Since its establishment in 1961, the Kenya Institute of Mass Communication (KIMC) has grown into one of the most respected 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, electronic and studio technology.
List of KIMC Courses
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 a duration of 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).
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 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
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.
Diploma requires Mean Grade 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 Certificate in Broadcast Journalism, Radio & Television Presentation Techniques, Journalism or Mass Communication from KIMC or any other recognised college and with one year 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 Diploma in Radio and Television Programmes Production (Upgrading) you need to have Certificate in Radio or Television Production or in Radio and Television Presentation Techniques from KIMC or any other recognised collegeand 1 year experience in media.
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)