At the School of Media and Communication (SMC) we aspire to be the hub of learning in media and Communication in the African continent. Here, creativity meets enterprise and theory meets practice. Welcome to the field that shapes the way we live in our world today.

Since its inception in 2006 (as the Centre for Media and Communication), the SMC has been on a journey that has led us to redefine programming in the media and communication landscape in our country. Starting with the Certificate in Media Enterprise (CME) and Advanced Writing and Reporting Skills (AWARES), we have rapidly transformed a hesitant uncertain field into a confident discipline.

Going at breathtaking pace, we started the M.Sc. in Media and Communication two years after we were born and soon after, the PGD programmes in such innovative fields as Marketing Communications, Media Enterprise, Digital media, Community relations and Multimedia Journalism. Early in 2014, we began our PhD in Media and Communication and in November, 2014, a B.Sc. in Mass Communication. In October 2016, we will begin a B.Sc. programme in Information Science and Media Studies

  • B.Sc. Mass Communication
  • B.Sc. Information Science and Media Studies

Why have we now started an Undergraduate Programme?

  • To prepare you for entry into the exciting world of media and communication.
  • To provide the quality education in communication studies that you seek.
  • To serve an industry in desperate need of excellence.
  • To be the place of first choice for employers.
  • Everyone needs communication; every company needs media.We provide the first rate human resources to meet this need and benefits

Reasons Why You Should Choose SMC…

Our programmes are accredited by relevant academic and professional bodies such as National Universities Commision (NUC), Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON) and the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR)

  • Internship in leading organisations
  • A place of first choice for employers in the media and communication field
  • Broad humanistic and social scientific education
  • A wide alumni network that will help you develop relationships with business organisations

 

  • B.Sc. Mass Communication

Courses you will study include

  • Written and Spoken Communication
  • Digital Media and Communication
  • Relationship Management
  • Development Communication
  • Corporate Affairs
  • Community Relations
  • Photography
  • Film and Entertainment
  • Animation
  • Media Business & Enterprise Management
  • Research
  • Multimedia Journalism
  • Television and Radio production
  • Internet and online studies

UTME Entry Requirements

  • Current JAMB approve cut-off mark
  • O’ Level result (5 credits Mathematics and English inclusive)
  • Apply through sims.pau.edu.ng
  • The required UTME subject are English Language, Mathematics, and any three subjects from Arts, Social Science.

Direct Entry Requirements

To be eligible, an applicant is required to have one of the following qualifications:

  1. Two advanced level passes in Arts or Social Sciences subjects.
  2. An OND/HND credit level in a relevant discipline.
  3. International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) in relevant subjects.

Inter-university Transfer Requirements

a. A transfer student must be a current student of the university from which he/she seeks to transfer and should have a clean disciplinary record.

b. A transfer student from a Nigerian University is required to possess a JAMB score that is not less than the minimum score of PAU students admitted into his/her intended department in his/her admission year or the minimum JAMB score as approved in the year of admission into the university.

c. A transfer student should possess the minimum Pan-Atlantic and inter departmental entry requirement and should have obtained these prior to entry into the university from where transfer is being sought.

d. To qualify for consideration, a transfer student should have made a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50 on a 5.00 point scale.

e. The application should be accompanied by student’s transcript, which will be verified.

f. If at any stage irregularity is discovered in the papers presented by the students, such students shall be withdrawn from the University.

g. A student can only transfer into the same course of study – or a similar course where applicable – that he/she was engaged in previously in his/her original university.

h. The number of students offered admission by transfer shall not exceed 10% of the number of students in the class they are to join.

I. Any application for inter –university transfer not received before June 30 of each year will not be accepted for that year.

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  • B.Sc. Information Science and Media Studies

…become a digital information, multimedia and communication expert!

Our B.Sc. degree programme in Information Science and Media Studies draws on advances in computer science and its application in diverse fields of media. The programme will prepare students to work in modern day industries as digital information and media experts. Career prospects for graduates of this course include computer software programming; web and mobile applications development; online broadcast design; audiovisual production including sound and visual effects; animation and games for entertainment, advertisement and various forms of instructional content.

Students of this course will also be trained to operate with a strong creative, innovative, entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial mindset.

Courses you will study include

  • Computer-aided Design in Media
  • Web-based Technologies & Multimedia
  • Multimedia Database Management Systems
  • Programming Languages & Packages for Digital Media
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Media Production Process
  • Fundamentals of Film & Cinematography
  • Digital Colour Technology
  • Interactive & Motion Graphics
  • Audio and Visual Special Effects
  • Computer Animation Production
  • Digital Rendering
  • E-publishing
  • Internet Broadcasting
  • E-commerce and Business Communication
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Communication in English
  • Mathematical and Statistical Methods

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UTME Entry Requirements

  • Current JAMB approve cut-off mark
  • O’ Level result (5 credits Mathematics and English inclusive)
  • Apply through sims.pau.edu.ng
  • The required UTME subjects are English language and any three of the following subjects: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Literature in English, History, Government, Economics, Geography and Agricultural Science.

Direct Entry Requirements (Note: Only admission into 100 Level is available in the 2016/2017 academic session)

To be eligible, an applicant is required to have one of the following qualifications:

  1. Two advanced level passes in Arts or Social Sciences subjects.
  2. An OND/HND credit level in a relevant discipline.
  3. International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) in relevant subjects.

Inter-university Transfer Requirements (Note: Only admission into 100 Level is available in the 2016/2017 academic session)

  1. A transfer student must be a current student of the university from which he/she seeks to transfer and should have a clean disciplinary record.
  2. A transfer student from a Nigerian University is required to possess a JAMB score that is not less than the minimum score of PAU students admitted into his/her intended department in his/her admission year or the minimum JAMB score as approved in the year of admission into the university.
  3. A transfer student should possess the minimum Pan-Atlantic and inter departmental entry requirement and should have obtained these prior to entry into the university from where transfer is being sought.