SMC
Professional Course
Advanced Writing and Reporting Skills (AWARES)

The Advanced Writing and Reporting Skills (A.W.A.R.E.S.) is a programme that focuses not only on improving writing skills but also on facilitating proficiency in research as well as critical and cognate skills.

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Date

Jun 19, 2023

Cost

₦ 415,000

Length

4 Months

  • Date

    Jun 19, 2023

  • Cost

    ₦ 415,000

  • Length

    4 Months

Introduction

The Advanced Writing and Reporting Skills (AWARES) programme of the School of Media and Communication (SMC) commences on 19th June and will run through 15th September, 2023.

AWARES is a flagship writing course of the School of Media and Communication (SMC), Pan-Atlantic University that focuses not only on improving writing skills but also on facilitating proficiency in research as well as critical and cognate skills.

The course will be of particular benefit to persons across fields in media and communication, including public relations, corporate and marketing communications, and those who wish to improve their general writing skills.

In addition to the core writing modules, participants will have the chance of specializing in one of the three available writing streams:

  • The Creative Writing Stream
  • The Business and Economic Writing stream
  • The Reporting for the Media stream

 

For enquiries: 

Opeyemi Gazali – 0806 638 5629; Vincent – 08058127207; Isaac – 08033460440

Email: professionaleducation@smc.edu.ng

Programme Structure

Physical Run

Blended Run

Both will run concurrently.

 

For Whom

Journalists, Correspondents and Reporters

Corporate/Marketing communications staff

Human resource and Public relations officers

Copywriters/Creative writers

Those aspiring to improve their writing proficiency

Certificate

Executive Certificate in Advanced Writing and Reporting Skills

The Creative Writing stream

The Creative Writing stream is a practical course and will run principally in a workshop format. It will deal with the nature of creativity and creative writing as well as explore ways that lead to the generation of ideas, the development of story lines and storyboarding, the development of character and atmosphere as well as thematic development.

The Business and Economic Writing stream

The Business and Economic Writing stream will provide adequate education in the requisites of business and economic reporting, and participants will develop skills to understand the discourse of corporate governance, financial markets, equity, privatization, and a wide range of macro and micro economic issues, as well as business practices. This stream will also highlight the creative trend of persuasive business communication with the use of the new informative technologies and tools to transform the stiffness in written communication.

The Reporting for the Media stream

The Reporting for the Media stream will focus on the essentials of reporting and will consider the various forms of reports. Participants will learn how to develop a creative sense for news and how to put together an effective story structure. The identification of angles, the targeting of readers and the planning of interviews are other topics that this stream will deal with.

Fees

Registration — N5,000

Course Fee (Blended) —  N380,000

Graduation Fee — N30,000

Total fees —-  N415,000  

                         N547,500 (including one-week accommodation & dinner)

Course Fee (Physical) — =N=680,000 ( Including graduation fee, accommodation, and dinner)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Contact information

Opeyemi Gazali – 0806 638 5629

Isaac – 08033460440

Vincent - 08058127207

Email – professionaleducation@smc.edu.ng

"The AWARES programme helped me to become a great communicator in just four months. This is a feat I have tried to achieve for more than 20 years. I certainly recommend this training to everyone struggling with verbal or writing communication.”    

-Adetoun Funmilayo Agboola, Special Needs Coordinator, Greenspring School Lagos

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