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Honours in Media Theory & Practice

126 NQF credits


Convener

Professor Adam Haupt


Admission requirements

(a) Faculty requirements are set out under rule FH3

(b) Specialisation requirements:

  • Completion of a three-year BA degree or equivalent degree with a strong emphasis on journalism or media or closely related disciplines.
  • A portfolio of media work and details of relevant media experience
  • Applicants should score an average of seventy percent (70%) for their media studies major or for a major from a cognate discipline, or at the discretion of the HOD.

Prescribed curriculum:

Honours students are required to complete a research essay or creative production plus four taught courses at HEQSF level 8 (4000-level).

Compulsory (core) courses

NQF credits

HEQSF level

FAM4008F

Media Theory and Media Research

24

8

FAM4009H

Media Research Project 30 8

OR

FAM4012H

Media Creative Production

30

8

 

Elective courses

Three courses from the list below:

 

FAM4007F

Narrative Literary Journalism

24

8

 

FAM4010F

Media Markets and Media Strategy

24

8

FAM4011F/S 

Media Internship

24

8

FAM4013F

Political Communication

24

8

FAM4014S

Political Journalism

24

8

FAM4017F

Advanced Television Analysis

24

8

FAM4018S

Crisis, Conflict and Communication 24 8

FAM4036S

Film and Environment

24

8

FAM4041S

Media and the Public Domain 24 8
AXL4405S Visual Anthropology

24

8