DIPLOMA IN MASS COMMUNICATION

A degree in Mass Communication is an interdisciplinary course of study and opens up doors to a spectrum of careers, from advertising and broadcasting to public relations, journalism, and publishing. As a Mass Communication major, you will examine how media works and affects our society.

Journalists work in all sorts of media and industries. You will find them practicing strategic communication as they work in advertising, public relations, marketing, and in areas such as health care, politics, gaming, and entertainment. They report and write about all kinds of news and information in today’s rappel expanding communications media. The need for communication specialists in almost every compliant, institution, and organization provides endless possibilities for the profession. Communications and journalism involves learning about writing, speaking and editing techniques. Students learn about mass communication theory, and how to use the media to communicate with an audience. Practical experience can be gained by working on a university newspaper/ magazine or through an internship.

Diploma in Mass Communication

Semester

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Unit Code

Name/Description

 

 

 

 

 

Year 1 – Semester 1

 

 

 

 

 

MSC1101D

 

Introduction To Mass  Communication

Semester 1

3

45

15

60

MSC1102D

Introduction to Writing for Mass media

Semester 1

3

15

45

60

MSC1103D

Media History and Issues

Semester 1

3

50

10

60

MSC1104D

Introduction To Radio Journalism

Semester 1

3

45

15

60

MSC1105D

Introduction To Television Journalism

Semester 1

3

45

15

60

BCS 1101D

Communication Skills

Semester 1

3

30

30

60

BIT 1101D

Computer Literacy

Semester 1

3

15

45

60

DVS1103D

Introductory Economics

Semester 1

3

60

0

60

Total  credits for the semester 1 load

 

24

 

 

 

 

Year 1 – Semester 2

 

 

 

 

 

MSC1201D

Mass Media and Society

Semester 2

3

45

15

60

MSC1202D

Introduction To Political science

Semester 2

3

60

0

60

MSC1203D

Introduction to Photo Journalism

Semester 2

3

30

30

60

MSC1204D

Introduction To Public Relations

Semester 2

3

45

15

60

MSC1205D

Theories of Mass communication

Semester 2

3

60

0

60

MGT 1206D

Entrepreneurship Development and Management

Semester 2

3

45

15

60

BHC 1201D

History and Cultural Heritage of Uganda.

Semester 2

3

60

0

60

MSC 1207D

8 weeks of Supervised Community Field Work

 

 

 

 

 

Total  credits for the semester 2 load

 

21

 

 

 

 

Year  2  -  Semester 1

MSC2101D

Media Law and Ethics

Semester 1

3

50

10

60

MSC2102D

News writing and Reporting

Semester 1

3

30

30

60

MSC2103D

News Paper Editing Layout and Design

Semester 1

3

15

45

60

MSC2104D

Public Information Programmes

Semester 1

3

45

15

60

DVS2105D

Research Methods in Mass communication

Semester 1

3

30

30

60

MSC2106D

Advertising and Copy Layout

Semester 1

3

30

30

60

MSC2107D

Human Rights, Culture and the Media

Semester 1

3

30

30

60

Total  credits for the semester 1 load

 

21

 

 

 

 

Year  2 – Semester 2

(8 Subjects)                  

Semester 2

 

 

 

 

MSC2201B

Public Affairs Reporting

Semester 2

3

30

30

60

MSC2202B

Public Relations and Media Practice

Semester 2

3

30

30

60

MSC2203B

Investigative Journalism

Semester 2

3

30

30

60

MSC2204B

News Paper and Magazine Production

Semester 2

3

30

30

60

MSC2205B

Development Communication

Semester 2

3

45

15

60

Electives

Select any 2 subjects from below.

 

 

 

 

 

MSC2206B

Politics and Government of E. African States

Semester 2

3

60

0

60

MSC2207B

Literature and Journalism

Semester 2

3

45

15

60

DVS1108B

Sociological issues and Concepts

Semester 2

3

60

0

60

MSC2208B

Swahili

Semester 2

3

45

15

60

MSC2210B

French

Semester 2

2

60

0

60

MSC2211B

Luganda and the Media

Semester 2

3

30

30

60

MSC2211D

Research Proposal

Semester 2

3

 

 

 

MSC 2209D

10 Weeks of supervised internship  (Internship Report)

Semester 2

3

 

 

 

 

Total  credits for the semester 2 load

Semester 1

21

 

 

Total Graduation Load (Credits)

 

87