Courses offered at Kenya Institute of Mass Communication (KIMC)

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Kenya Institute of Mass Communication offers certificate and Diploma courses as listed below

DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TRAINING DEPARTMENT

Academic programs

Diploma programs
•    Diploma in Journalism
•    Diploma in Broadcast Journalism
•    Diploma in Advertising and Public Relations

Admission requirements
Mean Grade C plain, C plain in English, Kiswahili and any other 2 subjects

Certificate programs
•    Certificate in Broadcast Journalism

Admission requirements
Mean Grade C- (minus), C- (minus) in English, Kiswahili and any other 2 subjects

Course Durations
Diploma programs – 3 years.
Certificate programs – 1 year.
Upgrading programs – 1 year or 2 years depending on the programs joined.
Postgraduate diploma programs – 1 year or 21/2 years depending on the mode of study.

Class Timings

The institute offers its programs in both regular and evening modes. The class timings each mode of study is as follows:
•    Regular day training programs. These programs run from Monday to Friday from 8.30 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.
•    Evening training Programs. These programs are conducted between Monday to Friday from 4.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. and Saturday 8.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

DEPARTMENT OF TV/RADIO PRODUCTION

Academic programs

Diploma programs
•    Diploma in TV Program Production
•    Diploma in Radio Program Production

Admission requirements
Mean Grade C plain, C plain in English, Kiswahili and any other 2 subjects

Certificate programs
Certificate in radio and presentation techniques

Admission requirements
Mean Grade C- (minus), C- (minus) in English, Kiswahili and any other 2 subjects

Career Opportunities
On completion of their programs our graduates are employed as:
•    Producers
•    News anchors
•    Presenters
•    Camera persons
•    Video editors
•    Reporters

Equipment and Facilities
•    Television studio
•    Radio studio
•    Radio Station (ECN 99.9 FM)
•    Video Editing suites
•    Audio Editing lab

 

DEPARTMENT OF FILM VIDEO PRODUCTION

Academic programs

Diploma programs
•    Diploma in Film/ Video Programs Production (producing and directing option)
•    Diploma in Film/ Video Programs Production (editing option)

Admission requirements
Mean Grade C plain, C plain in English, Kiswahili and any other 2 subjects

•    Diploma in Film/ Video Programs Production (camera option)
•    Diploma in Film/ Video Programs Production (sound option)
Admission requirements
Mean Grade C plain, C plain in English, C- (minus) in Kiswahili and D+ (minus) in mathematics or physics

•    Diploma in Graphic Design and Animation

Admission requirements
Mean Grade C plain, C plain in English, Kiswahili and computer studies and C plain in any other 2 subjects

Mean Grade C- (minus), C plain in English, C- in Kiswahili and a D+ (plus) in mathematics
Mean Grade C- (Minus), C- (minus) in mathematics, C – (minus) in physics/physical sciences or C- (minus) in electricity or drawing and design as an additional subject
Mean Grade C- (Minus), C- (minus) in mathematics, C – (minus) in physics/physical sciences

Certificate Programs
•    Certificate in Film/ Video Programs Production

Admission requirements
Mean Grade C- (minus), C- (minus) in English, Kiswahili and any other 2 subjects

•    Certificate in Animation and Graphic Design

Admission requirements
Mean Grade C- (minus), C- (minus) in English, Kiswahili and Computer Studies

Career Opportunities
On completion of their studies our graduates are employed as:
•    Movie producers
•    Camera persons
•    Video editors
•    Animators
•    Graphic designers

Equipment and Facilities
•    Film/ Video studios including collapsible facilities.
•    Film/Video Editing suites
•    Audio Editing lab
•    Film Laboratory
•    Modern preview theatre
•    Animation lab

 

DEPARTMENT OF ENGINEERING TRAINING

Academic programs
Diploma programs
•    Diploma in Electronics Engineering
•    Diploma in Telecommunications Engineering

Admission requirements
Mean Grade C- (Minus), C in English, C- (minus) in mathematics, in physics/physical sciences or C- (minus) in electricity or drawing and design

•    Diploma in Media and Studio Techniques

Admission requirements
Mean Grade C plain, C plain in English and (minus) Kiswahili and D+ (plus) in mathematics or physics/physical sciences

Mean Grade C- (minus), C plain in English, C- in Kiswahili and a D+ (plus) in mathematics

Certificate Programs
•    Certificate in Media and Studio Techniques
•    Certificate in Computer Applications
•    Certificate in Computer Servicing and Maintenance

Admission requirements
Mean Grade C- (Minus), C- (minus) in English, D (plain) in mathematics, C – (minus) in any other 2 subjects.

Career Opportunities
On completion of their studies our graduates are employed as:
•    Studio operators and technicians.

Equipment and Facilities
•    Modern Oscilloscopes.
•    Signal generators (for both A.F. and R.F. signals)
•    Digital Modular setboards (Multifunctional)
•    Amplifiers – Different Ranges
•    Solid state components i.e. Transmitters
•    Resisters, ICS, Diodes etc
•    Soldering Gums (Existing in different ratings)
•    Electronic Breadboards (Different sizes)
•    Laboratory (ies)
•    Computer Labs (equipped with laptops and desktops)
•    Electrical cables

DEPARTMENT OF POSTGRADUATE TRAINING & RESEARCH

Academic programs
•    Postgraduate Diploma in Mass Communication

Admission requirements
Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university

Faculty (Academic staff)
John Ondiegi
Charity Mureithi

Career Opportunities
On completion of their course the graduates are employed as:
•    Print and broadcast journalists
•    News anchors
•    Presenters
•    Reporters
•    Public relations officers
•    Radio and television producers

Equipment and Facilities
•    Audio editing lab
•    Computer lab

All the courses offered at Kenya Institute of Mass Communication are marketable in Kenya. Kenyans, especially form four leavers who scored at least a D+ should aim at joining KIMC because it’s the best training institutions in Kenya in regards to media and journalism courses.

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