Media Studies Gateway – Short Learning Access Programme

Media Studies Gateway – Short Learning Access Programme

For learners who have not achieved a National Senior Certificate (NSC) or equivalent qualification with endorsement can benefit from higher education.

This short learning programme covers a range of social, economic and educational purposes, including access to higher education, personal fulfilment and social development and citizenship.

Download the factsheet for additional, detailed programme information.

  • Media Studies Gateway Short Learning Access Programme
  • Aligned to the Boston Media House Diploma in Media Practices programme (SAQA Id 83166 | NQF (HEQSF) Level 6, minimum Credits 362) 
Skills acquired*

  • Be able to gain admission to the Boston Media House Diploma in Media Practices programme based on an aggregate score of 60% across all short learning programme modules.
  • Be able to use media-specific science and technology.
  • Understand the mutual influence between culture and media. 

*Students may not be admitted to the Boston Media House Bachelor of Business Administration in Media Operations Management degree programme through this short learning programme.

Entry requirements

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION REGULATION 24h

The following category of students are eligible for admission into the short learning programme:

  • Category 1: applicants aged 18 or older with a grade 12 certificate and endorsement only for higher certificate studies.
  • Category 2: applicants aged 23 or older with a grade 12 or the equivalent certificate and no endorsement.

Alternative entry requirements

Not applicable

Duration

Six (6) months.

Short Learning Programme structure

  • Computer Literacy 0 (MS Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Academic Literacy 1
  • Marketing 1
  • Advertising 1
  • Radio 1