Diploma in Communication & Media Studies

Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC)
Kuala Lumpur, WP Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Study mode
2 years
May October
Total tuition fee (local)
USD 4,361
Total tuition fee (foreign)
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About this course

This programme aims to provide students a holistic exposure of media especially in this era of convergence. Students will have greater understanding of the mass media – their functions, impact and future direction. Students will also acquire writing, speaking and audio-visual production skills that enhance their employment for the multifaceted media industries.

Entry Requirements

(1)SPM - 3 Credits in the relevant subjects
(2)O Level - 3 Grade C in the relevant subjects
(3)UEC - 3 Grade B in the relevant subjects
(4)Certificate - Relevant Certificate accredited by MQA or relevant Skilled/Technical/Vocational Certificate recognised by the Malaysian Government

Compulsory subject:
(1), (2) and (3) 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 Communication and Media Studies
  • Public Speaking Skills
  • Fundamentals of Journalism
  • Communication, Culture and Society
  • Media Writing 1
  • Fundamentals of Advertising 
  • Introduction to Electronic Publishing
  • The New Media
  • Fundamentals of Public Relations
  • Media Writing 2
  • Introduction to Communication Theories and Research
  • Basic Photography Skills
  • Music Appreciation (Elective) or Introduction to Drama (Elective)
  • Malaysian Legal Framework and Policies in Communication
  • Social Media and Applications
  • Basic Publication Skills
  • Basic Video Production
  • Persuasive Communication
  • Industrial Attachment

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

  • English Language, Pengajian Malaysia 2, Bahasa Kebangsaan A, English for Communication, Social and Work Etiquette, Civic Consciousness and Volunteerism, English for IELTS, Co-curricular

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

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