Diploma of Media Studies

MoHE approval code: (N/213/4/0374)(05/27)(MQA/PSA15171)

Location Malaysia
Study Method Full-time
Study Mode On-Campus
Intake March, July & October
Duration 2 Years – Full time (6 trimester)


The course aims to train students for media and communication roles, develop their critical thinking skills and practical work which models industry practices. It introduces students to the areas of web media, journalism and screen communication. The course also provides students a pathway to continue their studies to a degree level.

Students who successfully complete the Diploma of Media Studies program will be eligible for admission to the Bachelor of Communication at Curtin Malaysia, with advanced standing of a maximum 200 credits.

Learning Outcomes

A graduate of this course can:

  1. Evaluate and apply theoretical frameworks to the fields of media and communication.
  2. Develop effective communication and practical skills necessary for content creations, films, journalism, digital competence and media literacy.
  3. Utilise knowledge and skills in media and communication to engage with the complexity of global conditions, as well as the social, cultural, political, economic and technological shifts around media.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of cultural diversity, respect for all cultures in their community and professional practice.
  5. Use realistic and analytical approaches to research, problem-solving and practice.
  6. Demonstrate entrepreneurial awareness, critical thinking and engagement in lifelong learning.

Course Organisation

Year 1 of the diploma program contains four English language enabling units and foundation areas of media and communication, journalism, visual culture and screen production.

In Year 2, students will expand skills and knowledge in the area web and screen communication, media and journalism.

Towards the end of the program, through the industrial training students will gain the practical skills and experience they need to be confident and industry-ready when they graduate.

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Malaysian SPM 3 Credits including English
STPM Grade C (GP2.0) in any subject
GCE ‘O’ Level 3 Credits including English
UEC B4 in 3 relevant academic subjects including English


Minimum English language entry requirements

International English
Language Testing System
Overall 5.0
(all bands min 5.0)
Test of English as a
Foreign Language (TOEFL)
PTE Academics (Pearson Test of English Academic) 36
Linguaskill Total scores of 154 or more with no individual scores below 147.
SPM English C
MUET Band 3 (min aggregate 140)


Year 1

  • Academic Writing Skills
  • Effective Communication Skills
  • Introduction to Digital Technologies and Design
  • Introduction to Media and Communication Studies
  • Introduction to Research Projects
  • Critical Thinking Skills
  • Introduction To Visual Culture
  • Introduction to Screen Production
  • Introduction to Journalism
  • Travel Writing and Photography

Year 2 

  • Academic and Professional Communications
  • Engaging Media
  • Introduction to Screen Industries
  • Introduction to Journalism – Broadcast
  • Introduction to Journalism – Writing
  • Culture to Cultures
  • Web Communications
  • Introduction to Screen Creativity
  • Industrial Training (minimum 12 weeks)

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Fees and Charges

Note: All students must complete the MPU units to graduate with a Diploma from Curtin Malaysia. For more information on the MPU units required, go to MoHE Compulsory Subjects