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A Bachelor of Arts (BA) is a degree rewarded to students who complete an undergraduate program that typically lasts four years. This type of degree can be focused on the sciences, liberal arts, or a mixture of the two. 

A degree in journalism will give you the trades and self-esteem to start your profession as a journalist. A great journalist not solely has specialized and professional skills, but also mental width and curiosity about the world.

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BA in Communication Studies

Christian Service University College
Campus Full time September 2019 Ghana Kumasi

Are you an ambitious student? And looking for a unique opportunity to attain a specialized qualification in BA Communication Studies? Find out whether this program matches your ambitions for a successful future. [+]

C.S.U.C. offers high-quality four-year undergraduate programs in different fields. These unique English-taught programs provide an outstanding academic foundation. In these programs, you will work together with your classmates from all around the world, receive instruction from excellent researchers and lecturers and develop your ability to conduct scientific and impactful research.

Are you an ambitious student? And looking for a unique opportunity to attain a specialized qualification in BA Communication Studies? Find out whether this program matches your ambitions for a successful future.

Fees For International Students 2017/2018 Academic Year

Programmes Tuition Fees(USD$) Other Charge(USD$) SRC Dues(USD$) Total(USD$) BA Communication Studies (Freshmen) 1,058.00 230.00 12.50 1,300.50 BA Communication Studies (Continuing Students) 1,038.00 " " 12.50 1,050.50 " " " " " " " " " " Other Charges (Freshmen Only) USD($) Student ID Card 3.00 University Cloth 19.00 Verification of Results 9.00 Medical Examination 14.00 Stay Permit 180.00 " " 225.00... [-]


BA in Strategic Communication in Marketing Communication

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 3 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

The BA Strategic Communication (Marketing Communication) degree is a unique qualification that has been developed to empower you with the knowledge that is essential to succeed in the industry. This degree provides both practical and theoretical knowledge relating to the communication practitioner’s role in achieving organizational goals, and facilitating stakeholder relationships, reputation management, change management, employee engagement and media relations. These dimensions are explored within a broader global, governmental, business, society and individual context. [+]

The current era is characterized by a shift to Strategic Communication, which is a dynamic and evolving field. Whereas previously, Corporate Communication, Marketing Communication, Public Relations and Management Communication were seen as separate fields, Strategic Communication has attempted to transcend these distinctions. The environment in which most organizations and businesses operate necessitates the ability to adapt to the pace of change, economic instability, the shift of power away from traditional authority and the impact of technology on every aspect of human existence.

The BA Strategic Communication (Marketing Communication) degree is a unique qualification that has been developed to empower you with the knowledge that is essential to succeed in the industry. This degree provides both practical and theoretical knowledge relating to the communication practitioner’s role in achieving organizational goals, and facilitating stakeholder relationships, reputation management, change management, employee engagement and media relations. These dimensions are explored within a broader global, governmental, business, society and individual context.... [-]


BA in Strategic Communication in Corporate Communication

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 3 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

The BA Strategic Communication (Corporate Communication) degree is a unique qualification that has been developed to empower the learner with the knowledge that is essential to succeed in the industry. This degree provides both practical and theoretical knowledge relating to the communication practitioner’s role in achieving organizational goals, and facilitating stakeholder relationships, reputation management, change management, employee engagement and media relations. These dimensions are explored within a broader global, governmental, business, society and individual context. [+]

The current era is characterized by a shift to Strategic Communication, which is a dynamic and evolving field. Whereas previously, Corporate Communication, Marketing Communication, Public Relations and Management Communication were seen as separate fields, Strategic Communication has attempted to transcend these distinctions. The environment in which most organizations and businesses find themselves necessitates the ability to adapt to the pace of change, economic instability, the shift of power away from traditional authority and the impact of technology on every aspect of human existence.

