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.
The Advanced Writing and Reporting Skills (AWARES) programme of the School of Media and Communication (SMC) commences on 23rd October 2023 and will run through 22nd January, 2024.
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:
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Journalists, Correspondents and Reporters
Corporate/Marketing communications staff
Human resource and Public relations officers
Those aspiring to improve their writing proficiency
Executive Certificate in Advanced Writing and Reporting Skills
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 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 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.
Registration — N5,000
Graduation Fee — N40,000
Course fee — N622,000
Course fee — N812,000
Course fee including accommodation and dinner for 20 nights — N1,412,000