Student Work

The He(art) of Being Ghettofabulous

A series that follows the journey of Anima McBrown, who through each episode seeks to immerse herself and explore how Kwaito has played a pivotal role in asserting black humanity and all things Kasi!

by :Thingo Mthombeni (TV)

The celebrity and superfan

When searching for literature on superdandom, most academia was centred around superfans of sports, sports teams and fictional universes. As someone who has been obsessed with celebrities from a young age, I wanted to explore the relationship between the celebrity and the superfan....

by : Taylia Meese (Multimedia)


Masks of men

This is a comic book project that investigates whether it is possible to represent marginalised masculinities in a more positive way than is done in current main stream comic books. The project consists of a pilot/prototype chapter of a comic in a series. The main story would span multiple comics to fully explore the experiences of the protagonists, but due to time pressures this prototype is what I produced....

by : Brendon Reyneke (Design)

Stars Belong in Space

The project takes the form of an English-medium South African children's book, and chronicles the life of Naledi, who is raised by her grandmother (Nkgono) on the outskirts of Johannesburg. Naledi has a fascination with stars and space, and dreams of becoming an astronaut. Despite having to overcome various obstacles, Naledi realises this dream....

 by : Ellen Heydenrych (Design)



The first episode of #CoronaDiaries is hosted by TshepisoMotloung

Let's feed JBay

Let's feed JBay by Catherine White



Come and Study With Us in 2020


Students have the option of applying for either:

 What is the difference between the fourth-year degrees we offer?

BJourn 4: This is the final year of the Bachelor of Journalism at Rhodes and it is the natural next step for many third year students. You need to have done your undergrad in JMS at Rhodes (with good marks!) in order to be accepted. BJourn 4 offers a nice mix of theory and practice, with the possibility of choosing between different specialisations.

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There are postgraduate degrees and diplomas offered to students who have completed a first degree. These include:


What do I need to apply?

You need a:

  • Certified copy of both your degree certificate and full transcript from your previous or current university in your submission
  • Letter of motivation (600-800 words)
  • Up to date resume (or CV) with at least two referees and their current addresses;
  • Sample of writing (academic/essay type); and
  • Completed application form which can be found on the undergraduate gateway (BJourn and BA) or postgraduate gateway (Honours, PGDips, MA, PhD) 

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