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Diploma In Journalism
KPT/JPS (R/321/4/0076) 04/19


You are taught skills that has been tested and the latest multi-channel and digital techniques to prepare you for a career in both traditional and emerging journalist roles.

Who is this For?

This is catered to the individual who is looking to pursue a career in the fast paced word of journalism especially for those with a keen interest in real-time deadline news filing, cutting edge skill in news writing and editing.

Programme Description

The Diploma in Journalism focuses on the development of practical skills in journalism, along-side relevant theories, including law and media. The curriculum are carefully integrated with applied journalism to provide a well-rounded education designed to produce professionals and responsible journalists. Classes are conducted in small numbers to provide more personal attention. Students go through intensive training in news reporting, writing and publishing with guidance from senior lecturers who come from the media industry. Students also gain placement in daily and weekly publishers or media owners.

Programme Aims

To provide students with theoretical studies of control over public word and minority media with practical analysis of journalism. It is also aimed to help students to acquire a professional qualification in the practice of journalism across different media whilst having ‘hands-on’ skills in news writing and reporting within the acceptable law and ethics.

Career Prospects

Job opportunities await a student in the print and electronic media as a journalist, reporter, crime and court reporter, broadcast journalist, news editor, sub-editor, content writer, news anchor, feature writer, creative writer and media relations executive.

Entry Requirements

  • SPM/SPMV with 3 credits in any subjects including English
  • Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) with at least Grade B in 3 subjects
  • Certificate in related field from Polytechnic
  • Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Government of Malaysia

Semester Duration

8 semesters

Key Subjects

  • Introduction to Communication Studies
  • Drama & Role-Play in English
  • Effective Speaking
  • Introduction to Journalism
  • PC Competency
  • Reading, Vocabulary & Grammar I & II
  • Contemporary Business
  • Public Relations
  • Principles of Advertising
  • Reporting
  • News Writing
  • Basic Academic Reading & Writing
  • Essential Business Communication Skills
  • News Editing
  • Electronic Publishing Design & Technology
  • The Study of Film
  • Photojournalism
  • Feature Writing
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • TV & Radio Production
  • Investigative Reporting
  • Mass Communication Project
  • Media & Psychology
  • Law & the Media
  • Media Planning & Strategy
  • Web Design & Publishing
  • Project


Che Nur Ikhwan Afif bin Che Nasaruddin
Class of 2015
Programme: Diploma In Journalism

“The class that I have attended with Nurul Syuhada Nurul Ain has provided me a mixture of theory and tons of very useful practical exercise. I have learnt to be brave in improving my psyche. I was pleased to learn new techniques and information relating with media. Especially from someone who never felt reluctant on sharing her experiences (good and bad) as a broadcast journalist which I found very useful. She was very thorough and professional in her approach and the best part was her class was always lively and active!”