Media Studies Degree Programme

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BA (Hons) in Media Marketing

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Campus: Kuala Lumpur

Intakes: May, September, November

Duration: 3 years

STPM 2 Principal Passes 
‘A’ Levels 2 Passes
APIIT/APU Foundation or equivalent Pass with a minimum CGPA of 2.0
UEC 5 Grade B’s
CPU / Victorian Certificate of Education / Ontario Secondary School Diploma Pass with a minimum average of 50%
AUSMAT / SAM Pass with a minimum average of 60%
IB Pass with a minimum 24 marks
  • A qualification that APU accepts as equivalent to the above
Year 1
  • General Studies
  • Co-curricular Activities
  • Audio Visual Technology
  • Business and Communications Skills
  • Computing and IT in the Workplace
  • Digital Image Production
  • Interactive Media and Web Design Technology
  • Introduction to Management
  • Introduction to Theories of Media and Culture
  • Marketing
  • Mass Media to Multimedia
  • Understanding the Press
Year 2
  • Advertising
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Media Culture and Society
  • Multimedia for Presenting and Promoting
  • New Creative Media Industries
  • Public Relations
  • Research Methods
  • Script Writing for Radio & TV
  • Communications Audit
  • Customer Lifestyles and Behaviour
  • E-Marketing
  • Interactive Marketing
  • Internship
Year 3
  • Audiences, Consumption and Technology
  • Copywriting
  • Integrated Marketing Communications
  • Media, Ethics and Politics
  • Strategic Marketing Planning
  • Video Recording & Production
  • Global Marketing
  • Investigations in Media Marketing
  • Marketing Decision Making
  • Media Marketing Project
  • Strategic Entrepreneurship and the Entertainment Industry

BA (Hons) in Media Marketing with Specialism in Social Media

This programme is specially designed to provide a thorough understanding of the issues relating to effective human computer interaction and a clear appreciation of the user interface and the skills to develop interactive multimedia applications. Additionally, it also offers an opportunity to undertake a major project where the acquired knowledge and research skills will be used to explore an aspect of media marketing. This programme will undertake common modules with BA (Hons) in Media Marketing in Year 1. In year 2, instead of focusing on Media, Marketing Communications and Multimedia, students of this programme will focus on Media, Marketing Communications and Social Media. In Year 3, there is a further emphasis of Social Media with the introduction of the Social Media Project module which inculcates students with analytical and problem solving ability in meeting many different situations that require solutions on the use of new emerging media for marketing purpose and brand building.

Bachelor of Communication (Hons) (Media Studies)

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Campus: Subang, Damansara Heights

Intakes: January, May, August, October

Duration: 3 years

HELP Foundation in Arts/ Foundation in Science  
STPM 2 Grade C
A-Level 2 passes
Senior Middle 3 (UEC) 5Bs (including English)
CPU 5 passes with a minimum average of 50%
SAM/TEE examination 5 passes with a university aggregate of 50%
International Baccalaureate Minimum 24 points
Matriculation / Foundation Minimum CGPA of 2.00
Diploma or its equivalent Minimum CPA 2.0
Equivalent qualification  
Year 1
  • Public Speaking
  • Introduction to Mass Communication
  • Social and Business Communication
  • Introduction to Media Writing
  • Information Tech, Mass Media and Society
  • Introduction to Design
  • Introduction to Film
  • Digital Photography Techniques
  • Video Production Techniques
  • 2 elective subjects
  • 2 MPU subjects


Year 2
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Communication Theory
  • Social Research Methods
  • Communication in the Workplace
  • Writing for Broadcast and New Media
  • Documentary Production Techniques
  • Media Relations and Management
  • Theories of Media
  • News Writing and Reporting
  • 2 elective subjects
  • 1 MPU subject


Year 3
  • Publication Design
  • Honours Thesis
  • Practicum
  • Communication Law and Ethics
  • News Editing
  • Feature Writing
  • Media Marketing
  • 3 elective subjects
  • 2 MPU subjects


Tuition Fees RM 67,100.00
Admin Fees + Resources Fees RM 2,800.00 + RM 4,500.00
Total Fees RM 74,400.00
Full PTPTN Loan 75% Loan 50% Loan
RM 40,800.00 RM 30,600.00 RM  20,400.00
Eduwow’s Rewards RM200 Voucher or RM150 Cash Rebate

