Diploma in Film Technology

    Intake Periods
  • January
  • May
  • September
    Modes of Study
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
Course Overview

This program is designed to provide quality training to those seeking to expand their knowledge and level of education from certificate in Film.There are many people seeking to improve their knowledge and professionalism in the creative sector, and especially in Film production, hence the need for a formal programme of training in a reputable institution. There is sufficient supply of Amateur film makers in Kenya whose talents need to be further harnessed through exposure to a formal Diploma course.This course aims to bridge the gap created by the scarcity of highly trained manpower in Film Production. The goal of the Film Technology Diploma course is to produce graduands who competently and confidently serve the nation of Kenya in Film Technology. The graduands will be able to offer high quality, integrated and market-driven film production services.The graduands will also take on appropriate professional positions in the growing film industry upon graduation for employment, self employment and development to enhance individual well-being and growth in the practice of film production.


Trainees in this program are equipped with skills and competency in the following areas:

  • Film Directing
  • Acting for Film
  • Screenwriting
  • Cinematography
  • Production design
  • Lighting
  • Sound Design
  • Visual effects
  • Audio Video Editing
  • Basic animation
  • Business of Film Production
Who Can Join

This program is suitable for any person who has passion and interest in starting and developing a career in Film production

Entry Qualifications

KCSE mean grade C- (minus)

Duration & Structure of The Programme
  • Duration & Structure Of The Programme
  • This program runs for SIX (6) trimesters. For the first five trimesters, students will take five (5) units per trimester. In the 6th trimester, students shall proceed for industrial attachment.
Mode of Delivery of The Programme/Course
  • The program is delivered face-to-face through experiential and project-based learning and assessment on a full-time basis.

Curriculum Road Map
Year I
Year II
Trimester I Trimester II Trimester III
  • DCU 100: Communication Skills
  • DFT 002: Film Genres
  • DFT 004: Basic Cinematography
  • DFT 001: Acting For Film
  • DFT 003: SCreenwriting
  • DFT 007: Audio Visual Editing
  • DCU 201: Computer Application Software
  • DFT 006: Film Directing
  • DFT 008: Fundamentals of Photography and Exhibition
  • DFT 005: Global Media Ethics and The Law
  • DFT 012: Documentary Production and Exhibition
  • DFT 011: Production Design
  • DFT 010: Sound Design and Music in Film
  • DCU 102: Health Awareness and Life Skills
  • DFT 009: Lighting Techniques in Film