TUT Journalism

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TUT Journalism

TUT Journalism

​In a dynamic and globalised communication world, Journalism, as a discipline, plays a central role in keeping people up-to-date with current affairs. The Department of Journalism’s mission is to train media professionals who excel in the field of journalism and thus add their voice to changing world media. TUT journalism students are trained to be ready for the world of work and to be at the cutting edge of communication.
Steeped in the fundamental skills of reporting, investigating, writing and broadcasting, essential for any successful journalist, students are empowered, through a multimedia approach, with skills required by contemporary media to package news stories using several news platforms for television, radio, newspaper and online publications. We have state-of-the-art equipment ranging from online publishing to editing and layout for print, as well as radio and television. Moreover, students are involved in the production of a printed weekly local community newspaper, Rekord Noweto.
​Our graduates have a strong placement record in entry-level jobs in the media industry and other private and/or public organisations in need of young South Africans with journalistic skills. TUT Journalism provides ideal theoretical and practical education for future award-winning South African journalists and we are proud to have produced successful and well-known journalists in the country.


  • National Diploma
  • Baccalaureus Technologiae
  • Master’s Degree
  • Magister Technologiae
  • Doctoral Degree
  • Doctor Technologiae

TUT Journalism Requirements

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 (home language or first additional language). Recommended subjects: Geography, History, a third language and any art-related subject.

  • A National Senior Certificate (NSC) with a minimum of 50% in English
  • A strong interest in current affairs, storytelling, and media
  • Personal interview and portfolio submission (for some programs)

Prospective students are encouraged to visit the university’s official website or contact the admissions office for detailed information on admission requirements and application procedures.

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Career Prospects

Graduates of the TUT Journalism program are well-equipped to pursue various career paths in the field of journalism and media, including:

  • News Reporter
  • Multimedia Journalist
  • Digital Content Creator
  • Broadcast Journalist
  • Editor
  • Investigative Journalist
  • Photojournalist
  • Media Relations Specialist

With a diploma or degree in Journalism from TUT, you’ll be well-positioned to make a meaningful impact in the world of media and storytelling, whether it’s in print, broadcast, digital, or multimedia journalism.

TUT Contact Details

Administrative Assistant

Name: Ms Doris Mabe
Tel: +27 12 382 9929
Fax: +27 12 382 9931

Head of Department

Name: Dr Lizette Odendaal

TUT Contact Centre

Tel: 086 110 2421
SMS Number: 30655

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