Diploma in Film Production


Film is the predominant popular art form in the world today, a position it has held since early in the 20th century. It is an enjoyable subject to learn, it is adaptable, broad in its scope and outcomes and is an increasingly popular choice of study throughout Kenya and the rest of the world. The subject is rewarding for people of all ages and backgrounds. Typically, students have a great deal of investment in something that has such a prominent role to play in their cultural lives. Coming out of both theory and cultural studies, the academic rationale of Film is rigorous and wide-ranging, allowing for a selection of differing approaches to films, national cinemas, theory, directors, historical movements and technological innovation. The students will be able to tell and share their African experience and tell their own African stories the African way.


The objectives of the programme is to enable the student understand the Film world and tell the African stories in an African way. The course also aims at enabling the student to comprehend the challenges facing today‟s film industry and learn how to surmount these challenges. A graduate of the programme should not only qualify to study for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Communication, but in the interim should be able to practice as a film maker.

Admission Requirements

Admission into this Diploma programme will be subject to the general regulations of St. Paul‟s University. Specifically, those intending to seek admission for the course will be expected to meet the following criteria:

  • A minimum KCSE grade C- with a C in English OR
  • “O” Level division III with a minimum of 38 points with 5 credits, one of which must be either in English Language or Literature in English. OR
  • "A‟ Level with 2 principal passes.OR
  • D+ in KCSE with additional one-year certificate or above from a college OR
  • Equivalents to the above qualifications as determined by St. Paul‟s University Senate.