Writing and Editing in the Media
University of Cape Town
Cape Town, South Africa
Area of Study
Film Studies, Media Studies, Radio/Television/Film
Taught In English
FAM1000S and FAM1001F, or at the discretion of the Head of Department.
Course Level Recommendations
Host University Units24
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units6
Hours & Credits
The course serves as an introduction to journalism and will expose students to theoretical and practical aspects
of media production. By the end of this course students should be able to demonstrate good writing and editing skills; an understanding of print, broadcast and online media practices; an understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of these media practices and a more specialised understanding of certain aspects of media production through seminarparticipation.
DP requirements: Completion of all written assignments and regular attendance. Students who
miss more than two seminars will lose their DPs.
Assessment: Seminar 50%, class tests 20%, a two-hour examination 30%.