Diploma in Mass Communication and Journalism

The level of increasing awakening of the population and demand for accurate information has necessitated the need to have professionals who shall be able to gather, analyse and deliver this information to the population at reasonably faster rate but accurate. This programme is meant to fill the gap that has existed in this area. The programme will provide students with a solid foundation in mass communication and business concepts, practices and skills. It further provides an introductory view of the world of media, by immersing students into TV, Radio and print media production environments and introducing them to today’s leading-edge media creation skills. Students will also be imparted with critical thinking skills to analyze articles, and strong writing and journalistic skills to produce their own articles for public consumption. Students will be trained in the basics of public relations, so as to manage corporate communications for their organizations.

Year of Study Semester Course Code Course Name
Year One Semester One DMJ 1101 Introduction to Mass communication
    DMJ 1102 Introduction to Broadcasting
    DBM 1102 Business Economics
    DMJ 1103 Computer Fundamentals and Applications
    DMJ 1104 Media Communication Skills
Year One Semester Two DMJ 1201 Radio and sound Broadcasting
    DMJ 1202 Principles of News writting & Reporting
    DPM 1203 Introduction to Sociology
    DBM 1205 Entrepreneurship Development Training
    DBM 1206 Introduction to Ethics
Year One Recess Term Recess Term Recess Term
    DIT 1301 Computer skills
    DBM 1301 Entrepreneurship Skills
    DBM 1303 Marketing Skills
Year Two Semester One DMJ 2101 Television Broadcasting
    DMJ 2102 Journalism Law And Ethics
    DMJ 2103 Fundamentals of Photo Journalism
    DMJ 2104 Mass Media Research Methodology
    DMJ 2105 Public Speaking
    DMJ 2106 Field Attachment
Year Two Semester Two DMJ 2201 Media Planning and management
    DMJ 2202 Print Media production
    DMJ 2203 Political science and International relations
    DMJ 2204 marketing communications
    DMJ 2205 Human Rights
    DMJ 2206 Research Report
Year One Recess Term Recess Term Recess Term
    DFA 1321 Financial Literacy

Programme Objectives

 


Direct Entry: A candidate must have five (5) passes at O'Level or its equivalent and 2 principal passes at A'Level obtained at the same sitting or its equivalent

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