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Course Information and Fees

Diploma: JOURNALISM diploma


Diploma: (diploma)

The CPUT journalism programme has educated journalists and media practitioners from the Western Cape for over thirty years. Our alumni include media executives, editors, news leaders and reporters in every field – from politics and business to sport and entertainment. Our in-depth approach to understanding topical issues is translated into student learning that emulates the demands of the newsroom.  Therefore, this qualification equips students with knowledge and skills in the field of Journalism and Media Studies.

Career Information

Journalism students are educated to meet the needs of the local media industry while expanding their knowledge of global media and society. CPUT students write articles, shoot video, edit sound, plan bulletins, curate user content, proof-read stories and layout print and digital publications. Students can work in print, radio, and broadcast industry.

Career Opportunities

CPUT’s graduates find employment in traditional media and a wide range of fields such as:

Multimedia journalism

News reporting

News anchor: Radio and television

Sports reporting


Fashion journalism

Technical writing

Business journalism

Foreign correspondence

Freelance journalism

Business to business reporting


Content producing

Content editing

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

Our students graduate as competent multimedia journalists capable of communicating through words, sound and visual elements. Journalism students are educated to meet the needs of the local media industry while expanding their knowledge of global media and society.

Syllabus and fees

First Year

Compulsory subject(s):
25300 ZAR

Second Year

Compulsory subject(s):
25300 ZAR

Third Year

Compulsory subject(s):
21460 ZAR
Experiential Learning

In the third year, students are expected to undertake workplace-based learning over a period of two academic terms (over a period of six months) in industry. This subject is known as Media Practice 3 (Workplace Learning), which is a credit-bearing subject that the learner has to pass. It is implemented with the assistance of a workplace mentor and worksite.   

Offering Type and Duration
Full-Time /

Course is offered on District Six Campus.

For any queries get in touch with:

Contact: Mr M Mthethwa
Telephone: +27 21 460 3923 /+27214609010
Fax: -
Email: mthethwam@cput.ac.za

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.