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Proposed Programmes in the Department of Communication and Information Sciences (Proposed for October 2022) as directed by National Universities Commission
On January 9, 2020, the National Universities Commission (NUC) unbundled the Mass Communication Degree Programme into seven different Degree Programmes as follows:
Advertising, Broadcasting, Development Communication, Film and Multimedia Studies, Information and Media Studies, Journalism and Media Studies, and Public Relations.
Advertising is a very popular discipline which most people want to venture into. A degree in this field is a ticket to lucrative, creative career paths in Nigeria and other parts of the world. While you don’t necessarily need a degree to get into this field, a successful career in advertising usually begins with a comprehensive undergraduate education.
Broadcasting is another one and it relates to distributing audio-visual content to mass audiences via electronic media such as radio, television, and webcasting. Whether you are listening to Political Voices on Dream FM, watching an English Premier League (EPL) analysis on Channels TV or streaming a podcast on Nigeria Info FM, content is being broadcast to you. The main focus of this course is to engage students in different activities and to hone their skills in radio and television broadcasting. This includes depth knowledge of broadcast journalism and new media interplay in the broadcast world.
Development Communication is another Programme that higher institutions in Nigeria will be among the few places you can get a bachelor’s degree in. What a rare opportunity. Check everywhere, you would notice that this Programme is done at the postgraduate level in most schools.
Film & Multimedia Studies are the fifth course that has emerged from the unbundling of mass communication. This is a highly technical but very exciting programme which is very popular in higher institutions across the world. Film and Media Studies Degree Programme incorporates courses in film history, aesthetics, and theory; theory and practice in television, popular culture, and new media; and all aspects of 16mm film and digital video production, including narrative, documentary, animated, and experimental film. Students learn the theory, history, and practice of filmmaking and media. Graduates are equipped with relevant skills to adapt to the evolving movie industry in Nigeria, including media practice and business.
Information and Media Studies Programme recognises the importance of connecting media theory learned in the classroom to real-world experiences. Most universities already offering this course have it as Information Science and Media Studies Degree Programme. It is a Programme designed to provide a synergy between the study of information as a science and mediated communication as a practice. The Programme draws on advances in information technology and its applications in mass media and media studies.
Journalism & Media Studies is the most populous. It is more all-encompassing than many other degrees. This is why it is among the most sought-after degrees by candidates who wish to gain a broad knowledge of activities and emerging trends in journalism and media world. Journalism and Media studies education explores all forms of media, from print to film to digital communications. The Programme focuses on mass communication and its effects on the public.
Public Relations is the last and also one of the most sought-after programmes in media and communication training schools in Nigeria and across the world. Many Nigerian graduates want to major in public relations primarily due to the exciting, prestigious and lucrative nature of this discipline.