BA Program in Journalism and Mass Communication in South Africa

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Journalism and Mass Communication

Journalism is a field that focuses on bringing information regarding local, national, and international events to the attention of the general public. Journalists help inform people through interviews, observation, or by reading and summarizing past articles and relevant documents.

A country situated to the southern tip of Africa, South Africa has a rich culture that you will never get enough of while touring or studying here. The languages here include Afrikaans and English, as well nine other official languages. The campus life of the vast South African University, University of Johannesburg or any other university will be mind blowing. You will love the tropical climate and interacting with other students from South African and from around the world

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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 in Film, Television or Performance

AFDA
Campus Full time 3 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg Cape Town Durban Port Elizabeth + 3 more

The first year in the BA degree is essentially about discovery and inspiration. Students are exposed to the multiple disciplines on offer in the Film, Television or Performance Schools and use the year to identify and test their aptitudinal strengths and weaknesses. [+]

Overview

FIRST YEAR:

The first year in the BA degree is essentially about discovery and inspiration. Students are exposed to the multiple disciplines on offer in the Film, Television or Performance Schools and use the year to identify and test their aptitudinal strengths and weaknesses.

There are no limitations on the number of electives that students may attend. Discipline choices and outcomes are governed by the student's personal ambition, work ethic, and enthusiasm. However, certain timetable logistics, discipline choice combinations and minimum assessment requirements may limit the student's choices.

These discipline choices are done in combination with the five Production Course components and the Assist Programme.... [-]


BA in Film Arts

The Open Window Institute for Arts and Digital Sciences
Campus Full time 3 years Open Enrollment South Africa Pretoria

THE MOVING IMAGE is the fastest growing sector of the visual arts worldwide. The audio-visual experience is now at the heart of every mass communication medium. The Open Window Bachelor of Film Arts degree is dedicated to pushing the boundaries of this dynamic and contemporary art form. [+]

Bachelor of Film Arts NQF 7

SAQA ID: 94670

The FILM ARTS programme offers an exciting immersion in audio-visual communication, with a wide range of skills that enable students to work in tomorrow’s demanding time-based media environment. Emphasis is placed on narrative and storytelling across all audio-visual moving image “platforms”. The programme is designed to offer the graduate a sustainable career by focusing on an area of specialisation while encouraging an interdisciplinary audio-visual awareness. Majors include Motion Design, Game Design, 3D Animation, Screenwriting, Production Design, Sound Design, Screen Acting and Film & Television.

This approach provides a flexibility that promotes lateral thinking in arriving at innovative problem-solving solutions in the corporate, entertainment and art environments. Students are made aware of the technological, socio-economic, cultural, and political context of issues facing tomorrow’s audio-visual communicator in Africa and abroad. This qualification is intended for scriptwriters, broad base producer/director filmmakers, sound designers, 3D animators, motion designers, game designers, production designers and screen actors.... [-]


BA in Visual Communication

The Open Window Institute for Arts and Digital Sciences
Campus Full time 3 years Open Enrollment South Africa Pretoria

VISUAL COMMUNICATION is integral to all contemporary media and forms the backbone upon which both the applied arts and fine arts environments are built. The Open Window VISUAL COMMUNICATION programme is a progressive platform for learners to explore Communication Design, Illustration and Photography. [+]

Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communication Design NQF 7

SAQA ID: 60470The programme is designed to offer the graduate a sustainable career by focusing on an area of specialisation in one or two of the above fields whilst encouraging interdisciplinary awareness through a wide selection of skills-based modules. This approach provides a flexibility that promotes broad thinking and interdisciplinary articulation within a student’s chosen field(s) of study.

Our graduates are able to solve problems in the rapidly developing applied arts arena. Particular emphasis is placed on contextualising creative practices and trends within the relevant discourses of technological, socioeconomic, cultural and political arenas in order to ensure that graduates have the ability to contribute as responsible visual communicators. This qualification is intended for photographers, graphic designers, creative directors, copywriters and illustrators.... [-]