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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Journalism in Chinese Media

Offered by: Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)
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Course Duration3 Years
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Fees48400
Fees (International Student)65700
CampusSungai Long Campus
FacultyFaculty of Creative Industries
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyCommunication & Broadcasting
Course Description

In line with the ever growing media industry in Malaysia, there is a high demand for graduates specialising in the area of journalism. 

This programme produces graduates with knowledge of the Chinese media industry and training in news writing, editing and production in both traditional media (print and broadcast) and new media such as online media, blogs and other social media. 

The aim of the programme is to contribute to the growth of the Malaysian Chinese media industry, cultivating discussions on key issues in the public domain on democratic principles in maintaining harmony in a multi-cultural society like Malaysia. 

The programme also offers lifelong learning skills that will enable students to critically, objectively and analytically address independent complex problems, issues and current affairs.

Curriculum

Year 1

  • Basic Photo Journalism 基础新闻摄影 
  • Basic Video Production​
     
  • Chinese Language Media in World Context 世界中文媒体 
  • Co-Curriculum 
  • Communicative English 
  • Design Studio 
  • Digital Marketing in Chinese Media​
     
  • Elective I 
  • English for Mass Communication 
  • History of Chinese Language Newspapers in Malaysia and Singapore 马新华文报业史
  • Journalistic Writing I 新闻写作(一) 
  • Malaysian Chinese Society and Education 马来西亚华人社会与教育
  • MPU1* 
  • National Language/Other Languages 
  • Theory and Principles of Journalism 新闻学原理 

Year 2

  • Approaches to Communication Research​
  • Broadcast Journalism 
  • Business Reporting 
  • Constitutional Development in Malaysia 
  • Digital Publication Design​
     
  • Elective II 
  • Feature Writing 
  • Interactive Reporting​
     
  • International Politics and Organisations 国际政治与组织
  • Journalistic Writing II​
     
  • Media and Communication Theories 
  • MPU1** 
  • News Editing​
  • News Translation​
     
  • Sun Zi's Art of War and Business Strategies

Year 3

  • Communication Law 
  • Data Journalism 新闻数据 
  • Digital Transformation and E-Commerce​
     
  • Ethics in Media Communication​
  • Industrial Training 工业培训 
  • Integrity and Anti-Corruption​
     
  • Media Management in the Digital Age​
     
  • Opinion Writing 
  • Project 论文

Elective I - Choose 1 course(s)

  • Communication in Interpersonal Relationships 
  • Confucianisms and Modern Society 
  • Fundamentals of Psychology 
  • Introduction to Advertising 
  • Radio Broadcasting​
     
  • Sociology in Malaysian Context​
     
  • Understanding Politics: State, Nation and Government
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  • Elective II - Choose 1 course(s)

    • Chinese Language and Rhetoric 汉语与修辞 
    • Cultural Studies 文化研究
    • Personal Financial Planning and Investment​
       
    • Public Speaking​
       

MPU 1* - Choose 1 course

  •  
    • Falsafah dan Isu Semasa - For Local Students 
    • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2 - For International Students 
  •  
  • MPU 1** - Choose 1 course

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

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

  • Bahasa Kebangsaan (A) - For Malaysian only, without SPM-BM credit
  • Introduction to French
     
  • Introduction to Japanese
     
  • Introduction to Korean

 

Co-curriculum - Choose 1 course(s)

  • Arts and Cultural Performance​
  • Community Project
  • Leadership and Teambuilding​
     
  • Managing Personal Finance​
     
  • Massive Open Online Course  (MOOC) by edX​
     
  • Music Performance
     
  • Social Entrepreneurship Project
Entry Requirements

STPM 

1. A minimum of Grade C in any 2 subjects 

2. Credit in English at SPM level / equivalent

 3. Pass in SPM Bahasa Cina / equivalent* 

STAM 

1. A minimum grade of Jayyid 

2. Credit in English at SPM level / equivalent

 3. Pass in SPM Bahasa Cina / equivalent* 

A-Level 

1. A minimum of Grade D in any 2 subjects 

2. Pass in English at SPM level / equivalent 

3. Pass in SPM Bahasa Cina / equivalent* 

UEC 

1. Grade B in 5 subjects 

2. Credit in English at SPM level / equivalent

 3. Pass in SPM Bahasa Cina / equivalent* 

SAM 

1. Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) 70 and Grade B in any 2 subjects 

2. Pass in English at SPM level / equivalent 

3. Pass in Bahasa Cina at SPM level / equivalent* 

CPU 

1. An average of 70% in any 6 subjects 

2. Pass in English at SPM level / equivalent 

3. Pass in Bahasa Cina 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. Pass in Bahasa Cina at SPM level / equivalent* 

3. . Credit in English at SPM level / equivalent. Not applicable for qualifications conducted fully in English language BUT must have a pass in Englsih at SPM level / equivalent 

 

Diploma in Media and Communication (Level 4, MQF) or its equivalent

1. Minimum CGPA of 2.00 

2. Pass in Bahasa Cina at SPM level / equivalent* 

Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government 

1. Credit in English at SPM level / equivalent. Not applicable for qualifications conducted fully in English language BUT must have a pass in Englsih at SPM level / equivalent 

2. Pass in Bahasa Cina at SPM level / equivalent* 

Intake Months

January, June October   

Career Prospects
  • Print/Online Journalist
  • Broadcast Journalist
  • Photojournalist
  • Editor/Sub-editor
  • Media Planner
  • Educator

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


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