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Bachelor of Communication (Hons) Journalism

Offered by: Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)
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Exam BodyUTAR, Malaysia
Course Duration3 Yrs
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees48100
Fees (International Student)65300
CampusKampar Campus
FacultyFaculty of Arts & Social Science
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyCommunication & Broadcasting
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Course Description

The Journalism programme develops professional media personnel, journalists in particular, who are at the forefront of professional and technical developments in their area of specialisation. 

Students develop a strong foundation in communication, research and analytical skills. Knowledge and in-depth understanding of mass communication theory is also emphasised. Through the programme, students acquire a mature understanding of cultural issues and public policies within the Malaysian environment and global context. Students will learn the fundamentals of advertising such as copywriting and media planning as well as undergo for practical training in the industry. 

Curriculum

Year 1

  • Co-curriculum ​
  • Desktop Publishing 
  • Digital Photojournalism​
     
  • Elective I​
     
  • English for Mass Communication 
  • Entrepreneurship 
  • Introduction to Advertising 
  • Introduction to Mass Communication 
  • Introduction to Political Science 
  • Journalism Studies 
  • MPU1* 
  • Multimedia Content Production I
     
  • Multimedia Content Production II
  • News Reporting and Writing 
  • Sun Zi's Art of War and Business Strategies 

Year 2

  • Broadcast Journalism 
     
  • Business Journalism 
  • Communication Research Methods 
  • Communication Theories 
  • Contemporary Malaysian Politics​
     
  • Data Journalism​
     
  • Design for Media​
     
  • Digital Communication Technology 
  • Feature Writing 
  • Integrated Marketing Communication​
     
  • Introduction to Comparative Politics​
     
  • Introduction to Sociology 
  • MPU1**
  • MPU3
  • National Language / Other Language​
     
  • Public Administration​
     

Year 3

  • Culture and Communication​
  • Feature Writing​
  • Final Year Project I 
  • Final Year Project II 
  • Industrial Training 
  • Media Law and Ethics 
  • Multimedia Management​
  • Politics and Media in the Digital Age ​
     

Elective I - Choose 1 course(s)

  • Interpersonal Communication 
     
  • Oral Communication And Interpersonal Skills 
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MPU 1* - Choose 1 course

  • Penghayatan  Etika dan Peradaban - For Local Students
  • Philosophy and Current Issues - For International Students
  •  

MPU 1** - Choose 1 course

  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2 - For International Students
  • Falsafah dan Isu Semasa - For Local Students

     

 

MPU 3 - Choose 1 course(s)

  • Development Trends in Malaysia 
  • Malaysian Economy

 

National Language/Other Languages - Choose 1 course(s)
 

  • Bahasa Kebangsaan (A) - For Malaysian only, without SPM-BM credit
  • Communication Tamil For Health Sciences
  • Introduction to French
  • Introduction to German Language
     
  • Introduction to Japanese
     
  • Introduction to Korean
     
  • Introduction to Tamil Language
     
  • Introduction to Thai Language

 

Co-curriculum - Choose 1 course(s)

  • Art, Craft, and Design
  • Arts and Cultural Performance
  • Business Plan Writing & Preparation
  • Community Project
  • Critical Thinking, Creative Thinking and Problem Solving
     
  • Language, Culture and Social Study Aboard
  • Leadership and Teambuilding
     
  • Managing Personal Finance
  • Music Performance
     
  • Management of Martial Arts Activity
     
  • Management of Sports Activity
  • Oral Communication
     
  • Social Entrepreneurship Project
     
  • Study Soft Skills and/or Life Skills Abroad
     
  • Team Work and Collaborative Project
     
  • Work Ethics and EQ
Entry Requirements

STPM 1. A minimum of Grade C in any 2 subjects 2. Credit in English at SPM level / equivalent 

STAM 1. A minimum grade of Jayyid 2. Credit in English at SPM level / equivalent 

A-Level 1. A minimum of Grade D in any 2 subjects 2. Pass in English at SPM level / equivalent 

UEC 1. Grade B in 5 subjects 2. Credit in English at SPM level / equivalent 

SAM 1. Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) 70 and Grade B in any 2 subjects 2. Pass in English at SPM level / equivalent 

CPU 1. An average of 70% in any 6 subjects 2. Pass in English at SPM level / equivalent

 

Foundation from UTAR Matriculation / Foundation from other Institutions of Higher Learning Diploma (Level 4, MQF) or its equivalent: 1. Minimum CGPA of 2.00 2. Credit in English at SPM level / equivalent. NOT applicable for qualifications conducted fully in English language BUT must have a pass in English at SPM level / equivalent

 

Diploma in Media and Communication (Level 4, MQF) or its equivalent: Minimum CGPA of 2.00

 

Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government: MUST have a credit in English at SPM level / equivalent. NOT applicable for qualifications conducted fully in English language BUT must have a pass in English at SPM level / equivalent

Intake Months

January, June & October

Career Prospects
  • Journalists
  • Reporters
  • Editors
  • Feature Writers
  • Correspondents
  • Information Researchers

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


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