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DIPLOMA IN JOURNALISM & MULTIMEDIA

DIPLOMA IN JOURNALISM & MULTIMEDIA

DIPLOMA IN JOURNALISM & MULTIMEDIA

Course Duration

The course will course will run for 2 academic years (4 semesters)

  • 24 contact hours per unit and an average of 7 units per semester
  • Class hours 8.30am – 10.30am; 11.00am – 1.00pm; 2.00pm – 4.00pm
    • Mode of study:       Full time – 4 semester
    • Intakes:                    January, May, September
    • Campus:                   Aqua Office Suites, Ngara Nairobi
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    • Fees:                          Ksh 30,000 per Term

BIMS’s Journalism & Multimedia programme teaches students how to craft compelling news stories and incorporate multimedia elements. The program trains students both as journalists and ultimedia experts in order to equip them with the skills they need to deliver engaging content for today’s quickly changing media landscape.

Over the course of two years, students will learn how to create news for digital platforms, print, radio, and television; operate industry-standard audio-visual equipment; and, artfully use multimedia elements to increase engagement. Students graduating from the programme will be equipped with the skills they need to thrive in today’s multimedia newsrooms.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the programme, graduates will be able to:

  • Write newsworthy stories and edit them for print, radio, TV and digital platforms
  • Use multimedia elements, including photography, videography, and graphics to increase viewer engagement
  • Create and pitch professional news packages to editors at traditional media houses or digital platforms, like KTN, Standard, BBC, and Buzzfeed.
  • Produce a professional newsreel and digital marketing strategy that showcases each student’s unique storytelling style and cultivates a strong online following
  • 21st Century News, Journalism & Ethics, Online & Broadcast Journalism, Investigative Reporting (Other units: Interviewing, Public Speaking)
  • Social Media, Web Design, Digital Marketing
  • Storytelling, Writing for Print & Web, Blogging, Scriptwriting for TV & Radio Broadcasts
  • Camera Operations, Video Editing, Vlogging
  • Microphone Techniques, Audio Recording, Sound Editing for TV and Video
  • Photography, Photojournalism, Adobe Photoshop
  • Web Design, Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and After Effects
  • Self-Publishing, Freelance Journalism, Entrepreneurship

CERTIPORT

EARN A CREDENTIAL RECOGNIZED BY EMPLOYERS WORLDWIDE

  • Video Communications using Adobe Premiere®Pro
  • Visual Communications using Adobe Photoshop®
  • Graphic Design & Illustration using Adobe Illustrator®
  • Print & Digital Media Publication using Adobe InDesign®
  • Web Communications using Adobe Dreamweaver ®

We have invested in top of the range facilities including:

  • Broadcast cameras
  • Mobile studio
  • Various types of microphones
  • A virtual set
  • Photography cameras
  • Three computer labs with Macs and PC’s.
  • Industry standard software
  • We have very close ties with other facility providers that we cna extend our practicals to.

At the completion of the course you can become as any of the following:

  • Online Journalist
  • Blogger
  • Digital Marketer
  • Content Marketer
  • Web designer
  • Photojournalist
  • Graphic designer
  • Video editor
  • PR practitioner
  • Broadcast journalist
  • Television presenter
  • Newspaper reporter
  • Radio presenter
  • Radio producer

Get Inspired

Mary Masia
Communications Specialist & Core Faculty

Mary Masia has more than six years’ teaching experience in communication and media and has worked at a host of renowned institutions in Nairobi. Mary holds a BA in Communication and Media Technology with IT from Nairobi University.

Joseph Mani
Designer & Illustrator

Joseph Mani is a designer and illustrator from Nairobi, Kenya. he specializes in infographics, branding, hand lettering, illustration and is passionate about design for social impact.

Mani has over ten years of experience working as a freelancer and for creative agencies. He has a BA in Graphic Design from Kenyatta University.

Qualification

Education

KCSE C- or above, with a C- or above in Kiswahili, English, Mathematics and at least one science subject OR A-levels with 2 principle passes.

Computer Knowledge

Basic computer proficiency is required. Attach certificates to your application.

