Diploma in Media Studies

Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC)
Kuala Lumpur, WP Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Study mode
2 years
June November
Total tuition fee (local)
USD 4,313
Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 8,123

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 at least a pass in Sejarah.
b) Students without a credit in SPM Bahasa Melayu are required to pass Bahasa Kebangsaan A before the award of Diploma.
c) Equivalent qualifications/qualifications from other Institution of Higher Learning (IHL) will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
d) Subject to the Ministry of Higher Education latest requirements.


  • Introduction to Information Technology
  • Introduction to Mass Communication
  • Chinese Writing for the Mass Media OR Introduction to Drama 
  • Introduction to Human Communication
  • Malaysia: Cultural & Religious Practices
  • Film & Society
  • Mass Media & Society
  • Introduction to Advertising 
  • Public Relations
  • Public Opinion & Persuasion
  • Radio & DJ
  • The Modern Electronic Media 
  • Malaysian Constitutional Framework& Policies
  • Communication Law
  • Production & Publication
  • Media Planning
  • Writing for the Mass Media
  • Translation: BM, English & Chinese OR Translation: BM & English
  • Media Ethics
  • Basic Photography
  • 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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