Foundation in Arts into Communication Degree Programmes at Taylor’s University Malaysia

Communication students at Taylor's University

Course Details for the Foundation in Arts Course Leading into Communication Degree Courses at Taylor’s University

  • Course details for Taylor’s College Foundation in Arts programme leading into Communication degree programmes at Taylor’s University School of Media & Communication
  • Find out the Entry Requirements, Duration, & Education Pathway for the Foundation in Arts for students after SPM or IGCSE/O-Levels
  • List of degree courses for Media & Communication for students to pursue after completing the Foundation in Arts

Taylor’s Foundation in Arts programme is designed to provide interdisciplinary studies to allow students an early exposure to various fields, offering the widest education pathways. This programme prepares students for direct entry to the first year of an undergraduate degree programme.

Taylor’s Foundation in Arts programme is specifically tailored for students who have a strong passion in the areas of communication by taking specific electives. This Pre-U programme is designed to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills to pursue a future in various fields in the communication industry. Furthermore, Taylor’s University is acknowledged to be the best university for mass communication in Malaysia having won many awards and an excellent industry-centred curriculum.

Students after SPM or IGCSE/O-Levels who are sure of taking mass communication may go for the Diploma in Communication or Foundation in Arts at Taylor’s College. Both pathways take the same time to complete a degree. Upon completion of the 1-year Foundation in Arts, students may continue on to the following communication degree programmes at Taylor’s University’s School of Media & Communication:

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The Best Foundation in Communication Programme in Malaysia at Taylor’s University

Photography Studio at Taylor's University
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The 1-year Top Rated Foundation in Arts programme at Taylor’s University offers one of the widest ranges of educational pathways, providing students early exposure to diverse elective subjects ranging from mass communication, business, hospitality, tourism, culinary arts, architecture, quantity surveying, design and education. Students after SPM or IGCSE/O-Levels with at least 5 credits including the relevant subjects may enter Taylor’s University Foundation in Arts for 1 year before continuing on to the degree programmes.

Taylor’s Foundation in Arts offer amazing tools of blended learning: Taylor’s Integrated Moodle E-Learning System (TIMES), X-Space Collaborative Classroom, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), ReWIND Lecture Capture, Interactive Boards. These are just some of the reasons that Taylor’s University is one of the best universities in Malaysia for you to study the Foundation in Arts programme.

The programme has a balanced assessment method, whereby 50% of the evaluation is allocated to various continuous assessments such as quizzes, course work, class test, projects and oral presentations, while the remaining 50% to the final exam.

Intake Dates

Intakes are in January, March and July of each year for students after SPM or IGCSE/O-Levels.

What is the Duration for the Foundation in Arts at Taylor’s?

The Foundation in Arts programme at Taylor’s College lasts 12 months.

Entry Requirements for the Foundation in Arts at Taylor’s College

  • Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM)
    Pass with min. 5 credits including English with a pass in Bahasa Melayu and History
  • IGCSE/O-Level
    Pass with min. 5 credits
  • Unified Examination Certificate (UEC)
    Pass with min. 3Bs including a pass in English

Subjects for the Foundation in Arts Programme at Taylors College

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The programme has a balanced assessment method, whereby 50% of the evaluation is allocated to various continuous assessments such as quizzes, course work, class test, projects and oral presentations, while the remaining 50% to the final exam.

Modules
  • English I
  • English II
  • Critical and Creative Thinking Skills
  • Social Psychology
  • Public Speaking Skills
Electives
  • Principles of Accounting
  • Acting For Stage
  • Discovering Mass Communication
  • Introduction to Hospitality and Food Services Industries
  • Quantitative Technique
  • Design Basics
  • Audio Visual Production
  • Business of Tourism, Recreation and Events
  • People and Organisation
  • Music Appreciation
  • Contemporary Issues in Education
  • Principles of Economics
  • Business Enterprise
  • The Art and Science of Teaching
  • Law and Society
  • Introduction to Business Law

*The elective module choice in each semester is subject to minor changes. Readers are responsible for verifying information that pertains to them by contacting the college.

