Journalism is alive and well and you can write about more than ever before


Journalism is alive and well and you can write about more than ever before

It’s difficult to think of a career path that has as much historical, social, political and personal aspects as journalism. With a good journalism course you can get into a field where you can combine creativity with critical thinking, inventiveness with factuality, and investigations everything interesting, all at once.

You might think that journalism is a 20th century phenomenon with printing becoming cheaper and with an increasingly literate public. But journalism dates back to when Julius Caesar ordered daily government bulletins to be carved on stone and metal. Things have moved along from newspapers and magazines in the 18th century, and radio and television in the 20th century. 21st century Internet means there’s more to write about on more platforms than ever before.

"I still believe that if your aim is to change the world, journalism is a more immediate short-term weapon"
-Tom Stoppard

This constant innovation, bustling energy and constant striving to keep up with what’s new is what makes journalism, journalism. It’s never been just about sitting in a newsroom and reporting about things you hear on the 7 o’clock news. And with the exponential development currently happening, there is no shortage of news to report on.

So if you think you’ll enjoy a career in a busy and quite creative environment, then Varsity College is just for you. The IIE BA degree is set to give you a firm grounding in the core disciplines of communication science, English, media studies and journalism. On top of that our Career Centre can put you in contact with industry experts and potential employers.

The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE) Bachelor of Arts degree is offered at Varsity College campuses. Our interactive learning environments, blended learning and collaborative approach to education will help you build your understanding and your ability to think critically.

The Independent Institute of Education degrees, diplomas and higher certificates are offered at Varsity College campuses.  In addition Varsity College offers tuition support for qualifications conferred by the IMM Graduate Institute of Marketing (IMM GSM) and has academic partnerships with international institutions such as The Open University (OU) of the United Kingdom and the International College of Hotel Management (ICHM).

If you’re interested in the Bachelor of Arts, or you’d like to inquire about other programmes available to you, contact Varsity College or visit the Varsity College website at www.varsitycollege.co.za. Varsity College is a brand of The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE).