Our Professional Certificate in Media and Journalism course is an intensive 3 months programme for those already in or who want to work in print and online journalism news production, public relations and media regulations. A lot of emphasis will be placed on magazines, newspapers and new media. Our ideal candidates will have plans and ambitions to work for newspapers, magazines and other online publications.
It is a hands-on, innovative and dynamic programme that focuses on the strategic elements of news and information production, their management and the rules guiding journalism. Graduates from this course will leave CIAPS with a clear understanding of the essential features of the media industry today. During this programme they will experience different areas of media production and work.
Class starts: 26 January, 2019
Next start date: 4 May, 2019
You can choose to have your classes on weekdays (Monday to Friday) or weekends (Saturday and Sunday).
The Key Modules to be covered in the Professional Certificate in Journalism Programme include:
- History and Development of Journalism
- Newsroom in Theory and Practice
- News Gathering, Editing and Reporting
- Media Laws and Ethics
- Communication Skills for Journalism
- Projects, Practice and Partnership.
ADMISSION & FEES
Applicants for this course should have a first degree or equivalent (Bachelors, HND). Having a good grade is a major advantage. Applicants without such qualifications may apply, but their applications will be subject to a more complex process and they will be required to demonstrate their ability to successfully follow the programme. In all cases, applicants will be tested by CIAPS through written assessments and verbal interview. Applicants will be deemed successful only if they are judged to possess a good mix of:
- Imagination and creative thinking
- Written and verbal communication skills
- Ability and willingness to learn
- Sense of responsibility and ability to work in a team
- Resilience and stability
- Integrity and respect for others
- Clear passion for fact-finding and respect for readers
Applicants are highly advised to have access to a laptop or equivalent
Cost of the programme includes:
*Tuition Fees *Learning Material *Ancillary Facilities
Registration Fee: N35,000 Naira.
Programme Fees:The cost for the programme per delegate is 1000 USD (350,000 Naira).
Payment Plan Available
You can register now and pay your course fees later.
This course has been designed with the clear objective of training professionals who will be capable of covering central roles in the media and communications industries. Depending upon their experience and interests, graduates will leave the programme with the required competency and confidence to work in print, digital and PR related organisations as: Editors, Publishers, Journalists, Columnist, Writers, Communication consultants and strategists, Researchers, Copywriters, Regulators
At CIAPS, we are proud of our high standards. We are conscious of the fact that much is demanded from our students during their time with us. To support our participants we have put in place a formidable team of academic advisers, experienced librarians and other learning support staff to help students get the best from their academic pursuits.
We are also very proud of our welfare and career services; these services are provided by a team of competent and passionate professionals available to assist students with career guidance, CV preparations and registrations with international professional bodies. We have built, and continue to build, strong connections with reputable organisations that look for high standards and work with high achievers.
LEARNING & ASSESMENT
This Professional Certificate Programme consists of six modules made up of twenty-five units. Participants in this course will be offered the opportunity to combine practice in real workplace situations with learning in our Centre.
It is a very interactive programme and each module can have both formative and summative assessment. These assessments can be written, verbal and based on observations.
There are two options for learning:
Classroom at the Centre
Distance Learning and Online
In both cases, final assessments will be marked in London.
Make sure you read “Admission & Fees” above to understand our admission criteria and fees before registering