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 ‘C’ Level.

Courses List

100 Level

Course CodeCourse TitleCredit HourLevelSemester
GENS103English & Communication Skills2100First
TVJS103History of Nigerian Mass Media1100First
TVJS109African Communication System2100First
TVJS111Writing for the Mass Media2100First
TVJS115Word Processing2100First
TVJS117Introduction to Radio2100First
PDTS101Introduction to Sound2100First
PDTS103Fundamentals of Television Production2100First
PDTS105Introduction to Lighting2100First
GENS103English & Communication Skills2100First
GENS102Environmental Health1100Second
GENS104History and Philosophy of Science1100Second
TVJS102Introduction to Mass Communication2100Second
TVJS104Introduction to Sociology2100Second
TVJS106Introduction to News Writing & Reporting2100Second
PDTS102Editing Techniques I2100Second
PDTS104Elements of Photography2100Second
PDTS106Principles of Costumes2100Second
PDTS108Basic Script Writing for Television2100Second
PDTS110Set Design & Construction2100Second
PDTS108Basic Script Writing for Television2100Second

200 Level

Course CodeCourse TitleCredit HourLevelSemester
PDTS201Introduction to Broadcasting2200First
PDTS205Television Production Workshop2200First
PDTS211Introduction to Film, Cinema & Literature2200First
TVJS203Theories of Mass Communication I2200First
TVJS205News Writing: Principles & Practice I2200First
TVJS207Principles of Public Relations2200First
TVJS209Fundamentals of Research2200First
TVJS211Commentary Writing and News Commentary2200First
TVJS213Specialized Reporting2200First
GENS201Moral Philosophy1200First
PDTS203Editing Techniques II2200First
PDTS207Fundamentals of Television Lighting1200First
TVJS204Theories of Mass Communication II2200Second
TVJS210English for Broadcasting2200Second
TVJS214Introduction to Advertising1200Second
TVJS216Social Psychology1200Second
TVJS218Feature Writing2200Second
TVJS220Editorial Writing2200Second
TVJS222Critical & Review Writing2200Second
TVJS224Principles of Broadcasting2200Second
GENS202Entrepreneurship & Innovation2200Second
PDTS202Intro to Television Programming2200Second
PDTS206Fundamentals of Publishing2200Second

300 Level

Course CodeCourse TitleCredit HourLevelSemester
TVJS301News Reporting: Principles and Practice2300First
TVJS303Media Law2300First
TVJS305Communication Research: Concepts & Design2300First
TVJS307Communication for Development2300First
TVJS309Television News Presentation2300First
PDTS305Camera Operations & Studio Management I2300First
PDTS317Television Theory & Aesthetics1300First
PDTS307Television Scripting for the Screen2300First
PDTS309Sound Production: Principles & Practice2300First
PDTS311Marketing Principles1300First
TVJS304News Programming (Current Affairs)2300Second
TVJS308Investigative Journalism2300Second
TVJS314Foreign Correspondence2300Second
TVJS316Science & Technology Reporting2300Second
TVJS318Issues in Nigerian Mass Communication/Media History2300Second
PDTS302Communication/Television & Society2300Second
PDTS310Workshop in Photography & Videography I2300Second
PDTS312Advertising Campaign Management2300Second
PDTS308Non-Linear Editing & Animation I2300Second
GENS302Business Creation & Growth2300Second

400 Level

Course CodeCourse TitleCredit HourLevelSemester
TVJS403Special Project: Critiquing Television News Network2400First
TVJS405International Communication2400First
TVJS407Industrial Attachment2400First
TVJS409Communication Research: Data Analysis2400First
TVJS411Online Journalism I1400First
TVJS413Media Ethics2400First
TVJS415News Production Workshop2400First
PDTS401Economic & Social Issues in Advertising & P.R.2400First
PDTS405Educational Broadcasting2400First
PDTS407Issues in Broadcasting2400First
PDTS403The Artiste, Script and the Director2400First
TVJS402Online Journalism II2400Second
TVJS406Television News Management2400Second
TVJS408Journalistic Interviewing2400Second
TVJS410Conflict Reporting2400Second
TVJS416Organization & Management of Advertising & P.R. Agencies2400Second
TVJS418Rural Broadcasting2400Second
PDTS412Research Project6400Second
PDTS406Media Management1400Second
TVJS412Development Communication2400Second

Department Contact Info

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


Mon – Fri 9:00A.M. – 5:00P.M.

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