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Diploma in Communication

Offered by: HELP University - ELM Business School
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Exam BodyInternal Diploma Malaysia
Course Duration2 years
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FacultyFaculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (Department of Communication)
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyDiploma Level
Field of StudyCommunication & Broadcasting
Course Description

The HELP Diploma in Communication programme is delivered by a team of experts with extensive experience in the media and communication industries, possessing qualifications from institutions that are leaders in the study and teaching of communication. The HELP University Diploma in Communication provides a solid foundation for degree studies in media and communication at HELP University or beyond.

At HELP University it provides direct entry into Year 2 of the Bachelor of Communication (Hons) programme with a choice of 3 majors (Media Studies, Marketing Communication and Public Relations).

  • Highly practical in nature, involving studio-based production of talk shows and field production of short videos and documentaries
  • Provides adequate knowledge and basic skills in all phases of print and media production, advertising, broadcasting and public relations
  • Hands-on experience in handling industry standard Panasonic HD cameras and Final Cut Pro editing software
  • Internship lasting one semester gives students real world exposure to media and production
  • School’s close links with industry and government sector help students secure internships and practical exposure at leading television stations, production houses and other media organisations
  • Provides pathways to a wide range of degree or postgraduate studies in Journalism, Marketing Communication, Public Relations, Advertising, Filmmaking and Design
  • Filmmaking and design in local or foreign universities


  • DMCH101 Mass Communication
  • DMCH105 English for Academic Purposes
  • DMCH104 Human Communication
  • DMCH133 Communication in the Global Workplace
  • DMCH134 Principles of Design
  • DMCH122 Public Speaking and Presentation Skills
  • DMCH132 Integrated Marketing Communication
  • DMCH135 Introduction to Advertising
  • DMCH121 Broadcasting & New Media
  • DMCH123 Digital Photography
  • MPU2163 Malaysian Studies 2
  • MPU2213 Bahasa Kebangsaan A **For local students who did not have credit in BM SPM
  • MPU2233 Public Speaking Skills for Broadcasting OR
  • MPU2243 Critical Thinking Skills
  • MPU2133 Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1
  • MPU2233 Public Speaking Skills for Broadcasting OR
  • MPU2243 Critical Thinking Skills


  • DMCH203 Media, Technology & Society
  • DMCH205 Public Relations
  • DMCH231 Writing for Mass Media
  • DMCH250 Internship
  • DMCH206 Fundamentals of Publishing
  • DMCH221 Principles of Journalism
  • DMCH213 Event Management
  • DMCH232 Social & Business Communication
  • DMCH220 Creative Media Production
  • DMCH240 Introduction to Translation
  • DMCH241 Multimedia Design
  • MPU2323 Malaysian Film Industry
  • MPU2432 Co-Curriculum – Event Management 1
Entry Requirements
  • SPM / O-LevelsAt least 3 credits (including a pass in SPM English)
  • Senior Middle 3 (UEC)At least 3 B's
  • STPMAt least Grade C in any subject
  • Equivalent qualification

International students who do not have the minimum English language entry requirement may be accepted into the programme. However, they are first to enroll in the university's Intensive English Programme (IEP) and sit for the IELTS or other similar tests. Upon passing the test with 5.0 score or equivalent, students can formally enroll in the faculty programme.

Intake Months
  • January
  • March*
  • May
  • August

*Special intake for new students only

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

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