Journalism and Communication


Two Year Diploma in Journalism and Communication

Course Overview

The department of Journalism and Communication emphasizes theoretical and practical aspects of training and has a television and radio studio with equipment which enables students to learn.
This includes the latest I-MAC editing suite which was recently acquired by the college, compatible with the
final cut editing software.
The department also has a press club which meets once every week to exchange information and debate on issues of interest.
Periodically, various luminaries are invited to enlighten students on their areas of specialty.

Course Content

The programme comprises 21 core subjects which are done in 4 semester as listed below.

Part 1

Semester 1

* Theories of Communication
* Sociology of Mass Communication
* English for Mass Communication and News Writing
* Development of the Print Media
* New Media Technology and Online Journalism
* National and Strategic Studies

Electives

* French
* Advertising

Semester 2

* Media laws and Ethics
* News Gathering and Writing
* Photo journalism
* Public Relations
* History of the Media in Zimbabwe and Africa
* Television Production

Electives

* Global Media Structures
* Political Economy of the Media

Part 2

Semester 1

* International Relations
* Radio Production
* Feature writing
* Research Methods
* Vedio filming and Editing
* Editing and Production of Music
* Business and Financial Reporting

Electives

* Gender Reporting
* Environmental Reporting

Semester 2

* Research Project
* Industrial Attarchment

Admission Requirements

A) Unconditional Entry:5 'O' Levels passes with a C or Better in English Language. At least 2 points at 'A' level in the arts and commercial subjects preferably literature in English , History, Divinity, Shona, Geography, Economics and Management of Business.

B) Conditional Entry: Mature individuals above 30 years with a minimum of good 5 'O' levels with a B or better in English Language.


Intensive Diploma in Journalism and Communication

Course Overview

The intensive one year diploma in journalism and Communication is tailor made for media personnel who wish to attain a professional qualification in journalism and Communication.
This course prepares the media practitioner with requisite theoretical framework to complement the components acquired at work place.
Prospective students with a relevant degree or diploma can qualify. Enrolment is done in January, May, and September each year.


Course Content

The course comprises 18 core subjects which are done in three semesters. The subjects are listed below.

Semester 1

* English for Mass Communication
* Sociology
* Public Relations
* Communication
* National and Strategic Studies
* Computer Appreciation

Semester 2

* Feature Writing
* News Gathering and Writing
* Environmental Reporting
* Media Law and Ethics * International Relations

Semester 3

* Gender Reporting
* Business Reporting
* Television Production
* Radio Production
* Editing and Production

Admission Regulations

A minimum of 5 'O' level passes with a B or better in English language. A least 5 years in the media industry, and applicants should be over 25 years.
Applicants working in the following areas are also eligible: Photo journalism, Public relations, Communication and Publishing.


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