Why Communication @ HELP?

HELP’s innovative and creative communication programmes prepare students for working across the media industry and beyond. The skills attained on these courses will enhance students’ personal and professional growth in an ever expanding industry. In addition, the knowledge and practice gained will provide students with a solid foundation for future studies or work across all other sectors. Communication is a base skill in all spheres of life. We can have the brightest ideas in the world; if we cannot communicate these ideas effectively then they will be lost. Communication skills enhance our vocal, written and visual presentation; the essential skills that employers are looking for.

Communication is a global phenomenon, dealing with people right across the planet utilising print, broadcast and digital media, including newspapers, magazines, television, radio and the Internet. The career choices for communication graduates are incredibly diverse and include journalism, film making, photography, radio presenting, advertising, marketing, and human resource as well as business studies, economics, education, psychology, social work, performing arts, engineering, accounting and many more.

Communication is a wide spectrum of possibility and you are given the chance to specialise in certain areas to enhance your marketability. At HELP University these are: public relations, marketing communication and media studies. The three degrees awarded by HELP University – BComm (Hons) Public Relations, BComm (Hons) Marketing Communication and BComm (Hons) Media Studies demonstrates clearly that you have taken sufficient subject areas in your specialist areas and prospective employers are therefore assured that you are prepared and ready to fit into your role, this building and enhancing your career. The path to success is as unique as you are.

At HELP University we look after you holistically. We help you achieve academically, practically, socially and emotionally. Your life here at HELP University will be one of the most rewarding, enriching, creative and enjoyable times of your life. So don’t hold back, let us HELP you succeed and live a life of significance through our Bachelor of Communication (Honours) programmes today.

Snapshot

state-of-the-art studios

The Faculty of Communication is equipped with professional and industry standard broadcast studios and equipment to enhance the quality of its media, PR and communication graduates for ready employment anywhere.

The equipment includes:

  • Panasonic AVCHD cameras with interchangeable lenses
  • iMac editing suites with Final Cut Pro editing software
  • Dolly tripods and steady tripods
  • Tungsten spotlights and fluorescent lights for 3-point lighting
  • Boom microphone with cover and pole
  • Wireless microphones with receiver and transmitter
  • Canon EOS 60D DSLR cameras with full HD filming capability

All this equipment supports the making of films, TV commercials and corporate videos – an invaluable resource that supports effective teaching and learning.

Clubs & Societies

COMM VOICE STUDENT COUNCIL

The Comm Voice Student Council is a student representative body working in partnership with the faculty through various avenues. Their key roles are facilitating communication between the faculty and the students, actively working with communication clubs IPRMSA, CPS and the HELP Radio Club in organising events etc. Comm Voice serves as a platform for students to demonstrate their leadership qualities as well as their ability to promote team spirit as a whole.
RADIO CLUB


The Radio Club is our campus online streaming radio station broadcasting from the studio at Wisma HELP. Members are equipped with the practical skill set to manage a radio station along with its programmes. Additionally, members are also presented with the rare opportunity to conceptualise and implement radio broadcast programmes as well as going live on-air! Currently, its programmes cover a wide spectrum ranging from news, commentaries, sports, young adult, music etc, catering to the interests of students, departments, faculty and administration of the university
IPRMSA


The Institute of Public Relations Malaysia Student Association (IPRMSA) was established in collaboration with the Institute of Public Relations Malaysia (IPRM), with the common goal of bringing together students who have a collective interest in participating public relations programmes. Working together with the communication clubs, IPRMSA offers a platform for students to gain various public relations skills and knowledge that is put into practice, simultaneously allowing students to foster good relationships with industry professionals.
CPS


Creative Production Content comes in many forms – photography, graphic design, directing, editing, creating, writing etc. With the numerous avenues existing today, the Creative Productions Society (CPS) aims to provide students the touch and feel of the different aspects of media applications. Bridging the gap between practical and theoretical aspects, CPS seeks to apply its knowledge, skills and ideas through digitally designed art, taking their first step into the creative community. With CPS, it is a constant creative and artistic process that will offer students the opportunity to communicate their ideas that meet industry requirements.

Career Pathways

DIPLOMA IN COMMUNICATION

  • Assistant Producer
  • Media Buyer
  • Assistant Copywriter
  • Scriptwriter
  • Reporter
  • Junior Video Editor
  • Accounts Executive in advertising agency
  • Communications Officer
  • Marketing Officer
  • Sales Executive

BACHELOR OF COMMUNICATION (MEDIA STUDIES)(Hons)

  • Journalism
  • Media management
  • Press attaché
  • Film making
  • Publishing
  • Broadcasting
  • Cinematography
  • Public affairs
  • Corporate writing
  • Speech writing
  • Script writing
  • Photojournalism
  • Public relations
  • Corporate communications

BACHELOR OF COMMUNICATION (PUBLIC RELATIONS)(hons)

  • Press agencies
  • Media relations
  • Investor relations
  • Crisis management
  • Public affairs/ government relations
  • Staff/employees relations
  • Consumer relations
  • Industrial relations
  • International relations
  • Community relations
  • Development/fundraising
  • Product launching
  • Event management

BACHELOR OF COMMUNICATION (MARKETING COMMUNICATION)(hons)

  • Marketing planning
  • Advertising
  • Public relations
  • Event marketing
  • Broadcasting and publishing
  • Investor relations
  • Sales and promotions
  • Database marketing
  • Market research
  • Non-profit organisations
  • Branding and product planning
  • Client servicing
  • Media planning and buying
  • Copywriting

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