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Diploma in Media and Communications

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Overview

Introduction

Mass communication is increasingly playing an influential role in modern society. The Diploma in Media and Communications is a comprehensive mass communication course designed to equip students with theoretical and practical knowledge in media and communications. It is an interdisciplinary course of study where students will examine and analyze various forms of mass media and gain useful skills in this continuously evolving media field. The course opens doors to a spectrum of careers from advertising and broadcasting to public relations and publishing. It offers students media production skills needed to work in the radio and television production field. Students will also gain understanding other fields such as management, marketing, and business ethics.

At the end of this programme, students will be able to:

  • Provide students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of mass communication
  • Develop effective written and speech communication skills to communicate ideas clearly and concisely
  • Provide students with the opportunity to collect, present and analyse data in the area of media and communications
  • Equip students with journalism skills including information gathering, news writing, and interviewing
  • Provide the theoretical and practical knowledge of business namely management, ethical decision making and marketing communications
  • Develop media production skills to be employable in production-related industries
  • Enhance the creativity, critical thinking skills, and global consciousness of students
  • Provide students the opportunity to work effectively in teams

 

Student Chapter 

Students automatically become student members of The PSB Academy Student Chapter of Institute of Public Relations of Singapore (IPRS)

Programme Structure

Programme Duration

The programme can be completed within 9 months* for full-time pathway and 12 months* for the part-time pathway.

* with module exemption

Programme Structure

This programme consists of 12 modules, amounting to a total of 390 contact hours for the full-time/part-time pathway.

Assessment and Examination

At the commencement of each module, students will be provided the assessment mode and weightings for the module. Most modules have several points of assessment, which may include assignments, tests, projects and final examinations.


Programme Outline

Core Modules

  • Foundations of Communication Studies*
  • Effective Communication Skills*
  • Business Study Skills*
  • Mass Communications
  • Written and Speech Communication
  • Principles of Journalism
  • Management
  • Marketing Communications
  • Business Ethics
  • Global Learners

Elective Path 1

  • Sound and Radio Production
  • Television and Film Production

Elective Path 2

  • Radio News Writing
  • Television News Writing

* exempted modules

The delivery of modules may not follow the sequence as shown and is subject to change.


Intakes

Full-time/ Part-time: January, April, July, October

 

Progression Pathway

Upon successful completion of the diploma, graduates can advance to the Bachelor of Communication(Major in Public Relations and Journalism)* awarded by The University of Newcastle Australia. 

* 8 modules exemption

 

Programme Details

Contact Hours

Full-Time/ Part-Time: 510 hours

Maximum Candidature Period

Full-Time: 18 months

Part-Time: 24 months

Delivery Mode

Lectures, tutorials and project assignments will be conducted within PSB Academy campus.  

Minimum Number of Students Before a Class Commences

Minimum 25 students are required before commencement of classes. 

Admission Criteria

Local Student Admission

Admission Requirements

The minimum entry requirements are:

  • GCE A-Level, Higher NITEC or equivalent qualifications (eligible for exemption); OR
  • GCE O-Level, NITEC holders or equivalent qualifications; OR
  • Mature candidates will be considered on a case-by-case basis

Applicants who do not meet the above requirements may also apply, but will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.


International Student Admission

Admission Requirements

For more information on international students' entry requirements, please click here.

Fees

Local Student

Full-time Pathway (Local Admissions)
Total Programme Fee with exemption: $6,291.60*
Total Programme Fee without exemption: S$6,981.75*

Part-time Pathway (Local Admissions)
Total Programme Fee with exemption: S$5,264.40*
Total Programme Fee without exemption: S$5,945.55*  

You can claim up to $500 of the paid course fee using your SkillsFuture^ credit!

^All Singaporeans aged 25 and above will receive an opening credit of S$500 from January 2016. Your credit will not expire and the government will provide periodic top-ups, so you may accumulate your credit.

 

Singaporean/PR graduates of PSB Academy are entitled fee rebates for subsequent programmes. Please contact our Programme Consultant for more information.

 

* All fees inclusive of 7% GST and may be subject to change annually
* Programme fee excludes textbooks
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Financial Aid / Available Grants

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International Student

Total Programme Fee (International Admissions):


Programme Fee without Exemption

Instalments

Amount

1st Instalment

$4,145.00

2nd Instalment

$3,495.50

3rd Instalment

$3,495.50

Total Fee

$12,564.45


Programme Fee with Exemption

Instalments

Amount

1st Instalment

$2,330.00

2nd Instalment

$3,495.00

3rd Instalment

$3,495.00

Total Fees

$10,622.40


* All fees inclusive of 7% GST and may be subject to change annually
* Programme fee excludes textbooks
* Click here to view other charges for students

Local Applications

How to Apply

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International Applications

How to Apply

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