CPUT Diploma: Journalism Course and Fees

CPUT Diploma: Journalism Course and Fees

Course Information and Fees


Diploma: (Diploma)

Students learn the craft of journalistic story gathering and storytelling for news, documentary, feature and actuality production across print, broadcast and online platforms. Students explore the interchange between media, society and power through the critical study of media texts, institutions and culture. Learning and production opportunities assess students’ practical and intellectual competences to produce public-interest reporting for different markets and audiences in an ethical, reflexive and sustainable manner. Attention is paid to knowledge skills and values for reporting and packaging general and specialised news reports like Politics and Business.

Career Opportunities

A variety of possible employment opportunities are available to graduates in media and related fields such as: broadcast journalism, sports journalism, photo journalism, fashion journalism, technical writing, business journalism, foreign correspondence, newspaper reporting, freelance journalism, B2B reporting, sub-editing and online journalism, among others.

Admission requirements


For all Certificate, Diploma and National Diploma applications, consult the General admission requirements.

General admission requirements

Some courses require students to submit additional information as part of their application.

Additional admission requirements


For all Honours, Masters and Doctorate applications, consult the Postgraduate admission requirements.

Postgraduate admission requirements

Syllabus and fees

Second Year

Compulsory subject(s):

Third Year

Compulsory subject(s):
Offering Type and Duration
Full-Time /
Course is offered on District Six Campus.
For any queries get in touch with:
Contact: Mr M Mthethwa
Telephone: +27 21 460 3923 /+27214609010
Fax: –
Email: mthethwam@cput.ac.za
NOTE: The fees in this prospectus are for the 2024 academic year and are provided to assist you in your planning. 


This information is subject to change based on approval and accreditation of HEQSF aligned qualifications.

Admission requirements may therefore differ between the existing qualification and the HESQF aligned qualification. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information on this page; however the University reserves the right at any time, if circumstances require, to make changes to any of the published details.

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