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Diploma in Media Studies

Offered by: Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC)
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Exam BodyInternal Diploma, Malaysia
Course Duration2 Yrs
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees18000 / Course
Fees (International Student)33900 / Course
CampusKL Main Campus
FacultyFaculty of Communication and Creative Industries
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyDiploma Level
Field of StudyCommunication & Broadcasting
Course Description

This programme aims to provide students a holistic exposure of media especially in this era of convergence. Students will have greater understanding of the mass media – their functions, impact and future direction. Students will also acquire writing, speaking and audio-visual production skills that enhance their employment for the multifaceted media industries.

    • Introduction to Information Technology
    • Introduction to Mass Communication
    • Chinese Writing for the Mass Media OR Introduction to Drama 
    • Introduction to Human Communication
    • Malaysia: Cultural & Religious Practices
    • Film & Society
    • Mass Media & Society
    • Introduction to Advertising 
    • Public Relations
    • Public Opinion & Persuasion
    • Radio & DJ
    • The Modern Electronic Media 
    • Malaysian Constitutional Framework& Policies
    • Communication Law
    • Production & Publication
    • Media Planning
    • Writing for the Mass Media
    • Media Ethics
    • Basic Photography
    • Industrial Attachment
    • Chinese Creative Writing OR Creative Writing

    Language, Mata Pelajaran Pengajian Umum (MPU) and Co-curricular Courses:

    Integrative English, Progressive English, Pengajian Malaysia 2, Bahasa Kebangsaan A, Social and Work Etiquette, Civic Consciousness and Volunteerism, Co-curricular

Entry Requirements

(1)SPM - 3 Credits in the relevant subjects

(2)O Level - 3 Grade C in the relevant subjects

(3)UEC - 3 Grade B in the relevant subjects

(4)Certificate - Relevant Certificate accredited by MQA or relevant Skilled/Technical/Vocational Certificate recognised by the Malaysian Government Compulsory subject:

(1), (2) and (3) must include SPM Credit/ O Level Grade C/ UEC Grade B in English Language


a) SPM holders must have at least a pass in Bahasa Melayu and SPM holders from Year 2013 onwards must have at least a pass in Sejarah.

b) Students without a credit in SPM Bahasa Melayu are required to pass Bahasa Kebangsaan A before the award of Diploma.

c) Equivalent qualifications/qualifications from other Institution of Higher Learning (IHL) will be considered on a case-by-case basis. d) Subject to the Ministry of Higher Education latest requirements.

Intake Months

June, November

Career Prospects
  • Advertising
  • Public relations
  • Print media and electronic media
  • Writers
  • Producers of information
  • Media planner

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

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