Best Mass Communication Degree Course in Malaysia at Taylor’s University

Top Ranked Taylor’s University Offers an Outstanding Mass Communication Degree

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The Mass Communication degree programme at Taylor’s University prepares students with the required skills of researching, writing, strategising and effective executing of communication plans. In addition, students will receive equal recognition and certification from both Taylor’s University and the University of the West of England (UWE), UK and the option to transfer to UWE in the final year. Moreover, 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.

Taylor’s School of Communication’s longstanding ties with the communication industry ensures that its students regularly engage with the industry. The communications industry can be tough to get into, but our students get a head start in their preferred field.

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Premier Mass Communication Course in Malaysia at Taylor’s University

Taylor's University is an award-winning top private university in Malaysia

Taylor’s University is an award-winning top private university in Malaysia

The Bachelor of Mass Communication (Hons) (Public Relations & Marketing) degree programme at Taylor’s University provides a strong PR and event focus and in-depth knowledge in the field of marketing communication allowing students to plan, strategise and execute their marketing plans.

Students will experience active engagement with the industry through the module Professional Media Workshop, which provides opportunities to participate in talks, workshops, forums and practical sessions conducted by industry professionals.

This includes hands-on exposure to real campaigns, real clients and industry members through the Public Relations Consultancy module and the student formed agency – proPassion Communication.

In addition, students will undergo a 10-12 week internship experience with PR firms, multinational companies or public sector organisations provides real life experience and understanding of the various job functions. Students will receive equal recognition and certification from both Taylor’s University and the University of the West of England (UWE), UK and the option to transfer to UWE in the final year.

Education Pathway

X-Space Classroom at Taylor's University - Promoting Learning Collaboratively, From the Lecturer, Peers and the World

X-Space Classroom at Taylor’s University – Promoting Learning Collaboratively, From the Lecturer, Peers and the World

Students after SPM or O-Levels who are sure of taking mass communication may go for the Diploma in Communication or Foundation in Communication at Taylor’s University. Both pathways take the same time to complete a degree.

Students may choose 5 mass communication majors for their degree at Taylor’s University.

The majors are Advertising, Broadcasting, Public Relations, Public Relations & Event Management or Public Relations & Marketing. Students who are not sure of which arts-related course may take the Foundation in Arts at Taylor’s.

Entry Requirements

Recording Studio at Taylor's University

Recording Studio at Taylor’s University

  • Taylor’s Foundation in Arts (FIA)
    Pass with min. CGPA 2.00
  • Taylor’s Foundation in Communication (FICM)
    Pass with min. CGPA 2.00
  • Taylor’s Diploma in Communication (DICM)
    Pass with min. CGPA 2.00
  • Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM)
    Min. CGPA 2.00 in 3 subjects and min. Grade C for each subject
  • Unified Examination Certificate (UEC)
    Pass with min. 5Bs including English
  • A Levels
    Min. EEE (3 subjects)
  • South Australian Matriculation (SAM) / SACE International
    Min. ATAR 55
  • Canadian Pre-University (CPU)
    Min. average of 55% in 6 subjects
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
    Min. 24 points in 6 subjects
  • Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY)
    55%
  • Other Qualifications
    Pass Foundation / Pre-University / Diploma / Matriculation from institutions recognised by MOE or pass HSC with UAI 55%.

Programme Structure

Communication students at Taylor's University

Communication students at Taylor’s University

Students will learn to plan, manage and implement a broad range of communication tasks for various sectors, with competencies, among others, in advertising, broadcasting, journalism and public relations related work.

This programme is compatible with the new Taylor’s Curriculum Framework that allows students to mix & match study modules.

Primary Major

This component consists of Common Core subjects, which are common modules across a discipline that provides the fundamental knowledge of the discipline.

Common Core Subjects

  • Introduction to Mass Communication
  • Communication Theory
  • Innovative Media
  • Research Methods
  • Media Writing
  • New Media & Society
  • Interactive Media
  • Media Law & Ethics
  • Final Project – Public Relations Consultancy / Public Relations Events Consultancy / Advanced TV
  • Production / Advertising Campaign
  • Professional Media Workshop
  • Industrial Training

Specialisation [Choose ONE (1) of the options:]

Option 1: Broadcasting

  • Audience Studies
  • Broadcasting Principles
  • Writing for Broadcast
  • Radio and TV Production
  • Broadcast Performance
  • Digital Storytelling and Production

Option 2: Advertising

  • Principles of Marketing
  • Advertising Principles
  • Creative Copywriting
  • Advertising Design & Execution
  • Brand Management
  • Media Strategy

Option 3: Journalism

  • Photo Journalism
  • Print New Reporting
  • Creative Writing
  • Reporting for New Media
  • Newspaper and Magazine Production
  • Radio and TV Reporting

Option 4: Public Relations

  • Public Relations Principles
  • Promotional Writing
  • Publicity and Media Relations
  • Crisis Management
  • Organisational Communication
  • Financial Public Relations

University Core Subjects

Photography Studio for Communication Students at Taylor's University Lakeside Campus

Photography Studio for Communication Students at Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus

This component aims to develop critical thinking, build up social intelligence and cultivate civic responsibility as well as broaden cultural knowledge. These consist of compulsory and nationally-mandated study modules required by the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education.

