Department of journalism & Mass Communication

This is one of the most vibrant department at Mount Kenya University whose impact has lead to visible results.Students in this department enjoy practical training at TV47 studios in Nairobi and Mombasa. The programmes are offered in Thika, Nairobi, Nakuru, Mombasa and Eldoret campuses.

Mount Kenya University offers ground breaking courses in the department of Journalism and Mass Communication that reflects the changes that have transformed journalism and communication field and by implication society in recent years. You will learn from respected journalists and other industry experts, exploring what it means to work with new technologies in today’s multimedia newsrooms and workplaces.

The department offers certificates, bachelor and masters programmes in journalism, public relations, animation and motion pictures, film studies, mass media and communication, corporate communications and media management.

Career opportunities exist in journalism, production, film making, corporates communications, public relations, communications consultancy and research, and diplomacy. Specifically, the following rewarding careers are available to graduates of the various certificate, diploma and Degree programmes in journalism and mass communications as:

  1. Video editor
  2. Reporter
  3. photojournalist
  4. Camera operator
  5. Disc jockey
  6. Print and broadcast editor
  7. Sound technician
  8. Studio technician
  9. News anchor
  10. Copy writer/advertising creative
  11. Media researcher
  12. Social media administrator
  13. Photojournalist
  14. Website content developer
  15. Event organizer
  16. Content developer (TV, radio, Online)
  17. Graphic designer
  18. Sound designer
  19. Film producer
  20. Film director
  21. Film researcher
  22. Cinematographer/videographer
  23. Animator
  24. Script writer
  25. Creative Advertise

MKU Programmes in Journalism and Mass Communication

  1. Master of Arts in Journalism and Media Studies
  2. Master of Arts in Film Studies
  3. Bachelor of Arts in Film and Animation Studies
  4. Bachelor of Arts in Mass Media and Communication (Options: Electronic Media, Print Media, Public Relations , Advertising)
  5. Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication
  6. Diploma in Film Studies
  7. Diploma in Animation and Motion Graphics
  8. Diploma in public Relations and Diplomacy
  9. Certificate in Public Relations and Diplomacy
  10. Certificate in Journalism and Mass Communication

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