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Diploma in
Professional Communication

N/321/4/0252(PA9596)02/24

Fast Facts

Level: Diploma

Intakes (2019): April, June & August

Study Mode: Full Time

Duration: 2 years

FAST FACTS

Level: Diploma

Intakes: January, April, June & August

Study Mode: Full Time

Duration: 2 years

Diploma in
Professional Communication

N/321/4/0252(PA9596)02/24

Fast Facts

Level: Diploma

Intakes (2019): April, June & August

Study Mode: Full Time

Duration: 2 years

FAST FACTS

Level: Diploma

Intakes: January, April, June & August

Study Mode: Full Time

Duration: 2 years

Overview

This programme is designed for those with an interest in the areas of Public Relations and Journalism. Its unique combined feature allows a wider range of options in terms of career in areas of corporate communication and media writing. Students will have the opportunity to develop practical skills and creative communication strategies from multiplatform news reporting, planning public relations campaigns to organizing publicity and media relations projects.

Career Options
  • Client Manager
  • Corporate Communications Director
  • Event Manager
  • Media Planner
  • Public Relations Director
  • Publicity Manager
  • Social Media Consultant
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Talk Show Host
  • Copywriter

Requirements

Entry Requirements (Any one of these)

  • SPM / O-Level / IGCSE – Minimum 3 credits
  • UEC – Minimum of grade B in 3 subjects
  • SKM Level 3 – Pass in related field and SPM with credit in English
  • Pass Certificate in Communication Studies from IACT College
  • Other qualifications recognised by the Ministry of Education, Malaysia and considered on a case by case basis

Minimum English Requirements

  • SPM – Grade C or
  • UEC – B6 or
  • IELTS – Band 5.0 or
  • IGCSE (L1) – Grade E or
  • IGCSE (L2) – Grade D or equivalent

Programme Outline

  • Computer Graphics
  • Creative Writing
  • Mass Communication Fundamentals
  • Presentation Skills
  • Communication in a Globalised World
  • Media Audiences
  • Video Production
  • Media, Culture and Society
  • New Media Studies
  • Visual Communication
  • Writing for the Media
  • Digital Photography
  • Media Ethics and Regulations
  • Convergent Journalism
  • Communication Research
  • Publicity and Media Relations
  • Corporate Communications
  • PR Campaign Strategies
  • Media in an International Context
  • Industry Project
  • Electives (choose any three): 
    • Principles of Journalism
    • Public Relations
    • Introductions to Events
    • Principles of Advertising
    • Principles of Marketing

Additionally the MQA requires all students to take Mata Pelajaran Umum (MPU) within the duration of their studies.

  • MPU 1 : Pengajian Malaysia 2 (for local students)/ Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1 (for international students)
  • MPU 2 : Bahasa Kebangsaan A/ 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 (Public Relations and Journalism)

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