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University of Zululand Diploma in Media Studies (ACMDP1)

University of Zululand Unizulu Diploma in Media Studies (ACMDP1)

DIPLOMA IN MEDIA STUDIES (ACMDP1) NQF Level 6: 360 credits

(Only offered at the Richards Bay Campus)

Description of the Diploma

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:

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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: 05 Communication, Journalism and Related Studies
CESM 1ST Qualifier:CESM 2nd Qualifier: 0501050102 Communication 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
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Year 1

SUBJECT NAME SUBJECT CODE SUBJECT CREDITS SUBJECT LEVEL PRE-REQUISITE 
SEMESTER 1
Communication Skills 1 ACOM141 15 NQF5 None
Digital Communication 1 ACOM151 15 NQF5 None
HIV & AIDS Literacy AHIV111 15 NQF5 None
Communication Studies 1 ACCS111 15 NQF7 None
SEMESTER 2 
Media Skills 1 ACMS112 15 NQF7 None
Public Relations Skills 1 ACPR112 15 NQF6 None
Advertising Skills 1 ACAS112 15 NQF5 None
Journalism Skills 1 ACJS112 15 NQF6 None
TOTAL 120

Year 2

SUBJECT NAME SUBJECT CODE SUBJECT CREDITS SUBJECT LEVEL PRE-REQUISITE 
SEMESTER 1    
Journalism Skills 2 ACJS211 15 NQF6 ACJS112
Communication Studies 2 ACCS211 15 NQF7 ACCS111
Media-Skills 2 ACMS211 15 NQF7 ACMS112
Philosophy of Communication APHS211 15 NQF6 None
SEMESTER 2    
Public Relations Skills 2 ACPR212 15 NQF6 ACPR112
Digital Communication 2 ACOM252 15 NQF6 ACOM151
Advertising Skills 2 ACAS212 15 NQF6 ACAS112
Media Ethics APHS212 15 NQF6 None
TOTAL 120
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Year 3

SUBJECT NAME SUBJECT CODE SUBJECT CREDITS SUBJECT LEVEL PRE-REQUISITE
SEMESTER 1    
Business Studies 1B ACOM342 15 NQF6 None
Media Skills 3 ACMS311 15 NQF7 ACMS211
Communication Research Methods C ACOM351 15 NQF6 None
Journalism Skills 3 ACJS311 15 NQF6 ACJS211
SEMESTER 2
Experiential Learning for Media Studies ACEL312 60 NQF6 None
TOTAL 120

 

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