Convenor

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

(c) Acceptance will be on the recommendation of the Programme Convenor, 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).

Compulsory (Core) courses  

NQF credits    

HEQSF level  

FAM5013F 

 

Advanced Media Methodology (and one of the following) 

24 

FAM5006W 

 

 

Minor Dissertation  

 

96 

FAM5012W 

 

Master’s Media Creative Production 

96 

Elective courses:

Three courses from the list below

Recommended Courses Include: 

NQF credits    

HEQSF level  

FAM4007F 

 

Narrative Journalism 

24 

FAM4017F 

 

Advanced Television Analysis 

24 

FAM4010F 

 

Media and Brand Management

24 

FAM4011F/S 

 

Media Internship 

24 

FAM5014S 

 

Media, Development and the Environment                          

24 

FAM4014S 

 

Political Journalism 

24 

FAM4018S 

 

Crisis Communication in Africa

24 

FAM4036S 

 

Film and Environment 

24 

FAM4041S 

 

Media and the Public Domain 

24 

FAM4004S

Race and Gender in Popular Culture

 

24 8

AXL4405S 

 

Visual Anthropology 

24 

FAM5015W 

 

Making the Critical Documentary 

24 

FAM5038S 

 

Mobile Media & Communications 

24 

 

FAM4031S

 

South African Public Rhetoric

24