Diploma in Journalism


PA 6814

Course Duration: 2 Years 3 Months

The Diploma in Journalism programme prepares students for career in media-related industries. The programme lays equal emphasis on theories and practice. Students are exposed to the latest journalistic and media developments, and are trained to be sensitive and critical to domestic and overseas current affairs. The Department of Journalism and Communication always supports and guides students to achieve their study goals and success in future undertakings.

Core Courses

• Introduction to Mass Communication
• Journalistic English
• Media, Culture and Communication
• Media Laws in Malaysia
• Webpage Publishing
• Newspaper Production
• Magazine Production
• Industrial Training
• Introduction to Political Science
• Journalism Translation
• Communication Theories
• Photojournalism


• Introduction to Journalism
• Desktop Publishing
• Principles of Advertising
• News Writing
• Features Writing
• Communication Research Methodology
• Professional Ethics & Media Monitoring
• Introduction to Public Relations
• Organizational Communication
• Media Management
• Seminar On Media Issues
• Broadcast Journalism


• Media in Malaysia
• Economics
• General English / Communicative English
• Corporate Communications


• Psychology
• Public Relations Campaign
• Sociology

Industrial Training

• Internship

Career Opportunities

• Writer / Editor / Copywriter
• Journalist / Public Relations Officer
• Radio / TV DJ
• News Reader


• Event Hosting
• English Language Teacher
• Tutor / Interpreter

Entry Requirement

i. A pass in SPM/O-Level with minimum 3 credits including English; or
ii. UEC with at least Grade B in 3 subjects including English; or
iii. A pass in STPM or its equivalent, with a minimum of Grade C (GP 2.00) in any subject and a credit in English at SPM; or
iv. A pass in STAM with a minimum grade of Maqbul and a credit in English at SPM or its equivalent; or
v. A pass in SKM level 3 and pass SPM with a credit in English; or
vi. A Certificate in related field and a credit in English at SPM or its equivalent; or
vii. A Certificate in Media and Communication or its equivalent.

The requirement of an English credit in SPM for candidates (ii), (iii), (iv), (v) and (vi) may be excluded if their certificate/document presents an English qualification equivalent to or above the SPM credit in English.

Other Related Courses

Master of Communication
Bachelor of Communication (Honours) (Mass Communication)
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