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Diploma in Journalism

Offered by: Kuala Lumpur Metropolitan University College (KLMU)
Exam BodyInternal Diploma Malaysia
Course Duration3 Yrs
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
FeesPlease refer to the univ.
Fees (International Student)Please refer to the univ.
FacultyFaculty of Media Studies
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyDiploma Level
Field of StudyCommunication & Broadcasting
Course Description

The Diploma in Journalism focuses on the development of practical skills in journalism, alongside relevant theories, including law and media. The curriculum are carefully integrated with applied journalism to provide a well-rounded education designed to produce professionals and responsible journalists. Classes are conducted in small numbers to provide more personal attention. Students go through intensive training in news reporting, writing and publishing with guidance from senior lecturers who come from the media industry. Students also gain placement in daily and weekly publishers or media owners.


Key Subjects

  • Introduction to Communication Studies
  • Drama & Role-Play in English
  • Effective Speaking
  • Introduction to Journalism
  • PC Competency
  • Reading, Vocabulary & Grammar I & II
  • Contemporary Business
  • Public Relations
  • Principles of Advertising
  • Reporting
  • News Writing
  • Basic Academic Reading & Writing
  • Essential Business Communication Skills
  • News Editing
  • Electronic Publishing Design & Technology
  • The Study of Film
  • Photojournalism
  • Feature Writing
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • TV & Radio Production
  • Investigative Reporting
  • Mass Communication Project
  • Media & Psychology
  • Law & the Media
  • Media Planning & Strategy
  • Web Design & Publishing
  • Project
Entry Requirements- SPM/SPMV with 3 credits in any subjects including English
- Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) with at least Grade B in 3 subjects
- Certificate in related field from Polytechnic
- Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Government of Malaysia
Career Prospects

Job opportunities await a student in the print and electronic media as a journalist, reporter, crime and court reporter, broadcast journalist, news editor, sub-editor, content writer, news anchor, feature writer, creative writer, and media relations executive.

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

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