Unizulu Journalism



Unizulu Journalism, the purpose of this qualification is to provide competent and responsible media specialists with market related media skills to the private and public sectors of the economy. This course is suitable for those students seeking employment in the following areas: as camera operators, photo-journalist, video and photo editors, advertising specialists, communication officers, spokespersons, personal assistance and journalist.



Structure of the Diploma

The programme shall extend over a three (3) year period. The curriculum consists of 21 semester modules as follows:



First year – a minimum of eight semester modules

Second year – a minimum of eight semester modules





Third year – a minimum of five semester modules



FACULTY:ARTS
Department:Communications Science (05)
Degree (Designator):Diploma:  Media Studies
CESM Category:05Communication, Journalism and Related Studies
CESM 1ST Qualifier:CESM 2nd Qualifier:0501050102Communication and Media StudiesMedia Studies
Majors:Communication ScienceMedia Studies
UNIZULU Code:ACMDP1
NQF EXIT Level:6
Minimum Credits for Admission:1. Language (FAL), or 4 (50-59%) in English as a Home Language.
2.Minimum entry points: 24
3. also refer to the Faculty requirements
Minimum duration of studies:3 Years
Presentation mode of subjects:Full Time
Intake for the qualification:January
Registration Cycle for the subjects:January
Readmission:
Total credits to Graduate: 360

Year 1

SUBJECT NAMESUBJECT CODESUBJECT CREDITSSUBJECT LEVELPRE-REQUISITE 
SEMESTER 1
Communication Skills 1ACOM14115NQF5None
Digital Communication 1ACOM15115NQF5None
HIV & AIDS LiteracyAHIV11115NQF5None
Communication Studies 1ACCS11115NQF7None
SEMESTER 2   
Media Skills 1ACMS11215NQF7None
Public Relations Skills 1ACPR11215NQF6None
Advertising Skills 1ACAS11215NQF5None
Journalism Skills 1ACJS11215NQF6None
TOTAL120

Year 2

SUBJECT NAMESUBJECT CODESUBJECT CREDITSSUBJECT LEVELPRE-REQUISITE 
SEMESTER 1
Journalism Skills 2ACJS21115NQF6ACJS112
Communication Studies 2ACCS21115NQF7ACCS111
Media-Skills 2ACMS21115NQF7ACMS112
Philosophy of CommunicationAPHS21115NQF6None
SEMESTER 2  
Public Relations Skills 2ACPR21215NQF6ACPR112
Digital Communication 2ACOM25215NQF6ACOM151
Advertising Skills 2ACAS21215NQF6ACAS112
Media EthicsAPHS21215NQF6None
TOTAL120

Year 3

SUBJECT NAMESUBJECT CODESUBJECT CREDITSSUBJECT LEVELPRE-REQUISITE
SEMESTER 1
Business Studies 1BACOM34215NQF6None
Media Skills 3ACMS31115NQF7ACMS211
Communication Research Methods CACOM35115NQF6None
Journalism Skills 3ACJS31115NQF6ACJS211
SEMESTER 2
Experiential Learning for Media StudiesACEL31260NQF6None
TOTAL120