Diploma in Journalism and Digital Media

    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 level, those already practicing as journalists and social media practitioners without requisite academic qualifications in media, and the many high school leavers seeking to join the media careers. The ultimate goal of the program is to provide the mass media industry with graduates that will competently, efficiently and confidently serve the nation and the world in their capacities as communicators and journalists using traditional and digital platforms.


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

  • Radio Production
  • TV Production
  • Audio and video editing
  • Still graphics design
  • Motion graphics design
  • Photography
  • Video camera operations
  • News writing and reporting
  • Online content creation
Who Can Join

This program is suitable for any person who has passion and interest in starting and developing a career in journalism and digital media.

Entry Qualifications

  • At least C- (C MINUS) in KCSE or equivalent, with a minimum of grade C- in English or Kiswahili.
  • OR
  • A minimum of D+ in KSCE or equivalent, with a certificate in media studies or related fields and two years of working experience.
Duration & Structure of The Programme
  • This program runs for SIX (6) trimesters. In 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 through face-to-face and online learning methods, using experiential and project-based learning and assessment.

Curriculum Road Map
Year I
Year II
Self Sponsored Students (SSS)
Trimester I Trimester II Trimester III
  • DCU 100: Communication Skills
  • DJM 002: News Writng and Editing
  • DJM 003: Fundamentals of Advertising
  • DCU 102: Health Awareness and Life Skills
  • DJM 009: Introduction to Videography Techniques I
  • DJM 004: Fundamentals of TV Production
  • DJM 00: Radio Production
  • DJM 00: Introduction Media Psychology
  • DCU 20: Computer Application Software
  • DCU 20: Information Literacy
  • DJM 008: Introduction to Public Relations
  • DJM 010: Introduction to Video Editing
  • DJM 011: Introduction to Audio Techniques I
  • DJM 016: Photography and Photojournalism
  • DCU 300: Entrepreneurship