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Diploma in Communication

The UniTunku Diploma program is delivered by a team of experts with extensive experience of the media and communication industries, possessing qualifications from institutions that are leaders in the study and teaching of communication.

The Diploma in Communication provides a solid foundation for degree studies in media and communication at UniTunku or beyond.

At UniTunku it provides direct entry into Year 2 of the Bachelor of Communication (Hons) program with a choice of 3 majors (Media Studies, Marketing Communication and Public Relations).

The Diploma in Communication program is delivered by a team of experts with extensive experience of the media and communication industries, possessing qualifications from institutions that are leaders in the study and teaching of communication.

Program Highlights

  • Highly practical in nature, involving studio-based production of talk shows and field production of short videos and documentaries
  • Provides adequate knowledge and basic skills in all phases of print and media production, advertising, broadcasting and public relations
  • Hands-on experience in handling industry standard Panasonic HD cameras and Final Cut Pro editing software
  • Internship lasting one semester gives students real world exposure to media and production
  • School’s close links with industry and government sector help students secure internships and practical exposure at leading television stations, production houses and other media organisations
  • Provides pathways to a wide range of degree or postgraduate studies in Journalism, Marketing Communication, Public Relations, Advertising, Filmmaking and Design
  • Filmmaking and design in local or foreign universities

Job Opportunities for Diploma in Communication Graduates

  • Assistant Producer
  • Media Buyer
  • Assistant Copywriter
  • Scriptwriter
  • Reporter
  • Junior Video Editor
  • Accounts Executive in advertising agency
  • Communications Officer
  • Marketing Officer
  • Sales Executive

Program Details

  • 2 year program
  • 24 subjects to be completed in a minimum period of 2 years
  • 14 week semesters (January and September)
  • 7 week semester (May)
  • 3 semesters/intakes per year
Subject Listing

Year 1

Semester 1

Mass Communication
Human Communication
English for Academic Purposes

Semester 2

Malaysian Studies
Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2
Bahasa Kebangsaan A
Communication and Writing Skills
Communcation in the Global Workplace
Principles of Design
Public Speaking and Presentation

Year 2

Semester 3

Integrated Marketing Communication
Introduction to Advertising
Media, Technology and Society
Public Relations
Writing for Mass Media

Semester 4

Internship

Year 3

Semester 5

Introduction to Malaysian Tourism
Broadcasting and New Media
Digital Photography
Fundamentals of Publishing
Principles of Journalism

Semester 6

Choose one:
Co-curriculum: Sports
Co-curriculum: Community Services
Co-Curriculum: Event Management

Compulsory:

Event Management
Social & Business Communication

Electives – choose 1:

Internet Technology
Interactive Media Application
Creative Media Production

Electives – choose 1:

Introduction to Translation
Multimedia Design

Entry Requirements

SPM – A minimum of 6Bs including mathematics

or

Other equivalents education level

Assessment

Coursework and assignments 40% – 60%
Written examination 40% – 60%

Intake

January, May and August