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Tuition Fees:$3,754 /year
Applications Begin:April 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies
Start Date:February 2022
Academic Unit:Faculty of Humanities
Campus:East Campus
Application Deadline: September 2021
Programme Overview

A degree in Media Studies provides a pathway to employment in areas like marketing, research, corporate communications, NGOs, cultural and creative industries, government and entrepreneurship, as well as in the media itself.

Curriculum

First Year
– Media & Society (Semester 1)
– Reading Media Forms (Semester 2)

Second Year
– Texts, Audiences & Processes of Reception (Semester 1)
– Sociology of News Production (Semester 2)

Third Year
The Media Studies third year programme features two compulsory core courses and two electives, divided into three streams. Students focus on Media and Power; Media and Society; or Media and Culture.

Compulsory Core Courses
– Postcolonial Media in the Global South
– Research methods in media and cultural studies

Electives:
– Media and Power Stream
– Media Policy and Regulation in South Africa
– Media, Development and Democracy
– Media and Society Stream
– Postcolonial Media in the Global South
– Issues in the SA News Media
– Media and Culture Stream
– Consumer Culture and the Media
– New Media & Society

Admission Requirements

– GENERAL BA
– APS 34+
– English Home Language OR First Additional Language Level 5

Wait-listing
Applicants with entry requirements of at least 30-33 APS points are wait-listed, subject to place availability.

International Qualifications
English Language (O/IGCSE Level: A-C | AS Level: A-C | A Level: A-C)

Application Process
Application Fees for South African and SADC Students: $7
Application Fees for International Students: $46

The Student Enrolment Centre at Wits handles all student applications.
– Check the admission requirements for your degree. Check if any additional selection requirements apply.
– Submit your application, required documentation and application fee before the closing date.
– Local Students pay an application fee of R100 while International Students pay R700
– Once you have applied, an admissions consultant will be assigned to your application.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for this programme include:
– Media planner
– Multimedia specialist
– Programme researcher, broadcasting/film/video
– Public relations officer
– Runner, broadcasting/film/video
– Television/film/video producer

Tuition Fees Details
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Tuition Fees for South African and SADC Students: $3,754
Tuition Fees for International Students: $7,508

Tuition Fees per year for South African Students = R56,920
Tuition Fees per year for International Students = R113840
(The tuition fees for International students includes an additional International Registration fee R6,650 to the normal fees.)

**Students from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) member countries pay also annual local tuition fees and related costs (The SADC member countries are Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eswatini, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe)

International Students should take note:
– 75% of the annual tuition fee is payable on or before registration, as well as 75% of the on-campus accommodation fee.
– This payment includes the annual tuition fees and other related costs.
– The balance of the fees is payable by 31 March for undergraduate students, and for postgraduate students 30 days after registration. This excludes students with Refugee status.
– Fees clearance is to be obtained from the Fees Office.
– If you are sponsored, your sponsorship letter has to be vetted by the Financial Aid and Scholarships
Office (FASO).
– All international students (those who are not South African citizens or who do not have permanent residence status in South Africa) are required by the Department of Home Affairs to provide proof of available funds for the tuition fee for the academic year prior to receiving his/her study visa.

Relevant Contact

 
Isabel Hofmeyr
For Faculty Enquiries
 
Innocentia Mhlambi
For Faculty Enquiries