Certificate In Journalism And Mass Media Studies

Certificate In Journalism And Mass Media Studies (CJMMS) is offered as a ARTISAN course examined by Uwezo College. A certificate of completion is issued upon completion of this course. For more information about this course, use the tabs below to navigate.

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Entry Requirements

Grade D- and above in KCSE

Duration: 9 Months

Delivery Method: Online

Fee Structure

Course Fee Breakdown

Trimester 1

Registration FeeKES 1,000.00
Examination and Certification FeeKES 1,000.00
E-Learning FeeKES 1,000.00
Graduation FeeKES 2,000.00
Activity FeeKES 1,000.00
Tuition FeeKES 22,000.00
Total: KES 28,000.00

Trimester 2

Registration Fee-
Examination and Certification Fee-
E-Learning FeeKES 1,000.00
Graduation FeeKES 2,000.00
Activity FeeKES 1,000.00
Tuition FeeKES 22,000.00
Total: KES 26,000.00

Other Mandatory Course Requirements

Before registering for the course, please make sure that you read the following and understand:

  • Access to a Computer or Device: You'll need a computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone with internet connectivity to access the online course materials.

  • Internet Connection: A stable internet connection is necessary for streaming lectures, downloading materials, and participating in online discussions.

  • Registration Information: Personal details might be required for registration, including your name, email address, contact information, and sometimes proof of identification.

  • Prerequisite Skills or Qualifications: Some courses might have prerequisites, like previous educational qualifications or specific skills. Check the course description for any prerequisites.

  • Basic Computer Skills: Basic computer skills are usually required to navigate the online learning platform, access materials, and submit assignments.

  • Time Commitment: Be aware of the time commitment required for the course, including deadlines for assignments, quizzes, or exams.

  • Language Proficiency: Ensure you are comfortable with the language used in the course materials. Some courses might be offered in languages other than your native language.

  • Software or Tools: Specific software or tools might be needed for certain courses. Check the course requirements for any software or tools needed and ensure you have access to them.

Course Units/Overview

Below is a breakdown of the units trained under this course

Trimester 1
1928101Public Speaking And Presentation Skills
1928102The Art Of Interviewing
1928103Media Law And Ethics
1928104English For Journalists
1928105Report Writing
Trimester 2
1928106Introduction To Advertising
1928107Sub Editing
1928108Communication Skills
1928109Principles Of Public Relations
1928110Media Management

Course Description


Certificate in Journalism and Mass Media Studies

Course Description:

The Certificate in Journalism and Mass Media Studies at Uwezo College is an engaging and comprehensive 8-month program meticulously designed to provide individuals with foundational knowledge and practical skills essential for excelling in the dynamic field of journalism and mass media. This certificate integrates theoretical concepts with practical applications, preparing participants for diverse roles in the media industry. 

The Certificate in Journalism and Mass Media Studies is a comprehensive program designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in the dynamic and ever-evolving field of journalism and mass media. The course covers a wide range of topics, including media ethics, news writing, reporting, editing, and media law. Students will learn about the role of the media in society, the impact of new technologies on the media landscape, and the importance of effective communication in journalism.

The program is designed to provide students with a strong foundation in journalism and mass media, with a focus on practical skills and hands-on experience. Students will have access to high-quality learning materials, including online lectures, e-books, and other multimedia resources, as well as a dedicated team of tutors and support staff who are available to assist them with any questions or concerns they may have.

Upon completion of the program, students will be equipped with the knowledge and skills they need to pursue a career in journalism or mass media. They will have a solid understanding of media ethics, news reporting, and effective communication, as well as the ability to adapt to new technologies and media platforms. The Certificate in Journalism and Mass Media Studies is an excellent choice for anyone looking to start a career in this exciting and dynamic field.

Entry Requirements:

Prospective students should meet a minimum grade of D- in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) to qualify for admission into this certificate program.

Study Duration: 8 Months

Key Areas of Training:

The curriculum covers essential aspects pivotal for effective journalism and mass media studies:

  • Public Speaking and Presentation Skills
  • The Art of Interviewing
  • Media Law and Ethics
  • English for Journalists
  • Report Writing
  • Introduction to Advertising
  • Sub Editing
  • Communication Skills
  • Principles of Public Relations
  • Media Management

Program Goals:

The Certificate in Journalism and Mass Media Studies aims to equip participants with foundational knowledge and practical skills essential for thriving in the field of journalism and mass media. The curriculum focuses on developing effective communication skills, ethical journalistic practices, media management techniques, and proficiency in various media-related functions.

Upon completion, graduates will possess the expertise and practical insights required to contribute effectively to media platforms, demonstrating strong communication abilities and adhering to ethical journalistic standards.

Career Opportunities:

Graduates of this certificate program will find diverse career opportunities in various domains within journalism and mass media:

  • Journalism: Roles in reporting, editing, and broadcasting across print, digital, and broadcast media platforms.
  • Public Relations: Positions in managing public relations and communication strategies for diverse organizations and agencies.
  • Media Management: Opportunities in media houses, production companies, and advertising agencies focusing on media planning and management.
  • Advertising and Marketing: Roles in advertising agencies and marketing firms involved in creating and managing advertising campaigns.

This certificate program offers access to high-quality learning materials, including practical workshops, lectures, and a dedicated team of experienced tutors and support staff committed to fostering a conducive learning environment.

Course Instructor(s)


Examining Body

Uwezo College


Why Study at Uwezo College

Uwezo College is your ideal choice for quality education and career success. With full licensing from TVET, serving as an examination centre for KNEC and NITA, and being an approved training centre for KASNEB courses, we offer the most comprehensive and accredited education. Our track record of producing top-performing graduates who excel in the job market sets us apart. When you choose Uwezo College, you're making a commitment to your future, ensuring you receive the finest education, expert guidance, and a competitive edge in today's competitive job market. Join us and secure your path to success.

The following are reasons why you should make Uwezo College as the choice for your studies:

  • We are a TVET Technical and Business College fully registered with the Ministry of Education
  • We have a robust e-learnig platform
  • We have qualified, competent and committed lecturers
  • Guaranteed attachment
  • We have free high speed Internet connectivity
  • Affordable fees
  • Recognition by international bodies
  • Resourceful e-libary
  • We have clean and spacious hostels
  • We provide job linkages

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