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Diploma in Communication and 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
Fees18200 / Course
Fees (International Student)N/A
CampusPerak Branch 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 Communication and Media Studies
    • Public Speaking Skills
    • Fundamentals of Journalism
    • Communication, Culture and Society
    • Media Writing 1
    • Fundamentals of Advertising 
    • Introduction to Electronic Publishing
    • The New Media
    • Fundamentals of Public Relations
    • Media Writing 2
    • Introduction to Communication Theories and Research
    • Basic Photography Skills
    • Music Appreciation (Elective) or Introduction to Drama (Elective)
    • Malaysian Legal Framework and Policies in Communication
    • Social Media and Applications
    • Basic Publication Skills
    • Basic Video Production
    • Persuasive Communication
    • Industrial Attachment

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

    • English for Tertiary Studies, Academic English, Professional English, Pengajian Malaysia 2, Bahasa Kebangsaan A, Social and Work Etiquette, Civic Consciousness and Volunteerism, *Co-curricular

    *Co-Curricular Courses (Year 1 Semester 1)

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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