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Diploma in Mass Communication

Program Level :  
Diploma
School Name :  
Ngee Ann Polytechnic
Introduction
- The most established Mass Communication diploma programme in Singapore - Singapore’s first student media conglomerate where you can run your own newspaper or magazine, radio or TV station, design agency or video production company - Top-notch facilities including TV studios, radio studio, editing suites and many more - Options to specialise in dedicated fields such as Broadcast Media, Journalism & Publishing, and Advertising & Public Relations in the final year of study - Successful alumni include Channel NewsAsia’s broadcast journalist Cheryl Fox, radio presenters Vernetta Lopez, Jiafa and Justin Ang, and The New Paper editor Melvin Singh The success of our alumni speaks volumes of the winning edge they have received with our Diploma in Mass Communication (MCM). Jean Danker, Jamie Yeo and Wong Phin Wei (aka Phin) are just some of the graduates of Singapore’s first and premier mass communication course. And you might be the next big name on our list! Whether you aspire to be an editor of a newspaper or a magazine, a radio deejay, a television news presenter, or an account director of an advertising agency – you will get the right training by the most qualified lecturers and ample industry exposure through various projects and internships. MCM takes you through foundational modules in your first two years of study. In your final year, depending on your interests, you can opt for specialised electives in Advertising & Public Relations, Journalism & Publishing, or Broadcast Media.
Career Prospects
With an MCM Diploma, you can start an exciting career in areas of broadcast, online and print journalism, advertising, public relations, marketing communications, multimedia, radio and television production and scriptwriting.

With about 3,500 graduates since 1989, FMS is the school with Singapore’s biggest network of trained media practitioners. MCM graduates are highly regarded in the industry and very much sought after by potential employers, which explains why this is consistently one of the most popular poly courses in Singapore.
Further Study
Many MCM graduates have gone on to pursue a degree locally or overseas. A number of them have distinguished themselves, earning PhD degrees and first class honours in prestigious institutions like National University of Singapore, University of Melbourne, University of Sheffield and Northwestern University.

You can pursue related degree programmes at local universities and may gain up to a year’s exemption. MCM graduates have also enrolled for degrees in the areas of Law, Business and Economics and even Architecture.

You may also enjoy advanced standing of up to one and a half years in a related three-year course in top-ranked Australian universities, including University of Melbourne, The Australian National University, Monash University and University of Queensland.

Alternatively, you can pursue an American degree here at Ngee Ann Polytechnic, at the cost of a local university degree. MCM graduates qualify for a two-year advanced standing at top-ranked US film and media school, Chapman University’s Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Creative Producing. They take an accelerated, two-year programme designed by film and media practitioners in Hollywood. Delivered in Singapore, it includes an optional immersion at Chapman University’s Orange County campus in California.