Higher Diploma in Mass Communication

General

Program Description

The Higher Diploma in Mass Communications provides students with the necessary theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the interdisciplinary fields of mass communications, i.e. journalism, film, and multimedia. It equips students with general transferable skills which are of relevance to a wide range of careers in the field of mass communications. The Higher Diploma is designed to help develop students’ analytical techniques and problem-solving skills, enabling them to evaluate evidence, arguments and assumptions in the field of mass communications.

Full Time: 12 months

Part Time: 21 months*

*can be completed in 14-16 months in the intensive mode.

Course assessment

Assessment of the modules includes assignments, projects, presentations, class tests, and/or practical tests.

Teaching and learning

There will be a combination of guided studies, lectures, tutorials, seminars, film studio, presentations, projects, and computer laboratories sessions.

Modules

Core Modules

Level One:

  • Foundations of Writing
  • Advertising and Public Relations
  • Web Production
  • Documentary
  • Media Communications and Technology
  • Introduction to Media

Level Two

  • Global Culture
  • Media, Popular Culture and Entertainment
  • Film Studies
  • Film Production
  • Media Representations
  • Researching Media

Modules that are currently not offered

  • Animation for Digital Production
  • Legal and Ethical Issues for Journalists
  • Introduction to Screen Theories
  • Theories and Techniques of News and Feature Writing
  • European Cinema Studies
  • Editing and Production
  • Print Media Design

Entry Requirements (International)

Age

17 years old

Academic Qualification

Completed High School or Year 12

English Proficiency

Any of the following or equivalent:

  • IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL (Paper) ≥ 547 or TOEFL (Computer) ≥ 210 or TOEFL (Internet) ≥ 78 or TOEIC ≥ 780
  • Other qualifications equivalent to High School or Year 12 where the medium of instruction is English
  • Attend and pass Certificate in English up to Academic English level

Mature Candidates N.A.

GCE ‘O’ Level/NITEC/Higher NITEC holders may consider the following programmes: Foundation Diploma for Tertiary Studies, Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management or Certificate in Tertiary Foundation

GCE ‘N’ Level holders may consider our GCE ‘O’ Level Preparatory Course.

Attendance Requirements

It is important to achieve regular attendance and meet the attendance requirement stipulated by the authorities (eg. Immigration and Checkpoints Authority of Singapore) and TMC. Failure to meet the requirement will lead to the following:

  • Rejection of Student Pass on re-application/renewal for international students.
  • Expulsion where students do not make any improvement in their attendance rate and/or consistently absent from class despite warnings and counselling given in accordance with the school policy

Course Fees

Local fee: $9,433; International fee: $15,250

Last updated March 2018

About the School

TMC Academy was established in Singapore in 1981. It offers courses in various disciplines including Accounting, Business and Management, Infocomm Technology, Hospitality/Tourism Management and Psycho ... Read More

TMC Academy was established in Singapore in 1981. It offers courses in various disciplines including Accounting, Business and Management, Infocomm Technology, Hospitality/Tourism Management and Psychology/Counselling. It also offers language and bridging courses for international students to enter the Singapore education system. TMC Academy was one of the first six Private Education Institutions to obtain the 4-year prestigious EduTrust Certification awarded by the Committee for Private Education (CPE). Read less