed upon graduation.

Erasmus + exchange in Journalism 

We are happy to invite students from partner universities to do an Erasmus + exchange programme in Journalism during the fall semester  !

For more information on the specific courses offered for this exchange programme, please consult the courses and credits below. 

Programme timing 

Fall semester: September 19, 2022 – February 3, 2023

  • Survival Dutch (*) : September 5 - September 15, 2022
  • EhB Welcome Days: September 15 & 16, 2022
  • Semester courses period: September 19 – December 23, 2022
  • Winter holidays: December 24, 2022 - January 6, 2023
  • Examinations: January 9 - February 3, 2023

(*) We strongly recommend students to participate in the Survival Dutch course!

Courses and credits

Field
Credits
Special European correspondent in Brussels

Affairs Integrated hands on journalism project, in which student-editors create their own multimedia newsroom and produce high quality journalistic print, online, radio and television products. During the three months span of this project the participating student-journalists will be coached by a team of  experienced journalists and editors-in-chief. Approved material will be published on the school’s news platforms and thus forwarded to national and international media partners.

The incoming student acts as a special European correspondent in Brussels for his/her home country, whose job it is to report on a daily basis about Brussels, Belgium and Europe. Apart from the school related assignments students are prompted to initiate journalistic activities and/or generate various journalistic products of their own choice. This allows them to specialize and profile in medium and content.

In a separate one-week activity-course incoming students are submerged in the fascinating hustle and bustle of Brussels, capital of Belgium and gateway to Europe (see ‘Introductory course to Bussels’, 3 credits). Furthermore they discover the French speaking part of Belgium with a 3 day exploration (Charleroi, Namur, Liege ...) resulting in a range of multimedia journalistic products on an individual basis, using their smartphones as a means of recording, processing and transmitting.

The separate 3 credits-course ‘European framework and roots’ will provide profound knowledge and understanding of different EU institutions,  and the diversity of EU policy-making across a range of policy domains. As special European correspondents for their home countries this will help students identify predominant EU-related patterns, characteristic styles and trends, and other issues that are likely to turn op in their reporting, such as the tensions due to enlargement, the gap between an intergovernmental and supra national approach and the question how to organize the cooperation between the EU  countries.

Students will produce and publish multimedia content in our newsrooms and studio’s on campus, but will also submerge in the Brussels European district (EU parliament, EU commission, Press Rooms, Midday Briefings, …) and seek to co-operate with (one of) the actual European correspondents in Brussels.

Language of instruction: English

Semester
Fall
11
Presentation Skills

This course is taught by a former journalist/TV-presenter and partly takes place in an audiovisual studio. The book ‘Presentation Techniques’ by Van der Laan provides a theoretical basis. As a group; we visit Belgian television and several tv-productions.

Language of instruction: English

Semester
Fall
3
European framework and roots

According to some studies 80 per cent of the EU member states’ socio-economic legislation is shaped by the EU. In this course we bring the students up to date with a range of core policy challenges facing the European Union, and the ways in which they are being addressed. This course is not about how the EU functions but what it tries to achieve by its different policies. The aim is to provide a detailed picture of the diversity of EU policy-making across a range of policy domains, to identify predominant patterns, and characteristic styles and trends over time.

An historical overview of the birth and grow of the Union will help to understand the problems of this institution. The course will tackle the tensions due to enlargement, the gap between an intergovernmental and supra national approach and the question how to organize the cooperation between the EU  countries.  An overview of the different EU institutions will be completed with a visit at the EU parliament and the EU commission.

Language of instruction: English

Semester
Fall
3
Survival Dutch

The aim of the "Survival Dutch" course is to master the basics of the Dutch language, both written and spoken. Starting from everyday situations, you will learn the necessary grammar and vocabulary in order to function in a Dutch speaking environment.

We strongly recommend incoming students to participate in the Survival Dutch course, organized prior to the start of the semester:
from September 7th - 17th.

Languages of instruction: English and Dutch

Semester
Summer/Fall
3
Current News

Students will have to prove that they keep track of current national and international mediatized news events, particularly those related to the European Union. Reading newspapers and magazines, following news broadcasts on television, radio and online they gradually increase their political, social, economic and cultural stock-in trade.  Students will discuss these events and their journalistic background on a monthly bases with a jury of journalists/lecturers Current Affairs.

Language of instruction: English and Dutch

Semester
Fall
4
Cross Cultural Management

This course is taught to an international class (international and Belgian students). Its purpose is to create and sharpen intercultural sensitivity, learn to understand the impact on an international management context, become interculturally competent.

Language of instruction: English

Semester
Fall
3
Introduction project Brussels

In this immersive project you will get to know more about Brussels, its historical development, the main attractions and how these play a role in the tourist industry. During this project, which will take place in the first week of the academic year, you will get practical assignments about the media and journalism sectors in Brussels.
The program contains visits to museums, the viewing of documentaries, a biking tour and a visit to a Unesco World Heritage site and different newsrooms.
A month after this immersion a written exam will follow based on texts from a reader.

This is a mandatory subject.


Language of instruction: English

Semester
Fall
3

Campus Bloemenhof & Kanal

Campus Bloemenhof

Campus Bloemenhof

Courses for this programme can be held at both the Bloemenhof campus and the Kanal campus.

Campus Bloemenhof is located in the city centre of Brussels. It is on the charming Bloemenhofplein, near the Dansaert district. The square looks particularly picturesque and dates back to the Middle Ages (Zespenningenstraat used to be one of the city gates where tolls were collected).

The biggest asset of this campus: the large roof terrace where you can have lunch and enjoy the beautiful view. It is rightly the showpiece of this campus. The city centre with its shops, restaurants and historic buildings is within walking distance.

Address
Zespenningenstraat 70
1000 Brussels

Find the Campus on Google Maps.

Campus Kanal

Campus Kanal

Courses for this programme can be held at both the Bloemenhof campus and the Kanal campus.

Campus Kanal is centrally located and easily accessible by bus, train, metro and bicycle. Located near the canal and in the Dansaert district, this campus is part of one of the hippest neighbourhoods in Brussels. On this new campus, we are committed to working closely with the neighbourhood, both in terms of lunch spots for students and activities with the surrounding schools. 

Campus Kanal is an environment where learning can take place in a variety of locations, at a variety of times and in a variety of forms. In the building you will find modular classrooms, practical classrooms (e.g. a hair and beauty salon), an outdoor classroom and learning spaces where students and teachers can plan (in)formal learning moments.

Address
Slotstraat 28
1000 Brussel

Find the Campus on Google Maps.

How to apply

1. Preliminary steps at your home institution

  • Your home institution needs to have an inter-institutional agreement with Erasmus Brussels University of Applied Sciences and Arts. Check if this is the case by consulting with your home insititution or directly on the Mobility Online platform.
  • Follow the application process at your home institution in order to be nominated as a participant of the Erasmus+ program.
  • A B2 CEFR reference level in English is required. Check with your home institution and verify that you have reached this level.

2. Registering with EhB  

3. Completing the Learning Agreement Before in Mobility Online

  • Contact the Academic Erasmus coordinator of this course (contact details are on the bottom of this page) to define your academic exchange programme.
  • Write the details down in the Learning Agreement Before (in Mobility Online). Upload your Learning Agreement Before at least 1 month before the start of your exchange. 

Any question?

Academic Erasmus Coordinator: Peter Mast
Administrative Erasmus Coordinator: Lisa Huylebroeck

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