A Certificate in Journalism & Mass Communication is a program designed to provide students with introductory knowledge and skills in the field of journalism and mass communication. This certificate program typically covers a range of subjects related to media literacy, news writing, media ethics, and basic multimedia skills.
At least five (5) passes at “O” level including English language.
Media Literacy: Students learn about the role of media in society and develop critical thinking skills to analyze media messages. They gain an understanding of media ownership, bias, and the impact of media on individuals and communities.
News Writing: The program focuses on developing foundational news writing skills. Students learn the principles of journalistic writing, including news structure, inverted pyramid style, and accuracy. They gain skills in researching, interviewing, and writing news stories.
Media Ethics: Students explore ethical considerations in journalism and mass communication. They learn about media codes of conduct, professional standards, and the importance of accuracy, fairness, and objectivity in reporting. Students gain an understanding of the ethical challenges faced by journalists and media practitioners.
Multimedia Skills: The program introduces students to basic multimedia skills relevant to journalism and mass communication. Students learn to create and edit multimedia content, such as photos, videos, and audio recordings. They gain skills in using digital tools and software for basic media production.
Introduction to Mass Communication: Students study the fundamentals of mass communication, including theories, models, and effects of mass media. They gain insights into different forms of media, such as print, broadcast, and digital media. Students also explore the role of mass communication in shaping public opinion and society.
|Item||Semester 1||Semester 2|
|Application Fee – Per Year||60,000||N/A|
|Registration Fee – Per Year||30,000||N/A|
|Identity Card – Per Year||25,000||N/A|
|Examination Fee - Per Semester||100,000||100,000|
|Library Fee – Per Semester||70,000||70,000|
|Development Fee – Per Year||60,000||N/A|
|Guild Fee – Per Year||25,000||N/A|
|Sports Fee – Per Year||20,000||N/A|
|Medical Fee – Per Year||50,000||30,000|
A UGX 20,000 NCHE Fee is paid annually and directly to the National Council for Higher Education by the applicant upon enrolment.
Hostel accommodation for male and female students is available at Buwambo Campus at a fee of UGX 550,000 per quarter (Inclusive of accommodation and meals).
All students in the hostel will be required to bring toiletries.
All payments should be made in any of the following Banks or their Branches throughout the country in the name of YMCA Comprehensive Institute.
|Bank of Africa||02022350002|
|Housing Finance Bank||121160377300|