Media Studies Gateway

The Media Studies Gateway programme is designed for learners who have not achieved a National Senior Certificate (NSC) or equivalent qualification with endorsement. The completion of this programme allows students the opportunity to benefit from higher education.

This short learning access programme covers a range of social, economic, and educational purposes, including access to higher education, personal fulfilment, and social development and citizenship.

This short learning programme is available at Boston Media House Pretoria and Sandton

Media Studies Gateway
Short Learning Access Programme (BMHGATE2)

Time to Complete:

6 months (minimum)


Non-credit bearing

Entry Requirements

The following category of students are eligible for admission into the short learning programme:

  • Category 1: applicants aged 18 or older with a Grade 12 certificate and endorsement only for higher certificate studies
  • Category 2: applicants aged 23 or older with a Grade 12 or the equivalent certificate and no endorsement
  • Academic Literacy
  • Advertising
  • Digital Marketing
  • Radio
  • Computer Literacy (MS Windows, MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint)
  • Opportunity to gain admission to the Boston Media House Diploma in Media Practices programme based on an aggregate score of 60% across all short learning programme modules
  • Ability to use media-specific science and technology
  • Understand the mutual influence between culture and media

Short Learning Access Programme

On completion the student will be issued a Media Studies Gateway Short Learning Access Programme certificate from Boston Media House