Today’s graduate of SCLPA shares the same foundation that has distinguished us over the years and seen our alumni excel into prominence with careers in advertising and public relations, print and electronic journalism, as well as teaching and performance in music, theatre and writing.
It is our practice to bridge the gap between theory and practice in training. SCLPA marries hands on approach to education together with an understanding of the background that has informed the practice. This is only possible because of the talented and skilled faculty in our schools and the support structure we have put in place.
The Department of Communication ranks as the largest and most comprehensive school of communications in the region. Only two years ago, the department was recognized by UNESCO as a Center of Reference for studies in journalism and our students have won numerous awards over the years. But it is not these achievements that distinguish us as a school. We boast one of the most qualified team in our field in the country. We do not only hold annual conferences to keep our faculty on the cutting edge of discourses in our discipline but our faculty participate in the most significant conferences in our field besides publishing in some of the distinguished journals in their areas.
The Department of Language and Performing Arts provides studies in English, Kiswahili, French and Music to prepare both teachers and performers. The Department is also in charge of writing courses in entire university in order to promote excellence in academic writing. To achieve this goal, it has partnered with the Department of Communication in running the Writing and Speech Center, where students can get help and practice with the writing and public speech from fellow students specially trained by the departments. I would like to invite you to come visit us through our website or physically at our Valley Road or Athi River campus. And if you are exploring opportunities for studies in our field, we would invite you to come and visit us first before you make up your mind.
Prof. Levi Obonyo
Dean, School of Communications, Language & Performing Arts