TUT Journalism Requirements

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TUT Journalism Requirements

TUT Journalism Requirements

National Diploma in Journalism:

Admission requirement(s): FOR APPLICANTS WHO OBTAINED A SENIOR CERTIFICATE BEFORE 2008:

A Senior Certificate or an equivalent qualification with English or Afrikaans with a C symbol (second language) or a D symbol (first language) at Higher Grade. The Head of the Department may, in exceptional cases, permit applicants who do not comply with all the language entry requirements to take part in the selection process.

Recommended subject(s):

Geography and History at the Higher Grade.

Selection criteria:-

Selection of all prospective students is based on a computerised potential assessment. Applicants who are successful in this will be invited for interviews.

-General knowledge and language proficiency are extremely important in journalism and special emphasis will therefore be placed on these attributes during selection.

-Applicants are advised to prepare themselves accordingly by, for example, reading books on journalism and the political system in South Africa, reading newspapers regularly, and consulting professional journalists on the nature and requirements of the profession.

-All applicants should contact the Department of Journalism of the University by telephone, by August of the year preceding the year of proposed study, to make arrangements for selection.

Admission requirement(s): FOR APPLICANTS WHO OBTAINED A NATIONAL SENIOR CERTIFICATE IN OR AFTER 2008:

A National Senior Certificate with a bachelor’s degree or a diploma endorsement, or an equivalent qualification with an achievement level of at least 4 for English. Applicants will receive an additional credit point for a pass in any of the recommended subjects listed below.

Recommended subject(s):

A third language, Geography, History and any art-related subject (e.g. Dramatic Arts, Music).

Selection criteria:

To be considered for this qualification, applicants must have an Admission Point Score (APS) of at least 22. Assessment procedures:

Applicants who meet the minimum requirements will be invited for the selection process, which includes a departmental questionnaire and possibly an interview.

– Preference will be given to applicants with a performance level of 5 or more in English.

– General knowledge and language proficiency are extremely important in journalism and special emphasis will therefore be placed on these aspects during selection.

– Applicants are advised to prepare themselves accordingly by, for example, reading books on journalism and the political system in South Africa, reading newspapers regularly and consulting professional journalists about the nature and requirements of the profession.

– All applicants should contact the Department of Journalism of the University by telephone, by August of the year preceding the year of proposed study, to make arrangements for selection.

 

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