Department And Courses

NIMPA has established three departments; film, music and theatre departments which offer training in film production, music performance, music technology, Deejaying, Theatre Arts, Graphic design, Animation  and digital journalism in the following course programmes;

  1. Foundational Certificate (TVET-CDACC level 3&4)
  2. Certificate (TVET-CDACC level 5)
  3. Diploma (TVET-CDACC level 6)
Digital Journalism

This program will equip you with researching, writing, reporting, digital storytelling, and technical media production skills. By providing you a lens to interrogate the political, economic, and cultural world in which media professionals work, you will learn how to use digital and social media platforms to tell compelling transmedia stories and deliver target-specific communications. ​By the end of the program you are able to influence trends and style in broadcast and production in media and contribute to the growth and development of a more just, open, informed, entertained and cohesive society.

Music Performance

This is a course whose aim is to offer practical and applicable knowledge and skills in music performance. The learner will be expected to choose an instrument as a major, another as a minor and fulfill other course obligations in the areas of music theory and college common units To equip the learner with hands-on experience in the area of music performance with which the end goal is to have an all-round musician ready for the stage at any level.

Music Technology

Get the skills to be a force in the studio with the new two-year Diploma in Music Technology at Nairobi Institute of Music and Performing Arts. You’ll learn on State of the art equipment in professional facilities – two fully-equipped studios, computer labs, and a 100-seat Performing Arts Theatre – all for less than a quarter of what you would pay at private colleges..

Graphic design

This is a course that is internally assessed by NIMPA and that includes common units and main units that are focused to equip our students with knowledge that will help them to Create Graphic Content, Produce graphic Design, Produce Graphic Illustration, Market and sell graphic design content.

Film Production

This is a course geared towards the provision of quality training to those seeking to learn and expand their knowledge and level of education in film production, covering all technical and aesthetic facets of filmmaking leading to various careers like; cinematographers, film sound mixers and designers, editors, visual effects editors screenwriters, film directors, and film production managers. The course is targeted towards talented individuals seeking to grow their skills in filmmaking and is an ample stepping stone towards advancement.

Theatre Arts

Theatre Arts caters to students who have diverse drama backgrounds or interests. It, therefore, attracts students with a formal drama background as well as those with only informal experience. This curriculum is designed to provide students with practical and creative opportunities to acquire skills, knowledge, understanding, and experience at the highest level of complexity in the field of theatre arts. Through a practical study of theatre, students are exposed to a wide range of theatrical experiences and stagecraft. 

Animation

The animation course is geared at training computer animation and graphics specialists to have deeply entrenched skills in the principles of animation, visual storytelling, character modeling, texturing, rigging, character animation, composing, and editing.

Courses to be offered under Theatre Department

SHORT COURSE IN THEATRE ARTS

  1. Stage Acting
  2. Playwriting
  3. Stage Directing
  4. Stage Design
  • Stage Sound and Lighting
  • Costume and make up
  • Set design
  1. Theatre Marketing and Management ( offered as workshops, masterclasses and seminars)
  2. All TVET CDACC Courses In Level 6 Theatre Arts Program (Diploma)

Courses offered under Film Department

SHORT COURSE IN Film

  1. Film Acting
  2. Film Directing
  3. Cinematography
  • Photography
  • lighting
  1. Editing
  2. Production Design
  3. Film Sound
  4. Screenwriting
  5. Production and management
  6. Film Marketing And Distribution ( offered as workshops, masterclasses and seminars)
  7. All TVET CDACC Courses in Level 6 Film Production Program (Diploma)

Courses offered under Music Department

SHORT COURSE IN music performance

  1. Performance Skills
  • Music Instrument skills
  • Song Writing and Composition
  • Voice Training
  • Band/ Ensemble
  • Choir Directing
  1. Music Theory

SHORT COURSE IN music production

  1. Production skills
  • Recording techniques
  • Piano skills
  • Beat making
  • Deejaying
  • Mixing and mastering
  1. Music Business (offered as workshops, masterclasses and seminars)
  • Artist Management
  • Studio and label management
  • Marketing and brand management
  1. ALL TVET CDACC COURSES IN LEVEL 5 MUSICAL ARTS PROGRAM-(CERTIFICATE)
  2. ALL TVET CDACC COURSES IN LEVEL 6 MUSIC PERFORMANCE PROGRAM (DIPLOMA)
  3. ALL TVET CDACC COURSES IN LEVEL 6 MUSIC TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM (DIPLOMA)