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Diploma of Media Studies


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. Understand the principles of effective media practices in the media industry.
  2. Apply theories and concepts to solve problems in media industry.
  3. Demonstrate practical skills in the management of media production and distribution.
  4. Communicate effectively, in written and oral forms, individually or in a team, with diverse stakeholders.
  5. Use of relevant technologies to interpret data for generation of innovative solutions.
  6. Demonstrate autonomy and leadership qualities in managing responsibilities.
  7. Pursue lifelong learning and develop entrepreneurial skills to adapt to the evolving landscape of the media industry.
  8. Understand and adhere to the principles of professional ethics and sustainable development in local and international environments.

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.

Study Method
Study Mode
March, July and October
2 years

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

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This page was last updated on 24 November 2023