Diploma in Mass Communication

IACT College
Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Qualification
Diploma
Study mode
Full-time
Duration
30 months
Intakes
January April June August
Tuition fee (local)
USD 8,627
Tuition fee (foreign)
USD 8,627

About this course

This programme is for students who are interested in pursuing careers that deal with processes of communication and the creative industry mainly in Public Relations, Broadcasting and Journalism. 

Entry Requirements

  • Pass SPM / O Level / IGCSE with a minimum of 3 credits.
  • Pass UEC with a minimum of grade B in 3 subjects.
  • Pass SKM Level 3 in related field and Pass SPM with minimum credit in English
  • Pass Certificate in Communication Studies from IACT College. 
  • Other qualifications recognised by Ministry of Education, Malaysia and considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • English minimum requirements
    • SPM - Grade C
    • UEC - B6
    • IELTS - Band 5.0
    • IGCSE (L1) - Grade E
    • IGCSE (L2) - Grade D
    • or equivalent

Curriculum

Year 1

  • Advertising Principles
  • Communication English 102
  • Communication English 103
  • Computer Graphics
  • Creative Thinking
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Mass Communication
  • Presentation Skills
  • Principles of Journalism
  • Public Relations

Year 2

  • Convergent Journalism
  • Media and Culture
  • Media Ethics and Regulations
  • Media Criticism
  • Motion Graphics
  • Photography and Digital Imaging
  • Publicity and Media Relations
  • Video Production
  • Writing for Different Media
  • In-Company Practical Training

Final Semester

  • Idea Conceptualisation
  • New Media Studies
  • PR Campaign Strategies

Electives: Choose any two*
Public Relations 

  • Corporate Communication
  • Corporate Crisis Management

Journalism

  • Fundamentals of Publishing
  • Print Journalism

Broadcasting and Media Production

  • Broadcast Portfolio
  • Programme Management (TV, Radio and Internet)

*Subject to availability

MPU Subjects

  • MPU 1: Pengajian Malaysia 2 (for local students) / Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1 (for international students)
  • MPU 2: Bahasa Kebangsaan A / Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • MPU 3: Study of Religions
  • MPU 4: Serving Our Society (S.O.S)

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