Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Department of Journalism, Media and Philosophy

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Department of Journalism, Media and Philosophy

Department of Journalism, Media and Philosophy in the School of Language, Media and Culture (LMC) at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU).

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The National Diploma in Journalism is a career-focussed programme, designed to equip learners with the skills needed to function as professional journalists in both the print and electronic media. The Journalism programme is in line with industry requirements and focuses on the employability of graduates.

Download the module summaries document (PDF file) to learn more about this exciting programme.

The BA Media, Communication and Culture degree offers students the opportunity to explore many varied and exciting fields within the media field.  Starting with the first year foundation level, students move towards a specialization in one of six streams in their final year, namely:

  • Video Production,
  • Journalism in multiple media platforms,
  • Design,
  • Scriptwriting,
  • Public Relations or
  • Culture.

 

In addition students may select other modules such as advertising, film studies and new media to broaden their knowledge and skills set.

The programme also places firm emphasis on language which forms the basis for all successful communication.  Students are required to do two years of one or more of the following languages up to second year level:

  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • French
  • isiXhosa

This programme provides intensive theoretical knowledge and practical skills in arts and culture, communications, languages and literature, media and information technology from highly qualified staff who have extensive experience in their given fields.

Graduates of the programme will have a high level of language competence, together with expertise in intercultural communication, practical skill for the communications industry, and the technical know-how to keep pace with continually moving global trends and technology.

Potential students practicing video broadcast skills at NMMU Open Day 2014.

Courses Offered

UNDERGRADUATE

DIPLOMA

  • Diploma in Journalism

DEGREE

  • BA (Media, Communication and Culture)
  • BTech (Journalism)
  • BTech (Journalism)

POSTGRADUATE

HONOURS DEGREE

  • BA Honours (Philosophy)
  • BA Honours in Journalism
  • Bachelor of Arts Honours in Media Studies

MASTER’S DEGREE

  • Master of Arts (Media Studies) Research
  • Master of Arts (Media Studies) Research
  • Master of Arts (Philosophy) Research
  • Master of Arts (Philosophy) Research

DOCTORAL DEGREE

  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Media Studies)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Media Studies)
CONTACT INFORMATION
Mrs Gerda Flanagan
Secretary to the School of Language, Media and Culture
Tel: 27 41 5042871
Gerda.Flanagan@nmmu.ac.za

Mr. Sam Nzioki
sam.nzioki@nmmu.ac.za
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