Communication and Media

Why study Communication and Media?

Are you passionate about using your      communication skills and engaging with digital media? Then Communication and Media is the course for you. Skills most prized in graduates by 21st century companies are critical thinking and the ability to analyse, produce and synthesise information. This major provides you with practical communication and digital skills along with essential theoretical knowledge in media to equip you with competences needed to create and develop media content across a range of platforms.

Possible careers include:

The communication and media major  offers career opportunities in a variety of areas, such as:

  • Communication Officer
  • Journalism
  • Television/film/video producer
  • Digital content creator
  • Digital and Social Media  


  • Political Communication
  • Media Policy and Research
  • Media Adviser
  • Media Planners
  • Market researcher
  • Communication Consultant
  • Blogger
  • Writer

Majors and elective modules to combine with Communication and Media as major include:

Anthropology; Development Studies; English; Philosophy; Politics and International Relations; Psychology; Sociology and/or Strategic Communication.

Journalism, Film and Television (JFT) subjects form a compulsory major for all the undergraduate students in the School of Communication, as it is the core theoretical and practical component of their studies. The Department of Journalism, Film and Television (JFT) provides students with an opportunity to learn about, explore and conduct research on the theoretical and practical perspectives of the relevant fields.

There is a great deal of synergy between Journalism, Film and Television (JFT) subjects,students will be given the opportunity at honourslevel to work on joint projects which cover both disciplines. Journalism, Film and Television (JFT) also offers degrees by research in the Masters and Doctoral level. Since their inception, JFT have striven to combine theoretical and vocational training in their course offerings and this will continue in the new department and grow even further.

Department of Journalism, Film & Television 
University of Johannesburg
PO Box 524
Auckland Park
South Africa

​​Academic coordinator: 
Miss Thembile Gumbi
Tel: +27 11 559 4526
Email: itgumbi@uj.ac.za