Boston Media House offers
- Equipment and study facilities to train you in a real media environment
- Training on the latest media, graphic and animation programmes that meet industry requirements
- Digital radio studios
- Experienced lecturers who are able to stimulate, develop and train your media mind
- Most of all, an environment conducive to unlocking your full creative potential
Boston Media House’s vision is to provide the best quality media and design education and training in a teaching and learning environment that is exciting, current and driven by quality practices in order to continue to lead the way in media and design education in South Africa.
Boston Media House strives to enhance, uplift and continuously improve the quality of media & design education and training in Southern Africa through our commitment to: ‘Education. For Life!’
The overall mark for a particular subject is calculated from the student’s aggregated performance on formative and summative assessments in a particular subject.
Students need an overall mark of fifty percent (50%) to pass a subject.
CODE OF CONDUCT
The Student Rulebook contains the general rules of the Institution that apply to all registered students and is aligned to the requirements for public information as per the requirements of the Higher Education Act, 1997 specifically Regulation 24 (as amended) of the Regulations for the Registration of Private Higher Education Institutions, 2016, 2002 and the institution’s internal quality management system (QMS).
Boston Media House has lecture rooms, technical laboratories, a student canteen, a student information centre and a Library. The Library offers assistance and facilities to students for research as well as limited guidance in academic writing and academic literacy.
Boston Media House understands that funding a higher education qualification can be challenging to many students and their families. We therefore provide a range of fee payment options to ensure that you realise your dreams of a media career. Please consult with a student counsellor to discuss the fee payment plan that suits you best.
A limited number of bursaries are also made available by the institution through various channels. Again, our student registration counsellor can offer you advice on any bursaries that are available. Bursary opportunities awarded by the institution usually require the student to have completed the first year of study so that there is a clear academic and behaviour track record on which to base our bursary decisions.
The option is also available to approach credible lending financial institutions. As an accredited and registered Private Higher Education Institution, Boston students may make an application for a student loan at any of South Africa’s retail banks.
Fees and charges including refunds in the case of deferral, cancellation or withdrawal are set out in the Rulebook as well as well as the Registration Contract. Additionally, our registration counselors are available for assistance if required
Foreign students who do not hold a South African school leaving certificate must present a Grade 12 equivalence verification with endorsement for admission to Bachelor’s degree or Diploma study from -the South African Matriculation Board. The Board can be contacted on +-27-010-591-4401/2 or applications@USAF.ac.za.
Students who have qualifications from foreign higher education institutions must present an equivalence certificate from the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) which can be contacted on +27-(0)12 431-5070 or visit http//www.saqa.org.za/.
Foreign applicants are required to provide proof of proficiency in English (TOEFL score of 550, or IELTS overall band score of 6.0.) prior to admission to the qualification.
MODE OF DELIVERY
Contact learning, which is a mode of delivery characterised by face-to-face lectures with additional independent learning taking place in completing reading, projects, and preparation for assessments.
LANGUAGE OF TEACHING AND LEARNING?
English is the language of communication, instruction, and assessment at Boston Media House. Notwithstanding the institution’s appreciation of the rich value of multiculturalism in South Africa and its impact on educational language policy, the institution has selected a single language in terms of its language policy since it would be impracticable to select more than one language, given the small size of the institution.
Boston admits a small number of students through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Applicants interested in applying through RPL will be considered individually by the Office of the Registrar.
SEMESTER, TERMS & HOURS OF OPERATION
The ordinary operating hours of the institution are as follows:
Monday to Thursday 08h00 to 16h30
Friday 08h00 to 15h30
Saturday 08h00 to 13h00
The institution operates for a minimum of 30 academic weeks each year, divided into two semesters of two terms each.
STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES, ACADEMIC ASSISTANCE & DEVELOPMENT
Boston Media House has appointed qualified and experienced lecturers and support staff to provide suitable support to learners. Student support services typically include career counseling, academic counseling, academic progression counseling, remedial academic interventions & psycho-social referrals. Students can contact counselors and lecturers during their consultation times at the branch where they are registered.
WILL TEACHING MATERIALS BE PROVIDED TO ME?
Boston will provide all prescribed textbooks, course outlines, and timetables for each subject. Therefore there will be no requirement to purchase any additional prescribed materials for all of the compulsory subjects. Personal stationery, however, must be provided by the student.
WHO WILL PROVIDE ME WITH ACADEMIC AND TUITION SUPPORT?
Boston Media House has appointed qualified and experienced lecturers to deliver and assess learning. Students can contact lecturers during their consultation times at the branch where they are registered for academic assistance.
In today’s world, nothing is as powerful as a locally-relevant, globally-recognised education.
That’s why Boston Media House is proud to offer its students and graduates higher education qualifications which are recognised internationally.
Our sought-after international accreditations and affiliations will not only boost your qualifications and career, but they will also give you worldwide credibility.
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The Institution recognises the rights of all individuals, including those with disabilities. It is the responsibility of a disabled applicant to declare his/her disability before registering to ensure that proper support is available as facilities vary between campuses.
ABOUT THE INSTITUTION
Boston Media House (Pty) Ltd
Reg. No. 2002/026252/07 (Boston)
Boston is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), as a private higher education institution, Registration No. 2008/HE07/007, until 31 December 2023.
Diploma in Media Practices (SAQA ID 83166, NQF (HEQSF) Level 6, Minimum Subject Credits 362, plus 5 Due Performance (DP) Credits at NQF Level 4).
Bachelor of Business Administration in Media Operations Management (SAQA ID 90664, NQF (HEQSF) Level 8, Minimum Subject Credits 362, plus 5 Due Performance (DP) Credits at NQF Level 4).
Both programmes are accredited by the Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) of the Council on Higher Education (CHE).
Chief Executive Officer: A.Z. Katz
Financial Director: C.L. Stollard
Managing Director: S.J.de Roos
Director: L.M. Banda
Director: H.J. Botha
Head of Institution – Mike Thoms BA, BA (Hons), MPhil (Higher Education)
Registrar – Lizel Badenhorst BCom
Academic Head & Branch Manager (Sandton) – Carike Verbooy BA, BA (Hons), MA
Branch Manager (Pretoria) – Taryn Steenkamp
Branch Manager (Durban) – Brett Langton BSc, BSc (Hons)