Certificate in Journalism and mass communication

Courses Description

Students interested in entering the field of journalism or enhancing their skills may select undergraduate degrees or graduate certificate programs. Students learn how to compile and write information for newspapers, websites, magazines and other types of media.

The graduate certificate in journalism programs are typically designed for journalism professionals. These programs provide specialty training in specific journalistic areas like feature writing, cultural journalism and advocacy and immersion journalism. Students will expand on their writing skills while focusing on the research, techniques and analysis used in the journalism field. Some required and elective courses offered include:

  • Business journalism
  • Copy editing and headline writing
  • Refined writing for publications
  • Investigative journalism

Popular Career Options

Developing strong writing skills through post secondary journalism training is a skill that can be applied to the following careers:

  • Public relations specialist
  • Blogger
  • Publishing
  • Broadcast journalist
  • Technical writer

Students may choose to utilize their graduate-level journalism certificate for careers including the following:

  • News reporter
  • Magazine journalist
  • Creative writer
  • Editor

Career progression: upon completion, a student may proceed for diploma,higher national diploma,bachelor`s degree,masters and PHD in the same or related field

Aspiring journalists are wise to consider an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in the field, while experienced journalists seeking new skills might look into graduate certificate programs. Depending on the program, students may explore investigative reporting, editing techniques, business journalism and more.

Entry requirement: KCSE mean grade-D- and below,KCPE certificate

Duration: 3 Terms/1 year

Exam body: ICM

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