*The following programme is in teach-out phase and thus it will not be offered for a 1st year intake in 2020.We apologise for the inconvenience caused and invite prospective students to discuss alternative study programmes with our student consultants at the college. Current students who previously enrolled for this accredited programme will continue to completion of the programme.

The Diploma in Journalism and Media Studies is aimed at students who wish to work in the print and electronic media sector. The purpose of the qualification is to provide students with the skills and techniques required in the media environment such as, gathering and analysing information from different sources for all media, producing stories for various media, communicating effectively, producing layout for print media, editing and publication management. On successful completion of the programme, graduates will be able to seek positions in the field of journalism in a range of areas such as publication editing, news reporting, news investigation, sub-editing, copywriting and freelance writing in various media sectors. Graduates will have developed the competencies to function in the media industry and the qualification will provide the basis for further development of the student into specialist areas within the media industry.

Duration

The programme duration is 3 years on a full-time basis, or 4 years on a part-time basis.

Career fields

Students can pursue a career in the following fields:

  • Journalism
  • Publication Editing
  • Copywriting
  • Freelance Writing
  • News Reporting
  • Desktop Publishing

Certification

On successful completion of the programme, the student will receive a Diploma in Journalism and Media Studies.

Admission Requirements

  • A National Senior Certificate (NSC) with Diploma endorsement, or
  • A National Certificate Vocational (NCV) at NQF Level 4 with Diploma endorsement, or
  • Amended Senior Certificate (ASC), with Diploma endorsement, or
  • A Senior Certificate (SC); or
  • Foreign School leaving Certificate that complies with minimum admission requirements for Diploma study as gazetted by the Matriculation Board (Equivalency evaluation is completed with the Matriculation Board)

How much will it cost?

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