The Diploma in Journalism is a 2-year part time day course intended for students who anticipate building a career in media research, journalism and or broadcasting. It also provides a qualification for journalists on the job. The programme provides students with an overview of research tools and communication skills that contribute toward effective journalistic communication skills in the workplace. More specifically, students follow, among others, courses in journalism issues, reporting, interviewing, media law, graphic design, layout, magazine and digital publishing. The Diploma prepares graduates for a research and skill based approach to journalistic work.