Higher Diploma in Mass Communication

Provided by TMC Academy


Awarded by TMC Academy

Course introduction


The Higher Diploma in Mass Communication programme provides students with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the interdisciplinary fields of mass communications, including Journalism, Film, and Multimedia. The programme 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.

Upon completion of this programme, students are eligible to progress to the final year top-up Bachelor’s Degree in Media Production & the Moving Image with Film & Screen Studies from the University of Northampton; and also eligible to gain advanced standings in the degree programmes at universities in Australia and the UK.

Curriculum Overview

Programme Structure

Course Assessment:
Assignments, projects, presentations, class tests, and/or practical tests.

Graduation Requirements:
Students who successfully complete and pass the modules stipulated in the course structure will be awarded the Higher Diploma in Mass Communication from TMC Academy.

Area of Studies

Core Modules:
- Foundations of Writing
- Advertising and Public Relations
- Web Production
- Documentary
- Media Communications and Technology
- Introduction to Media
- Global Culture
- Media, Popular Culture and Entertainment
- Film Studies
- Film Production
- Media Representations
- Researching Media

Entry Requirements

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
- Polytechnic Diploma
- Diploma (in Accounting / Business / Management / IT / Computing / Hospitality / Psychology) from Private Education Institutions (assessed on a case by case basis)

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

Mature Candidates
≥ 30 years old with 8 years of work experience

Duration & Intake

Programme Duration

Intake Period
January / March / May / July / September / October / November

Full Time: 
14 months*

Part Time: 
18 months*

* may be completed in 12 months (full-time) or 16 months (part-time) in the intensive mode.

Fees & Funding

Please enquire below for course fees and financial grants: