Diploma in Communication


HELP Damansara

Level of Study



2 years 


Jan, May, July, Aug

*Not available to students seeking credit exemptio

Course Code

JPT/BPP(U) (R/321/4/0121) (MQA/FA4419) 03/24

The HELP Diploma in Communication programme is delivered by a team of experts with extensive experience in the media and communication industries, possessing qualifications from institutions that are leaders in the study and teaching of communication. The HELP University Diploma in Communication provides a solid foundation for degree studies in media and communication at HELP University or beyond. At HELP University it provides direct entry into Year 2 of the Bachelor of Communication (Hons) programme with a choice of 3 majors (Media Studies, Marketing Communication and Public Relations).

Applicants must have one of the following entry requirements:

  • A pass in SPM or its equivalent, with a minimum of 3 credits in any subject, including English; or
  • 3 O-Level credits (including English) or 3 Bs (including English) in Senior Middle Three (UEC) or equivalent
  • A pass in STPM or its equivalent, with a min Grade C in any subject
  • A Certificate in Media or Communication or its equivalent

International Students only:


International students who do not have the minimum English language entry requirement may be accepted into the programme. However, they are first to enroll in the university’s Intensive English Programme (IEP) and sit for the IELTS or other similar tests. Upon passing the test with 5.0 score or equivalent, students can formally enroll in the faculty programme.

  • 2 years + 1 sem (Industrial Training) programme
  • 24 subjects to be completed in a minimum period of 2 years

January Semester

  • Long semester (14 weeks)
  • 4 - 5 subjects to be taken

May Semester

  • Short semester (7 weeks)
  • 2 - 3 subjects to be taken

August Semester

  • Long semester (14 weeks)
  • 4 - 5 subjects to be taken

  • 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

RM 30,100


  • DMCH1214 Mass Communication(Common Core)
  • DMCH1224 Human Communication(Common Core)
  • DMCH1234 English for Academic Purposes(Common Core)
  • DMCH1244 Public Speaking and Presentation Skills(Common Core)
  • DMCH1254 Public Relations(Common Core)
  • DMCH1264 Multimedia Design(Common Core)
  • DMCH1274 Marketing Communication(Common Core)
  • DMCH1284 Writing for Mass Media(Common Core)
  • DMCH1294 Principles of Journalism(Common Core)
  • DMCH1314 Entrepreneurship(Common Core)
  • DMCH1324 Acting for Film and Theatre(Common Core)
MPU 1 (Choose One)
  • MPU2183 Penghayatan Etika dan Peradaban (Local student only)
  • MPU2193 Falsafah dan Isu Semasa (Local student only)
  • MPU2133 Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1 (Compulsory for Foreign student)
MPU2/MPU3 (Choose One)
  • MPU2213 Bahasa Kebangsaan A (Compulsory for local student who did not have credit in BM SPM)
  • MPU2313 Introduction to Malaysian Tourism

4 Common Core Subjects

  • DMCH2123 Graphics and Publication Design (Common Core)
  • DMCH2133 Introduction to Research (Common Core)
  • DMCH2143 Introduction to Digital Marketing (Common Core)
  • DMCH2268 Industrial Training (Common Core)
3 Discipline Core Subjects + 2 Elective Subjects Option 1 : Communication Analytics; OR
  • DMCH2154 Communication in Global Workplace (Discipline Core)
  • DMCH2164 Search Engine Optimization (Discipline Core)
  • DMCH2173 Visualizing & Communicating Data (Discipline Core)
  • DMCH2234 Digital Photography Techniques (Elective)
  • DMCH2253 Introduction to Data Analytics (Elective)
Option 2 : Film Making, Broadcast and Media; OR
  • DMCH2184 Broadcast & New Media (Discipline Core)
  • DMCH2173 Visualizing & Communicating Data (Discipline Core)
  • DMCH2194 Creative Media Production (Discipline Core)
  • DMCH2214 Films for YouTube and Social Media (Elective)
  • DMCH2253 Introduction to Data Analytics (Elective)
Option 3 : Social and Digital Media Marketing
  • DMCH2214 Films for YouTube and Social Media (Discipline Core)
  • DMCH2223 Advertising (Discipline Core)
  • DMCH2164 Search Engine Optimization (Discipline Core)
  • DMCH2244 Media, Technology & Society (Elective)
  • DMCH2253 Introduction to Data Analytics (Elective)
General Elective
  • GEN2513 Communication 1 (depending on subject availability)
MPU 4 (Choose One)
  • MPU2412 Co-Curriculum - Sports 1
  • MPU2422 Co-Curriculum - Community Service 1


  • Bachelor of Communication and Media (2 + 2)
  • Bachelor of Creative Industries (2 + 2)
  • Bachelor of Media (2 + 2)
  • Bachelor of Media and Communication (2 + 2)
  • Bachelor of Design (2 + 2)


  • BA (Hons) Mass Communication (2 + 2) or (2+1)*


  • BA (Hons) Media (2 + 2)
  • BA (Hons) Public Relations (2 + 2)


  • BA (Hons) Advertising, PR and Branding (2+1)*

*HELP Diploma graduates are able to join final Bachelor year of this programme

Why Communications @ HELP?
  • A three-year honours programme that emphasises the practical applications in contemporary communication settings
  • Our courses are designed to give you a balanced portfolio of communication theory, research and practice in your chosen area of specialisation, giving you an edge over your competitors
  • Practical training through internship
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