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Diploma in Mass Communication

Offered by: UOW Malaysia KDU University College
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Exam BodyInternal Diploma Malaysia
Course Duration2 Yrs
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees33650/Course
Fees (International Student)39250/Course
CampusDamansara Jaya
FacultySchool of Communication & Creative Arts
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyDiploma Level
Field of StudyCommunication & Broadcasting
Course Description

The Diploma in Mass Communication allows students a deeper insight into different aspects of the industry that will help them decide on their specialisation in the future. Designed with the perfect balance of theory and practice, students are encouraged to apply what they’ve learned through various projects in and out of the classroom. From working the camera and crafting copy to organising events and creating strategies, students in this programme master the art of pitching ideas, consumer behaviour analysis and how to reach out to new target markets.

Upon completion of the programme, students may opt to pursue their undergraduate studies or explore various exciting options in relation to mass media.

Curriculum
YEAR 1
  • Critical Thinking & Reading Skills
  • Introduction to Computing and IT
  • Introduction to Film Studies
  • Introduction to Mass Communication
  • Introduction to Radio Production
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Media Research Methods
  • Media, Culture & Society
  • News Writing and Reporting for Print Media
  • Principles of Public Relations
  • Principles of Advertising
  • Public Speaking Skills
  • Writing & Referencing Skills
YEAR 2
  • Communication Law
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Creative Strategy
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Media Planning
  • Multimedia & Web Development
  • News Writing for E Media
  • Organisational Communication
  • Photo Communication
  • Practical Training
  • Principles of Copy Writing
MPU
  • Malaysia Culture & Life
  • Pengajian Malaysia 2 (Malaysian Students)
  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1 (International Students)
  • Personal Development Planning
  • Co-curricular Activities & Community
Entry Requirements
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENT
  • SPM / O Levels :
Min. 3 credits
  • UEC :
Min. 3 credits
Any other qualifications deemed equivalent by the Ministry of Education, Malaysia (or as stated in the Document Senarai Nilai Taraf Kelayakan Akademik, Malaysian Qualifications Agency) Pass (Subject to review and approval of certified transcripts)
ENGLISH REQUIREMENT
Local Student : Credit (SPM / 1119 / UEC / O Levels examination) / Min. score of Band 4 in MUET
International Student : Band 5.5 in IELTS; or a score of 213 (computer-based) or 79 (internet-based); or 550 (paper-based) in TOEFL
*If English language requirements are not fulfilled, students are required to sit for the English Placement Test and based on the results, students will be advised to take the appropriate English course(s) of the Certificate in Intensive English. Students are required to complete the Certificate in Intensive English modules before the commencement of the Diploma in Mass Communication.
Intake Months

January, May, September 

Career Prospects
  • Broadcasting (TV & Radio)Newscaster, Broadcast Journalist, Producer, Director, Editor, Station producer, Disc-Jockey.
  • FilmDirector, Producer, Assistant Director, Production Manager, Director of Photography, Script Writer.
  • AdvertisingCopywriter, Media Planner, Media Buyer, Account Manager, Brand Manager, Art Director.
  • PhotographyVisual Communicator, Editor, Photographer.
  • Print (Magazines & Newspapers)Journalist, Publisher, Editor, Researcher, Reporter, Media Critic.
  • MultimediaWeb Content Designer / Writer, Web Journalist, Internet Advertising.
  • Marketing CommunicationPublic Relations, Advertising, Corporate Communication, Media Management, Planning and Promotions
  • ConsultancyConsultant, Analyst, Information Officer, Spokesperson, Project Manager, Product Development Director
  • Education & TrainingAcademician, Program Counsellor, Trainer, Customer Care Executive, Public Service Executive, Project Manager for Non-Profit & Governmental Organisations

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


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