What will I learn?

This programme is catered for students who wish to develop a successful career in journalism and the media industry. The programme equips students with practical skills for media reporting with an emphasis on hands-on learning experience. With industry relevant content, the programme offers a holistic learning experience that produces graduates that are employable in the journalism and media industry.

Academic Progression:

Graduates may be admitted into Year 2 of Bachelor of Communication (Honours) in Journalism.

Programme Outline:

  • Introduction to Information Technology
  • Introduction to Mass Communication
  • Introduction to Human Communication
  • Chinese Writing for the Mass Media OR Introduction to Drama
  • Mass Media and Society
  • Writing for the Electronic Media
  • Journalism I
  • The Malaysian Mass Media
  • Introduction to Electronic Publishing
  • Malaysia: Cultural & Religious Practices
  • Journalism II
  • Media Ethics
  • Photojournalism
  • Chinese Creative Writing OR Creative Writing
  • Malaysia Constitutional Framework & Policies
  • Communication Law
  • Copy Editing
  • Malaysia and International Relations
  • Production & Publication
  • Translation: BM & English OR Translation: BM, English & Chinese
  • Industrial Attachment

Career Prospects:

  • Journalists
  • Writers
  • Reporters
  • Communications Executives
  • Content Writers

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Communication and Creative Industries

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
RM14,750.00 (US$ 3,562) per year
RM 29,500 for the entire course

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

25 May 2020


Tunku Abdul Rahman University College

Kuala Lumpur Campus,

Jalan Genting Kelang, Setapak,


Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur,

53300, Malaysia

Entry requirements

For international students

Students are required to complete international academic qualification equivalent to Malaysian high school (i.e. SPM); O Level/IGCSE with minimum 3 Grade C(c) in the relevant subjects or other equivalent qualifications recognized by the Malaysian Government.

International students must meet any one of the following English Language tests recognized by TAR UC as meeting the English Language requirement before they are accepted for admission to any of the TAR UC programmes.

IELTS (Academic): Band 4.0

TOEFL (Paper-based): 397

TOEFL (Internet-based testing): 30

PTE Academic: 30

Or any other qualification which is of equivalent level as determined by the Senate of TAR UC.


About this uni

Tunku Abdul Rahman University College has produced more than 180,000 successful graduates.

  • Select from 150+ programs offered at various levels
  • Earn a dual award qualification with international partners
  • Highly qualified academic staff with industry experience
  • International student community from 20+ different countries