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BA (Hons) in Media and Communication Studies

Offered by: Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)
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Exam BodyAPU Malaysia Degree
Course Duration3 Years (6 Semesters)
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
FeesRM 78,000
Fees (International Student)RM 88,200 (USD 22,060)
FacultySchool of Business, Management, Marketing, Media, Tourism & International Relations
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyCommunication & Broadcasting
Course Description

This programme is specifically designed to provide students with:

  • Knowledgeable with some practical and technical expertise in media and communication discipline in line with the industry requirement.
  • Effective in communication and demonstrate good leadership quality in an organization.
  • Capable to analyse and solve media and communication related issues or problems innovatively, creatively and ethically through sustainable approach.
  • Able to demonstrate entrepreneurship skills and recognize the need of lifelong learning for successful career advancement in the area of media and communication.
Curriculum

DEGREE LEVEL 1

Students will be equipped with theoretical and conceptual framework of media and communication as a discipline. In addition, students will also be exposed to the basic understanding of the context within which media and communication industry operate through modules such as Contemporary Media Studies, Principles of Public Relations, Digital Illustration Techniques and, Marketing Fundamentals, Consumer Behaviour and Creative Practice.

Common Modules

  • Intercultural Communication
  • Introduction to Graphic Design
  • Marketing Fundamentals, Consumer Behaviour and Creative Practice
  • Digital Illustration Techniques

Specialized Modules

  • Core Concepts in Communication Theories
  • Principles of Advertising
  • Contemporary Media Studies
  • Principles of Public Relations

 

DEGREE LEVEL 2

A broader range of skills will be learnt, in which students will gain a better understanding of the broad range of mass media tools, and the specialized communication skills to be applied in the media and communication industry. We will further nurture their creativity and innovation as well as independent learning to prepare them for the contemporary media environment.

Common Modules

  • Visual Culture
  • Managing Creativity and Innovation

Specialized Modules

  • Strategic Event Planning and Management
  • Public Relations Strategies and Tactics
  • Social Media
  • Researching Media and Communication
  • Journalism

Elective Modules (Choose 1)

  • Political Communication
  • Digital and Experiential Advertising

 

INTERNSHIP (16 weeks)

Students will undertake an Internship / Industrial Training for a minimum period of 16 weeks to prepare them for a smooth transition from the classroom to the working environment.

 

DEGREE LEVEL 3

Students will make use of their previous studies and industrial experience to extend their familiarity to specialise in a particular media area and to develop superior skills in communication practice and innovative creative outputs. A final year project requires them to take a hands on media and communication project so as to apply all the expertise and skills acquired from both the classroom and internship settings. The successful completion of the final year project is a testament of the student’s ability to combine media knowledge and communication skills, critical thinking and analytical skills to produce a personal achievement portfolio.

Common Modules

  • Crisis Communications

Specialized Modules

  • Persuasive Copywriting
  • Audiences and Fandom
  • Investigations in Media and Communication Studies
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Global Advertising Practices
  • Media and Communication Project

Elective Modules (Choose 1)

  • Communication Audit and Strategy
  • Integrated Marketing Communications Practice

MQA Compulsory Subjects*

  • Ethnic Relations (M’sian Students)
  • Islamic & Asian Civilisation (M’sian Students)
  • Malaysian Studies (Int’l Students)
  • Malay Communication Language (Int’l Students)
  • Workplace Professional Communication Skills
  • Employee & Employment Trends
  • Co-Curriculum

(*All students are required to successfully complete these modules as stipulated by the Malaysian Qualification Agency)

Entry Requirements

General Requirements

Direct Entry to Level 1 of the Degree

  1. STPM
  • 2 Passes in STPM with a minimum Grade C (GP 2.0) and a Pass in English and Mathematics at SPM Level or its equivalent
A-Level
  • 2 Passes in A-Level with a Pass in English and Mathematics at SPM/ O-Level/ IGCSE or its equivalent.
UEC
  • 5 Grade B’s in UEC with a Pass in Mathematics and English.
Matriculation / Foundation
  • Passed Foundation programme (minimum CGPA of 2.0).

Direct Entry to Level 2 of the Degree

  1. Diploma
  • Successful completion of the APU/APIIT Diploma or
  • Successful completion of studies in another recognised institute with academic credits equivalent to Level 1 of an Honours Degree (Subject to the approval of the APU/APIIT Academic Board)

* The requirement to pass Mathematics and English subjects at STPM, A-Level and UEC can be waived should the qualifications contain Mathematics and English subjects with equivalent/higher achievement.

English Requirements

International Students

Programmes

General Requirements

BA (Hons) in Media and Communication Studies

·        IELTS: 5.0

·        TOEFL PBT: 410-413

·        TOEFL IBT: 34

·        Pearson (PTE): 36

·        MUET: Band 3

 

Please note that under Ministry of Education regulations, only students who have achieved the minimum requirement in the English Language proficiency assessment as indicated above will be allowed to continue their studies in the main study programme. Students who do not have the required English Language achievement may apply for a student visa on conditional basis and are allowed to enrol in an English Language Certification programme at APU upon arrival in Malaysia and, subsequently, appear for the IELTS/TOEFL/PTE/MUET assessment.

Students who are unable to obtain the required level of English Competency during the maximum 12 months’ period, will not be allowed to pursue their studies in the main programme and will have to return to their home country.

Students from English speaking countries and those with qualifications taught in English (IGCSE, A-Levels, IB, American High School Diploma etc) are exempted from English requirements. Applications for exemption must be accompanied by supporting documents.

Note: The above entry requirements may differ for specific programmes based on the latest programme standards published by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).

Intake Months

02 Jun 2020 / 22 Sep 2020 / 10 Nov 2020

Career Prospects
  • Journalist
  • Copywriters
  • Communications Executive
  • Brand Manager
  • Campaign Development Manager
  • Advertising and Promotion Executive
  • Media Sales Executive Social Media Strategist
  • Social Media Manager
  • Digital Media Producer
  • Brand Communication Specialist
  • Content Developer
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Digital Content Writer

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.


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