Diploma in Communication


HELP Damansara

Level of Study



2 years 


January 11, May 24, August 23

Course Code

KPT/JPS (N/321/4/0121) (MQA/FA4419) 03/19

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 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 There is currently a waiver package available. Please e-mail fac@help.edu.my for more details.


  • DMCH1014 Mass Communication
  • DMCH1024 English for Academic Purposes
  • DMCH1034 Public Relations
  • DMCH1044 Public Speaking and Presentation Skills
  • DMCH1054 Writing for Mass Media
  • DMCH1064 Human Communication
  • DMCH1074 Multimedia Design
  • DMCH1084 Acting for Film and Theatre
  • DMCH1094 Marketing Communication
  • DMCH1104 Principles of Journalism
  • DMCH1204 Entrepreneurship

MPU 1 (Compulsory)

  • MPU2163 Malaysian Studies 2 (Local Students)
  • MPU2133 Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1 (International Students)

MPU 2 (Compulsory)

  • MPU2213 Bahasa Kebangsaan A (For local students without Credit in BM SPM)
  • MPU2263 Communication 1

4 Common Core Subjects

  • DMCH2023 Graphics and Publication Design
  • DMCH2063 Introduction to Research
  • DMCH2203 Introduction to Digital Marketing
  • DMCH2098 Industrial Training (Internship)

3 Discipline Core Subjects + 2 Elective Subjects

Option 1 : Communication Analytics; OR

  • DMCH2044 Communication in Global Workplace
  • DMCH2204 Search Engine Optimization
  • DMCH2303 Visualizing & Communicating Data
  • DMCH2063 Digital Photography Techniques
  • DMCH2093 Introduction to Data Analytics

Option 2 : Film Making, Broadcast and Media; OR

  • DMCH2084 Broadcast & New Media
  • DMCH2303 Visualizing & Communicating Data
  • DMCH2074 Creative Media Production
  • DMCH2104 Films for YouTube and Social Media
  • DMCH2093 Introduction to Data Analytics

Option 3 : Social and Digital Media Marketing

  • DMCH2103 Advertising
  • DMCH2104 Films for YouTube and Social Media
  • DMCH2204 Search Engine Optimization
  • DMCH2024 Media, Technology & Society
  • DMCH2093 Introduction to Data Analytics

MPU 3 (Compulsory)

  • MPU2323 Malaysian Film Industry

MPU 4 (Compulsory)

  • MPU2432 Co-curriculum - Event Management 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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