3 Years Full Time

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism


Full-time undergraduate degree programmes are offered over a minimum period of three years.


MGI’s BA in Journalism degree enables students to explore and acquire the necessary theoretical, verbal, and practical expertise in newspapers, magazines, television, radio, and the Internet.

Students are situated in a Journalism Laboratory (J-LAB) where they are provided with media resources, computers, and daily and weekly newspapers. They have access to the Internet and satellite television, including the international news broadcasters CNN and the BBC. Students use video and audio equipment to produce news bulletins, as well as radio and television reports whilst they source, edit, and write real-life articles for the Journalism Department’s newspaper.

The programme allows graduates to enter the media industry with cultural insight and a comprehensive understanding of current affairs, politics, literature, and law.

Qualification structure

The syllabus comprises three levels:

Level 1

Students are introduced to the basic principles of journalism. Computer literacy and various introductory business skills subjects are included in the curriculum.

  • Journalism: Writing for Broadcast

  • Journalism: Writing for Print

  • English I

  • Political Science I

  • Computer Skills

  • Cultural Studies

  • New Media

  • Media Theory I

Plus one of the following electives:

  • Public Relations I

  • Communication Science I

Level 2

Students develop an intermediate level of knowledge in journalism.

  • Journalism: Broadcast Techniques and Production

  • Journalism: Print Specialisation and Production

  • English II

  • Political Science II

  • Media Ethics

  • Media Theory II

  • Introduction to Photojournalism

Plus one of the following semester electives:

  • Public Relations II

  • Communication Science II

Level 3

  • Journalism: Broadcast Programmes and Documentary

  • Journalism: Feature Writing and Freelancing

  • Media Theory III

  • Web Page Design and DTP

  • Journalism Practice (Internship)

  • English III


  • Political Science III

Plus one of the following electives:

  • Public Relations III

  • Communication Science III

Students who successfully complete all levels of study are awarded the Midrand Graduate Institute Bachelor of Arts in Journalism degree.

For more info
Midrand Graduate Institute

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