Prerequisites

Each course has its own specific requirements. Please enquire from the administration what requirements apply to the course of your choice.

Application Process

Necessary Documents

  1. Photocopy of your ID or Passport
  2. Application bank slip

Application Fees

A non refundable fee of KES 1,000 will be paid. This payment can be made via MPESA Paybill or Bank

In order to study at BIMS, students are required to ensure they have the correct legal documentation. For international students, this includes obtaining the relevant student visa. Below are the guidelines to the international student visa application process.

Guide to Applying for an International Student Pass

BIMS is proud to attract students from around the world. This guide is designed to help international students understand how to apply for an international student visa in Kenya. While we do not process or pay for international student visas, we hope the following information makes the student pass application process as smooth as possible.

Please note: BIMS is legally required to inform the Directorate of Immigration and Registration of Persons Office when a student discontinues his/her studies at BIMS, regardless of the reason. As a result, if a student is dropped from their programme due to poor academic performance, poor attendance or indiscipline, BIMS will immediately inform the Immigration Office.

Step 1: International students apply to BIMS

Step 2: BIMS sends supporting documents for visa application

  • Successful applicants receive a letter of admission.
  • They will also receive a letter of support or a cover letter, addressed to the Director of Immigration, indicating the name and duration of the course to be studied – both new and renewal applications.
  • Both of these letters will support international students in applying for their international student visa.

Step 3: Apply online for an International Student Visa

Step 4: BIMS Head of Academics or Principal signs/stamps completed form

Step 5: Prepare all documents and attachments

Collate the form and all necessary supporting documents, including:

  • Signed commitment letter from the sponsor – both new and renewal cases
  • National passport copy of the sponsor – both new and renewal cases
  • Proof of funds for self-sponsored students – both new and renewal cases
  • For minors, consent letter from the parent – both new and renewal cases
  • Copy of parent’s national passport and copy of birth certificate of the minor should be attached as proof of relationship (for minors) – both new and renewal cases
  • Copy of a valid national passport – both new and renewal cases (the bio-data page)
  • Current immigration status for the pupil/student – both new and renewal cases (If already in the country)
  • Two recent passport-size colour photos – both new and renewal cases
  • Duly certified copies of basic academic certificates for those joining Tertiary Institutions and Universities – new cases only
  • Documents in foreign languages should be translated into English by either the Embassy, Public Notary, or authorized /recognized institution – both new and renewal cases
  • Copy of the school’s/college registration certificate from the Ministry of Education – new cases only
  • Clearance letter from Department of Refugee Affairs for refugees – both new and renewal cases
  • Certified copies of progress report/transcripts obtained (by the issuing institution) – renewal cases only
  • Copy of student’s pass previously held – renewal cases only

Step 6: Submit application to immigration offices

  • Submit the complete form to immigration offices at Nyayo House, Alien Section, Counter Number 9 (full address below).
  • Please note: Immigration might take up to two months to process your student pass or international student visa. If more than two months lapse, please follow up with the immigration office.

Step 7: Processing

  • Once your application has been received, you will receive a notification via email. The email will state whether your application was rejected or received. If it has been received, processing should start immediately. You will be told to wait again. This might take around three weeks.

Step 8: Payment

  • Once your applications have been approved, you will receive another notification. You should now log in to your portal and make a payment via M-pesa (Pay-Bill number 206206) or bank cheque (payable to PS Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government).

Step 9: Provide proof of payment

  • Print out the approval letter and attach receipt payment. Take it to:

The Director of Immigration Services

Department of Immigration Offices

Nyayo House 9th Floor,

Kenyatta Avenue/Uhuru Highway

P.O Box 30191,000100 Nairobi

Tel: +254-20-2222022, +254-20-2217544, +254-20-2218833

Email; dis@immigration.go.ke

You will then be told to wait for the visa to be processed. This will take three weeks or so.

Step 10: Collection

  • Once your Visa has been processed, you will receive a notification by email.
  • Go back to immigration offices at Nyayo House, Department of Immigration offices Ground Floor Room 16 and collect your Visa. On the same day, you should register as an alien. For more information, please visit https://fns.immigration.go.ke/infopack/passes/studentpass/.