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ANU Programs & Majors

Bachelor of Mass Communication

Description of the Program

The Bachelor of Mass Communication Programme prepares students for effective participation in the Mass media world: – equipping them with skills and competencies in mass communication that are socially relevant, market-driven, holistic and sensitive to global trends.

Objectives of the Program

  • To develop within students an understanding of the societal role of communication through the media.
  • To enable students to apply and interrelate the theoretical and the operational aspects of mass media communication.
  • To prepare the student to recognize and apply the principles and concepts of effective communication in various settings (church, corporate, community), and to address unique problems at the individual, communal, institutional and organizational levels.
  • To understand the full scope of mass media communication newspapers, magazines, radio, television, computers, film, books, direct mail, electronic mail and to understand their relationship to one another and the society.
  • To develop basic skills in news writing, reporting, editing, graphics and consumerism in print and/or electronic med

Units Offered

  • Introduction to Human Communication
  • Communication systems in Africa
  • Introduction to Mass communication
  • Speech Writing and Analysis
  • News Writing and Reporting
  • Theories of Mass Communication
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Principles of Management
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Criticism of Mass Media Content
  • Communications Ethics
  • Writing for Newspaper
  • Media Laws
  • Information Communication and Technology
  • Introduction to Broadcasting
  • Research Methods in communication
  • Principles of Interviewing
  • Television Production and Directing
  • Principles of Advertising
  • Political Economy of Media
  • Public Relations
  • Business Communication


  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Print journalism
  • Public Relations
  • Graphic design Communication

Admission Requirements

Overall Grade of C+ in KCSE and B- in Eng, Or

2 principals & a Subsidiary (A’level), Or
Minimum GPA of 2.3 from Diploma, Or
Credit pass at Diploma level
NB: Exemptions awarded to applicants with a minimum GPA of 2.7.


School of Humanities and Social Sciences


ANU Online , Face to Face


4 Academic years


ANU Main Campus


January, September