Diploma in Film & Television Production

Mode of study:    Full time – 4 semesters
Intakes:                January, May, September
Campus:               Caxton House, CBD Nairobi
Fees:                      Ksh 138,000 (EA) & Ksh 165,500 (International) per term
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Overview

ADMI’s Film & Television Production course prepares you to write original stories and capture global audiences using cinematic tools.

We will teach you the magical art of storytelling, equipping you with the skills to inspire and move audiences through diverse cinematic tools. From the outset, you will be immersed in all aspects of the creative journey, from ideation and creative writing through to scriptwriting, production, directing, cinematography, sound and post-production editing.

While providing a sound basis, in theory, ADMI balances practical experience with a comprehensive acquisition of core skills. As a Film & Television Production graduate, you will be technically and aesthetically proficient in all areas of film and television production and, through project-based collaborations, you will develop a diverse portfolio, ranging from comedies to music videos, documentaries and commercials.

COURSE DURATION: The course will course will run for 2 academic years (4 semesters)

CREDITS: 24 contact hours per unit and an average of 7 units per semester

CLASS HOURS: 8.30am – 10.30am; 11.00am – 1.00pm; 2.00pm – 4.00pm

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Course Units
Semester 1
  1. Scriptwriting for Television
  2. Producing for Television
  3. Camera Operations
  4. Sound for Television
  5. Directing for Television
  6. Editing for Television
  7. Career launchpad
Semester 2
  1. Producing for Film
  2. Editing for Film
  3. Cinematography
  4. Directing for Film
  5. Sound recording & Design
  6. Scriptwriting for Film
  7. Production Design
Semester 3
  1. Producing for TV
  2. Directing for TV
  3. Scriptwriting for TV
  4. Camera for Television
  5. Sound for Television
  6. Editing for Television
  7. Production Design
  8. Career Launchpad
Semester 4
  1. Producing for Film
  2. Directing for Film
  3. Cinematography
  4. Scriptwriting for Film
  5. Film Appreciation
  6. Film Sound Design
  7. Production Design
  8. Editing for Film
Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the programme, graduates will be able to:

  • Write scripts for commercials, films and documentaries
  • Produce and direct films, documentaries and dramas
  • Edit videos and films with artistic awareness and technical expertise
  • Design film and Television sets for production use
  • Instruct and communicate with other professionals using industry standard lingo
  • Handle Film and Television equipment correctly and with care
  • Able to join any Film or Television set as a junior crew member and work effectively
Earn A Credential Recognized By Employers Worldwide

As a Film & Television Production student, you will gain a competitive edge over your peers by earning an Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) certification in:

  • Video Communications using Adobe Premiere®Pro.

ADMI instructors will prepare you to successfully pass these exams through a project-based curriculum that leverages Adobe Education learning resources, practice tests, and real-world applications.

To learn more about the certification exam visit:

www.Adobe.com/education/resources/certificate-programs.edu.html

Facilities

From the outset, you will have hands-on access to the latest equipment, including sound studios and computer labs, you will be taught by practitioners, enjoy early industry exposure and are encouraged to create exportable and monetizable content from their first day in school.

Some of the equipment used in the film production classes include:

Film cameras

Broadcast cameras

Mobile TV  studio

Various types of microphones

A virtual TV set

Photography cameras

Three computer labs with Macs and PCs

ADMI has invested in the following industry standard software to enable you to create brilliant films:

  • Adobe creative suite
  • Final cut
  • Avid
  • Davinci
Employability

Our Film & Television Production training is highly regarded in the industry and you can be confident that this qualification will give them the expertise needed to excel in a variety of industry roles. As a graduate, you will get equipped with the essential film production skills needed in both production and post-production.

There are hundreds of entertainment careers to choose from in the film and TV industry, many of which can be quite lucrative and fulfilling.  The global film industry shows healthy projections for the coming years, as the global box office revenue is forecast to increase from $US 38 billion in 2016 to nearly US$ 50 billion in 2020. – Statista (2017).

Some career options in the film industry include:

  • Executive producer
  • Editor
  • Casting Director
  • Agent
  • Director
  • Camera operator

Get Inspired

Judy Kibinge

Filmmaker, Writer and Producer

Judy Kibinge is an award-winning Kenyan filmmaker, writer and producer. Her film is known as depicting social taboos, violence in developing countries, and romantic comedy. Her film Something Necessary was screened at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, which is about a woman’s struggle of living in Kenya after the elections unrest in 2007.

