2 years

January 10, March 28, May 16, August 22

HELP Damansara

Level of Study:

Faculty of Communication and Liberal Arts

Course Code:
KPT/JPS (N/321/4/0121) (MQA/FA4419) 03/19

About this course

The HELP Diploma in Communication programme is delivered by a team of experts with extensive experience in the media and communication industries, possessing qualifications from institutions that are leaders in the study and teaching of communication. The HELP University Diploma in Communication provides a solid foundation for degree studies in media and communication at HELP University or beyond.

At HELP University it provides direct entry into Year 2 of the Bachelor of Communication (Hons) programme with a choice of 3 majors (Media Studies, Marketing Communication and Public Relations).

Programme Details

2-year programme

26 subjects to be completed in a minimum period of 2 years

Programme Highlights

  • Highly practical in nature, involving studio-based production of talk shows and field production of short videos and documentaries
  • Provides adequate knowledge and basic skills in all phases of print and media production, advertising, broadcasting and public relations
  • Hands-on experience in handling industry standard Panasonic HD cameras and Final Cut Pro editing software
  • Internship lasting one semester gives students real world exposure to media and production
  • School’s close links with industry and government sector help students secure internships and practical exposure at leading television stations, production houses and other media organisations
  • Provides pathways to a wide range of degree or postgraduate studies in Journalism, Marketing Communication, Public Relations, Advertising, Filmmaking and Design
  • Filmmaking and design in local or foreign universities

Total Course Fees

RM 41,200

Subject Listing

  • DMCH1013 Introduction to Mass Communication
  • DMCH1023 Human Communication
  • DMCH1033 Public Relations
  • DMCH1044 English for Academic Purposes
  • DMCH1053 Public Speaking and Presentation Skills
  • DMCH1064 Digital Photography Techniques
  • DMCH1074 Creative Media Production
  • DMCH1084 Broadcast and New Media
  • DMCH1094 Introduction to Marketing Communication
  • DMCH1103 Advertising
  • DMCH1113 Writing for Mass Media
  • DMCH1123 Graphics and Publication Design
  • DMCH1133 Principles of Journalism
SUBJECTS (MPU Compulsory):
  • MPU2163 Malaysian Studies 2
  • MPU2213 Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1 (for International Students)
  • MPU2233 Public Speaking Skills for Broadcasting OR
  • MPU2243 Critical Thinking Skills
MPU 2 – choose 1
  • MPU2213 Bahasa Kebangsaan A *for local student who did not have credit in BM SPM)
  • MPU2243 Critical Thinking Skills 
  • MPU2233 Public Speaking Skills for Broadcasting
  • DMCH2013 Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • DMCH2024 Media, Technology and Society
  • DMCH2033 Social & Business Communication
  • DMCH2043 Communication in the Global Workplace
  • DMCH2054 Event Management
  • DMCH2063 Introduction to Research
  • DMCH2074 Multimedia Design
  • DMCH2083 Introduction to Translation
  • DMCH2098 Internship
SUBJECTS (MPU Compulsory):
  • MPU2323 Malaysian Film Industry
MPU 4 – choose 1
  • MPU2412 Co-Curriculum – Sports 1
  • MPU2422 Co-Curriculum – Community Services 1
  • MPU2432 Co-Curriculum – Event Management 1

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have one of the following Entry requirements:

SPM / O-Levels
At least 3 credits (including a pass in SPM English)

Senior Middle 3 (UEC)
At least 3 B’s

At least Grade C in any subject

Equivalent qualification

International Students only:

International students who do not have the minimum English language entry requirement may be accepted into the programme. However, they are first to enroll in the university’s Intensive English Programme (IEP) and sit for the IELTS or other similar tests. Upon passing the test with 5.0 score or equivalent, students can formally enroll in the faculty programme.

Credit Transfer Programme

  • Bachelor Communication 2+2
  • Bachelor of creative Industries (1+2) OR 2+2
  • Bachelor of Media & Communication (1+2) OR 2+2
  • Bachelor of Communication 2+2 
  • Bachelor of Media (2+2)
  • BA (Hons) Mass Communication(Media Cultures) 2+2 Programme
  • Bachelor (Hons) Event Management 2+2
  • Bachelor (Hons) Media (2+2) 
  • Bachelor (hons) Public Relations (2+2)

Why Communications @ HELP?

  • Small class sizes for better focus
  • Selected subjects are credited to the degree, shortening the duration of student’s bachelor studies
  • taught by industrial experts