Diploma in Journalism – University of Colombo 2017

One Year Diploma in Journalism 

Journalism Unit
University of Colombo


A training programme in Journalism is considered essential to meet the extensive demand for media education in the country. The University of Colombo has taken the initiative to offer a Diploma Course that full fills this important national need.

The course is specifically designed to offer theoretical training in journalism for those already engaged in media and those with some journalistic experience to acquaint themselves with university discipline and obtain a recognized qualification.

Course Objectives

  • To offer students a critical understanding of the theoretical aspects of film;

  • To enhance the role of Journalism as a profession in the development of Sri Lankan society;

  • To create adequate professional journalistic expertise in the country in keeping with the increasing for such professionalism at national and regional level.

The titles of the four course units are:

  • Language and Communication

  • History of Journalism

  • Mechanics of News casting

  • Creative Writing in Media

  • The project report will be written on a theme related to the field of journalism and it shall contain not less than 15,000 Words.

Course Evaluation

The structure of the examination leading to the diploma in Film & Television shall consist of,
A.     Four Written papers each of three hours duration and
B.     A Production

The pass mark in each paper shall be 40%.
The pass mark for the production is 40%.

This course will be conducted in Sinhala. Parallel courses in the Tamil/English medium will also be conducted if there is a reasonable number of applicants.

Diploma in Journalism INTAKE, Upcoming Journalism Courses, New Courses in Colombo university, with application, Free application, (Sinhala Edition)

Application – Click here ( Download )

Source – Rajarata University of Sri Lanka

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