The BA Strategic Communication (Corporate Communication) degree is a unique qualification that has been developed to empower the learner with the knowledge that is essential to succeed in the industry. This degree provides both practical and theoretical knowledge relating to the communication practitioner’s role in achieving organizational goals, and facilitating stakeholder relationships, reputation management, change management, employee engagement and media relations. These dimensions are explored within a broader global, governmental, business, society and individual context.... [-]


BA in Journalism

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 3 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

The aim of the qualification is to develop students’ applied competence in Journalism. Applied competence implies the acquisition, analysis, interpretation, and application of communication principles related to the context of Journalism within relevant sectors of the electronic and print media and the broadcasting industry. Furthermore, students will develop the ability to internalize, reflect on and communicate strategic decisions and applications effectively through the correct and suitable use of scientific language and technical terminology associated with Journalism. [+]

The aim of the qualification is to develop students’ applied competence in Journalism. Applied competence implies the acquisition, analysis, interpretation, and application of communication principles related to the context of Journalism within relevant sectors of the electronic and print media and the broadcasting industry. Furthermore, students will develop the ability to internalize, reflect on and communicate strategic decisions and applications effectively through the correct and suitable use of scientific language and technical terminology associated with Journalism. The qualification will facilitate effective learning through the exposure to and application of appropriate learning styles, thereby enabling them to navigate and holistically manage the dynamic context of Journalism.... [-]


BA in Film and Television Studies

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 3 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

The aim of this qualification is to develop students’ applied competence in Film and Television Studies. Applied competence implies the acquisition, analysis, interpretation, and application of communication principles related to Film and Television Studies within relevant sectors of the electronic media and the broadcasting industry. Furthermore, students will develop the ability to internalize, reflect on, and communicate strategic decisions and applications effectively through the correct and suitable use of scientific language and technical terminology associated with Film and Television Studies. [+]

The aim of this qualification is to develop students’ applied competence in Film and Television Studies. Applied competence implies the acquisition, analysis, interpretation, and application of communication principles related to Film and Television Studies within relevant sectors of the electronic media and the broadcasting industry. Furthermore, students will develop the ability to internalize, reflect on, and communicate strategic decisions and applications effectively through the correct and suitable use of scientific language and technical terminology associated with Film and Television Studies. The qualification will facilitate effective learning through the exposure to and the application of appropriate learning styles, thereby enabling the student to navigate and holistically manage the dynamic context of Film and Television Studies.... [-]


Bachelor of Arts (with four specilisations)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 3 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

This is a first formative qualification. A successful student will have acquired the intellectual competencies and practical skills to discuss, problematize and investigate human conduct and interaction, particularly in the South African context [+]

This is a first formative qualification. A successful student will have acquired the intellectual competencies and practical skills to discuss, problematize and investigate human conduct and interaction, particularly in the South African context.

There are four different clusters or specialization options in this programme to choose from. These options are listed below.

BA with specialization in Communication and Languages

The curriculum for the BA with specialization in Communication and Languages programme consists of 22-semester modules compiled as follows:

First Year Second Year Third Year Semester modules Communication or *Theory of Film and Television Studies 1A & 1B Communication or *Theory of Film and Television Studies 2A & 2B Communication or *Theory of Film and Television Studies 3A & 3B 6 Language major 1A & 1B Language major 2A & 2B Language major 3A & 3B 6 Elective 1A & 1B Elective 2A & 2B Elective 2A & 2B 6 **English 1C & 1D Elective 1A & 1B 4 8-semester modules 8-semester modules 6-semester modules 22 ... [-]

BA Hons in Strategic Communication (Marketing Communication)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 1 year February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

Marketing Communication Honours Theory: In the dynamic and continually developing the field of Marketing Communication with a contemporary move towards Integrated Brand Communication with an increasing emphasis on strategic conceptualization, a need has emerged for a course that deals with relevant industry-related issues. [+]

Marketing Communication Honours Theory: In the dynamic and continually developing the field of Marketing Communication with a contemporary move towards Integrated Brand Communication with an increasing emphasis on strategic conceptualization, a need has emerged for a course that deals with relevant industry-related issues.

The aim of this Degree is to provide a critical reflexive orientation towards both the theoretical and applied principles of Marketing Communication. Consequently, the learner will be provided with extensive theoretical and practical application within the field of Marketing Communication, which will enable them to pursue an integrated career within the field. The focus is on experiential learning with a strong branding emphasis and incorporates direct exposure to the industry. Furthermore, throughout the year professional presentation skills will be developed. Marketing Communication Theory investigates current and relevant contemporary issues in the field of Marketing Communication and also deals with contemporary contexts of Marketing Communication. The primary objective is to generate understanding with regard to these issues as well as the practice and principles of the Marketing Communication industry in general.... [-]


BA Hons in Strategic Communication (Corporate Communication)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 1 year February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

