Diploma in Journalism (Dip: Journ)

Full-time | SAQA ID: 58377 | NQF Level: Old NQF: 5 New NQF: 6 | Credits: 390 | Course Type: National Qualification

“Journalism keeps you planted in the earth.” Ray Bradbury

Secure your future with a Diploma in Journalism

Do you have a nose for news? Are you constantly engaging with people, trying to understand human nature and stories and what motivates others to do the things they do? If you have ink flowing through your veins and have always thought that the pen is mightier than the sword, you might be well on your path toward pursuing a career in journalism.

Our programme prepares you for the industry, with learning areas such as newsroom techniques, ethics and legal aspects.  Once you are in the field, expect to interface with a number of different people during interviews, newsgathering, and compiling stories. Through journalism, you could also find yourself in a number of alternative media spaces, working with aspects of copywriting, online journalism, social media management, and radio or television broadcast. With the journalism industry being as diverse as it is today, there are plenty of exciting and dynamic opportunities for those who want to take a dip into the media pool.

Put your name under the spotlight, write your own ‘by-line’, see it roll up in the credits at the end of a TV show or news bulletin, you can with a Diploma in Journalism from ICESA. 

Build your career with a qualification from ICESA

Everybody has a dream about the ideal career that they would like to get into one day. Some may dream of a career in fashion, journalism or even travel and tourism. At ICESA we understand that choosing a career is one of the most important decisions that you will ever make, and we are passionate about providing you with a sound qualification of your dreams at an affordable price. We also know that you would like the time that you spend on campus to be academically rewarding but that you also want to enjoy a rich, full social life. With this in mind we have dynamic, easy to access campuses situated around in some of KZN’s busiest, most vibrant CBD areas for your convenience.

Entrance Requirements

Registering for the Diploma in Journalism is easy! Our staff on the different campuses are friendly, efficient and easy to contact. To find out more, all you need to do is either log onto our website, fill out our online form, call us, or simply pay us a visit. We will be glad to assist you. 

Expected time on the course

When it comes to time spent on your course, we realise that time is of the essence. At ICESA we would like to equip you with the necessary skills and set you on the path to your dream job as quickly as possible.

  • Our HET and FET courses range between 1 – 3 years.
  • Our provider and short courses range between 30 hour - 5 months on a full-time basis and then a 1 year - 3 year courses on a part time basis.
  • Matric School offers support to learners on all matric subjects, Classes are offered on a full or part-time basis. 

Course Content and Modules

  • You can now look forward to a full academic year with a variety of exciting subjects to help you develop your skills. This should help you plan your calendar and your study timetable and put you on the road to success.

Study Guides and Course Material

To help get you started on your chosen field of study, a list of prescribed textbooks will be made available to you. 

Careers that would suit you best

Once you have successfully graduated from ICESA, with a Diploma in Journalism, you can take on some of the following jobs and careers:

  • News reporter
  • Journalist
  • Online Content Creator
  • Media Consultant
  • Social Media Community Manager 

Understanding your qualification

On successful completion of the programme, you will receive an ICESA Diploma in Journalism.

Take your career to the next level

Students may pursue further studies at an accredited institution of Higher Education. Admission to further your studies at a different institution remains the prerogative of each institution and its academic council.

How much will it cost you?

Registration (Year 1)
R1990
Deposit (Year 1)
R500
Course Fee (Year 1)
R21770
Course Fee (Year 2)
R19773
Course Fee (Year 3)
R19773
Registration (Year 1)
R1990
Deposit (Year 1)
R500
Course Fee (Year 1)
R21770
Course Fee (Year 2)
R19773
Course Fee (Year 3)
R19773

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