BA (Hons) Media, Culture and Communication (3+0)

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Campus: Petaling Jaya

Intakes: May, September

Duration: 3 years

STPM Pass with a minimum of grade C in two subjects and an average CGPA of 2.0
UEC Pass with a minimum of grade B in five subjects
Matriculation / Foundation / Diploma Pass with a minimum CGPA of 2.0
SAM or CPU Pass in five subjects with a minimum score of 50%
A Levels Pass with a minimum of Grade E in 2 subjects
Other qualification Recognised by the Ministry of Education, Malaysia and considered on a case-by-case basis
Year 1
  • Introduction to Media and Cultural Studies
  • Media Histories 
  • The Making of Popular Culture
  • Introduction to Digital Media Cultures
  • Web Design 1
  • Web Design 2
  • 2 MPU
  • Choose 1 out of 3 specializations: Public Relations / Journalism / Broadcast and Digital Media
Year 2
  • Media Studies 1
  • Academic Research Skills
  • Cultural Theory and Popular Culture 1
  • Researching Media in Everyday Lives
  • Motion Graphics 1 
  • Motion Graphics 2
  • 4 MPU
  • Choose 1 out of 3 specializations: Public Relations / Journalism / Broadcast and Digital Media
Year 3
  • Media Studies 2
  • Dissertation and Research Methods A
  • Dissertation and Research Methods B
  • Digital Image Making
  • In-Company Practical Training
  • 1 MPU
  • Choose 1 out of 3 specializations: Public Relations / Journalism / Broadcast and Digital Media

Bachelor of Communication & New Media (Hons)

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Campus: Kota Damansara

Intakes: TBC

Duration: 3 years

STPM or A-Level At least TWO (2) principal passes
Foundation or Diploma level Pass in English Language
Any other equivalent qualifications that are approved by the MQA
Compulsary Courses
  • Business Ethics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Management and Technology
  • Five (5) MPU courses
Core Courses
  • Visual Communication
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Communication English
  • Presentation Skills
  • Business Management
  • Communication Theory
  • Integrated Marketing Communications
  • Law & Ethics in Mass Communication
  • Social Media & PR Practices
  • New Media 1
  • Interactive Media
  • Seminar on Communication Issue in New Media
  • Corporate Web-Page Design
Core Courses
  • Communication Research Methods
  • New Media 2
  • Information and Communication Technologies and Systems
  • Internet & Digital Advertising
  • Media Management
  • Media Technology and Practices
  • Techno-culture Communication & New Media Consultancy
  • Dissertation
  • Internship
  • Electives

International Communication Studies with Film and Television Studies BA (Hons)

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Campus: Semenyih

Intakes: September

Duration: 3 years

A level BBC, excluding general studies
IB Diploma  28 points with 5,5,4 at Higher Level and 4 points in mathematics and Standard or Higher Level
STPM  B+B+B, excluding Pengajian Am
UEC  4 As, excluding Bahasa Malaysia and Chinese language
SAM or other Australian matriculations  ATAR 82 (consideration to be made based on relevant subjects)
Canadian (CIMP/ICPU)  88% average based on 6 subjects (consideration to be made based in relevant subjects) 
The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus Foundation  Successful completion of the Foundation in Arts and Education or Business and Management programmes
Year 1
  • Beginners French, German, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin or Spanish 
    (full year)
  • Communication Technologies
  • Cultures of Everyday Life
  • Introduction to Communications Theory
  • Introduction to Cultural Studies
  • Producing Film And Television
  • Reading Film And Television
Year 2
  • Cultural Politics
  • Film and TV in Social and Cultural Context
  • Intermediate French, German, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin or Spanish (full year)
  • Introduction to Interpreting and Translation (elective)
  • Political Communication, Public Relations And Propaganda
  • Researching Culture, Film And Media (full year)
  • Transnational Media

Plus one literature and one linguistics module from the School of English

Year 3
  • Advanced French, German, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin or Spanish 
    (full year)
  • Cultural, Film and Media Dissertation (full year)
  • Documentary Film and Documentary Practice
  • Media and Conflict
  • South East Asian Film
  • Writing For The Media