Bachelor of Communication (Hons) in Journalism

Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC)
Kuala Lumpur, WP Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Bachelor's Degree
Study mode
3 years
Total tuition fee (local)
USD 8,219
Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 12,221

About this course

This programme caters for students who wish to develop a successful career in the journalism and media industry. With industry driven content,the programme offers a teaching and experiential learning experience that prepares students with enhanced and progressive skills for professional media reporting. With a focus on an enriching learning experience, the programme prepares students for a challenging and fast evolving media world. The programme also explores the local Malaysian and global media context to produce graduates that are highly employable in the industry.

Entry Requirements

(1) STPM - Grade C in 2 relevant subjects
(2) A Level - Grade D in 2 relevant subjects
(3) SAM - ATAR 70 and minimum Grade B in 2 relevant subjects
(4) UEC - Grade B in 5 relevant subjects
(5) TAR UC - Foundation in Arts (Track B) OR Relevant Diploma
(6) Other IHL - Relevant Foundation/ Diploma accredited by MQA

Compulsory subject:
(1), (2), (3) and (4) 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 a t least a past in Sejarah.


  • Introduction to Mass Communication
  • News Gathering, Reporting and Writing
  • Media in Malaysia
  • Media Law
  • Advanced News Gathering, Reporting and Writing
  • Photojournalism
  • News Subediting
  • Chinese Creative Writing OR Creative Writing
  • Interviewing for Journalism
  • Local News Reporting
  • Persuasive Writing for Media
  • Online Journalism
  • Communication Theories
  • Television Production
  • Communication Research Methods
  • Statistical Analysis for Communication
  • Media Management and Competition
  • Sports Journalism
  • Industrial Attachment
  • Newspaper Editing, Design and Layout
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Journalism Research
  • Journalism Ethics and Issues
  • Feature Writing
  • Final Year Applied Journalism Project
  • Global Journalism OR Citizen Journalism OR War and Conflict Reporting
  • PR Practices in Malaysia OR Intercultural Communication OR Music Journalism

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

  • English Language, Tamadun Islam dan Asia, English for Communication, Contemporary Malaysian Issues, Hubungan Etnik, English for Humanities, Critical Thinking, Co-curricular

*Co-Curricular Courses can be taken in any semester of the study

*MPU-3213 Bahasa Kebangsaan A is applicable to students without credit in SPM Bahasa Melayu only

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