Diploma in Radio and TV Production

Diploma in Radio and TV Production

Advertising executive, creative director, graphic designer or animator? DJ, radio presenter, journalist or marketing strategist? Whichever media career you have in your sights, Boston Media House offers you a flexible qualification structure that includes a broad range of career choices, to launch you into the dynamic world of media.


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  • Diploma in Radio and Television Production
  • 3 Years full-time
  • SAQA ID 111133 | NQF (HEQSF) Level 6 | Minimum Subject Credits 384, plus 5 Due Performance (DP) Credits at NQF Level 4.
Job roles

  • Radio Programming / Promotions Coordinator
  • Television Camera Operator
  • Film / Video Editor

Entry requirements

A minimum requirement for admission into the diploma is a:

  • National Senior Certificate (NSC), with English as one of the subjects passed and with endorsement for admission to Diploma study; or
  • National Certificate (Vocational) (NC(V)), with English as one of the subjects passed and with endorsement for admission to Diploma 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 requirement for admission into the diploma:

  • *Certificate programme, NQF Level 5 (OQSF/HEQSF), minimum Credits 120; or
  • *Diploma programme, NQF Level 5 (OQSF), minimum credits 240; or 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.

Duration

Based on the credits and notional hours (i.e. the total number of hours of learning to complete the programme) for this qualification, the minimum duration is six (6) semesters over a period of three (3) years, and the maximum duration is six (6) years.

Qualification structure

YEAR ONE

  • Academic Literacy
  • Commercial Radio 1
  • Commercial Television 1
  • Digital Media Convergence Journalism 1
  • Radio Broadcasting 1
  • Sound Engineering
  • Television Production 1
  • Computer Skills
    (MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Windows, MS Word)

YEAR TWO

  • Commercial Radio 2
  • Commercial Television 2
  • Journalism 2
  • Professional Skills 1
  • Radio Broadcasting 2
  • Sub-Editing
  • Television Production 2

YEAR THREE

  • Media & Globalisation
  • Media Law
  • Professional Skills 2
  • Project Management

ELECTIVE SPECIALISATION

  • Radio Broadcasting 3
  • Commercial Radio 3

OR

ELECTIVE SPECIALISATION

  • Television Production 3
  • Commercial Television 3