Department of Media and Communications
The Department of Media and Communications focuses on the dynamics of human interpersonal and collective communications. Communication expressions through traditional and new 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.
This Department focuses primarily on undergraduate (first cycle) programmes leading to a Diploma in Journalism and a Bachelor of Communications (B. Comms) degree.
The Diploma in Journalism is a part-time day course offered to persons who are already working in the field who can complete all the requirements in two years.
The B. Communications (B. Comms) programme is a dual subject degree offering both a general (three years) or an honours (four years) track. In each case, the student chooses another subject to complement the studies in communication. The programme prepares students for jobs in media, communications, broadcasting or marketing positions. It also serves as a basis for further studies in the AudioVisual and creative industries.
The Department also offers a research-based post-graduate programme in areas like Film Theory, Media Communications, Instructional Design, and Evaluation.
Alumni of the undergraduate programme are currently working in the Broadcasting industry (Video production, TV and Radio, Media management), Journalists, Communication specialists and Marketing positions. A significant number of alumni have pursued further studies.
19 May 2013