ACADEMICS

MODULE PER SEMESTER

BRIDGING COURSE TO NTA LEVEL 4 IN JOURNALISM

OBJECTIVE OF THE PROGRAMM

This is a three month program.

The general objective of this program is to train Ordinary level secondary school leavers who do not possess the required passes to join Basic Technician Certificate in Journalism. Specifically, this bridging program intends to equip them with a base competence to enable them to join a Basic Technician Certificate in Journalism program.

MODULE CODE MODULE CREDIT MODULE NAME
JOB 03101 14 Basic English
JOB 03102 14 Fundamentals of Communication Skills
JOB 03103 10 Basic Computer Applications
JOB 03104 10 Civic Education
JOB 03105 12 Introduction to Journalism

 

BASIC TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATE IN JOURNALISM (NTA LEVEL 4)

Aim
The aim of the Basic Technician Certificate in Journalism course is to equip the candidates with requisite knowledge and skills that will enable them to perform mostly routine tasks in the media industry.

Objectives
The main objective of the Basic Technician Certificate in Journalism is: To inculcate appropriate generic competencies in the candidates to enable them to obtain a qualification award at NTA level 4.

Minimum Entry Requirements
The program targets applicants who have completed form IV with at least four passes including English language OR applicants with relevant NVA3 qualifications but should also posses at least form four education qualification OR applicants with Bridging Course to NTA level 4 in Journalism.

FIRST SEMESTER SECOND SEMESTER
MODULE CODE MODULE NAME MODULE CODE MODULE NAME
JST04101 History of Journalism JST04201 Journalism and Society
JST04102 Journalism Ethics and Practice JST04202 Interview and News gathering
JST04103 News Concepts and Values JST04203 News Writing
JST04104 English for Journalists JST04204 Introduction to Media Law
JST04105 Basic Computer Applications JST04106 Kiswahili kwa Waandishi wa Habari
JST04205 Field Practical

TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATE IN JOURNALISM (NTA LEVEL 5)

Aim
The aim of the Technician Certificate in Journalism course is to equip the candidates with requisite knowledge and skills that will enable them to perform mostly operational duties and some non-routine tasks in the media industry.

Objectives
The main objective of the Technician Certificate in Journalism is: To develop capability for the learners to apply generic competencies that will enable them to gather and produce materials for print and electronic media using camera, TV and radio equipment

MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENT
The program targets applicants who have completed form VI with at least one principal pass in relevant subjects OR applicants with NTA level 4 in Journalism OR relevant NVA3 qualifications, but should also posses at least form four education qualifications.

FIRST SEMESTER SECOND SEMESTER
MODULE CODE MODULE NAME MODULE CODE MODULE NAME
JST05101 Media Ethics JST05204 TV Broadcasting
JST05102 Media Law and Policy JST05206 Media and Democracy
JST05103 Radio Broadcasting JST05107 Photojournalism
JST05105 News Writing JST05208 On-line journalism
JST05111 Entrepreneurship JST05209 Environment, Gender, HIV/AIDS
JST05210 Public Relations and Advertising
JST05212 Field Attachment

 

ORDINARY DIPLOMA IN JOURNALISM, (NTA LEVEL 6)

Aim
The aim of the Diploma Course is to equip the candidates with requisite knowledge and skills that will enable them to perform semi-managerial and non-routine tasks in the media industry.

Objectives
The main objective of Diploma Course in Journalism is: To develop capability for the learners to apply generic competencies in assisting in managing news rooms and studios, write and analyze issues, and edit media material for both print and electronic media.

Eligibility
All learners with NTA 5 in Journalism qualification that is obtained after having completed form VI and pursued a one year journalism course or having completed form IV and pursued NTA 4 and 5 in journalism are eligible for admission into level 6 training program.

FIRST SEMESTER SECOND SEMESTER
MODULE CODE MODULE NAME MODULE CODE MODULE NAME
JST 06101 Basic Concept of Finance and Accounting JST 06204 Editing for Electronic Media
JST 06102 News Media Management JST 06207 News Analysis
JST 06103 Editing for Print Media JST 06208 Layout, Design and Graphics for Print and Electronic Media
JST 06105 News Sources and Gathering JST 06209 Industrial attachment
JST 06106 Feature and Sports Writing