Higher Diploma in Mass Communication

Mass Communication Course 2017

DURATION:
Full Time: 12 months
Part Time: 21 months
INTAKE:
January / March / April / June / July / September / November
AWARDED BY:
TMC Academy

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Mass Communication

TMC Academy’s Higher Diploma is equivalent to the first two years of a UK Bachelor’s Degree with Honours!

About The Course

The Higher Diploma in Mass Communications provides students with the necessary theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the interdisciplinary fields of mass communications, i.e. journalism, film, and multimedia. It equips students with general transferable skills which are of relevance to a wide range of careers in the field of mass communications. The Higher Diploma is designed to help develop students’ analytical techniques and problem solving skills, enabling them to evaluate evidence, arguments and assumptions in the field of mass communications.

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.

Level One:

  • Foundations of Writing
  • Advertising and Public Relations
  • Web Production
  • Documentary
  • Media Communications and Technology
  • Introduction to Media

Level Two:

  • Global Culture
  • Media, Popular Culture and Entertainment
  • Film Studies
  • Film Production
  • Media Representations
  • Researching Media

Modules that are currently not offered:

  • Animation for Digital Production
  • Legal and Ethical Issues for Journalists
  • Introduction to Screen Theories
  • Theories and Techniques of News and Feature Writing
  • European Cinema Studies
  • Editing and Production
  • Print Media Design
Local International
Age 17 years old
Academic Qualification Any of the following or equivalent:

  • Obtained at least an E at GCE A level in any 2 subjects
  • TMC Diploma/Foundation Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma (at least 24 points)
  • NUS High School Diploma
  • Polytechnic Diploma
  • Diploma (in Accounting / Business / Management / IT / Computing / Hospitality / Psychology) from Private Education Institutions (assessed on a case by case basis)
Completed High School or Year 12
English Proficiency Any of the following or equivalent:

  • At least a C6 at GCE O English
  • Completed a Diploma or equivalent where medium of instruction is English
  • Pass an English online test and an interview with the Dean/HOD/designate
Any of the following or equivalent:

  • IELTS 6.0 or
    TOEFL (Paper) ≥ 547 or
    TOEFL (Computer) ≥ 210 or
    TOEFL (Internet) ≥ 78 or
    TOEIC ≥ 780
  • Other equivalent qualifications where the medium of instruction is English
  • Attend and pass Certificate in English up to Academic English level
Mature Candidates ≥ 30 years old with 8 years of work experience N.A.

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.

Administrative Fees (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%

Course Fees
$9,433

All fees indicated are in Singapore Dollars (SGD)

$500 SkillsFuture Credits applicable to cover course fees. Visit myskillsfuture.sg for details or submit a course enquiry to reach us.

Administrative Fees (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.

Single / Bundled Programs Existing / Local Transfer
Application Fees: $200 Application Fees: $100
International Student Administrative Fee: $650 International Student Administrative Fee: $350

 

Fee Protection Scheme Fee
0.75% of (Course Fee less grant + Medical Insurance + International Student Administrative Fee) OR $25 whichever is higher

Medical Insurance Fee
$80 Per Course Per Year

All fees subject to prevailing GST of 7%

Course Fees
$14,800

All fees indicated are in Singapore Dollars (SGD)