Study journalism at Nkumba University

Study journalism at Nkumba University
Nkumba university Journalism students in the Radio studio during a practical lesson
Nkumba university Journalism students in the Radio studio during a practical lesson

Journalism Course: Nkumba University offers journalism courses at both degree and diploma levels. The journalism course at Nkumba is designed to train students with practical skills needed for the job market.

The department has a well-equipped modern Radio studio, used by students for hands on lessons.

The university is currently installing a television studio that will ease the training of students interested in working for television.

The Journalism department also has enough cameras and audio recorders for students to use while in the field.

Journalism students at a printing press during one of their field trips
Journalism students at a printing press during one of their field trips

The university collaborates with the different media houses in the country to offer internship placements for journalism students wishing to do industrial training outside the university.

The Head of journalism department, Bogere Francis says that with the installation of Television and Radio studios at campus, students are free to do industrial training within the university.

“Our students are trained in all fields; they can work in the print, electronic and the new media,” Francis says.

He says that journalism students are not only trained to work on Televisions and Radio stations, as many perceive it.

Journalism students carrying out an interview at Marianum printing press, Kisubi
Journalism students carrying out an interview at Marianum printing press, Kisubi
The news room of the Journalism department
The news room of the Journalism department

“Other students can do public relations, public speaking, photo journalism, graphics and design, documentaries, film and stage directing besides looking at the mainstream media as the only place where they can work”.

The structure that houses the modern TV and radio studios at Nkumba University
The structure that houses the modern TV and radio studios at Nkumba University

“A graduate of journalism from Nkumba university can opt to do research with research organizations, work as an evaluator among many other things,” he advises.

Admissions for the August intake 2014/15 are still on at Nkumba university main campus in Entebbe. For Details call 0752649463

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