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Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Broadcasting & Journalism

Faculty of Communication, Media & Broadcasting JBT/BPP (R/321/6/0036) 11/16

Broadcasting and journalism demands a combined set of skills and knowledge both in print and broadcasting industries. Broadcast copy is written to be read by a newscaster with accurate words and sentences which compliments picture, video and audio leading to a perfect story. Print journalists must prepare themselves to write, report and deliver the content for print parallel with the emergence of new media. The television, radio and new media industries continue to evolve in exciting ways. As the news business moves more rapidly from printed newspapers to electronic news, the demand for graduates equipped for the industries of broadcasting and journalism will only grow, especially in areas that include politics, investigative journalism, talk shows, science and technology, entertainment and sports. The programme will train students to not only hone their writing and editing skills in broadcasting and journalism, but also to be more enterprising and inquisitive in order to stand out from the crowd.

Show Programme Structure

Colombo

Year 1
Semester 1 Semester 2
Writing Skills for Communicators
News Writing and Reporting 1
History of Journalism Feature Writing
News Media Institutions Screen Production Techniques
Principles of Broadcasting Digital Photography
Introduction to Web Technology Principles of Public Relations
Introduction to Management Introduction to Marketing
Year 2
Semester 3 Semester 4
News Writing and Reporting 2 Media Audience Studies
Media Law and Ethics Online and Mobile Journalism
Broadcast Scriptwriting TV News
Graphic and Publication Design Political News Analysis
Corporate Communication Documentary Studies
Documentary StudiesElective: Select One
Investigative Journalism
Entrepreneurship
Corporate Production
Global Classroom
Year 3
Semester 5 Semester 6
Communication Research Methodology Dissertation
Current Affairs & Talk Shows Broadcast Production Project
Radio News International Relations Studies
Newspaper Production International Public Relations
Social Psychology
Fundamentals of Organisational Behaviour
Internship
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