Diploma in Journalism

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Courses , Diploma Courses

The Journalism Unit, Faculty of Arts , University of Colombo entertains applications from qualified candidates to enroll for the Diploma in Journalism programmes, upto 20th January 2017.

This Diploma Programme is primarily planned in order to provide basic knowledge, both theoretical and practical, to the students who have been selected for the course. This programme includes considerably a wide range of academic concerns specifically in the area of Journalism and Media Studies. This programme will provide the orientation in the process of communication both print and electronic media, the background to communication and media activities, issues linked to the practice of media, the impact of communication and journalism on society, historical evolution and new developments and technological advancements in the field of Journalism and Communication.

Course Structure and Duration

The Course will consist of four papers and each paper constitute 36 contact hours. In addition, all candidates will be required to write a Project Report.  The course will be conducted over a period of one academic year. .Lectures will be held on Saturdays, from 9.00 a.m. to1.30 p.m. at the Faculty of Arts, University of Colombo

The titles of the four papers are:

  • History of journalism
  • Language and Communication
  • Creative writing in Media
  • Techniques of News casting

The Project Report should be written on a theme related to the fields of Journalism, Communication and Media Studies and it shall contain not less than15,000 words.

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