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Faculty of Applied Communication (FAC)

(N/321/4/0258) 09/24 (MQA/SWA12395)

The two-year programme focuses on developing students’ knowledge of communication. It increases students’ understanding and critical awareness of the dynamics of media transformation and the challenges this creates within various applied contexts.

Upon completion of the Diploma programme, you can opt for a related Degree programme from the Faculty of Applied Communication.


  • Entry Requirements
      1. Pass in SPM /O-Level or its equivalent with a minimum of Grade C in at least three (3) subjects, inclusive of English; OR
      2. Pass STPM or its equivalent with a minimum of Grade C (GPA 2.00) in any one (1) subject including a minimum of Grade C in English at SPM/O-Level or its equivalent; OR
      3. Pass in STAM with a minimum Grade Maqbul (Pass) in any one (1) subject including a credit in SPM English or its equivalent; OR
      4. Pass UEC with a minimum of three (3) Bs including English; OR
      5. Pass SKM Level 3 or any qualifications equivalent to Certificate (Level 3, MQF) including Pass SPM with a credit in English or its equivalent; OR
      6. Pass a Certificate or its equivalent including a credit in English at SPM or its equivalent; OR
      7. Pass a Certificate in Media and Communication or its equivalent.
  • Programme Structure
    • Year 1
      • Fundamentals of Communication Theories
        Digital Media and Culture
        Introduction to Stakeholder Management
        Fundamentals of Intercultural Communication
        Media and Broadcasting
        Public Relations
        Consumer in Digital Age
        Graphic Design
        Visual Communication
        Advertising in New Media
        Essential Academic English
    • Year 2
      • Strategic Communication and Digital Media
        Viral Marketing Communication
        Digital Journalism
        Media Publishing and Design
        Social Media Strategy
        Digital Content Creation and Storytelling
        Media Law and Ethics
        Corporate Event Planning
        Business Communication in the Digital Age
    • Elective Subjects
      • Computer Technology in New Media
        Digital Entrepreneurial Communication
        Drama and Performance
        Media and Entertainment Management
        Media Production
        Personal Branding
        Persuasive Presentation
        All MPU Subjects