Mass Communication

MASS COMMUNICATION

Welcome to the information page of Mass Communication department of ESPAM - formation university, here you'll get the neccessary information needed about the department

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

The Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communication is designed with the specific aims of:
Providing competent manpower for Newspaper companies, Radio and Television houses and other print oriented industries as well as providing an avenue for the information sector of the changing human society to benefit from proper trining in the area of information acqusition and dissemination as well as relevant training in Public Relations/Advertising.
It is also the aim of the department to provide an opportunity for working people without the requisite knowledge base to study and improve their skills in the area of Mass Communication.

General Information

The programme would involve teaching and research. It would also be invlolved in providing community service such as consultancies to both corporate and private organisations. It would publish the departmental newspaper-ESPAM REPORTER as well as organize script-writing workshops for the video market while also producing videos and films, such as documentaries, etc.

Industrial training and research seminar is a prerequisite for the award of B.Sc Degree in Mass Communications. Our students are requested to undergo a six month industrial training and a month research to be presented in the form of seminar. A report must be submitted by the students on their industrial training experience.It is as follows.
i. 3 months IT after 200 level
ii. 3 months IT after 300 level
iii. 1 month research seminar after 300 level 1st semester.

The performance of students in the departments is calculated based on the following methods.

i. Practical assignments,
ii. Class works and other assignments,
iii. Quiz,
iv. Semester Examination.
A maximum score of 40% is allocated to (i),(ii),(iii), while(iv) is allocated a maximum of 60%

Credit passes in English Language, Literature in English and a pass in mathematics in WASC/SSCE,NECO,NABTEB or GCE O/level or its equivalent plus any three subjects out of which one must be in the Arts or Social Sciences.

a) A University Diploma in Mass Communication recognized by Senate at the Credit level.
b) OND Mass Communication in the Upper Credit division or its equivalent.
c) GCE Advanced Level HSE with passes in Literature, History and CRK or any other Arts and Social Science Subjects.
In addition, the candidate must sit for and pass the school internal admission examination.

Students of Mass Communication admitted for the 8 semester programme must pass at least one hundred and sixty eight(168) credit units and one hundred and twenty two(122) for those entering by DE.
There are two categories of courses which students will be required to take. These are compulsory and elective courses. At the 300 level, students will be required to take courses outside the compulsory courses with a leaning towards producing videos and films, such as documentaries, etc.