Programme

The Journalism and New Media Programme is an honours programme studied over four years. It comprises a preparatory year and a three-year degree programme. Students are required to pass 120 credits in each of the four years of the programme.

The programme is divided into units called modules. Each module studied successfully contributes 10, 20, or 30 credits toward the degree. The credit rating of a module is proportional to the total workload and one credit is nominally equivalent to 10 hours of student effort. The 'level' of a module indicates its position in the progressive development of academic abilities and/or practical skills. In addition to presenting students with introductory modules in their discipline, the preparatory and first year programmes provide students with English, Research Methods, Arabic, Social Sciences, and Basic mass communication modules. The remaining two years in the degree programme contain compulsory and optional modules all focused on journalism and new media.

Preparatory Year; 120 credits at level P

*Semester 1      

Code

Credit

Module

Remarks

Various

10

English

Specific module dependent on

student ability

14PSYC01P

10

Introduction to Psychology

 

14ARABIC01P

10

Arabic Language  

Optional for non-Arabic speakers

 

14MCOM01P

10

Introduction to Communication

 

14MCOM02P

10

Introduction to Film

 

14MCOM03P

10

Introduction to Journalism

                                    

*Common semester for all departments of the Faculty of Communication and New Media

Optional Module 

Code

Credit

Module 

Remarks

14POLS01P

10

Middle East Studies

Compulsory for no-Arabic speakers

                                                                                                                       

Preparatory Year

*Semester 2

Code

Credit

Module

Remarks

Various

10

English

Specific module dependent on

student ability

14BBST01P

10

Principles of Management 

 

14MCOM04P

10

Introduction to Radio and Television

 

14POLS02P

10

Contemporary Ideologies

 

14MCOM05P

10

Reporting and Writing in Arabic

Optional for non-Arabic speakers

14MCOM06P

10

Photography 

         

*Common semester for all departments of the Faculty of Communication and New Media                 

Code

Credit

Module 

Remarks

14MCOM07P

10

Selected Topic in Mass communication

Compulsory for no-Arabic speakers

 

Year 1; 120 credits at level C

*Semester 1

Code

Credit

Module

Remarks

14MCOM08C

10

Online Communication

 

14MCOM09C

10

Graphic Foundations

 

14MCOM10C

10

Media Theories

 

14MCOM11C         

10     

Introduction to Public Relations and Marketing

 

14MCOM12C         

10

Multimedia Production Basics

 

14MCOM13C         

10

Reporting English Skills

 

*Common semester for all departments of the Faculty of Communication and New Media

 

Year 1

*Semester 2

Code

Credit

Module

Remarks

14MCOM14C

10

Media law and Ethics 

 

14MCOM15C

10

Media and Politics

 

14MCOM16C            

10

Media Research

 

14MCOM17C             

10

Communication Skills

 

14MCOM18C           

10

Media and Public Opinion 

 

14MCOM19C            

10

Communication for Development

 

*Common semester for all departments of the Faculty of Communication and New Media

Year 2; 120 credits at level I

                                   

Semester 1

Code

Credit

Module

Remarks

14JNM01I    

10 

Journalism Editing and Design

 

14JNM02I    

10

News Gathering & Writing

 

14JNM03I    

10

Photography for Journalists

 

14JNM04I    

10

Multimedia Editing 

 

14JNM05I    

10

Web Tools; Social Media

                                                                       

Optional Modules

Code

Credit

Module 

Remarks

14JNM06I

10

Web Publishing and Design 

 

14JNM07I

10

Creative Writing for the Media

 

14JNM08I

10

Music Industry

 

 

Year 2

Semester 2

Code

Credit

Module

Remarks

14JNM09I    

10

Editorial Production

 

14JNM10I    

10

Documentary video Production 

 

14JNM11I    

10

Online Journalism

 

14JNM12I    

10

Integrated Newsroom

 

14JNM13I    

10

Citizen Journalism

 

 Optional Modules

Code

Credit

Module 

Remarks

14JNM14I

10

Feature Writing

 

14JNM15I

10

Computerised Publications Design

 

14JNM16I

10

Media and Civic Engagement  

 

 

Year 3; 120 credits at level H 

Semester 1

Code

Credit

Module

Remarks

14JNM17H   

10

International Media

(Global Communication)

14JNM18H   

10

Investigative Journalism 

 

14JNM19H   

10

Podcasting & Video Blogging

 

14JNM20H   

10

Audience and Market Analysis

 

14JNM21H   

10

Final Year Project

10 credits in Semester I &20 credits in Semester II                                               

Optional Modules

Code

Credit

Module 

Remarks

14JNM22H

10

Advanced Photography & Digital Imaging

 

14JNM23H

10

Egyptian & Arab Press  

 

14JNM24H

10

Advanced Webcasting

 

 

Year 3

Semester 2

Code

Credit

Module

Remarks

14JNM25H   

20

Final Year Project

10 credits in Semester I &

                                                20 credits in Semester II

14JNM26H   

10

Media Criticism 

 

14JNM27H   

10

Specialised Journalism 

 

14JNM28H   

10

Portfolio

achieved journalism and new media materials during study 

Optional Modules

Code

Credit

Module 

Remarks

14JNM29H

10

Advanced Writing for Electronic and Online Media

 

14JNM30H

10

Press & Public Relations

 

14JNM31H

10

International Reporting