The Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism comprises three modules that form the core of the qualification. These are, Journalism (including the fundamentals of Photojournalism and Internet Journalism), Radio Production Practice and Television Production Practice.
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Possible job roles
TV Vision Mixer (live editor)
TV ENG Camera Operator
TV Lighting Artist
Radio/TV Creative Director
Radio/TV Technical Director
Radio Programme Manager
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A minimum requirement for admission into the degree is a:
National Senior Certificate (NSC), with English as one of the subjects passed and with endorsement for admission to Bachelor’s degree study; or
National Certificate (Vocational) (NC(V)), with English as one of the subjects passed and with endorsement for admission to Bachelor’s degree study; or
Prior to 2009, Senior Certificate* with English as one of the subjects passed
Alternative entry requirements
A number of higher education qualifications may meet the requirements for admission into the BA in Broadcast Journalism:
Higher Certificate, NQF (HEQSF) Level 5, minimum Credits 120; or
Advanced Certificate, NQF (HEQSF) Level 6, minimum Credits 120; or
Diploma, NQF (HEQSF) Level 6, minimum Credits 240 or 360; or
Equivalent qualification from a foreign higher education institution – see section on Foreign Applicants below
Based on the credits and notional hours of this qualification, the minimum duration is six (6) semesters over a period of three (3) years, and the maximum duration is six (6) years. The minimum duration for part-time studies will take longer. For more information see Table overleaf.
The maximum number of subjects you can take in any one semester is dependent on the number of credits per subject. It is not recommended for students to take in excess of seventy- five (75) credits per semester. For the number of credits per subject see curriculum above.
Computer Skills (MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Windows, MS Word)