Stephen Spielberg

Filmamker, Director

Undoubtedly one of the most influential film personalities in the history of film, Steven Spielberg is perhaps Hollywood’s best-known director and one of the wealthiest filmmakers in the world. Spielberg has countless big-grossing, critically acclaimed credits to his name, as a producer, director and writer.

How to apply

Qualification

Education

KCSE C- or above, with a C- or above in Kiswahili, English, Mathematics and at least one science subject OR A-levels with 2 principle passes.

Computer Knowledge

Basic computer proficiency is required. Attach certificates to your application.

Prerequisites

Each course has its own specific requirements. Please enquire from the administration what requirements apply to the course of your choice.

Application Process

Necessary Documents

  1. Photocopy of your ID or Passport
  2. Application bank slip

Application Forms

Download or fill the application form online here

Application Fees

A non refundable fee of KES 2,000 will be paid. This payment can be made via MPESA or Bank

International

In order to study at ADMI, students are required to ensure they have the correct legal documentation. For international students, this includes obtaining the relevant student visa. Below are the guidelines to the international student visa application process.

Guide to Applying for an International Student Pass

ADMI is proud to attract students from around the world. This guide is designed to help international students understand how to apply for an international student visa in Kenya. While we do not process or pay for international student visas, we hope the following information makes the student pass application process as smooth as possible.

Please note: ADMI is legally required to inform the Directorate of Immigration and Registration of Persons Office when a student discontinues his/her studies at ADMI, regardless of the reason. As a result, if a student is dropped from their programme due to poor academic performance, poor attendance or indiscipline, ADMI will immediately inform the Immigration Office.

Step 1: International students apply to ADMI

Step 2: ADMI sends supporting documents for visa application

  • Successful applicants receive a letter of admission.
  • They will also receive a letter of support or a cover letter, addressed to the Director of Immigration, indicating the name and duration of the course to be studied – both new and renewal applications.
  • Both of these letters will support international students in applying for their international student visa.

Step 3: Apply online for an International Student Visa

Step 4: ADMI Head of Academics or Principal signs/stamps completed form

Step 5: Prepare all documents and attachments

  • Collate the form and all necessary supporting documents, including:
    • Signed commitment letter from the sponsor – both new and renewal cases
    • National passport copy of the sponsor – both new and renewal cases
    • Proof of funds for self-sponsored students – both new and renewal cases
    • For minors, consent letter from the parent – both new and renewal cases
    • Copy of parent’s national passport and copy of birth certificate of the minor should be attached as proof of relationship (for minors) – both new and renewal cases
    • Copy of a valid national passport – both new and renewal cases (the bio-data page)
    • Current immigration status for the pupil/student – both new and renewal cases (If already in the country)
    • Two recent passport-size colour photos – both new and renewal cases
    • Duly certified copies of basic academic certificates for those joining Tertiary Institutions and Universities – new cases only
    • Documents in foreign languages should be translated into English by either the Embassy, Public Notary, or authorized /recognized institution – both new and renewal cases
    • Copy of the school’s/college registration certificate from the Ministry of Education – new cases only
    • Clearance letter from Department of Refugee Affairs for refugees – both new and renewal cases
    • Certified copies of progress report/transcripts obtained (by the issuing institution) – renewal cases only
    • Copy of student’s pass previously held – renewal cases only

Step 6: Submit application to immigration offices

  • Submit the complete form to immigration offices at Nyayo House, Alien Section, Counter Number 9 (full address below).
  • Please note: Immigration might take up to two months to process your student pass or international student visa. If more than two months lapse, please follow up with the immigration office.

Step 7: Processing

  • Once your application has been received, you will receive a notification via email. The email will state whether your application was rejected or received. If it has been received, processing should start immediately. You will be told to wait again. This might take around three weeks.

Step 8: Payment

  • Once your applications have been approved, you will receive another notification. You should now log in to your portal and make a payment via M-pesa (Pay-Bill number 206206) or bank cheque (payable to PS Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government).

Step 9: Provide proof of payment

  • Print out the approval letter and attach receipt payment. Take it to:

The Director of Immigration Services

Department of Immigration Offices

Nyayo House 9th Floor,

Kenyatta Avenue/Uhuru Highway

P.O Box 30191,000100 Nairobi

Tel: +254-20-2222022, +254-20-2217544, +254-20-2218833

Email; dis@immigration.go.ke

  • You will then be told to wait for the visa to be processed. This will take three weeks or so.

