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KENYA INSTITUTE OF MASS COMMUNICATION (KIMC) COURSES, FEES STRUCTURE AND STUDENTS PORTAL

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The Kenya Institute of Mass Communication (KIMC) was established in 1961 and was named as the then Voice of Kenya Training School. Its main purpose was to train electronic engineering and technicians for the then, Kenya Broadcasting Service (KBS), that was later rebranded in 1962 as the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC). KBC was then nationalized in 1964, and changed its brand to Voice of Kenya (VOK). Nationalization occasioned the departure of expatriates who worked at the broadcaster, creating an urgent need for qualified manpower to fill the vacant positions. In 1965, the new Voice of Kenya acquired a grant to start what became to be known as the Voice of Kenya Training School.  

KIMC was also to serve the Ministry of Information which equally lacked qualified journalists, program producers, announcers and other cadre relevant in the field of mass communication. Training programs started from a humble wooden structure near the Kenyatta National Hospital. During the 1967/68 financial year the institute was funded to construct mass Media Communication Training institute in South – B Area (Mariakani) and the Institute named Kenya Institute of Mass Communication.

Construction work commenced in October, 1967 and the first batch of trainees was transferred from the VOK Training School in November, 1968 to complete their studies at the new institute. Since then, KIMC has witnessed considerable expansion and diversification in its training programs. In addition to the engineering courses, radio and television production courses were introduced in 1969, followed by print journalism training in 1970, and film production courses in1975.   KIMC has grown into one of the most respected institutions of its kind in Africa admitting students not only from Kenya but also from several African countries. Over the years, the institute has trained students from countries such as Somalia, Sudan, and Rwanda among others. The institute is now equipped with modern facilities for training in the fields of electronic and telecommunication engineering, film production, radio and television production, print and broadcast journalism, electronic and studio technology.As the ICT sector grows, it has become necessary for the media training institutions to develop new programs as well as expand the existing ones to produce graduates with the media market desired skills to satisfy the increasing demand for middle level media personnel.  

The training of media middle level personnel is supported by the government through funding of the Kenya Institute of Mass Communication. To ensure that the institute keeps abreast with Media Market and personnel training requirements, the government in 2011, transformed KIMC into a Semi-Autonomous Government Agency (SAGA) under Legal Notice No. 197 of 2011 with a mandate to offer training in communication and the cinematic arts.

KENYA INSTITUTE OF MASS COMMUNICATION LOCATION

This is an institution basically for media personnel training. It is situated in Nairobi’s South B area (Mariakani). It was established in 1961 to train electronic engineering and technicians who would work in the Kenya Broadcasting Service. It was named Voice of Kenya Training School. It has since grown to take its current position

KENYA INSTITUTE OF MASS COMMUNICATION COURSES

DIPLOMA PROGRAMS

1. TV/RADIO PROGRAMME PRODUCTION

  • Diploma in TV Programmes Production
  • Diploma in Radio Programmes Production
  • Diploma in Radio and Television Programmes Production

2. INFORMATION TRAINING

  • Diploma in Journalism
  • Diploma in Broadcast Journalism
  • Diploma in Advertising and Public Relations

Admission Requirements
Mean Grade C plain, C plain in English and Kiswahili, C plain in any other 2 subjects

3. FILM/VIDEO PRODUCTION TRAINING

  • Diploma in Film/ Video Program Production (Production & Directing option)
  • Diploma in Film/ Video Program Production (Editing option)
  • Diploma in Film/ Video Program Production (Camera option)
  • Diploma in Film/ Video Program Production (Sound option)
  • Diploma in Animation and Graphic Design

Admission Requirements
Mean Grade C plain, C plain in English and C- Kiswahili and D+ (plus) in Mathematics or Physics

4. ENGINEERING TRAINING

  • Diploma in Electrical Engineering Instrument Option (KNEC)
  • Diploma in Electrical Engineering Telecommunication Option (KNEC)
  • Diploma in Media Technology

Admission Requirements
Mean Grade C- (Minus), C- (Minus) in Mathematics, C plain in English, Physics/ Physical Sciences or C- (Minus) in Electricity or Drawing and Design as an additional subject

  • Diploma in Media Technology

Admission Requirements
Mean Grade C- (Minus), C- (Minus) in English and in Mathematics and Physics/ Physical Sciences

  • Advanced Diploma in Broadcast Engineering

Kenya institute of mass communication Admission Requirements
Diploma in any of the following: Telecommunication, Electronics, Electrical, Media Technology with 3 years experience

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

1. TV/RADIO PROGRAMME PRODUCTION

  • Certificate in Radio and Television Presentation Techniques

2. INFORMATION TRAINING

  • Certificate in Broadcast Journalism

3. FILM/VIDEO PRODUCTION TRAINING

  • Certificate in Film/Video Programs Production
  • Certificate in Animation and Graphic Design

Admission Requirements
Mean Grade C-(Minus), C- (Minus) in English and Kiswahili and any other 2 subjects

Computer Studies is a mandatory subject for the Animation and Graphic Design course

 4. ENGINEERING TRAINING

  • Certificate in Media Technology

Admission Requirements
Mean Grade C- (Minus), C- (Minus) in English and Kiswahili D in Mathematics and C-(Minus) in any other subjects

UPGRADING PROGRAMS

  • Diploma in Radio/TV Broadcast Programmes

Admission Requirements
Certificate in Radio or Television Production or in Radio and Television Presentation Techniques from KIMC or any other recognized college and 1 year experience in media

  • Diploma in Broadcast Journalism

Admission Requirements
Certificate in Broadcast Journalism, Radio & Television Presentation Techniques, Journalism or Mass Communication from KIMC or any other recognized college and with one year experience in media

POSTGRADUATE TRAINING AND RESEARCH

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Mass Communication

Admission Requirements
Bachelors Degree from a recognized university

COURSE DURATION                                                        

  • Diploma Programs – 3 years
  • Certificate Programs – 1 year
  • Upgrading Program – 1 year or 2 years depending on the program
  • Postgraduate diploma programs – 1 year or 2 1/2 years depending on the mode of study

KIMC FEES STRUCTURE

The following fee structure is applicable for all programs offered at KIMC.

Certificate courses – Ksh 97,000

Diploma courses (regular program) – Ksh 96,000

Diploma courses (evening classes) – Ksh 101,000

Postgraduate program – Ksh 117,900

KENYA INSTITUTE OF MASS COMMUNICATION CONTACTS

Nairobi, Uholo Road, Off Mombasa Road

P.O. Box 42422 – 00100 Nairobi
Tel: +254 20 6551555, 6551502,6551596

       +254 20 554566

Mobile: +254-708-262-895

Website: http://www.kimc.ac.ke

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KENYA INSTITUTE OF MASS COMMUNICATION FAST FACTS

  1. It is a training centre for media personnel
    1. It only advertises their intakes in February for applicants to apply and the successful candidates join in May
    1. It has no campuses
    1. It is located in Nairobi’s South B area.
    1. They have a media production centre where they offer the following services;
  • Film/ video production services which include: location filming; editing; dubbing
  • Printing services which include: magazines; newsletters; calendars; booklets; posters; fact sheets
  • Equipment hiring

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