Bachelor in Mass Communication (Television Journalism)

About the Program

We run a four-years degree program in Mass Communication (Television Journalism)

Entry requirements:

Applicants must write the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and attain an acceptable standard in the Use of English (compulsory) and three other subjects.

Direct Entry: Candidates should hold a Diploma in Mass Communication of the Department of Mass Communication, ABU, Zaria, Diploma in Journalism or Television Journalism, Television Production or Mass Communication from a recognized institution with a minimum of Merit Pass OR Interim Joint Matriculation Board (IJMB) of the Ahmadu Bello University in at least three (3) subjects obtained at not less than ā€˜Cā€™ Level.

Courses List

100 Level

Course Code Course Title Credit Hour Level Semester
GENS101 Nationalism 1 100 First
GENS103 English & Communication Skills 2 100 First
TVJS103 History of Nigerian Mass Media 1 100 First
TVJS109 African Communication System 2 100 First
TVJS111 Writing for the Mass Media 2 100 First
TVJS115 Word Processing 2 100 First
TVJS117 Introduction to Radio 2 100 First
PDTS101 Introduction to Sound 2 100 First
PDTS103 Fundamentals of Television Production 2 100 First
PDTS105 Introduction to Lighting 2 100 First
GENS101 Nationalism 1 100 First
GENS103 English & Communication Skills 2 100 First
GENS102 Environmental Health 1 100 Second
GENS104 History and Philosophy of Science 1 100 Second
TVJS102 Introduction to Mass Communication 2 100 Second
TVJS104 Introduction to Sociology 2 100 Second
TVJS106 Introduction to News Writing & Reporting 2 100 Second
PDTS102 Editing Techniques I 2 100 Second
PDTS104 Elements of Photography 2 100 Second
PDTS106 Principles of Costumes 2 100 Second
PDTS108 Basic Script Writing for Television 2 100 Second
PDTS110 Set Design & Construction 2 100 Second
PDTS108 Basic Script Writing for Television 2 100 Second

200 Level

Course Code Course Title Credit Hour Level Semester
PDTS201 Introduction to Broadcasting 2 200 First
PDTS205 Television Production Workshop 2 200 First
PDTS211 Introduction to Film, Cinema & Literature 2 200 First
TVJS203 Theories of Mass Communication I 2 200 First
TVJS205 News Writing: Principles & Practice I 2 200 First
TVJS207 Principles of Public Relations 2 200 First
TVJS209 Fundamentals of Research 2 200 First
TVJS211 Commentary Writing and News Commentary 2 200 First
TVJS213 Specialized Reporting 2 200 First
GENS201 Moral Philosophy 1 200 First
PDTS203 Editing Techniques II 2 200 First
PDTS207 Fundamentals of Television Lighting 1 200 First
TVJS204 Theories of Mass Communication II 2 200 Second
TVJS208 Photojournalism 2 200 Second
TVJS210 English for Broadcasting 2 200 Second
TVJS214 Introduction to Advertising 1 200 Second
TVJS216 Social Psychology 1 200 Second
TVJS218 Feature Writing 2 200 Second
TVJS220 Editorial Writing 2 200 Second
TVJS222 Critical & Review Writing 2 200 Second
TVJS224 Principles of Broadcasting 2 200 Second
GENS202 Entrepreneurship & Innovation 2 200 Second
PDTS202 Intro to Television Programming 2 200 Second
PDTS206 Fundamentals of Publishing 2 200 Second

300 Level

Course Code Course Title Credit Hour Level Semester
TVJS301 News Reporting: Principles and Practice 2 300 First
TVJS303 Media Law 2 300 First
TVJS305 Communication Research: Concepts & Design 2 300 First
TVJS307 Communication for Development 2 300 First
TVJS309 Television News Presentation 2 300 First
PDTS305 Camera Operations & Studio Management I 2 300 First
PDTS317 Television Theory & Aesthetics 1 300 First
PDTS307 Television Scripting for the Screen 2 300 First
PDTS309 Sound Production: Principles & Practice 2 300 First
PDTS311 Marketing Principles 1 300 First
TVJS304 News Programming (Current Affairs) 2 300 Second
TVJS308 Investigative Journalism 2 300 Second
TVJS314 Foreign Correspondence 2 300 Second
TVJS316 Science & Technology Reporting 2 300 Second
TVJS318 Issues in Nigerian Mass Communication/Media History 2 300 Second
PDTS302 Communication/Television & Society 2 300 Second
PDTS310 Workshop in Photography & Videography I 2 300 Second
PDTS312 Advertising Campaign Management 2 300 Second
PDTS308 Non-Linear Editing & Animation I 2 300 Second
GENS302 Business Creation & Growth 2 300 Second

400 Level

Course Code Course Title Credit Hour Level Semester
TVJS403 Special Project: Critiquing Television News Network 2 400 First
TVJS405 International Communication 2 400 First
TVJS407 Industrial Attachment 2 400 First
TVJS409 Communication Research: Data Analysis 2 400 First
TVJS411 Online Journalism I 1 400 First
TVJS413 Media Ethics 2 400 First
TVJS415 News Production Workshop 2 400 First
PDTS401 Economic & Social Issues in Advertising & P.R. 2 400 First
PDTS405 Educational Broadcasting 2 400 First
PDTS407 Issues in Broadcasting 2 400 First
PDTS403 The Artiste, Script and the Director 2 400 First
TVJS402 Online Journalism II 2 400 Second
TVJS406 Television News Management 2 400 Second
TVJS408 Journalistic Interviewing 2 400 Second
TVJS410 Conflict Reporting 2 400 Second
TVJS416 Organization & Management of Advertising & P.R. Agencies 2 400 Second
TVJS418 Rural Broadcasting 2 400 Second
PDTS412 Research Project 6 400 Second
PDTS406 Media Management 1 400 Second
TVJS412 Development Communication 2 400 Second

Department Contact Info

Old Government House Close,
Rayfield, Jos,
Plateau State. Nigeria

+2348011111111
television@ntatvc.edu.ng

Mon – Fri 9:00A.M. – 5:00P.M.

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