click here >>>

For more information   Click here >>>

Course Information and Fees

AdvDip: JOURNALISM advanced diploma


AdvDip: (advanced diploma)

Students are taught how to professionalise their writing skills and to develop specialised reporting skills. They are also provided with an introduction to media management, including the inner workings of newspapers and broadcast houses, and taught the basics of research methodology.

Career Information

Graduates find employment in a variety of media and related industries. These include broadcasting, print media, online media and corporate communications. An Advanced Diploma in Journalism provides a good stepping stone to a career in media management.

Career Opportunities

Some of the career opportunities include:

Digital/Interactive Journalism

Multimedia journalism

News reporting

News anchor: Radio and television

Sports reporting

Photo journalism

Fashion journalism

Technical writing

Business journalism

Foreign correspondence

Freelance journalism

Business to business reporting


Content producing

Content editing

Experiential Learning:

No specific requirements built into the qualification

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

Career Advantage

Journalists are knowledge workers and storytellers who share the first draft of the history of the world and its communities. Journalism is a powerful agent to inform, edify, excite and influence public opinion. Public opinion is a key shaper of social action and public policy. Journalists collect, write, curate, edit and share news, opinion and features on any platform. Thus, graduates have the opportunity to venture into the local and international media industry.

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

Fourth Year

640 ZAR
Experiential Learning

No specific requirements built into the qualification

Offering Type and Duration
Part-Time / One year

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.