IACT College - Diploma in Broadcasting


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2.5 Years

Mode of Study

Full Time

Always wondered what it is like to be part of producing and making TV programmes and commercials? Then you should consider the Diploma in Broadcasting. At IACT College, you will learn in detail about the art and science that go into broadcasting, both in front and behind the camera. Classes for broadcasting are hands-on and ensure students have significant time working with the equipment. That means students will learn how to operate AV control panels, lighting and various types of cameras. Students will also be exposed to other related areas, such as client service management, media, creative production and more.

Year 1

• Advance Audio Production
• Advertising Principles
• Communication English 102
• Communication English 103
• Computer Graphics
• Idea Conceptualisation
• Introduction to Audio Production
• Creative Thinking
• Mass Communication
• Photography and Digital Imaging
• Presentation Skills
• Video Production

Year 2

• Advance Video Production
• Film Fundamentals
• Motion Graphics
• New Media Studies
• Production Management
• Scriptwriting for TV
• Studio Production and Directing
• In-Company Practical Training

Final Semester

• Creative Execution and Production
• Film Distribution and Marketing
• Radio and TV Commercial
• TV-Radio Programming

*Additionally, the MQA requires all students to take Mata Pelajaran Umum (MPU) within the duration of their studies. The MPU subjects are as follows:
• MPU 1: Pengajian Malaysia 2 (for local students) / Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1 (for international students)
• MPU 2: Bahasa Kebangsaan A2 / Problem Solving and Decision Making
• MPU 3: Study of Religions
• MPU 4: Serving Our Society (S.O.S)

*Advanced Standing to BA (Hons) Media, Culture and Communication (Broadcast and Digital Media Option)

*Note: Modules are subject to change to reflect the current industry needs.

New Media Studies

New Media will introduce you to critical concepts and hands-on skills related to so-called “new media” – which, as we shall see, are mostly a reconfiguration and re-contextualisation of older media such as film, television and graphic design for print publications. Also, we study how in some very important ways new media phenomena such as the World Wide Web and Multimedia CD-ROMs/DVDs do modify the user’s experience of text, image and sound. We will consider these significant shifts in the reading/viewing/listening experience while remaining mindful of new media’s connections with the old. Student will also explore on emerging new media specifically for the broadcast industry.

Radio and TV Commercial

Students will learn the basic skills needed to work in radio and develop your own personal talents and style as a communicator. Besides gaining skills as an audio technician, board operator, or disc jockey, you will also uncover the abilities to become skilled in news writing, interview techniques, communication ethics and regulations. The opportunity to intern in a variety of jobs with a radio station will be provided via partnerships with various AM and FM stations.

Creative Execution and Production

This course looks at the basic disciplines of creativity in video production. The use of creative thinking in planning production, the creative process and their applications, creative approaches and styles, and art direction in production.

TV and Radio Programming

This subject teaches students on how to engage in the programming processes, program structure, programming media, practical programming experience, and current issues. To that end, each class period will include practice quiz, presentations of issues based on current articles or web sites, presentations on project pitches and viewing and discussion of programmes.

Production Management

To shoot you must be organised. You will turn to time and time again during pre-production and during your actual shoot. Production management and coordination is loaded with charts and organisational information on how to keep your shoot on-schedule, on-budget and finished with quality.

Studio Production and Directing

This subject provides a thorough grounding in filmmaking. Students are expected to be involved in directing, cinematography, editing and sound design in the process of producing a short film.

Entry Requirements

• Pass SPM/O Level with a minimum of 3 credits
• Pass UEC with a minimum of grade B in 3 subjects
• Other qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education are considered on a case-by-case basis

English Requirements

• SPM – Grade C
• UEC – C8
• IELTS – Band 5.0

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Career Options

• Broadcast Director
• Broadcast Journalist
• Director
• Director of Photography
• Line Manager
• News Announcer
• Producer
• Production Manager
• Radio DJ
• Sound Recordist
• Sound Stage Manager
• Station Manager
• Video Editor


Yap Jun Ming, Blake

IACT College Graduate, Diploma in Broadcasting

The Diploma in Broadcasting at IACT College has really helped me fine tune my video-making skills. First and foremost, I love entertaining and I didn’t know there are so many aspects of broadcasting other than just shooting a video. Studying here allowed me to express my various passions and interest!


Nanthini Buballa Singgam

IACT College Graduate, Diploma in Broadcasting

Enrolling in Broadcasting has changed my perspective on the whole field itself. From my passion just being a passion, the classes have helped me channel my passion onto the right path with proper tutoring. I’m now few steps closer to achieving my dream.