Centres de formation

Centre de formation / Training center

University of Makerere - Department of Mass Communication UGANDA

Contact : Monica B. Chibita, Ag. Head of Dept.
Alphonse Nkusi, Lecturer - alphonse@masscom.mak.ac.ug (T.:077 444 651)
Adresse / Address : P.O. Box 7062       Kampala Tel. : 00256-41-54 39 19 / 8 -
Fax. : 00256-41-54 39 18
EMail : head@masscom.mak.ac.ug    alphonse@masscom.mak.ac.ug
URL : http://www.masscom.mak.ac.ug
Created : 1989 Statut : Public

Niveau / Level : Universitaire

Degré / Degrees : B.A. Mass Communication

Critère d'admission / Prerequisite : 2 principle passes at 'A' level, Diploma in Mass communication or related area from recognised institution + Passed Mature Age Entry Examinations

Cours / Courses : PROGRAMS:
The Department of Mass Communication combines teaching theory with practical skills as a way of training journalists who are astute both intellectually and in media skills. Thus, students at the Department, in addition to studying Mass Communication theory and practice, also take two additional subjects such as Political Science and Economics in the first year. All courses in second year are also compulsory and students continue with one of the subjects. Students continue with the retained subject along with the Mass Communication courses in their area of specialization, through third year.
Areas of Specialization
In the first year students concentrate on understanding how the media convey meaning, fundamentals of media theory, history and media organizations' setup. First year also concentrate on writing skills, the basis for all media work.

Second year students are initiated into core journalistic skills and basic production in print and broadcast. Second year courses, which cut across all media, helps them to get a broad outlook of the various media and to make choices regarding which media to specialize in the subsequent year.

Third year provides specialized training in one of the medium or specialization tracks. The areas students choose from are:

Print, which covers newspapers and magazines
Broadcasting, covering radio and television
Public relations, an area that gives students majoring in it a chance to become experts in corporate communications and/ or social marketing.

Courses Taught
All first year students, just like their second year counterparts, are expected to take all mass communication courses offered in addition to four courses in their two chosen subjects. In third year, during which students specialize, they take all the core courses in their area of specialization. However, they also have a range of interesting options from other Mass Communication areas of specialisation from which to choose additional courses.
First Year Courses

MC 100 Introduction to Mass Communication
MC 101 Media History and Issues
MC 103 History of Uganda
MC 104 Introduction to Computer Science

Students also take two introductory courses selected from the social sciences or liberal arts.


Second Year Courses

MC 200 Mass Media and Society
MC 201 Mass Communication Law
MC 202 Public Information Programs
MC 203 News Writing and Reporting
MC 204 Introduction to Public Relations
MC 205 Introduction to Broadcasting
MC 206 Introduction to Photojournalism
MC 207 Research Project

Students continue with one of the subject courses outside Mass Communication


Third Year Courses

MC 300 Newspaper Editing
MC 301 Advertising and Copy Layout
MC 302 Specialized Writing
MC 303 Public Relations Strategy
MC 304 Public Relations Services and Production
MC 305 Public Relations and Media Practice
MC 306 Graphics of Communication
MC 307 Public Affairs Reporting
MC 308 Radio Production
MC 309 Television
MC 310 Photojournalism
MC 311 Issues in Mass Communication
MC 312 Development Communication
MC 313 Media Management
MC 314 The Art of Public Speaking

Students continue with one of the subject courses outside Mass Communication.

Durée / Duration : 3 years

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