School of Media & Communication

Students at School of Media and Communication have access to our strong industry linkages, where they are placed with some of the most notable local and international establishments in the industry during the internship programme to gain exposure through actual projects.

The school is an internationally well-respected and highly recognised centre for Media and Communication studies and with a strong foothold in two main areas, i.e. research and industry expertise.

Real Clients, Real Projects for Communication Students at Taylor’s University

As an internationally-recognised centre for media and communication studies in the Asia Pacific region, School of Communication aims to develop leaders with innovative and strategic-thinking attributes that can make a positive impact on the industry at a regional and global level. Our learning methodologies are strongly anchored in real-world practices as we encourage students to explore communication theories via workshops and real projects with real clients.

We engage with numerous adjunct and visiting lecturers from reputable companies to conduct lessons to students:

  • Abu Baker Siddiq
    Producer
    Astro Shaw Sdn Bhd
  • Doris Lim
    Radio DJ
    988FM
  • Dr Rohmad Fakeh
    Deputy Director of Strategic Planning Section
    Department of Broadcasting, RTM
  • Irene Jay Liu
    News Editor Data
    Thomson Reuters, Hong Kong
  • Lisa Wong
    TV Host
    Media Prima
  • Prof Dina Iordanova
    Professor of Film Studies
    University of St Andrews, Scotland
  • Sandra Hanchard
    PhD Researcher
    Swinburne Institute for Social Research, Australia
  • Sean Lee
    Radio DJ
    988FM

Activities Beyond the Classroom for Communication Students at Taylor’s University

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Throughout their course of study, our students engage in various activities and projects, either on or off-campus.
EcoWorld Recruitment Video Competition
Over 100 broadcasting students from School of Communication had an exciting five months of competing in the EcoWorld’s Create Tomorrow and Beyond recruitment video contest. Having put their creative talents and technical skills to the challenge, our students won the RM5,000 cash prize and an opportunity to work in the industry to reproduce the winning video for commercial use.
Dutch Lady Inspire Tomorrow Workshop
Our students have integrated classroom learning with industry experience in the Dutch Lady Inspire Tomorrow Workshop, a CSR project for underprivileged children in orphanages and child welfare centers.
Video Production
Broadcasting students conceptualise ideas and produce programmes, demonstrating their ability to perform various tasks involved in TV production.
The InkSlingers
First published in 2003, The InkSlingers is Taylor’s University’s official and oldest student-run newspaper by SOC. The monthly publication features the latest events and happenings in and around the campus.

Award-Winning Communication Students at Taylor’s University

2015
  • Champion in the EcoWorld Recruitment Video Competition
    SOC degree students emerged as Champion in the EcoWorld’s Create Tomorrow and Beyond recruitment video contest 2015. The Champion award comes with a RM5,000 cash prize and an opportunity to work in the industry to reproduce the winning video for commercial use.

2014

  • 1st Runner Up in the Shell Fuel Save Campaign
    Seven degree studentsperformed in an integrated PR and Marketing competition via a social media campaign to promote fuel efficiency and safe driving tips. They also executed on-ground activation at AvenueK Shopping Gallery.
  • Champions for Moving Walls Love Generator Challenge
    Two teams, SOC Diploma and Degree students respectively were winners for two special categories (AmBank for Youth and Malaysia’s Resume).

2013

  • 1st Prize in the United Against Crime initiative
    Diploma students won the short video competition organised by the Crime NKRA team and the Performance Management and Delivery Unit (PEMANDU), a division of the Prime Minister’s Department.
  • Champion in the Shell Fuel Save Campaign
    Eight students from SOC conducted research, presented a plan and implemented their proposed campaign for two months to educate the next generation of drivers on fuel efficiency.
  • Champion, 1st & 2nd Runner Up in Petron Malaysia “Rentetan Kejayaan – A Journey of Triumphs and Milestones”
    SOC students emerged as winners in the National Student Art & Photography Competition which aims to encourage the expression of creativity and instill the preservation of arts and culture amongst youth.

