Diploma In Journalism And Media Studies

Diploma In Journalism And Media Studies (DJMS) is offered as a DIPLOMA course examined by FINSTOCK EVARSITY COLLEGE. A certificate of completion is issues upon completion of this course. For more information about this course, use the tabs below to navigate.

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Entry Requirements


Duration: 12 Months

Delivery Method: Online

Fee Structure

Full Course Fees
Registration Fee KES 1,000.00 ($ 10.00)
Certification Fee KES 0.00 ($ 0.00)
Administration Fee KES 5,000.00 ($ 50.00)
Internal Exam Fee KES 15,000.00 ($ 150.00)
External Exam Fee KES 0.00 ($ 0.00)
Examining Body Membership Fee * KES 0.00 ($ 0.00)
Tuition Fee KES 90,000.00 ($ 900.00)
Fees Totals KES 111,000.00 ($ 1,110.00)
* Examining Body Membership Fee may be payable through us or directly to the Examining Body

All Fees are payable in lumpusm or in installments, for details see below.
Breakdown per semester,

Trimester Total Per Trimester
Trimester 1KES 37,000.00 ($ 370.00)
Trimester 2KES 37,000.00 ($ 370.00)
Trimester 3KES 37,000.00 ($ 370.00)
TotalKES 111,000.00 ($ 1,110.00)

The trimester fees of KES 37,000.00 ($ 370.00) is payable in 3 instalments of KES 12,333.33 ($ 123.33)

Course Requirements

All Fees are payable in installements, for details check FAQs

Practical Requirements (where applicable)

For courses that require practicals, a separate fee is chargable (not included in fee structure above) as follows:

  • Short courses - KES 5,000
  • Certificate courses - KES 7,500
  • Diploma courses - KES 10,000

Course Units/Overview


Module I

  • Public Speaking & Presentation Skills
  • The Art of Interviewing
  • Ethnicity, Gender and Media
  • Media Law and Ethics
  • English for Journalists
  • Reporting and Writing


Module II

  • Introduction to Advertising
  • Photojournalism
  • Broadcast News Reporting
  • Investigative Reporting
  • Freelance Journalism
  • Online Journalism


Module III

  • Mass Media Research
  • Sub-Editing
  • Communication Skills
  • Principles of Public Relations
  • Script Writing
  • Media management

Unit IDUnit Name
DJMS01Public Speaking & Presentation Skills
DJMS02The Art Of Interviewing
DJMS03Ethnicity, Gender And Media
DJMS04Media Law And Ethics
DJMS05English For Journalists
DJMS06Reporting And Writing
DJMS07Introduction To Advertising
DJMS09Broadcast News Reporting
DJMS010Investigative Reporting
DJMS011Freelance Journalism
DJMS012Online Journalism
DJMS013Mass Media Research
DJMS015Communication Skills
DJMS016Principles Of Public Relations
DJMS017Script Writing
DJMS018Media Management

Course Description


Course overview

The Diploma in journalism and media studies (DJMS) offered at FINSTOCK EVARSITY COLLEGE examined is a 12 month online program examined by Finstock Evarsity College. A certificate of completion is issued upon completion of the course.

This programme will equip you with researching, writing, reporting, digital storytelling and technical media production skills. By providing you a lens to interrogate the political, economic and cultural world in which media professionals work, you will learn how to use digital and social media platforms to tell compelling transmedia stories and deliver target specific communications. ​By the end of the programme you able to influence trends and style in broadcast and production in media and contribute to the growth and development of a more just, open, informed, entertained and cohesive society.
Students that take courses in Journalism and Media Studies at Finstock Evarsity College can find employment in a large and varied number of fields. Journalism classes can lead to careers in advertising, news reporting, and virtual publishing. These affordable online courses can also provide a foundation to take additional classes and earn a degree that focuses on public relations, media branding, and crises events reporting. Mass communications classes can launch careers as entertainment writers, radio personalities, television script authors, and online channel journalists.

Online classes offered by Finstock Evarsity College are great for students with limited access to the school they wish to attend. Online classes also offer a very flexible schedule for individuals with busy lives. 


We also offer short one month introductory courses called Basics in Journalism and Media Studies. 

After the introductory course, a student can enroll for Certificate in Journalism and Media Studies 

What is the minimum grade required to do a Diploma in journalism and media studies?

In order to enroll and study in diploma in journalism and media studies, a student should have a minimum of C- in their KCSE exams.

Once enrolled on the course you will receive access to the e-learning site, where you will be able to access your multimedia learning materials, join learner forums and access tutor support.

Mode of Delivery

Home and/or office-based media employing a variety of self-instructional electronic and online self-study materials, such as; written self-instructional study modules, online interactive devices and self-tests, cloud-based content, videos of lectures mediated technical learning materials e.g., audiovisual and e-learning materials.

Career opportunities

  • communications specialist,

  • Editor,

  • copy editor/writer,

  • digital editor,

  • digital media content developer,

  • digital producer,

  • documentary maker,

  • editor/publisher,

  • literary talent agent/manager,

program goals

The Diploma aims to provide students with:

  • An understanding of the role of the different media in modern society

  • A thorough grounding in the role of the journalist

  • Knowledge of specific media roles and skills

  • The skills to research, write and present effective copy

  • Skills in presenting publications for the market place

  • An awareness of the legal environment in which the media operate.

Reasons to study

  • You will acquire knowledge of media software

  • Media literacy

  • You get to see how disciplines interact with one another

  • You’ll learn how to think critically about media

  • You’ll study UpToDate material

What we offer

Finstock evarsity college offers a wide range of courses that are geared towards job creation as well as employment. Our courses and product offerings are categorized as online college based, degree programs, freemium courses and premium resources

Both freemium and premium online courses come with certificates of completion and you can register instantly and begin studying at your convenience.

Enroll and study in one of the best online Journalism and Media schools in the world. Listen to the advice of the best. Participate in training sessions with industry experts to learn more about your career options. Take classes with students from all over the world. Join us at Finstock Evarsity college for the best learning experience.


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Course Instructor(s)


Examining Body



Q1. How many intakes are there?

There are three intakes in a year as follows:



Term Period


Registration Window

January Intake

Trimester 1

Jan 1 — Apr 30



May Intake

Trimester 2

May 1 — Aug 31



September Intake

Trimester 3

Sep 1 — Dec 31



Q2. In how many installments can I pay the fees?

Payments can be done in 3 installments as specified in the fee structure.

Q3. When can I sit for the exams?

  1. Internal exams are activated for students individually.
  2. External exams (where applicable) are booked one month after you complete the course.

Refer to the external examining body for more details and requirements before seating for their exams.

Q4: Is this college accredited/approved?

Yes. The college is approved under the ministry of education, through TVETA, and also through National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).

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