The school came into being on the 1st of October 2018 following the merger of the former schools of (a) Visual and Performing Arts and, (b) Creative Arts, Film and Media Studies. The merger has shifted the University’s landscape of the Creative Arts, making sense from both an administrative and academic standpoint. Veritably, inherent connections between the disciplines made the merger a logical move. The former departments of:

  • Film and Theatre Arts and,
  • Communication and Media Studies have now consolidated to form a new Department of Communication, Media, Film and Theatre Studies. The new school has four departments, namely:
    1. Fine Art and Design,
    2. Music and Dance,
    3. Communication, Media, Film and Theatre Studies,
    4. Fashion Design and Marketing.

The merger provides added options and valuable interdisciplinary opportunities for students within the school. Also, with the merger, the School becomes both a Kenyan and regional centre of expertise and excellence in the study of Creative, performing and Communication Arts.
A further strength of the new school is the wide range of disciplines it draws from. The school has scholars adept at diverse specialties. Together, they bring a ton of different methodologies to the table.
The new school aims to provide an atmosphere where creativity is encouraged and fostered, developing passion for the art that will not only continue to grow ceaselessly but also a love that will help maintain, augment and further solidify our niche in the Creative Arts. Our focus is to provide the highest quality of education and personalized instruction by some of the best in their field, all under one roof.

Career Opportunities in Film and Theatre Arts, Animation, Communication and Media studies

Graduates of the programmes may pursue interests in journalism, scriptwriting, editing, designing, photography, cinematography, animation, education, acting, directing, Sound and lighting techniques, criticism, producing and managing.

Career Opportunities in Film and Theatre Arts, Animation, Communication and Media studies

Graduates of the programmes may pursue interests in journalism, scriptwriting, editing, designing, photography, cinematography, animation, education, acting, directing, Sound and lighting techniques, criticism, producing and managing.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

Graduates of these programmes may get employment in the following establishments: fashion design firms, garment manufacturing firms, interior design firms, textile research centres, garment quality inspection, textile marketing and NGO’s. The graduates can establish their own businesses and create employment opportunities for others.

 

Infrastructure

In order to facilitate implementation of the Programs, the University provides the requisite spaces:

(a) Radio / Sound / Music studios– Kenyatta University has a training studio at Ruiru campus, a

      Music studio and community radio station in the main campus (KU Radio).

(b) Drawing rooms and exhibition halls for Fine art and Design students.

(c) TV Studio – KU University has a training studio at Ruiru campus and a functional commercial

      Television station (KUTV) in the main campus

(c) Editing Rooms – separate for undergraduate and graduate students.

(d) Theatres – Proscenium, Amphitheatre and an

  Outdoor Theatre Stage.

(e) Costume shop – For construction and management of costume

(f) Stage design / Scene workshop and Animation labs

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