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Mid-year registrations at Boston Media House Sandton Campus are now open for those interested in registering for the diploma in media practices.
“Fortunately, for those passionate about the media, the industry has taken a prominent place globally,” says Ruan Venter, principal of Boston Media House Media House.
“The techno-age has created a growing number of people, eager to qualify in skills that leads to a good job in the media industry.
Registration either at the beginning or in the middle of the year open new opportunities for people interested in a career in media practices.”
Venter notes that, as with all further education, prospective students must ensure that they apply and register on time.
Classes in the diploma in media practices,start on July 16.
“It is best to come in and speak to one of our student advisors as soon as possible” says Venter.
“To get a better understanding of course content, closing dates and to investigate the appropriateness of the course for you. Applicants must write an entrance exam.
“Only those that pass this entrance exam can go on to register for the course.”
Being active in the media industry, Boston Media House encourages learners to pursue the various and exciting career opportunities which form part of the media industry.
The diploma in media practices is specifically designed to give learners a comprehensive background n all aspects of media – opening the opportunity to explore creativity, and achieve success.
Final year students select an area of specialisation which channels them into mastering a media skill that will reflect their individual aptitude.
Students can choose an area of specialisation from the following: graphic design, radio, journalism, advertising, public relations.
Animation is a skill acquired in a separate qualification.The diploma, which is on NQF Level 6, can be completed either over four years part-time or over three years full-time.
Compulsory subjects include radio, journalism, computer skills, media skills, advertising, communication research, video, public relations, marketing, communication science.
Every year Boston revises the content of the modules to ensure that the course remains up to date and meets the needs of the industry.
Besides theoretical studies, media students spend considerable time on experiential training which includes workplace simulation, and working with the technology relevant to their field of specialisation.
Students specialising in radio, for example, will operate the onsite radio studio. They will also learn how to compile a business plan for a radio station; from conceptualisation, to researching target markets and competition through to launching and licensing a new radio station.
Boston Media House employs lecturers and staff who have extensive experience in the media industry. They also liaise continuously with media professionals.
“We spend generously on continually upgrading our facilities and technology as we want our students to gain knowledge and skills as well as be work ready upon graduation,” says Venter.
“The emphasis of the diploma in media practices is preparing students for the workplace; we spare no effort in achieving this goal.”
l For more information, visit www.boston.co.za. Please note that graphics and animation is not offered part-time and students cannot register mid-year.
The minimum entry requirement is a National Senior Certificate with admission to a diploma or degree programme.