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Honours in Media Theory & Practice

126 NQF credits


Convener

Associate Prof. 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
  • Normally candidates will be expected to have an upper second or better result for their first degree.

Prescribed curriculum:

Honours students are required to complete a research essay or creative production plus four taught courses. Please look at this page to identify potential supervisors whose research interests correspond with yours.

Compulsory courses

NQF credits

HEQSF level

FAM4008F

Media Theory and Media Research

24

8

FAM4009H

Media Research Project 30 8

OR

FAM4008F

Media Theory and Media Research 24 8

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 Communication in Africa 24 8

FAM4036S

Film and Environment

24

8

FAM5011S

Media and the Public Domain

24

9

FAM5014S Media and National Development Policy

24

9

FAM5015W Making the Critical Documentary

24

9

FAM5016S Creative Non-Fiction

24

9

FAM5038S Mobile Media and Communications

24

9
AXL4405S Visual Anthropology

24

8