Diploma in Communication & Media Studies

KPT/JPS(A 8399)02/23

Be an influencer in the media landscape.

Designed with the perfect balance of theory and practice, KDU’s Diploma in Communication & Media ensures students are grounded with a strong foundation in the communications field and are exposed to real-world experience through projects and campaigns.

Students will pick up knowledge and develop skills in areas such as radio and TV production, journalism, digital media, advertising and public relations, and complemented with writing, public speaking, media planning and research skills. These exposure into the different aspects of the industry allow students a deeper insight of these communication areas, which helps them to decide on their specialisation in the future.

Students will train in our state-of-the-art creative suites and studios, allowing them access to industry-standard tools and practices. Not only that, students will also garner plenty of real-world experience through our industry collaborations.

Upon completion of the programme, students may opt to articulate into our Bachelor of Communication programme, or to Australia’s Queensland University of Technology and Griffith University.
 
Programme Structure
DURATION
2 years
PROGRAMME LOCATION
KDU University College, Utropolis, Glenmarie
YEAR 1
  • Critical Thinking and Reading Skills
  • Introduction to Film Studies
  • Introduction to Communication and Media
  • Introduction to New Media
  • Introduction to Radio Production
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Media Research Methods
  • Media, Culture and Society
  • Principles of Newswriting and Reporting
  • Principles of Public Relations
  • Principles of Advertising
  • Public Speaking Skills
  • Writing and Referencing Skills
YEAR 2
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Creative Strategy
  • Introduction to Publication Design
  • Human Communication
  • Multimedia and Web Development
  •  Media Law & Ethics
  • Media Planning
  • Organisational Communication
  • Photo Communication
  • Practical Training
  • Principles of Copy Writing
MPU
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A* 
  • Malaysia Culture & Life
  • Pengajian Malaysia 2 (Malaysian Students)
  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1 (International Students)
  • Personal Development Planning
  • Co-curricular Activities & Community

*Notes :
Bahasa Kebangsaan A is compulsory for all Malaysian students
  • without a credit in SPM Bahasa Malaysia.
  • without SPM Bahasa Malaysia (applicable to students from UEC, O Level, or other equivalent programmes)
Study Route
Fees & Intakes
2019 INTAKE DATES
  • 14 Jan
  • 27 Mar
  • 9 May
  • 4 Sep
  • 4 Nov
ESTIMATED FEES

LOCAL STUDENTS
  • RM41,650
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
  • RM47,350

 

*Terms and Conditions Apply
*Instalment Payment Plan Available
Entry Requirements
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONMINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENT
  • SPM / O Levels :
Min. 3 Credits (3Cs) inclusive of English
  • UEC :
Min. 3 Credits (3Bs) inclusive of English
Any other qualifications deemed equivalent by the Ministry of Education, Malaysia (or as stated in the Document Senarai Nilai Taraf Kelayakan Akademik, Malaysian Qualifications Agency)Pass (Subject to review and approval of certified transcripts)
ENGLISH REQUIREMENT
Local Student :Pass (SPM / 1119 / UEC / O-Level English)
International Student :Band 4.0 in IELTS; or a min score of 30 (IBT) or 397 (PBT) in TOEFL ; or score 36 and above for Pearson English Test
*If English language requirements are not fulfilled, additional English module(s) may be taken at KDU University College.
STUDENT TESTIMONIALS
Hani Farhana (Hunny Madu)
Communication Studies
Class of 2005
"I went to other places to do the same but felt KDU had a great twinning program with Perth. I also knew some seniors who went to Murdoch University to complete their degree and their transit from KDU College had been a great experience,"
EVENTS CALENDAR
Aug
3
KDU Open Day
Date :
3 - 25 August 2019
Time :
10am - 5pm
Venue :
KDU University College, Utropolis Glenmarie & KDU College, Damansara Jaya
Sep
5
Orientation Day
Date :
5 - 25 September 2019
Time :
8.00am - 6.00pm
Venue :
KDU University College, Utropolis, Glenmarie