WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$1,216 /year
Applications Begin:June 2020
Final Award:Bachelor of Appllied Communication
Start Date:January 2021
Academic Unit:Faculty of Media and Communication
Campus:Main Campus
Application Deadline: 19 November 2020
Programme Overview

The Faculty of Media and Communication is one of the largest providers of practice-based media education and related subjects in Kenya. Whether you aspire to be a newspaper reporter, magazine columnist, a TV/radio announcer, or reporter, or graphic designer, a Certificate, a Diploma or Degree in Mass Communication will equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge. Students produce their own magazine, short films, TV and Radio programmes from the MMU 99.9 FM Radio station. Training is conducted in state-of-the art media studios equipped with the latest video and audio editing suites, providing students with a stimulating and exciting context in which to undertake their studies.


– The programme takes 4 years

Admission Requirements

KCSE mean grade of C+ and a minimum of C+ in English and Kiswahili or A-Level two principal passes and one subsidiary pass in the relevant subjects or relevant professional qualifications approved by the University Senate. Successful Diploma graduates with at least a CREDIT Pass will join in 2nd Year.

Application Process
Application Fees for Kenyan and East African applicants: $9
Application Fees for International Students: $9

Application Guidelines:
**Applications should be made on prescribed forms obtainable from the MMU website ( or the office of Corporate Affairs at MMU Main Campus OR the Director’s Office at MMU Nairobi CBD Campus located at Uniafric House, Fourth Floor, Loita Street, upon payment of a non-refundable application fee shown: CERTIFICATE = Kshs.500.00; DIPLOMA = Kshs.500.00; BACHELORS = Kshs.1000.00; MASTERS = Kshs.1500.00

Applicants should provide the following documents:
– Copy of National ID / Passport / Birth Certificate OR any other document(s) that can be used to identify the new Student.
– Copy of KCSE result slips/KCSE Certificate, Leaving Certificate and any other Academic transcripts (where applicable).
– 4 Coloured Passport Photos
– Medical Report

** The Multimedia University of Kenya has three intakes: January (Application Deadline = 19 November 2020), May (Application Deadline = March 2021) and September.

Career Opportunities

Graduates from this programme serve in:
– advertising,
– radio/television broadcasting,
– journalism and public relations.

In advertising the graduates may be employed as:
– advertising or marketing specialists,
– copy writers,
– media planners,
– media space buyers,
– creative directors,
– and media sales representatives.

In television broadcasting, the graduates can be employed as:
– news analysts,
– creative directors,
– producers or editors.

In journalism, the graduates can be employed as:
– creative writers,
– editors or publishers.
While in public relations, they can be employed as public relations specialists/managers or as corporate affairs managers.

Tuition Fees Details
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Tuition Fees for Kenyan and East African applicants: $1,216
Tuition Fees for International Students: $1,459

Tuition fee per year for Kenyan Students = Kshs 133,800
Tuition fee per year for International Students = Kshs 160,560
– Students from Countries in the East African  Community (EAC), pay the same amount as Kenyan Students. The six countries in the East African Community include; Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.
– International students who are not in the East African Community (EAC), pay 20% more than the others for tuition fees.
All students must pay full fees on the reporting day. The payments will be in form of bank deposit slips with their full names and admission numbers written on them as they appear in their Letter of Offer.

Relevant Contact

Dr Wilson Ugangu
Associate Dean, Faculty of Media and Communication
General School Office
For General Enquiries
Admissions Office
For Admissions Enquiries