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Whether you are on campus, taking a hybrid class (combining face-to-face and remote interactions), or learning fully online, our commitment to your success remains the same. We ensure that every touch point provides an experience that is global, practical, digital, value-based, and transformational.

Who We Are

Bowens Institute of Media Studies (BIMS) is a leading creative media and technology training institution, offering practical courses in Film & TV Production, Digital & Broadcast Journalism, Mobile App & Game Development, Music Production/Technology, Sound Engineering, Animation & Multimedia, Graphic Design, 2D and 3D Animation, Video Game Development, Photography, and Digital Marketing.

Our programmes combine high-spec technical training in creative media and technology with intensive digital and soft-skills coaching, along with a rigorous internship process, to achieve an above-market placement rate.

A Truly Global Institution.

Since inception, we have served over 3,000 students from over 27 countries including Kenyans, Rwandese, Sudanese, Tanzanians, Ugandans, Congolese, Zambians, Germans, Nigerians, Ghanaians, Liberians, Ivorians, Americans, Brazilians, Gabonese, Indians, Cameroonians, Somalis, Mexicans, Bangladeshi, Ethiopians, Colombians

Our Promise to You.

At BIMS, we believe that talent is not enough for you to succeed. So in addition to practical training, and immersion in the industry, we invest heavily in your soft skills through our Career Launchpad programme. This way, we make sure you are ready to join the industry with the right combination of skills to be more marketable to your future employers and clients.

Our Philosophy.

We believe that the digital revolution offers African youth an unparalleled opportunity to participate in the global economy. With the convergence of media, technology, and business, Africans can produce and distribute high-quality content for the global market in a way they could not before.

BIMS is committed to equipping Africa’s digital generation to exploit this historic opening.

Collectively, BIMS and its Foundation and Studios form an innovative learn-and-work social enterprise where young creatives – both artists and techies – get the training, mentorship and platform they need to succeed in their creative profession.


My time at BIMS has been amazing. My expectations for the Photography course were met and I am actually pursuing my passion as a profession. I am very grateful for the faculty that instills quality knowledge and make you better than you were when you started.

Jim Mwangi

Video Production and Multimedia Student and Photography alumnus- BIMS



Full Time You: How To Discover What Makes You Unique

Full Time You: How To Discover What Makes You Unique

Meg Lewis is all about making the world a happier place. As a value-based designer, Lewis helps cultivate positive emotional connections between companies and their communities. She coaches brands on becoming happy companies, as well as individuals on how they can...

Using Constraints To Fuel Your Best Work Ever

Using Constraints To Fuel Your Best Work Ever

Scott is one of those guests where I couldn’t possibly do justice to their resume – so apologies in advance to Scott, but here’s the short version: He’s currently the Executive Chairmen of the professional referral platform Prefer, was the founder of Behance, the...

campus tour

BIMS’s campus is a vibrant creative working space, conveniently located right next to TUK in Nairobi’s Central Business District. Our extensive facilities include classrooms, animation and graphics labs, TV and sound production studio.