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Kenya Institute of Mass Communication, KIMC Courses, Requirements and Fee Structure

KIMC courses and fee structure

Since its establishment in 1961, the Kenya Institute of Mass Communication (KIMC) has grown into one of the most respected public institutions of its kind in Africa admitting students not only from Kenya but also from several African countries. KIMC is now equipped with modern facilities for training courses in the fields of electronic and telecommunication engineering, film production, radio and television production, print and broadcast journalism, electronics and studio technology.

KIMC offers certificate, diploma, degree, and postgraduate diploma courses in several key fields. Diploma programmes take 3 years while Certificate programmes take 1 year.

Upgrade Programmes take 1 year or 2 years depending on the programme. Postgraduate diploma programmes take 1 year or 2 & ½ years depending on the mode of study (full-time or part-time).

List of Courses Offered at KIMC

Information Training Courses

  • Diploma in Journalism
  • Diploma in Broadcast Journalism
  • Diploma in Advertising and Public Relations
  • Certificate in Broadcast Journalism
  • Diploma in Broadcast Journalism (upgrading)
  • Diploma in Mass Communication
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Mass Communication

TV/Radio Programme Production

  • Diploma in TV programmes Production
  • Diploma in Radio Programmes Production
  • Certificate in Radio and Television Presentation Techniques
  • Diploma in Radio and Television Programmes Production (upgrading)

Film/Video Production Training

  • Diploma in Film/Video Programs Production (Production and Directing option)
  • Diploma in Film/Video Programs Production (Editing option)
  • Diploma in Film/Video Programs Production (Camera option)
  • Diploma in Film/Video Programs Production (Sound option)
  • Diploma in Animation and Graphics Design
  • Certificate in Film/Video Programs Production
  • Certificate in Animation and Graphics Design

Engineering Training

  • Diploma in Electrical Engineering Instrumentation Option (KNEC)
  • Diploma in Film/Video Programs Production Telecommunication Option (KNEC)
  • Diploma in Media Technology
  • Advanced Diploma in Broadcast Engineering
  • Certificate in Media Technology

KIMC Degree Courses

  • Bachelor of Arts (communication)
  • Bachelor of Science in disaster management and international diplomacy
  • Bachelor of mass communication

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Minimum Requirements for Courses at KIMC

Film and Video Production

Diploma courses require KCSE mean grade C plain, C plain in English and C- Kiswahili and D+ (plus) in Mathematics or Physics.

Certificate courses need mean grade C- (minus) in KCSE, C- (Minus) in English and Kiswahili and in any other 2 subjects.

Computer Studies is a mandatory subject for the Animation and Graphic Design course.

Information Training

Diplomas in this category require KCSE Mean Grade of C plain, C plain in English and Kiswahili, and any other 2 subjects.

For the certificate programmes, you need KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus), C- in English and Kiswahili, and any other 2 subjects.

Diploma in Broadcast Journalism Upgrade requirements include a Certificate in Broadcast Journalism, Radio and Television Presentation Techniques, Journalism or Mass Communication from KIMC or any other recognized college and one year of experience in media.

TV Radio Programme Production

Diploma programmes requirements include Mean Grade C plain, C plain in English and Kiswahili and any other 2 subjects. For Certificates, you require KCSE Mean Grade C-(Minus), C- (Minus) in English and Kiswahili, and any other 2 subjects.

For a Diploma in Radio and Television programme production (Upgrading), you need to have a Certificate in Radio or Television Production or Radio and Television Presentation Techniques from KIMC or any other recognized college and 1 year of experience in media.

Engineering Training

Diploma courses require KCSE mean grade C- (Minus), C- (Minus) in Mathematics, C plain in English, Physics/ Physical Sciences, or C- (Minus in Electricity or Drawing and Design as an additional subject)

Requirements for certificate courses include mean grade C- (Minus), C- (Minus) in English and Mathematics and Physics/ Physical Sciences

Advanced Diploma in Broadcast Engineering admission requirements are a Diploma in any of the following: Telecommunication, Electronics, Electrical, Media Technology with 3 years experience.

Certificate in Media Technology admission Requirements include Mean Grade C- (Minus), C- (Minus) in English and Kiswahili D in Mathematics and C-(Minus) in any other subjects.

Postgraduate Diploma in Mass Communication

Requires a Bachelors Degree from a recognized university.

KIMC Courses Fee Structure

Here is the fee structure for courses at the Kenya Institute of Mass Communication. Note that the fee may change at any time according to the wish of the Institution.

  • Certificate courses fee – Ksh 97,000
  • Diploma courses (regular program) fee – Ksh 96,000
  • Diploma courses (evening classes) – Ksh 101,000
  • Postgraduate courses fee – Ksh 117,900

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