Diploma in Mass Communication
Mass communication student lives broadcast or records audio in a studio
Approval Code
KPT/JPS(R/321/4/0170) (MQA/FA5195)03/25
Course Mode
Full Time
Course Duration
2 Years
Course Location
Kuala Lumpur
January, May, July and September
Course Overview

The Diploma in Mass Communication programme provides a broad grounding in subjects ranging from print, online and broadcast journalism, to advertising, public relations, radio, TV and social media. It brings the industry into the classroom, allowing students to interact and work closely with the industries they will be part of in future through structured project-based learning and internship programme. This multi-pathway programme prepares students for a rewarding career and for further studies in degree programmes locally and overseas. 

Programme Highlights

  1. Personalized learning
    We believe that each student deserves personal attention and should be given opportunities to express their thoughts and prove their skills. 
  2. Direct pathway
    Graduates from Diploma in Mass Communication have direct pathway to 2nd year to BA (Hons) Mass Communication in UCSI University and other relevant programmes.  
  3. Industrial exposure in classroom
    Students of this programme will be exposed to real practise in the media industry to prepare them for their future career.  
  4. Structured internship programme
    Our graduates are job-ready as they have gone through an impressive portfolio of skills during their internship period with the key players of the media industry. 

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Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements
SPM / O-Level
3 credit (including English)
Grade C (CGPA 2.00) (credit in English at SPM)
Minimum grade of of Maqbul (credit English at SPM)
Level 3 SKMM
Pass Level 3 Certificate in related field with credit in English in SPM
Certificate in Media and Communication
CGP 2.00
3 credits (B6) including English
  • Completed relevant certificate programme from recognised institutions
  • Other equivalent qualification recognised by Malaysian Government

Courses Offered

Level 1

  • Introduction to Mass Communication
  • Multimedia Fundamentals
  • Basic Practices of Marketing
  • Academic English
  • Basic Mass Communication Theory
  • Introduction to Advertising
  • Introduction to Broadcasting
  • Basic Photography
  • Introduction to Journalism
  • Critical Issues in the Contemporary World
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Design & Thinking

Level 2 

  • Writing Skills for the Mass Communication Industry
  • Introduction to Video Production
  • Media Law & Ethics
  • Media, Culture & Society
  • English for Specific Purposes: Business English
  • Introduction to Public Speaking
  • Public Relations
  • Visual Communication
  • Film Studies
  • Introduction to Event Management
  • Industrial Training

Electives (Choose any two)

  • Office Application
  • Internet Marketing
  • Fundamentals of Management

General Courses (MPU)

  • Philosophy and Current Issues/ Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2
  • Introduction to Cultural Studies
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A/ Presentation Skills
  • Community Service

Fee Structure

Local Students

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International Students

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International Progression Pathway

ProgrammeUniversityCountryPathwayFee (Yearly)
BComm Global Media CommunicationMurdoch UniversityAustraliaDiploma + 2 yearsAUD26,800 - 30,800 / SGD14,800
BComm Journalism
BComm Strategic CommunicationUnited Arab Emirates and SingaporeDiploma + 1.5 years
BComm Web Communication
BA Journalism and CriminologyUniversity of EssexUnited KingdomDiploma + 2 years£ 19,530
BA Journalism and Literature
BA Journalism and Politics
BA Journalism and Sociology
BA Journalism with Human Rights
BA Media and Digital Culture

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UCSI College
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