Department of Mass Communication
Welcome to the Department of Mass Communication of Kabarak University. The department was established in 2017. It was then domiciled in the now School of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences. In May 2022, the Department was moved to School of Music and Media. We uphold the core values of integrity, professionalism, patriotism, innovativeness and being mindful of others—and we purpose at all times to impart the same to our students in order to produce competent and principled future leaders in communication and media sectors, and other realms of life.
Students and staff
The department started with 4 and now it boasts of having served over 600 students. The department has vibrant and qualified faculty consisting of 6 full-time faculty members, 4 adjunct faculty members, 2 full-time media technicians and interns.
Currently, the department offers the following Programmes: 1). Bachelor of Mass Communication (Media & PR options)—this programme is offered on both Regular and Blended modes of learning. We welcome, especially those in the media, PR and Communication industry to register for the blended mode as it will fit their schedule while getting the best out of the programme.
We also offer Diploma in Mass Communication, Diploma in Electronic Media and Certificate in Journalism and Mass Communication.
The department is in the processing of developing Masters Programme and PhD in Communication and Media.
Industry collaborations and attachments
The department has prioritized collaborations and MOUs with regulators and industry stakeholders including the Media Council of Kenya—which accredits all our Faculty Members and students proceeding for industrial attachment.
Our students have found attachments in Media houses, County government’s communication departments, state communication departments, NGOs, corporate communication departments across various industries, and media management agencies, among others.
We take our collaboration and partnering with industry players seriously. Resultantly, we have found them extremely helpful in contributing to relevant and competitive Programmes that fit the 21st century market place.
We have established a strong mentorship framework and we collaborate with parents, guardians and sponsors of our students to mold these future leaders—The backbone of our mentorship is Kabarak University’s Moral Code of ‘Setting Apart in One’s Heart, Jesus Christ as Lord” (1 Peter 3:15).
Employability of our graduates
Our Graduates have found jobs as journalists, editors, reporters, news anchors, communications relation managers, communication managers, research consultants, information officers, social media workers, bloggers, content developers, community liaison officers, county communication directors, public relations officers and as digital economy market place content creators and managers. Most industries that place our students on attachment prefer to retain them; and indicator of the competitiveness.
Anchoring on the vision of offering Education in Biblical Perspective and the ISO 9001:2015 QMS principle of continual improvement, our graduates have established a niche in the Kenyan media and communication sector.