Diploma in Mass Communication

Mass Communication Course 2017

DURATION:
Full-Time : 9 months
Part-Time : 12 months
INTAKE:
Upon Request
AWARDED BY:
TMC Academy

Categories

Mass Communication

The Diploma in Mass Communication programme aims to provide students with the necessary theoretical knowledge in the interdisciplinary fields of mass communication, journalism, film, and multimedia as well as the practical aspects of these areas so as to provide career opportunities in the mass media, commercial, financial and information system sectors of the economy.

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.

Foundation Modules

  • Strategies for Academic Success
  • Business Communication
  • Introduction to Information Technology
  • Introduction to Mass Communication

 

Core Modules (select any three)

  • Foundations of Writing
  • Advertising and Public Relations
  • Web Production
  • Documentary
  • Media Communication and Technology
  • Introduction to Media
  • Animation for Digital Production
  • Legal and Ethical Issues for Journalists
  • Introduction to Screen Theories

Age

16 years old

Academic Qualification

Any of the following or equivalent:

  • Obtained at least a C6 at GCE O level in any 1 subjects
  • NITEC or Higher NITEC
  • Integrated Programme (1 passes at a level equivalent to Secondary 4 )
  • TMC Certificate in Tertiary Foundation Programme

English Proficiency

Any of the following or equivalent:

  • At least a C6 at GCE O level English
  • Completed TMC Certificate in Tertiary Foundation Programme
  • Completed a prior Diploma where medium of instruction is English
  • Pass an English online test and an interview with the Dean / HOD / designate

Mature Candidates

≥ 30 years old with 8 years of work experience

Age

16 years old

Academic Qualification

Completed Secondary Education or Year 9

English Proficiency

Any of the following or equivalent:

  • IELTS 5.0
  • TOEFL (Paper) ≥ 500
  • TOEFL (Computer) ≥ 175
  • TOEFL (Internet) ≥ 60
  • TOEIC ≥ 500
  • Completed TMC Certificate in Tertiary Foundation Programme
  • Completed a prior Diploma where the medium of instruction is English
  • Attend and pass Certificate in English up to Advanced 1 level

Mature Candidates

≥ 30 years old with 8 years of work experience

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

Attendance Requirement is as follows:

Module Attendance
For all propriety students, module attendance is required to be eligible for work to be assessed and sit for examination:

  • The minimum module attendance is normally 80% for full-time, 60% for part-time (75% for SSG-funded part-time students)
  • Special consideration will only be given to students with valid reasons.

Monthly Attendance:
All full-time international students must meet a monthly attendance of 90%. Student pass shall be subjected to cancellation if the monthly attendance is not met continuously.

Full-time local students enrolled in Hawthorn English courses, TMC College preparatory courses and external degree courses must meet a monthly attendance of 75%. Local students enrolled in external degree courses shall be subject to relevant university’s regulations regarding attendance.

Course Fee
Part-Time: $5,518

 

Administrative Fee
(New Student / TMC’s Existing / Local Transfer Student)

All the course fees stated below are inclusive of course materials, examination fee and lab fee unless stated otherwise. Repeat fees and other administrative fees are listed in the Miscellaneous Fee List.

Application Fee

$100

Fee Protection Scheme Fee

0.75% of (Course Fee less grant + Medical Insurance) OR $25 whichever is higher

Medical Insurance Fee

$80 Per Course Per Year
All fees subject to prevailing GST of 7%

 

All fees indicated are in Singapore Dollars (SGD)