School of Language Arts and Media


School of Language, Arts and Media

The School of Language, Arts and Media (SLAM) was established in 2006 as part of a general academic restructuring undertaken by the University.

Formerly called the Department of Literature and Language, and existing as a section of the old School of Humanities, the new School of Language, Arts and Media represents more than a name change.

Implicit in its elevation to School status is an expectation that, in addition to maintaining its time-honoured curriculum, it will develop fresh initiatives from within its new home in the Faculty of Arts, Law and Education.

Its vision is to be an internationally recognised centre of excellence for the undertaking of teaching, research, publication, consultancy, artistic creation, public performance and community service in those areas associated with its various disciplines, focused on, but not limited to, the Pacific region. In line with this expansive vision, the School seeks both breadth and diversity in the design of its programmes. Arranged for administrative and academic purposes into four divisionsóLiterature, Language Studies, Journalism/Media Studies and English for Academic Purposesóthe School offers a wide range of courses in its various disciplines. Within these broad areas, students can undertake a variety of Diploma, Degree and Postgraduate level programmes offered through a number of teaching modes both on-campus and through distance and flexible learning.

The School offers Diplomas in Pacific Journalism, Vernacular Languages (Fijian or Hindi), and Pacific Language Studies. There are also a large number of choices in Bachelor of Arts undergraduate majors, including Literature, Linguistics, the combined Literature and Language Major, Journalism, Pacific Language Studies, Pacific Literature, Pacific Vernacular Language and Theatre Arts. Minors are also available in most of these disciplines. The School offers a challenging selection of courses for its Postgraduate courses in Literature, Linguistics and Pacific Media Studies, and an interesting spread of staff expertise for the supervision of MA and PhD research. 

For enquiries and information contact:
Antoinette Kafoa (Secretary) 

School of Language, Arts and Media,
Private Mail Bag

The University of the South Pacific
Suva, Fiji.

Ph: (679) 3232214 / 3232687 
Fax: (679) 3231500 

Email: kafoa_an(at)

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School of Language Arts and Media (SLAM)
Faculty of Arts, Law and Education
The University of the South Pacific
Laucala Campus, Suva, Fiji,
Tel: +679 323 2214
Fax: +679 323 1500