Duration:
2 years

Intakes:
January 9, April 2, August 21

Campus:
HELP Damansara

Level of Study:
Diploma

Faculty:
Faculty of Arts and Communication

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

About this course

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).

Programme Details

2-year programme

26 subjects to be completed in a minimum period of 2 years

Programme Highlights

  • 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

Total Course Fees

RM 35,500

Subject Listing

  • Introduction to Mass Communication
  • Human Communication
  • Public Relations
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Public Speaking & Presentation Skills
  • Digital Photography Techniques
  • Acting for Film and Theatre
  • Creative Media Production
  • Multimedia Design
  • Graphics and Publication Design
  • Writing for Mass Media
  • Principles of Journalism
SUBJECTS (MPU Compulsory):
MPU 1
  • Malaysian Studies 2
  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1 (for International Students)
MPU 2
  • Public Speaking Skills for Broadcasting
  • Critical Thinking Skills
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A *local student who did not have credit in BM SPM
  • Introduction to Research
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • Event Management
  • Introduction to Translation
  • Internship
  • Chosen Pathway
PATHWAY 1
COMMUNICATION ANALYTICS
  • Communication in a Global Workplace
  • Social and Business Communication
  • Introduction to Data Analytics
  • Search Engine Optimisation
  • Visualising & Communicating Data
PATHWAY 2
FILMMAKING, BROADCAST & MEDIA
  • Broadcast and New Media Malaysian Film Industry
  • Films for YouTube and Social Media
  • Video Production Management
  • Digital Marketing
PATHWAY 3
SOCIAL & DIGITAL MEDIA MARKETING
  • Intro to Marketing Communication
  • Media, Technology and Society
  • Advertising Digital Marketing
  • Films for YouTube and Social Media
FOR ALL PATHWAYS (Choose One)

Community Service, Creating Compelling Visual Content or Scriptwriting

Entry Requirements

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.

Credit Transfer Programme

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA
  • Bachelor Communication 2+2
 QUEENSLAND UNIVERSITY TECHNOLOGY
  • Bachelor of creative Industries (1+2) OR 2+2
  • Bachelor of Media & Communication (1+2) OR 2+2
UNIVERSITY OF THE SUNSHINE COAST, QUEENSLAND
  • Bachelor of Communication 2+2 
MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY, AUSTRALIA
  • Bachelor of Media (2+2)
 
HERTFORDSHIRE UNIVERSITY
  • BA (Hons) Mass Communication(Media Cultures) 2+2 Programme
ROBERT GORDON UNIVERSITY, SCOTLAND
  • Bachelor (Hons) Event Management 2+2
  • Bachelor (Hons) Media (2+2) 
  • Bachelor (hons) Public Relations (2+2)

Why Communications @ HELP?

 
  • Small class sizes for better focus
  • Selected subjects are credited to the degree, shortening the duration of student’s bachelor studies
  • taught by industrial experts