Bachelor of Journalism and Media Studies

3 Year Programme
Understanding the media is like understanding the world around us, from billboards and advertisements to newspapers, radio and internet movies. In today’s globalised Information Age, getting the right message across is key. Employers in the creative industry need informed communicators who understand how to create the right message for the right audience.

Delivering the appropriate information requires both a practical and theoretical understanding of the context and implications of the ever-changing media landscape.

Graduate will gain:

  • The fundamental concepts and principles of journalism and media, and the roles that media increasingly plays in today’s Information Age.
  • Understanding of the dynamics of mass media such as newspapers, radio and television.
  • Understanding of the role and implications of the New Media in the media industry and media practice globally.
  • A firm grounding in the application of technologies like multimedia and methodologies in developing usable software systems.
  • Knowledge to determine the right medium for the right message.
  • An understanding of the role of language, composition, discourse and debate.
  • Insights into the emerging trends in the global media landscape, such as cloud computing, along with the current ethical, professional and legal issues.

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Year One
Theories of Communication
Communication Skills
Information Systems and Technology
Business Administration
Financial Accounting
Case Study Workshop I
Principles of Public Relations
Introduction to Broadcasting
International Public Relations
Principles of Advertising
Communication Writing Skills
Case Study Workshop II

    Year Two
    The Mass Media and Society: a Focus on Uganda
    Audience Analysis and Media Research
    Photo Journalism
    Communicating Politics
    Organisational Behaviour (BBA)
    Case Study Workshop II
    Media, Identity and Representation
    New Media and the Digital age
    Research Methodology
    Media Law, Ethics & Human Rights
    Public Relations & Promotional Writing
    Research Workshop I

      Year Three
      Media and Communications Management
      Development Communication
      Communication Graphics: Designing, Creating Visuals & Art Direction
      Dissertation Writing
      Writing for the Print Media
      Case Study II
      Art of Public Speaking
      Investigative Journalism
      ICT for Development
      Human Resources Management
      Internship: Workplace Learning
      Cases Study IV

        Graduation from the Bachelor of Journalism and Media program opens up opportunities for a wide range of career options in the world of media. Media graduates find that their knowledge and skills suit a variety of career roles making them much sought after in media sectors like the press, radio and television, and marketing and public relations related industries. Students develop a flexible and creative approach to tasks, excellent practical skills, and a greater critical awareness of media’s role in society. The program is production-based, allowing students to graduate from the program with a portfolio to present to potential employers.

        Internship and placement opportunities can be arranged.

        Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education or its equivalent and 2 principal passes obtained at the same sitting.
        OR
        Diploma in journalism, media, communication or any other related course from a recognized Institution.