Step 10: Collection

  • Once your Visa has been processed, you will receive a notification by email.
  • Go back to immigration offices at Nyayo House, Department of Immigration offices Ground Floor Room 16 and collect your Visa. On the same day, you should register as an alien.

For more information, please visit https://fns.immigration.go.ke/infopack/passes/studentpass/.

Download Visa Requirements
Faculty
appie matere

Appie Matere

Faculty
Appie Matere is the Executive Producer/CEO of Zamaradi Productions, a media enterprise avails independently produced African content to global audiences.
Having worked her way to the top over a 13 years period, she is affiliated with numerous successful TV shows, documentaries and commercials. These include ‘Killer Necklace’- a short film that won Best short film and best Director Awards (Kalasha, 2009) and ‘Headlines in History’ – a feature Documentary that won Best Feature documentary (Kalasha 2010).
She was the Executive Producer on other hallmark productions that have left an indelible mark across Africa, including “KONA” – a 260 episodes Telenovela and Africa Magic Original Films (AMOF) – a mega project that produced 71(seventy one) 60-minute TV movies in 8 months for MNET’s Africa Magic Entertainment TV channel.
In her capacity as the CEO of Zamaradi Production, Appie has overseen an exceptional output of over 100 hours of local digital content in less than 2 years, providing invaluable employment opportunities for over 200 youths in the process. Under her leadership, Zamaradi has produced over 9 high quality TV Shows for Pan-African audiences on MNET, Startimes and Zuku Pay-TV platforms.
She keeps pushing the boundaries she is now on a new quest directing her first Documentary “Through our Eyes”.

Mark Ayabei

Cinematographer and Photographer

Mark Ayabei is a cinematographer interested and passionate about film. He is a graduate of the prestigious ‘Mohammed Amin Foundation’ studying Television and Film. He has been involved in award-winning shows such as Rush, Ogas At The Top (Xyz Nigeria), which have also been nominated for 4 awards at the Africa Movie Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA 2015). In these shows, he has played the role of Director of Photography. His short films ‘Spensa, Sage, What I love about you and Clench has also won various awards here in Kenya and East Africa (Riverwood awards, Kalasha awards Machakos awards and ZIFF). His appointment by the Goethe Institut to film documentaries for East African students won a jury for Goethe (Main office Africa) in 2016 in Johannesburg for students from East Africa to travel to Germany for workshops. He was selected as a cinematographer in the documentary Women in Media on History Month in New York, USA. In 2013 he got to be part of the crew in the camera department for ‘The Fifth Estate’, a Hollywood DreamWorks feature film, directed by academy award winner Bill Condon. He currently runs his own studio called Figure Studios Ltd. They produce all film & photography related material, working with corporate clients, NGO’s and runs mentorship programs for upcoming filmmakers. Mark believes Africa has great potential with rich stories deep in our cultures and through the art and craft of filmmaking we are able to archive these stories and share them with the world.

June Ndinya

Filmmaker and T.V Director

June Ndinya is an established filmmaker and TV Director. She teaches producing, script writing and directing for film. She has been involved in numerous TV productions, including Kona, Mali, Machachari, and Redkona. June is passionate about working with young people, especially those from a disadvantaged background. She has trained young people in Kakuma and Daadab Refugee camps thanks to the ADMI partnership with Film Aid which resulted in the first youth-created refugee Drama series, Sandbox, and Sandstorm. She also served as the director of the feature film Atieno.

Christabel Ododa

Communications Expert

Christabel Ododa is a seasoned communications expert with extensive writing experience, in print, scripting for radio and television production, event management with a sharp business sense and vast experience in integrated brand communication and advertising strategies that successfully drive brand popularity and preference. With a diploma in Mass communication and specialization in Tv production from The Kenya Institute of Mass Communication, she has managed a production team of 10 as a producer, director and scriptwriter with The Samantha’s Bridal Weddings TV Show She currently manages a production team of 50 crew with the popular political satire XYZ Tv show.

Kevin Chepkech

Video editor and Motion&VFX designer

Kevin Chepkech Is a video editor, motion & VFX designer and founder of Sketchyart Studios, a VFX and motion design company in Nairobi. He’s worked on shows like East Africa Sportsline, the XYZ show, and numerous TV ads. He’s built up a lot of experience in the past 8 years working at renowned production houses like Nusunusu Productions and Level 1 Communications. He has an Advanced Diploma in 3D Animation and Multimedia from Shang Tao Media Arts College.

He is currently a lecturer at ADMI teaching video editing and motion graphics.

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