A Diploma in Journalism is a program designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for a career in the field of journalism and media. This diploma program typically covers a wide range of subjects related to news reporting, writing, editing, media ethics, digital journalism, and multimedia storytelling.
At least (1) one principal pass at “A” level plus at least (5) five passes at “O” level including English language.
News Reporting and Writing: Students learn the fundamentals of news reporting, including gathering information, conducting interviews, and writing news stories. They gain skills in researching, fact-checking, and writing news articles in a clear, concise, and engaging manner.
Media Law and Ethics: The program covers the legal and ethical considerations in journalism. Students learn about media regulations, freedom of speech, defamation, and privacy laws. They gain an understanding of ethical guidelines and principles in journalism, including accuracy, fairness, and objectivity.
Multimedia Journalism: The program emphasizes the use of multimedia tools and platforms in journalism. Students learn to create compelling digital content, including online articles, videos, podcasts, and interactive features. They gain skills in digital storytelling, video editing, and social media engagement.
Investigative Journalism: Students study investigative reporting techniques, including data analysis, source verification, and research methods. They learn to dig deeper into stories, uncover facts, and expose issues of public interest. Students gain an understanding of the role of investigative journalism in holding power accountable and promoting transparency.
Journalism Ethics and Standards: The program explores the principles and practices of journalism ethics and industry standards. Students learn about bias, conflicts of interest, and responsible journalism. They gain skills in critical thinking, media analysis, and ethical decision-making in various journalistic contexts.
|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|