Corporate Communication Honours facilitates both theoretical and applied competence in corporate communication. Specialised knowledge of corporate communication theory facilitates the ability to critically review, consolidate and extend corporate communication theory to create appropriate responses and to resolve abstract contextual corporate communication problems. The development of practical skill sets through experiential learning in the form of internships and portfolio based training facilitate the acquisition of applied and reflexive competence which promote the ability to transfer and apply corporate communication skills sets in a range of communication contexts. This course instils the moral and ethical sensitivity required for a responsible practice of corporate communications. [+]

Corporate Communication Honours facilitates both theoretical and applied competence in corporate communication. Specialised knowledge of corporate communication theory facilitates the ability to critically review, consolidate and extend corporate communication theory to create appropriate responses and to resolve abstract contextual corporate communication problems. The development of practical skill sets through experiential learning in the form of internships and portfolio based training facilitate the acquisition of applied and reflexive competence which promote the ability to transfer and apply corporate communication skills sets in a range of communication contexts. This course also instils the moral and ethical sensitivity required for a responsible practice of corporate communications.... [-]


BA Hons in Journalism

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 year February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

Full-time students register for five modules. Part-time students register for all the modules except for the specialisation modules and the research essay in the first year. In the second year, part-time students register for the specialisation modules and the research essay. All elective modules are not necessarily offered every year. [+]

Full-time students register for five modules.Part-time students register for all the modules except for the specialisation modules and the research essay in the first year. In the second year part-time students register for the specialisation modules and the research essay. All elective modules are not necessarily offered every year.

The Honours programme consists of five modules, of which four are compulsory and one is an elective module:

Compulsory modules:

Semester 1 / Semester 2

Communication Theory Research Essay Journalism Applied Journalism Communication

Elective modules:

Communication Management and Persuasion Development Communication and Identity New Media and Culture ... [-]

BA Hons in Film and Television Studies

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 year February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

Full-time students register for five modules. Part-time students register for all the modules except for the specialisation modules and the research essay in the first year. In the second year, part-time students register for the specialisation modules and the research essay. All elective modules are not necessarily offered every year. [+]

Full-time students register for five modules. Part-time students register for all the modules except for the specialisation modules and the research essay in the first year. In the second year part-time students register for the specialisation modules and the research essay. All elective modules are not necessarily offered every year.

The Honours programme consists of five modules, of which four are compulsory and one is an elective module:

Compulsory modules:

Semester 1 / Semester 2 Communication Theory Research Essay Audiovisual Communication Applied Audiovisual Communication

Elective modules:

Communication Management and Persuasion Development Communication and Identity New Media and Culture Admission requirements ... [-]

BA Hons in Communication Theory

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 1 year February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

The purpose of this programme is to explore a wide range of forms of human communication from a variety of perspectives that connect the local and the global and are rooted in African contexts and experiences. Our curriculum develops an innovative participation studies approach that addresses the specific communicative, cultural and social contexts in which we operate. As an inherently interdisciplinary and flexible programme, the BA Hons in Communication Studies intersects a multiplicity of fields and areas in the humanities and social sciences and offers an opportunity to explore their complementarity and interconnectedness. [+]

The purpose of this programme is to explore a wide range of forms of human communication from a variety of perspectives that connect the local and the global and are rooted in African contexts and experiences. Our curriculum develops an innovative participation studies approach that addresses the specific communicative, cultural and social contexts in which we operate. As an inherently interdisciplinary and flexible programme, the BA Hons in Communication Studies intersects a multiplicity of fields and areas in the humanities and social sciences and offers an opportunity to explore their complementarity and interconnectedness.

This qualification comprises five modules: Communication, Media and Society; Research Methodology; Contemporary Issues in Communication; Communication for Social Change; and the Research Essay. Each module is designed to introduce the student to a range of pertinent concerns in contemporary society. The Contemporary Issues module studies the context within which new media has evolved, the workings of new media and its impact on society. Communication for Social Change investigates the developed-developing nature of South African society as it is applied to various communication contexts. Communication, Media, and Society provides a theoretical backdrop against which these are studied, and Research Methodology prepares the student for their research component (research essay).... [-]


BA in Sport Communication

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 3 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

Sport Commentator, Sport Journalist, Sport Anchor, Researcher, Specialisation in Biokinetics, Sport Science or Sport Management honours, Coach, Exercise Scientist [+]

Career

Sport Commentator, Sport Journalist, Sport Anchor, Researcher, Specialisation in Biokinetics, Sport Science or Sport Management honours, Coach, Exercise Scientist.

