Bachelor of Arts: Media Studies

General

Program Description

Registration Certificate No 2001/HE08/006. NQF 7; SAQA ID: 87406. (376 CREDITS)


The major in Media Studies is designed to help students develop the analytical, critical and creative communication skills required to engage meaningfully with a wide range of media. Building on a robust understanding of media’s political, economic, technological, social and historical contexts, each student will find his/her unique voice through real-world experiences provided by contact with industry professionals and practical projects.


Admission Requirements

  • National Senior Certificate (NSC) with a bachelor’s pass or equivalent;
  • Matriculation Certificate (with university exemption) or equivalent;
  • Higher Certificate or an Advanced Certificate or Diploma in a cognate field.


Alternative Admission Requirements

  • National Senior Certificate or National Certificate Vocational with a diploma pass (or equivalent) combined with the results of the National Benchmark Test (NBT);
  • Mature age of 23 and over during the first year of studies and a National Senior Certificate (or equivalent);
  • The conditions of the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) policy for access and the results of the NBT are determining factors for admission. Contact the admissions office regarding RPL;
  • Mature students (45 years or later) can be admitted, determined by the RPL conditions and the results of the NBT.


Time Commitment

  • Minimum three years;
  • Maximum six years part-time;
  • On campus and online;
  • January and July intakes.

Last updated November 2019

About the School

Cornerstone is an independent, not-for-profit higher education institution engaged in teaching and learning in service of others, to advance human dignity and social justice for all.

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