  • Community Service Initiative
  • Hubungan Etnik / Malaysian Studies 3
  • Life Skills for Success & Well-Being
  • Millennials in Malaysia: Team Dynamics & Relationship Management
  • Tamadun Islam & Tamadun Asia / Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2

*Students are requested to take Bahasa Kebangsaan A if they do not obtain a Credit for Bahasa Malaysia in SPM.

Complementary Studies

The Complementary Studies component provides student the flexibility to study modules in a related or unrelated field from the same or different school to complement the Primary Major. It may be completed in a form of free electives, an extension, minors or a second major that typically requires at least one (1) semester of student learning time.

Choose ONE (1) of the packages:

  • Minor
  • Second Major
  • Free Electives

**All information is subject to change. Readers are responsible for verifying information that pertains to them by contacting the university.

The Dual Award with UWE applies directly to all combinations of communications modules and communications Minors. For Minors from other fields, only the “Recommended Minors” listed in the ‘Complementary Study Guide’ will be eligible for the Dual Award. Other Minors may still be given the Dual Award but have to be considered on a case by case basis. This would be clarified in consultation with the School of Communication.

UK Dual Award from the University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol, U.K.

The School of Communication at Taylor’s University offers dual award degree programmes in collaboration with the University of the West of England (UWE), UK. A quality review committee, comprising academics from both institutions, is established for quality assurance and the moderation of the standards of the programmes, which includes curriculum and assessment. Students will receive certification from both Taylor’s University and UWE upon completion of their degrees at Taylor’s.

Tracing its roots back to 1595, UWE represents a long and well-established tradition of first-class professional education and training. With over 30,000 students, UWE is a modern, growing university situated in Bristol, which is ranked UK no.1 most liveable city.

UWE has been ranked no.6 for employability in the UK. 95% of graduates are employed or in further study six months after graduation. Bristol is the eighth largest city in the UK, the largest city in the south west and is home to many large businesses and employers including Airbus, AXA, BBC, Environment Agency, Hewlett Parkard, Lloyds TSB, Ministry of Defence and Rolls-Royce.

  • The University of the West of England, Bristol or affectionately called Bristol UWE is one of the most popular universities in the U.K. with a lively intellectual and social mix. The history of the University goes as far back as 1595, representing a long and well established tradition of first class professional education and training.
  • The Department of Screen Media and Journalism is part of the Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education. It has a reputation for high quality teaching informed by the latest research and featured in the top ten of UK universities for student satisfaction in their courses in journalism, film, media and cultural studies.
  • The Department also partners some of the most innovative and prestigious cultural organisations in Bristol such as the BBC, Watershed Media Centre, the Pervasive Media Studio and the Festival of Ideas.
  • It also sponsors Encounters International Short Film Festival and Compass Film Festival. These organisations offer master-classes and careers advice to give greater insight into the creative industries.

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

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

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 Communication at Taylor’s University

School of 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.

Our school’s facilities include:

1. AUDIO RECORDING STUDIO
The Audio Recording Studio is specifically designed for students to learn about audio production work. It comprises a studio and a panel control room which is built with high quality acoustic materials that creates a conducive environment for professional audio recording purposes. It is well equipped with industry-standard state of the art hardware and software.
2. AUDIO EDITING LABORATORY
The Audio Editing Laboratory has 18 workstations complete with Apple iMac and Pro-tools editing software that enable students to acquire the skills and knowledge in audio editing process.
3. VIDEO EDITING LABORATORY
This lab has 24 workstations which are well equipped with the latest Adobe Premier Version and Final Cut Pro that is in line with the current industry practices for video editing. Students will learn about editing for still and motion picture programmes like drama, news, documentary, entertainment, sports and as well as advertising and promotional materials for both the traditional media and new media.
4. ADVENTURE ARENA
This is a dedicated workspace for students to brainstorm and develop innovative ideas through guided techniques taught by experienced lecturers. The whole workspace is designed with special wall and table surfaces for students to pen down their colourful ideas.
5. NEWSROOM
The Newsroom is a real workstation created specifically for Journalism students to experience the working environment in a news media organization. Students will undertake a series of process in news publication which include research, news reporting, editing and as well as publication layout design.
6. PROPASSION CONSULTATION SUITE
This consultation suite is specifically designed for students to experience the real life challenge of a Public Relations consultancy. Students will be expected to take on the role of a consultant in providing their expertise in the field of Public Relations to meet the needs or requirements of a real client from the industry.
7. PROJECT ROOM
This project room is equipped with 16 workstations for students to work on their assignments.
8. TV BROADCAST STUDIO
The million-dollar TV Studio is well equipped with broadcast studio cameras, digital consoles and lighting equipment specific for studio recording productions that are on par with international broadcasting industry standards. Besides hands-on training, students are groomed to develop essential skills from content developing to scriptwriting, casting, directing, producing and post-editing.