2024 WCJ TIMETABLE

Click here for the detailed list of WCJ courses. Please note that not all courses may be offered in 2024.

2024 INFORMATION AND LINKS:

  • Registration is solely online: https://www.wits.ac.za/registration/postgraduate-students/
  • Contact information for student fee queries.
  • Career-entry classes begin on Wednesday, 14 February, in the first week.
  • All other classes start on their allotted days in the first week.
  • No prescribed books to be purchased ahead of the start of classes.
  • All students must have an ICAM access card to enter the Wits Arts Museum building via the ramp behind the School of Arts or through the main entrance to the museum on Jorissen Street.
  • The WCJ reception is on the 10th floor, Es’kia Mphalelele building (aka the Wits Arts Museum building). 
  • For WCJ academic enquiries, please email Andrea Gumede. 
  • Contact Tshepiso Ntombela at reception on +27 11 717 4028 for venue or other information.
  • Wits University 2024 term dates.
  • Staff profiles
 
CAREER-ENTRY HONOURS
MID-CAREER HONOURS
MASTERS
PRE-SEMESTER
Early February 2024
  • Introduction to academic writing (workshop) (COMPULSORY) Orientation and compulsory workshops (in-person at WCJ and Wits Writing Centre) for new and returning students.
  • Introduction to academic writing (workshop) (COMPULSORY in 1st year) Orientation and compulsory workshops (in-person at WCJ and Wits Writing Centre) for new and returning students.
  • Academic writing skills I and II (COMPULSORY)

 

 

SEMESTER 1
12 February to 30 May

 

 

  • Journalism Practice A (Pheladi Sethusa) (COMPULSORY) Every weekday at 9am, 10th Floor Newsroom  
  • Journalism Studies A (Nechama Brodie) (COMPULSORY) Wednesdays, 4pm to 6pm (portfolio work) AND Thursdays, 4pm – 6pm (lectures), 10th Floor Drum Room 

 

 

 

  • Journalism Studies A (COMPULSORY in 1st year) Wednesdays, 4pm to 6pm (portfolio work) AND Thursdays, 4pm – 6pm (lectures), 10th Floor Drum Room
  • Journalism Research (Gillian Jones) (COMPULSORY in 2nd year)
  • Journalism Practice A (PT) known as Writing for communication (Lesley Mofokeng) (Only available in 2nd year) Mondays, 4 – 6pm, 10th Floor Drum Room
  • Financial Journalism (Gillian Jones) (Only available in 2nd year) Tuesdays, 4 – 6pm, 10th Floor Drum Room

 

  • Media and Society (Lesley Cowling) (COMPULSORY in 1st year) Wednesdays, 4 – 6pm, 12th Floor Boardroom  
  • Research methods workshops (Nechama Brodie) (COMPULSORY in 2nd year)
  • Longform Journalism Project (Lesley Cowling) (by application only) Thursdays, 4 – 6pm, 11th Floor Vrye Weekblad Room
  • Financial Journalism (Gillian Jones) Tuesdays, 4 – 6pm, 10th Floor Drum Room
  • Proposal writing workshop (WCJ staff) (COMPULSORY in 2nd year)
MID-YEAR
29 June to 14 July

 

Specific dates to be confirmed.

  • Television Journalism (Catherine Muller) (3-14 June) 

  • Radio Journalism (Charles Leonard) (3-14 June)
  • Intro to financial journalism (Thalia Holmes) (not for credit)
  • Television Journalism (Catherine Muller) (3-14 June) 

  • Radio Journalism (Charles Leonard) (3-14 June)
  • Intro to financial journalism (Thalia Holmes) (not for credit)

  • Research writing workshop (COMPULSORY for 2nd year honours students) (DATES TO BE CONFIRMED)
  • Television Journalism (Catherine Muller) (3-14 June) 

  • Radio Journalism (Charles Leonard) (3-14 June)
  • Intro to financial journalism (Thalia Holmes) (not for credit)
SEMESTER 2
15 July  to 29 October
  • Journalism Practice B (Pheladi Sethusa) (COMPULSORY) 
  • Journalism Studies B (Pheladi Sethusa with Nechama Brodie and Gillian Jones) (COMPULSORY)

 

  • Journalism Research (COMPULSORY in 2nd year) 
  • Feature Writing (Lesley Mofokeng)
  • Media, Law and Ethics (Dinesh Balliah)
  • Communication for social change (TBC)

 

  • Research methods (COMPULSORY in 2nd year) 
  • Creative writing for journalists (Lesley Cowling)
  • Media, Law and Ethics (Dinesh Balliah)
  • Communication for social change (TBC)

WCJ SHORT COURSES

 

 

  • WCJ Wits-accredited short courses are available via WitsPlus:
    • Introduction to Financial Journalism JOMS0084
    • Feature Writing JOMS0043
    • Media Management JOMS0079
    • Development Communication JOMS0037 / JOMS0038
    • Advanced Radio Certificate JOMS0065