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Media and Communication

The BA Media, Communication and Culture degree offers students the opportunity to explore many varied and exciting fields within the media field.  Starting with the first year foundation level, students move towards a specialization in one of six streams in their final year, namely:

  • Video Production,
  • Journalism in multiple media platforms,
  • Design,
  • Scriptwriting,
  • Public Relations or
  • Culture.


In addition students may select other modules such as advertising, film studies and new media to broaden their knowledge and skills set.

The programme also places firm emphasis on language which forms the basis for all successful communication.  Students are required to do two years of one or more of the following languages up to second year level: 

This programme provides intensive theoretical knowledge and practical skills in arts and culture, communications, languages and literature, media and information technology from highly qualified staff who have extensive experience in their given fields.

Graduates of the programme will have a high level of language competence, together with expertise in intercultural communication, practical skill for the communications industry, and the technical know-how to keep pace with continually moving global trends and technology.

Potential students practicing video broadcast skills at NMMU Open Day 2014.

NMMU Journalism students at our Open Day 2015.


Contact information
Dr Subeshini Moodley
Senior Lecturer
Tel: (041) 504-2225

Mrs Faizah Samaai
Administrative Assistant
Tel: 041-504 3791

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