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MA in Media Theory & Practice

Convener

Associate Prof. Adam Haupt


Admission requirements

(a) Faculty requirements are set out under rule FM3

(b) Programme requirements:

  • Completion of an Honours degree or a four year degree with a strong emphasis on journalism or media or closely related disciplines,

OR

Applications will be considered from students who have completed a degree and other postgraduate qualifications (such as a teaching diploma) and have relevant media experience.

  • A portfolio of media work and details of relevant media experience

Acceptance will be on the recommendation of the Programme Convener, working in collaboration with the programme committee, who will consider applications and may interview candidates. Normally candidates will be expected to have an upper second or better result.


Prescribed curriculum:

Master students are required to complete a minor dissertation and four taught courses of which no more than two can be at HEQSF level 8 (4000 level). Please look at this page to identify potential supervisors whose research interests correspond with yours.

 

Compulsory courses

NQF credits

HEQSF level

FAM5013F Advanced Media Methodology

24

9

And either

FAM5006W  Minor Dissertation

96

9

Or
FAM5012W Master’s Media Creative Production 96 9

Elective courses

 

Three courses from the list below:

 

FAM4007F Narrative Literary Journalism

24

8

 
FAM4008F Media Theory and Media Research

24

8

FAM4010F Media Markets and Media Strategy

24

8

FAM4011F/S Media Internship

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
AXL4405F Visual Anthropology

24

8