Department of Media and Communications
The Department of Media and Communications focuses on the dynamics of human and collective communications. Communication expressions through new and traditional media continue to be the object of research as these evolve and offer an insight into an individual’s or organisation’s identity and future development. First cycle programmes offered lead to a Diploma in Journalism and a Bachelor of Communications (B. Comms Gen/Hons) degree. The Department offers a research-based post-graduate programme in areas like Film Theory, Media Communications, Instructional Design, and Evaluation.
The Diploma in Journalism is a part-time day course offered to persons who are already working in the field of media, who can complete all the requirements in two years.
The B. Communications (B. Comms) programme is a two-subject degree and leads to either a B.Comms (General) a three-year programme or B.Comms (Honours) four year programme. In the first year, all students enroll in the B. Communications course. After completion of the second year of studies, students who have achieved an overall average of 65% or better in Communications can opt to follow the Honours programme. In both programmes students choose another area of study to complement their studies in communications. For information regarding other areas of study and special entry requirements, download the Undergraduate Prospectus 2016 by clicking here (refer to pg 86).
The programme prepares students for jobs in media, communications, broadcasting, cultural & creative industries, or marketing positions. It also serves as a basis for further studies in the AudioVisual and creative industries.
Alumni of the undergraduate programme are currently working in the Broadcasting industry (Video, TV and Radio production, Media management), Journalists, Communication specialists (Public Relations, Publicists, or Communication Officers) and Marketing positions. A significant number of alumni have pursued further studies or started their own business.
To access the relevant programme of studies, click here.
28 February 2017