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Course Information and Fees

ND: JOURNALISM national diploma


ND: (national diploma)

Students are educated to be sensitive to diversity and transformation. They are expected to undertake research-driven journalism, including the use of technology, in a creative and responsible manner to serve the profession and society. As an important resource for local and national media organisations, students are required to complete a period of staff-supervised experiential learning.

Career Opportunities
A wide variety of possible employment opportunities are available to graduates in the media and related industries.

Admission requirements


For all Certificate, Diploma and National Diploma applications, consult the General admission requirements.

General admission requirements

Some courses require students to submit additional information as part of their application.

Additional admission requirements


For all Honours, Masters and Doctorate applications, consult the Postgraduate admission requirements.

Postgraduate admission requirements

Notification of relocation

    Please be informed and take note that it is the University’s intention (approval in principle has been granted) to RELOCATE the following programmes (classes and courses) to the CAPE TOWN CAMPUS with effect from 1 JANUARY 2014:

  • National Diploma in Film & Video Technology
  • National Diploma in Journalism
  • National Diploma in Photography
  • Baccalaureus Technologiae in Journalism
  • Baccalaureus Technologiae in Photography

Syllabus and fees

First Year

Compulsory subject(s):
17120 ZAR

Second Year

Semester 1 Only
Compulsory subject(s):
17230 ZAR

Third Year

Semester 2 Only
Compulsory subject(s):
8960 ZAR
Offering Type and Duration
Full-Time / Three years

Course is offered on District Six Campus.

For any queries get in touch with:

Contact: Moses Mthethwa
Telephone: 021 460 3923
Fax: -

NOTE: The fees in this prospectus are for the 2021 academic year and are provided to assist you in your planning.



This information is subject to change based on approval and accreditation of HEQSF aligned qualifications.

Admission requirements may therefore differ between the existing qualification and the HESQF aligned qualification. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information on this page; however the University reserves the right at any time, if circumstances require, to make changes to any of the published details.