Journalism is a high public calling; therefore this Diploma offers students the necessary skills to further a lasting career in the media industry. The three-year course focuses on grooming and equipping students with strong communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to report on various issues. The Diploma also gives a thorough grounding in the theory and practice of newsroom techniques, as well as covering in detail the legal and ethical aspects required.

Duration

The programme duration is 3 years on a full-time basis, or 4 years on a part-time basis.

Career fields

  • Print or Broadcast Journalist
  • Photojournalist
  • News Presenter
  • Communications Officer
  • Copywriter
  • Social Media Specialist
  • Media Relations Officer
  • Leads Generator

Certification

On successful completion of the programme, you will receive an ICESA Diploma in Journalism.

Admission Requirements

  • A National Senior Certificate (NSC) with Diploma endorsement or,
  • A National Certificate Vocational (NCV) at NQF Level 4 with Diploma endorsement or,
  • A Amended Senior Certificate (ASC), with Diploma endorsement or,
  • A Senior Certificate (SC) or Foreign School leaving Certificate that complies with minimum admission requirements for Diploma study as gazetted by the Matriculation Board (Equivalency evaluation is completed with the Matriculation Board) or
  • A Senate discretionary admission or Mature Age (23 and 45 years of age): Conditions apply or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

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