Admission Requirements Minimum APS: 23 Mathematics OR 24 with Mathematical Literacy Language of teaching and learning- English: 5 (60%+) Mathematics : 3 (40%+) Mathematical Literacy: 4 (50%+) Additional Subject 1: 4 (50%+)* Additional Subject 2: 4 (50%+) Additional Subject 3: 4 (50%+) Additional Subject 4: 3 (40%+)

*Recommended for additional recognized language.

Admission for international applicants is subject to meeting the compliance requirements as stipulated by the Immigration Act No 13 of 2002, the regulations made there under the University’s policy. Meeting the Faculty’s minimum requirements for a particular programme does not necessarily guarantee admission to that programme due to space constraints. All applicants have to complete the NBT (National Benchmark Test) prior to admission. The result of the NBT will inform decisions taken on placement of the applicant. Life Orientation is not included when calculating APS.... [-]


BA Design in Digital Media

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

A Bachelor of Arts in Digital Media Design prepares students to meet the needs of the digital age as designers of content, systems, and products, where text, image, video, audio, graphics and animation converge. Starting from a generalized approach, students learn specializations in interaction design or digital video. In Digital Media Design, students engage with and apply digital technologies innovatively, in order to design products to communicate and enhance life experiences. [+]

A Bachelor of Arts in Digital Media Design prepares students to meet the needs of the digital age as designers of content, systems, and products, where text, image, video, audio, graphics and animation converge. Starting from a generalized approach, students learn specializations in interaction design or digital video. In Digital Media Design, students engage with and apply digital technologies innovatively, in order to design products to communicate and enhance life experiences.

A range of technologies and products that students engage with include websites, mobile applications, interactive games, design deliverables, music videos, digital video, motion graphics, short format animation, wayfinding systems and digital photography. The Department's facilities include four comprehensive computer laboratories with the latest high-end graphics computers, an audio recording suite an animation studio and a green screen studio.... [-]


Bachelor of Arts Honors in Language and Communication Studies

Lupane State University
Campus Full time 4 years February 2019 Zimbabwe Bulawayo

On successful completion of the course, one will be equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to assess the place of language within systems and processes of communication generally; describe particular usages of language, for example at the levels of pronunciation, lexicogrammar, discourse structure and functioning; appreciate relationships between language forms and the social and cultural contexts where they are used; analyse the specific demands and constraints of using language and communicating within particular institutional and professional settings, such as the mass media, medicine, education (including language education), business and industry; appreciate the shared elements of human communication processes and explore their diversity and their central relevance to contemporary social life; analyse the communication practices that sustain and constitute social institutions such as the newspaper, TV and film industries and critically appraise their output; identify generic categories within types of media communication and understand their constitution as cultural products. [+]

On successful completion of the course, one will be equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to:

Assess the place of language within systems and processes of communication generally; Describe particular usages of language, for example at the levels of pronunciation, lexicogrammar, discourse structure and functioning; Appreciate relationships between language forms and the social and cultural contexts where they are used; Analyze the specific demands and constraints of using language and communicating within particular institutional and professional settings, such as the mass media, medicine, education (including language education), business and industry; Appreciate the shared elements of human communication processes and explore their diversity and their central relevance to contemporary social life; Analyze the communication practices that sustain and constitute social institutions such as the newspaper, TV and film industries and critically appraise their output; Identify generic categories within types of media communication and understand their constitution as cultural products. Entry Requirements Five (5) ‘O’ level passes including English and an African language ... [-]

Bachelor Of Arts In Communication

Pan Africa Christian University
Campus Full time September 2019 Kenya Nairobi

In today’s world, effective communication is critical. This programme aims at training individuals to critically package messages using appropriate channels for the greatest benefit to society. [+]

Bachelor Of Arts In Communication INTRODUCTION

In today’s world, effective communication is critical. This programme aims at training individuals to critically package messages using appropriate channels for the greatest benefit to society.

The program demonstrates how communication can be used in the family, industry, and society.

The study of communication in different contexts will provide students with the unique opportunity to develop insights and understanding of the theoretical and empirical basis of this complex discipline.

The program provides students with opportunities to learn the foundational skills and practices of particular professional communication contexts from a biblical perspective. Area of specializations;... [-]