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Diploma in Film Production

Course Rationale
Moving pictures dominate today's world. Whether accessed via the internet, home media systems, or the traditional theatre, the reach of the moving picture industry is truly global, and its impacts are felt on every level: locally, nationally, and internationally. The study of moving images provides a major way of thinking about our approach to reality. In this context, it is essential to analyze film forms, theories, aesthetics, receptions, and policies and to thoroughly understand cinema in relation to history and culture.

Why Study the Programme

  1. prepare students for entry into the film and television industries as reflective practitioners, for self-employment, and for progression to further study or training;
  2. produce students who have a high level of subject specific vocationally relevant skills, a broad understanding of the creative industries and who can apply their knowledge and skills to a wide range of contexts;
  3. provide opportunities for students to develop a range of personal and professional skills including ICT, creative and entrepreneurial skills;
  4. offer opportunities for acquiring, applying and critiquing theoretical and practical knowledge in film;
  5. develop  professional teamwork practices;
  6. develop an awareness of vocational possibilities within film, television and related industries;
  7. offer opportunities for professional experience via work placements, internships and industry linked visits;
  8. connect to regional and national development in the industries through continuing liaison and partnerships;
  9. Students will have an applied knowledge of a wide range of theoretical concepts and be able to employ methodological skills and tools with regard to a diversity of cinematic forms, institutions and contexts.

Target Groups
Mount Kenya University mission propose to provide world class standards in training. With the advent of Modern Science and Technology, the education system in Kenya has undergone drastic changes in the past four decades or so. The changes have affected many courses of study that are being governed by market demands.   The employers are equally keen on the type of graduate being produced by Kenyan Universities. This curriculum of Diploma in Film Production programme is therefore designed to meet these challenges and demands affecting Kenya’s.
The curriculum is also designed to provide interdisciplinary approaches for training Film professionals who need to work competitively in all fields and areas in the Film and media sector of this country and beyond.

Programme Objectives
Upon successful completion of this programme, graduates of Certificate in Early Childhood Education will have acquired knowledge, skills, attitudes and abilities to be able to:
1)    Demonstrate an understanding of the ethical and professional principles involved in Film Production;
2)    Promote professional conduct and appropriate health and safety as an essential part of professional practice.

Entry Requirements
To be admitted into the Diploma in Film Production programme, a student must fulfill the following requirements:
Mean grade of C (plain) and above in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) or other qualifications recognized by the senate
                           Or
A Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education with an average grade C- (C minus) and certificate related to the field
                           Or
A Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education (KACE) with an average of 3 Subsidiary Passes in related subjects
                           Or
Applicants who have not taken any of the above examinations must produce acceptable documentary evidence of having passed an examination of equivalent.

Exemptions and Credit Transfers
Credit transfers may be given to students who have done similar courses from institutions recognized by the university senate

Programme Duration
Four (4) Trimesters

Fees

Download the most recent fee structure here

Application form

Applications can be downloded here , you can also submit your application online here

Programme Start Dates
Every January, May and Sept