Diploma in Multimedia

Course Overview

Our Diploma in Multimedia Design and Development will help you understand both the technical and creative aspects of content creation and delivery in the digital age.

Through targeted coursework, you can learn key software applications in Adobe Creative Cloud, design principles, animation skills, web video editing, multimedia management, graphic media and production skills.

Our curriculum is designed to ensure that you graduate with relevant technical skills to employ yourself or be employed.


What you'll study

Semester I

    • Elements of Computer Systems
    • Basic Computer Applications
    • Elements of Business Mathematics and Statistics
    • Basic Communication Skills
    • Essentials of Office Practice

Semester II

    • Basic Internet Applications
    • Fundamentals of Animation
    • Fundamentals of Digital Imaging
    • Fundamentals of Database
    • Customer Care

Semester III

    • Principles of Multimedia
    • Basic Principles of Computer Applications
    • Principles of Digital Imaging
    • Basic Principles of Management
    • Communication Skills and Office Practice

Semester IV

    • Basic Principles of Financial Planning and Budgeting
    • Graphic Design
    • Operating Systems Concepts
    • 2D Animation
    • Typography
    • Industrial Training

Semester V

    • Principles of 3D Animation
    • Web Design
    • Principles of Photography
    • Database Concepts
    • Audio Visual Production

Semester VI

    • Desktop publishing
    • Social Networking and publishing
    • Computer Networks
    • Mobile Application Development
    • Project Work
Entry Requirements

Form IV (3 Years Programme)

  • Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (CSEE) with four (4) D passes and above in non-religious subjects or NVTA Level 3, or Any equivalent qualification.

Form VI (2 Years Programme)

  • Advanced Certificate of Secondary Examination (ACSEE) with One Principal Pass and One Subsidiary Pass.

What you'll experience

On this course, you'll:

  • Apply multimedia and digital imaging skills and knowledge to solve business challenges
  • Make use of principles, skills and knowledge in graphic design, animation and typography to develop images
  • Understand all the important aspects of visualization
  • Understand the importance of communication design.
  • Learn how to develop ideas, create designs and use latest technology to present them in an actual way.
  • Develop an ability to evaluate web site quality, create and maintain quality web pages
  • Learn about web design standards and their importance
  • Be able to create and manipulate images.

Careers and opportunities

Our graduates will work in roles including:

  • Advertising
  • Entertainment Industry
  • Web design
  • Fashion and interior designing
  • Print News Media
  • Publishing Industry
  • E-learning
  • Computer Games Design

Teaching methods

Teaching methods on this course include:

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Laboratory work
  • Practical work

How you're assessed

You’ll be assessed through:

  • Technical reports and logbooks
  • Written exams
  • Projects
  • Presentations
  • Competence tests
  • Group discussions

Course costs

Registration (IAA)

TZS 20,000/=

Examination (IAA)

TZS 70,000/=

Application Form (IAA)

TZS 10,000/=

Wear and tear

TZS 20,000/=

IAASO

TZS 20,000/=

Computer Lab Fee

TZS 150,000/=

Student ID

TZS 3,000/=

  • EAC students – $700 per year
  • SADC students – $750 per year
  • Other students – $780 per year

How to Apply

Institute of Accountancy Arusha admission cycles are normally guided by two regulatory authorities which are The National Council for Technical Education (NACTE) and The Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU). If you apply to IAA, you will be following provisions as set forth by the mentioned authorities.

Different programmes have different entry requirements. You can visit our programme page to see entry requirement for different programmes or be sure to read thoroughly the TCU admission guide book and the NACTE admission guide book.

We consider each applicant and put enormous care into evaluating every application. We hope you will explore the information in this section to understand what we look for in our admissions process.


  • Fee 900,000/=
  • Duration 3 Years (Form IV), 2 Years (Form VI)
  • Language English
  • Mode of Study Full Time
  • Intakes October and March Intake