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NEW UND UNIT (article first published : 2000-09-3)

The Graduate Programme in Cultural and Media Studies (CMS) offers thesis MAs and Ph.Ds under the auspices of its newly established Development, Media and Arts Research Unit. Established in 1999, the Unit arose out of the integration of the contract research activities of the Graduate Programme (CMS) and Drama-in-Aids (DramAidE). This cooperation brings together international experience in participatory research, development and education, health communication, social development strategies, development support communication, participatory theatre and educational drama, and media and cultural policy analysis.

DramAidE has been an integral part of the Dept of Health Beyond Awareness I and II HIV/AIDS media campaigns in South Africa between 1997 and 2000. The University's Unit is geared towards action research relating to public health communication (using print and broadcast media, participatory drama, etc) and related development support communication issues in the Southern African context. The Unit works with schools and grassroots community organisations, and other NGOs especially on life-skills and HIV/AIDS prevention and education. The research is project based and designed to teach senior students and health professionals to work in the field on actual projects, benefiting communities in the KwaZulu-Natal Province.

Candidates can expect to work in a vibrant community of graduate students drawn from all over Africa and the world while also taking up internships in appropriate NGO's.. Natal University is South Africa's prominent research institution on HIV/AIDS research, and recently hosted the International AIDS Conference in Durban. Many CMS/Unit students are professionals who have returned to University for a year or more. The Programme and Unit offer a dedicated lecturing faculty/staff who teach at graduate levels only within the Faculty of Human Sciences' newly established School of Graduate Studies.

Further details from Keyan Tomaselli, Graduate Programme in Cultural and Media Studies, University of Natal, Durban, 4041. Phone (031) 260-2505 and fax (031) 260-1519. E-mail: ccms@mtb.und.ac.za or see govends@mtb.und.ac.za




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