Diploma in Journalism and Media Studies

This diploma programme is primarily planned in order to provide both theoretical and practical knowledge for the students on Journalism and Mass Media. The programme includes wide area of media studies and journalism. This programme will provide an opening in communication processes (both in print and electronic), media activities and journalism, new developments and technological advancement in the field of communication and Media studies.

Department

Design

Campus

Kirulapone /

Level

Diploma

Method

1 Year

Duration

Part Time

Commencement

  • Kandy KIC – March 2022

Course structure and modules

Semester 01

  • Human Civilization and Evolution of Media – DJM 100 (Classification – Major) : Credit 3
  • Introduction to Ethical Journalism – DJM 101 (Classification – Major) : Credit 3
  • Media and Journalism in Sri Lanka – DJM 102 (Classification – Major) : Credit 3

Total Credits for Semester 01 – Credit 3

Semester 02

  • Media Law and Ethics – DJM 103 (Classification – Major) : Credit 3
  • Print Media – DJM 104 (Classification – Major) : Credit 3
  • Freelance and Featuring Writing – DJM 105 (Classification – Major) : Credit 3
  • Blogs and Vlogs – DJM 106 (Classification – Major) : Credit 3

Total Credits: Semester 02 – Credit 12

Semester 03

  • Editing and content developing and Web-based Writing – DJM 107 (Classification – Major) : Credit 3
  • Photography and Journalism – DJM 108 (Classification – Major) : Credit 3
  • Electric and Social Media (Classification – Major) : Credit 3

Total Credits: Semester 03 – Credits 9

Total : Credits 30

Lecture Schedule

  • Provide a knowledge on both theory and practical aspects of communication and media studies.
  • Develop the skill of communication language use and creative writing.
  • Provide an understanding of the role of the different media in modern society
  • Provide an understanding on the role of a journalist.
  • Provide Knowledge of specific media roles and skills
  • Provide an awareness of the legal environment in which the media operate.
  • Provide the skills to research, write and present effectively

Programme Fees

  • Course Fee: LKR 200,000 + Registration Fee: LKR 2,000