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What will I learn?

A unique bilingual media course that covers a range of creative media modules as well as modules in Chinese culture and translation

​Off-campus classes at the Singapore Media Academy to learn TV news studio production skills

​​Overseas Media Exposure Programme in Hong Kong or Taiwan for all students to gain insights into the regional Chinese media industries

​A broad range of media skills to widen career opportunities

Always fancied you a reporter for Chinese-language newspapers, magazines or online media? Want to make it big as a radio deejay or TV news presenter? Then the Diploma in Chinese Media & Communication (CMC) is right up your alley.

With more than half of the curriculum taught in Chinese, you are on the fast track to becoming a leading bilingual media practitioner well-versed in Chinese-language print, broadcast and online media industries.

In your first year, you will be trained in writing and presentation skills in both Chinese and English, thus laying a strong foundation for a future career as content producers for different media platforms. You will also be exposed to mass media and its role in modern society. Plus, you will gain practical skills in web and print design, video production, and journalism.

In your second year, hone your skills in advertising, public relations and media research. You will also attend off-campus classes, for example, at Singapore Media Academy to learn TV studio production skills and sharpen your media presentation skills.

In your final year, you will spend a semester interning at top local media companies such as Singapore Press Holdings and MediaCorp, and another semester working on a final-year project in your area of interest. You can also look forward to the Overseas Media Exposure programme that will broaden your understanding of the regional Chinese-language media industries, and prepare you for the globalised working environment.

​Careers

The most popular TV and radio stations in Singapore are the Chinese channels. With China's rising global prominence, there is also a growing demand for Chinese media content producers all around the world.

As a bilingual media practitioner, you can find employment as a journalist, content producer, presenter or marketing communication executive.

Further studies

CMC graduates can enjoy up to a semester's exemption for relevant degree programmes at Nanyang Technological University and National University of Singapore. Past CMC graduates have been admitted to the following degree programmes at local and overseas universities:

Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)

- Bachelor of Communication Studies

- Bachelor of Fine Arts (Art, Design & Media)

- Bachelor of Arts in Chinese

- Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy and Global Affairs

- Bachelor of Arts in History

National University of Singapore (Singapore)

- Bachelor of Arts (Arts & Social Sciences)

Lasalle College of the Arts (Singapore)

- Bachelor of Arts in Film

National Chengchi University (Taiwan)

- Bachelor of Arts (Radio and Television)

- Bachelor of Arts (Advertising)

Shih Hsin University (Taiwan)

- Bachelor of Arts (Radio, TV & Film)

National Taiwan University (Taiwan)

- Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Languages and Literatures

Queensland University of Technology (Australia)

- Bachelor of Media & Communication

University of New South Wales (Australia)

- Bachelor of Media in Screen and Sound

University of Queensland (Australia)

Which department am I in?

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
SG$9,050.00 (5,11,878) per year
Start date

Expected October 2022

Venue

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Ngee Ann Polytechnic,

Block 52 #04-01, 535 Clementi Road,

599489, Singapore

Entry requirements

For international students

AGGREGATE TYPE ELR2B2-B

To be eligible for our diplomas, candidates must have the following GCE ‘O’ Level examination (or equivalent) results.

Subject : English Language as a First Language: 1–6 ('O' Level Grade); Mathematics (Elementary/Additional): 1–7 ('O' Level Grade); Any three other subjects: 1–4 ('O' Level Grade); Higher Chinese: 1–6 ('O' Level Grade); Chines: 1–3('O' Level Grade); any two other subjects: 1–6('O' Level Grade);

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