Diploma in Communication

The programme provides a solid foundation for degree studies in media and communication. At HELP it provides direct entry into Year 2 of the Bachelor of Communication (Hons) programme.


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).

Jan, May, Aug, Oct*

* Not applicable to students seeking credit exemptions 

2 years 

Damansara Heights

Indicative Total Fees
including Application Fee, Registration Fee, Resources Fee (Full) and Tuition Fee (Full) RM 41,750

Course Code
(R2/0321/4/0121) (03/29) (MQA/FA4419)

Why study Diploma in Communication at HELP?

HELP’s innovative and creative communication programmes prepare students for working across the media industry and beyond.

  • 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 internships are available.

  • We are 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.

Programme Overview

Entry Requirements
Transfer Options
Career Pathways

These are the subjects and electives that you will take as part of the programme.

  • Programme Details

    • 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
  • 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
  • Year 1


    • 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
  • Year 2

  • 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

You will need to fulfill one of these entry requirements to join the programme.

  • 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 (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.

Here are the academic pathways for the Diploma in Communication.

  • Australia (February & July Intake)


    • 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)
  • United Kingdom (September Intake)


    • 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

Here are the career pathways for graduates who complete the Diploma in Communication programme. The graduates can further their studies and do a postgraduate degree to further unlock more career pathways.

  • Possible Career Pathways

    • Journalist
    • Reporter
    • Broadcast Journalist
    • Writer
    • Freelance Writer
    • Public Relations
    • Corporate Communications
    • Internal Communications
    • Media Relations
    • Public Affairs
    • Digital Content Creator
    • Media Buyer and Planner
    • Event Planner
    • Social Media Manager
    • Marketing Manager
    • General Administrative
    • Management
    • Advertising Consultant
    • Mass Media Consultant
    • Market Research Consultant