Second Year Courses
|Semester 1||Semester 2|
|Unit Code||Unit Title||Credit Hrs||Unit Code||Unit Title||Credit Hrs|
|RJN 211||Broadcast Technology and Studio Operations||3||RJN 221||Advanced Broadcast Technology||3|
|RJN 212||Broadcast Writing||3||RJN 222||Media Law and Ethics||3|
|RJN 213||News Reporting and Writing 2||3||RJN 223||Cyberculture Studies||3|
|RJN 214||Basics of Photojournalism||3||RJN 224||Introduction to Multimedia Journalism||3|
|RJN 215||Mass Communication Theory||3||RJN 225||Principles of Public Relations and Advertising||3|
|RFC 401||Women and Development||3||RJN 226||Digital Photojournalism||3|
Third Year Courses
|Semester 1||Semester 2|
|Unit Code||Unit Title||Credit Hours||Unit Code||Unit Title||Credit Hours|
|RJN 311||Mass Communication Research||3||RJN 321||Mass Communication Research II||3|
|RJN 312||Audio and Video Production||3||RJN 322||Investigative and Data Journalism||3|
|RJN 313||Broadcast Presentation||3||RJN 323||Specialized writing||3|
|RJN 314||Broadcast News Production||3||RJN 324||Multimedia Lab Experience||3|
|RJN 315||Web Design||3||RJN 325||Newspaper and Magazine Production and Editing||3|
|RFC 203||Legal Systems and Socio Political Thought||3||Elective||3|
|RFC 305||Community Service||45 Hours||Credit Hours â€“ 3|
|RJN 401||Industrial Attachment||Eight Weeks||Credit Hours â€“ 6|
Fourth Year Courses
|Unit Code||Unit Title||Credit Hours||Unit Code||Unit Title||Credit
|Entrepreneurship and Innovation||3|
|RJN 411||Documentary Production||3|
|RJN 412||Media Management||3|
|RJN 413||Community Media and Citizen Journalism||3|
Why Journalism Programme?
In the 21st century information is the currency of operation for all sectors of society. Recognising the need for highly skilled communicators we have put together a programme of training that will allow you to understand the changing media landscape while playing a critical role in its evolution. We believe that however talented you are in basic media skills such as news gathering and writing, it is worthwhile to invest your time and resources in formal journalistic training.
The programme will give you many opportunities to sharpen your analytical skills by paying particular attention to key tenets of journalism such as;
Given the convergence of media outlets, you will be exposed to print, broadcast and online journalism theories and practice. As a result of spending time in the broadcasting studio, computer labs, student media productions and supervised internship in established media houses, you will better appreciate the ethical responsibility that is required of a professional journalist. After successful completion of the course you will be ready for the market while being prepared for further academic training.
What Will I Learn? This programme is offered by a team of communication professionals and faculty well versed in journalism, communication, media management, ethics, corporate responsibility, and information technology. Through team and classroom interaction, students are able to learn from professionals and academicians from diverse backgrounds. The course comprises seven Foundation Courses including Community Service and nineteen specialised modules.
Uniqueness of the RU Journalism Programme
The RU Journalism Programme is designed to provide its graduates with a firm foundation for the communication world. It includes the necessary academic subjects infused with a strong entrepreneurial culture as well as creative thinking and ethical and moral considerations for sound decision-making in a complex media business environment. Specifically the programme aims to:
â€¢ Equip graduates with broad-based knowledge and skills in print, broadcast and online journalism related areas.
â€¢ Equip graduates with relevant skills needed to participate effectively in media business locally and globally.
â€¢ Train graduates in solid academic skills necessary to pursue higher journalism and communication studies and degree programmes.
â€¢ Produce graduates who are ethical, creative thinkers and lifelong learners.
Who is eligible to Apply?
To be admitted into the programme, applicants must have one of the following:
o A minimum of C plain at KCSE or equivalent with a C or above in English or Kiswahili or relevent certificate.
o Advanced (A) level or equivalent – 1 principal pass with a credit pass in English or Kiswahili at O – level or relevant certificate.
o Ordinary level or equivalent grade B and above or relevant certificate.
Mode of Delivery The programme is offered during the Day (8.00am to 5.00pm). This is a two academic-year programme spread over five trimesters.
Tuition fee per trimester is Ksh. 42,000/= excluding statutory