Diploma In Journalism And Mass Media Studies

Diploma In Journalism And Mass Media Studies (DJMMS) is offered as a DIPLOMA 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

At least C- in KCSE or a PASS in Cetificate level

Duration: 12 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 1,350.00
Activity FeeKES 1,000.00
Tuition FeeKES 34,000.00
Total: KES 39,350.00

Trimester 2

Registration Fee-
Examination and Certification Fee-
E-Learning FeeKES 1,000.00
Graduation FeeKES 1,350.00
Activity FeeKES 1,000.00
Tuition FeeKES 34,000.00
Total: KES 37,350.00

Trimester 3

Registration Fee-
Examination and Certification Fee-
E-Learning FeeKES 1,000.00
Graduation FeeKES 1,350.00
Activity FeeKES 1,000.00
Tuition FeeKES 34,000.00
Total: KES 37,350.00

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
2928101Public Speaking And Presentation Skills
2928102The Art Of Interviewing
2928103Ethnicity, Gender And Media
2928104Media Law And Ethics
2928105English For Journalists
2928106Report Writing
Trimester 2
2928107Introduction To Advertising
2928109Broadcast News Reporting
2928110Investigative Reporting
2928111Freelance Journalism
2928112Online Journalism
Trimester 3
2928113Mass Media Research
2928114Sub Editing
2928115Communication Skills
2928116Principles Of Public Relations
2928117Script Writing
2928118Media Management

Course Description


Diploma in Journalism and Mass Media Studies

Course Description:

The Diploma in Journalism and Mass Media Studies offered by Uwezo College is an immersive and advanced 12-month program meticulously structured to provide participants with comprehensive knowledge and advanced practical skills essential for excelling in the dynamic field of journalism and mass media. This diploma integrates theoretical concepts with hands-on applications, preparing individuals for multifaceted roles in the media industry. 

The Diploma course in Journalism and Mass Media Studies is an in-depth program designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the field of journalism and mass media. The course covers a wide range of topics, including media law, media ethics, news writing, reporting, editing, and media management. 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 practical skills and hands-on experience, with a focus on developing their critical thinking, research, and communication skills. 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 Diploma course in Journalism and Mass Media Studies is an excellent choice for anyone looking to advance their career in this exciting and dynamic field.

Entry Requirements:

Prospective students should hold a minimum grade of C- in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) or possess a PASS in a relevant certificate-level qualification to qualify for admission into this diploma program.

Study Duration: 12 Months

Key Areas of Training:

The curriculum encompasses a wide range of essential subjects pivotal for advanced journalism and mass media studies:

  • Public Speaking and Presentation Skills
  • The Art of Interviewing
  • Ethnicity, Gender, and Media
  • Media Law and Ethics
  • English for Journalists
  • Report Writing
  • Introduction to Advertising
  • Photojournalism
  • Broadcast News Reporting
  • Investigative Reporting
  • Freelance Journalism
  • Online Journalism
  • Mass Media Research
  • Sub Editing
  • Communication Skills
  • Principles of Public Relations
  • Script Writing
  • Media Management

Program Goals:

The Diploma in Journalism and Mass Media Studies aims to provide participants with an advanced understanding and specialized skills required for thriving in the field of journalism and mass media. The curriculum emphasizes advanced reporting techniques, investigative journalism, media management, and ethical communication practices.

Upon completion, graduates will possess expertise in diverse areas of media, demonstrating proficiency in various journalistic functions and media-related roles.

Career Opportunities:

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

  • Journalism: Roles in reporting, editing, and broadcasting across various media platforms including print, digital, and broadcast media.
  • Investigative Reporting: Specialized roles in investigative journalism, exploring in-depth stories and research-based reporting.
  • Media Management: Positions in media houses, production companies, and advertising agencies focusing on media planning, management, and strategy.
  • Public Relations and Advertising: Opportunities in managing public relations campaigns, advertising strategies, and media relations for diverse organizations.

This diploma program offers access to a rich array of high-quality learning materials, including practical workshops, lectures, and specialized resources. Additionally, a dedicated team of experienced tutors and support staff provides guidance and assistance throughout the learning journey.

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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