Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism

Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism

Available at Sandton Campus only

The Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism comprises three modules that form the core of the qualification.
These are, Journalism (including the fundamentals of Photojournalism and Internet Journalism), Radio Production Practice and Television Production Practice.

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  • Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism
  • 3 Years full-time
  • SAQA ID 111434 | NQF (HEQSF) Level 7 | 395 Minimum Subject Credits
Possible job roles

  • TV Vision Mixer (live editor)
  • TV ENG Camera Operator
  • TV Lighting Artist
  • Radio/TV Producer
  • Radio/TV Creative Director
  • Radio/TV Technical Director
  • Radio Programme Manager
  • Broadcast Journalist
  • Newscast Director
  • Field Producer
  • Researcher

Entry requirements

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A minimum requirement for admission into the higher certificate is a:

  • National Senior Certificate (NSC), with English as one of the subjects passed and with endorsement for admission to Bachelor’s degree study; or
  • National Certificate (Vocational) (NC(V)), with English as one of the subjects passed and with endorsement for admission to Bachelor’s degree study; or
  • Prior to 2009, Senior Certificate* with English as one of the subjects passed

Alternative entry requirements

A number of higher education qualifications may meet the requirements for admission into the BA in Broadcast Journalism:

  • Higher Certificate, NQF (HEQSF) Level 5, minimum Credits 120; or
  • Advanced Certificate, NQF (HEQSF) Level 6, minimum Credits 120; or
  • Diploma, NQF (HEQSF) Level 6, minimum Credits 240 or 360; or
  • Equivalent qualification from a foreign higher education institution – see section on Foreign Applicants below

Duration

Based on the credits and notional hours of this qualification, the minimum duration is six (6) semesters over a period of three (3) years, and the maximum duration is six (6) years. The minimum duration for part-time studies will take longer. For more information see Table overleaf.

Qualification structure

The maximum number of subjects you can take in any one semester is dependent on the number of credits per subject.
It is not recommended for students to take in excess of seventy- five (75) credits per semester. For the number of credits per subject see curriculum above.

YEAR ONE

  • Academic Literacy
  • Computer Skills (MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Windows, MS Word)
  • Internet Journalism
  • Journalism 1
  • Photojournalism
  • Radio Production Practice 1
  • Sound Engineering
  • Sub-Editing
  • Television Production Practice 1

YEAR TWO

  • Finance in Media Journalism 2
  • Media Law
  • Media Skills
  • Project Management
  • Radio Production Practice 2
  • Television Production Practice 2

YEAR THREE

  • Experiential Learning Journalism 3
  • Media & Globalisation
  • Radio Production Practice 3
  • Television Production Practice 3

*Students may not progress to any subjects scheduled in level 4 (4th year) of the programme unless a pass mark has been achieved for Business Management 3 and Media and Globalisation 3.