Student Mobility Programme at Taylor’s University

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In line with our philosophy to encourage students to “learn by doing”, School of Communication collaborates with international institutions, through the Student Mobility programme.

This series of educational programmes are aimed at educating and broadening the world views of School of Communication students, and increasing their global awareness.

Leveraging on our School’s international partnerships, students can choose to either complete a semester abroad or opt for a short overseas study trip. School of Communication is also developing international internship placements, and partnerships with other universities in Asia Pacific, to enhance our students’ educational journey.

proPASSION COMMUNICATIONS

About Us
proPassion Communications is a Public Relations (PR) consultancy managed by the final year degree students from Taylor’s School of Communication. Inaugurated in 2008 as a project under Taylor’s Diploma in Communication programme, the consultancy is now a part of the “Public Relations and Events Consultancy” module in the Bachelor of Mass Communication (Hons) with Public Relations majors.

The collaboration between proPassion and partnered companies ensures a win-win situation, where the consultancy has already garnered successful events under its belt – having collaborated with local and international clients.

What We Do
proPassion Communications is committed to two key principles: passion and professionalism.

The services provided by proPassion Communications are:

  • public relations campaigns
  • branding campaigns
  • marketing communications
  • event management

List of Clients:

  • Baskin Robbins
  • Big Fish Media Sdn Bhd
  • da:men mall
  • DIGI
  • Dutch Lady
  • Encorp Strand Mall
  • Escape Room
  • f3capital
  • Mypartners Communications Sdn. Bhd.
  • Shopee
  • StarAsia (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.
  • Sukhita
  • Yubersports

Strong Industry Linkages at Taylor’s School of Communication

Bridging the Industry Gap
Taylor’s School of Communication’s longstanding ties with the communication industry for over 10 years ensures that its students regularly engage with the industry through industrial attachments and training, inviting guest speakers, and obtaining input from industry partners on our curriculum development.

Industry Placement
As part of their study, students are required to undergo a compulsory internship programme. Students are placed with some of the most notable establishments in the industry, including local and international radio and television stations, leading newspapers, magazines, advertising and PR agencies, event management companies, TV production houses, corporate offices, social media establishments, as well as professional agencies and associations.

Due to Taylor’s strong industry affiliations, our students are also able to work with multinational and international companies across various industries, such as:

Advertising

  • ARC Worldwide
  • Bates Asia
  • DDB PR Sdn. Bhd.
  • Foetus International
  • Grey Worldwide Sdn. Bhd.
  • Leo Burnett
  • McCann Erickson (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.
  • MindShare Malaysia
  • Ogilvy & Mather
  • Sirius Communication Sdn. Bhd.

Public Relations

  • Edelman Public Relations
  • Eric Pringle Associate PR
  • Essence Communication Sdn. Bhd.
  • Fleishman-Hillard Malaysia
  • Universal McCann
  • Weber Shandwick

Corporate Communication

  • Genting Berhad
  • Kuala Lumpur Pavillion
  • Mesiniaga Berhad
  • Panasonic Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.
  • Shell Malaysia
  • Sony Malaysia

Journalism/Editorial

  • ACP Magazine
  • The Edge Communications Sdn. Bhd.
  • Aljazeera International (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.
  • Panasonic Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.
  • New Straits Times
  • The Star Publications

Broadcasting

  • Media Prima
  • Astro

Event Management

  • Protemp Exhibitions Sdn. Bhd.
  • Roots Asia Pacisic (M) Sdn. Bhd.

Professional Body

  • Institute of Public Relations Malaysia
  • International Association of Business Communicators
  • Centre for Independent Journalism

Media Consultancy

  • GroupM
  • Group MAD
  • PHD Media

Industry Standard Facilities for the School of Media & Communication at Taylor’s University

School of Media & Communication students study in a modern tropical campus with conducive and state-of-the-art facilities catered to their studying needs at our brand new Taylor’s Lakeside Campus.

The school’s facilities include:


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