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Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman UTAR

Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman UTAR

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Bachelor of Communication (Honours) Journalism

  Study Mode FULL TIME
  Level UNDER-GRADUATE
  Duration 3 years (Full-time)
  Tution Fees N/A
Overview

This programme develops professional media personnel, journalists in particular, who are at the forefront of professional and technical developments in their area of specialisation. 

Students develop a strong foundation in communication, research and analytical skills. Knowledge and in-depth understanding of mass communication theory is also emphasised. Through the programme, students acquire a mature understanding of cultural issues and public policies within the Malaysian environment and global context. 

Students are also introduced to the fundamentals of advertising such as copywriting and media planning. Students are exposed to practical training in the industry. This is achieved by placing students under an industrial training programme during their second year of study. 

CAREER PROSPECTS

  • Journalists
  • Reporters
  • Editors
  • Feature Writers
  • Correspondents
  • Information Researchers

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

Year 1

  • Desktop Publishing 
  • English for Mass Communication 
  • Entrepreneurship 
  • Introduction to Advertising 
  • Introduction to Mass Communication 
  • Introduction to Political Science 
  • Introduction to Video Production & Editing 
  • Journalism Studies 
  • MPU1* 
  • MPU1** 
  • Multimedia Journalism 
  • National Language/Other Languages 
  • News Reporting and Writing 
  • Photojournalism 
  • Sun Zi's Art of War and Business Strategies 

 

Year 2

  • Advanced News Reporting and Writing 
  • Broadcast Journalism 
  • Business Journalism 
  • Co-curriculum 
  • Communication Research Methods 
  • Communication Theories 
  • Digital Communication Technology 
  • Feature Writing 
  • Introduction to Sociology 
  • Minor I 
  • Minor II 
  • Minor III 
  • Minor IV 
  • Minor V 
  • MPU3

 

Year 3

  • Elective I 
  • Final Year Project I 
  • Final Year Project II 
  • Industrial Training 
  • Media Law and Ethics 
  • Media Management 
  • Politics and The Media

 

Elective I - Choose 1 course(s)

  • Ethics And Contemporary Social Issues 
  • Interpersonal Communication 
  • Oral Communication And Interpersonal Skills 

 

  • Minor I - Choose 1 course(s)

    • Introduction To International Relations 
    • Design for Media

 

  • Minor II - Choose 1 course

    • Advertising Copy Writing 
    • Introduction to Advertising 

 

  • Minor III - Choose 1 course

    • Creative Strategy for Advertising 
    • Public Administration 

 

    • Minor IV - Choose 1 course

      • Contemporary Malaysian Politics 
      • Media Planning

 

  • Minor V - Choose 1 course

    • Integrated Marketing Communication 
    • Political Philosophy

National Language/Other Language - Choose 1 course

  • Bahasa Kebangsaan (A) - For Malaysian only, without SPM-BM credit
  • Communication Tamil For Health Sciences
  • Introduction to French
  • Introduction to German Language
  • Introduction to Japanese
  • Introduction to Korean
  • Introduction to Tamil Language
  • Introduction to Thai Language

 

  • MPU 1* - Choose 1 course

    • Hubungan Etnik - For Local Students
    • Malaysian Studies 3 - For International Students

 

  • MPU 1** - Choose 1 course

    • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2 - For International Students
    • Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia (TITAS) - For Local Students

MPU 3 - Choose 1 course

  • Development Trends in Malaysia 
  • Malaysian Economy

Co-curriculum - Choose 1 course

  • Art, Craft, and Design
  • Arts and Cultural Performance
  • Business Plan Writing & Preparation
  • Community Project
  • Critical Thinking, Creative Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Language, Culture and Social Study Aboard
  • Leadership and Teambuilding
  • Managing Personal Finance
  • Music Performance
  • Management of Martial Arts Activity
  • Management of Sports Activity
  • Oral Communication
  • Social Entrepreneurship Project
  • Study Soft Skills and/or Life Skills Abroad
  • Team Work and Collaborative Project
  • Work Ethics and EQ

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

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