- Singapore’s most established media and communication studies diploma programme
- Largest network of mass comm alumni in Singapore, including The New Paper’s deputy editor Melvin Singh, 8 Days’ editor Florence Fong, Channel NewsAsia broadcast journalist Cheryl Fox, MediaCorp radio and TV presenter Bharati Jagdish, HOT FM91.3 DJ Boy Thunder, 987FM DJ Justin Ang, and LA-based celebrity photographer Kevin Ou
- State-of-the-art facilities include TV and radio studios, editing suites, an integrated newsroom and more
- Real-world exposure through internships or a stint at m:idea, Singapore’s first student-run media conglomerate
Someday, you want to write inspiring articles for a newspaper. Start an awesome magazine. Get gritty and travel to war-torn countries to file reports on TV. Entertain your listeners on radio. Become the next big thing in social media. Someday... so why not now?
The Diploma in Mass Communication (MCM), Singapore’s most established media training programme, has been turning raw talent into practitioners in the vibrant and dynamic media industry, for more than two decades. Right from the get-go, we give you the training you need to carve out your professional niche in television, print, radio, digital media, advertising and public relations. Gain real-world work experience even as you enjoy a broad-based education that is rigorously designed to help you succeed in many fields.
A Strong Foundation
In your first and second year, pick up essential skills in areas such as marketing communications, radio and TV production, journalism, digital media, advertising and public relations. Be guided by experienced lecturers who have groomed many of today’s leading local media professionals. Then practise your skills in top- notch facilities that include TV and radio studios, a sound stage and an integrated newsroom - all equipped to prepare you for an eventful career! Exciting Specialisations
In your final year, choose from four exciting specialisation options: Broadcast Media, Journalism & Publishing, Advertising & Public Relations and Digital Media Communication. Or put together electives from different media tracks to keep your options wide open. Real-world Exposure
The best way to learn is by doing. That is why we collaborate with industry partners to link your assignments to real projects. You may just find yourself reporting overseas on the MTV World Stage, reviewing restaurants, interviewing celebrities, producing programmes for national TV or radio, or pitching advertising and public relations campaigns to multinational companies.
Plus, you get the chance to go on six-month internships with industry leaders like MediaCorp and Singapore Press Holdings for that much coveted work experience. In fact, some MCM grads so impress their bosses that they score full- time jobs before graduation!
You can also choose to intern with m:idea, Singapore’s first student-run media conglomerate. Here, you’ll be pitching for business and delivering editorial, design, photography, public relations, advertising, digital media, TV and radio production services to clients. Nowhere else will you get a feel of running your own media company!
The best are groomed to manage teams of your peers for our campus newspaper, lifestyle magazine, e-zine, radio or TV station.
Fancy working in exciting cities like New York, Bangkok or Shanghai for one semester? Some of our third-year students are sent on prized overseas internships to gain hands-on experience in competitive fields relevant to their chosen discipline.
Our MCM graduates have found success in careers they love, and many of them have gone on to become programme directors and producers for radio and TV, news editors, broadcast journalists, photojournalists, creative directors, copywriters, media agency directors, ad planning directors, corporate relations directors, web content managers, social media managers, and event managers.
Others have gone on to become entrepreneurs in the media industry, lecturers and even lawyers!
MCM is one of the most popular diploma courses in Singapore and has consistently attracted high-calibre students. It has produced three of Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s top graduates in the last six years. One graduate even went from his MCM diploma directly to his PhD studies at the University of Sheffield!
This broad-based diploma offers you the foundation to pursue degrees and careers in many fields such as arts and social sciences, business, communications, design, journalism, law, media, public relations and psychology.
Many top universities, both locally and abroad, offer our graduates advanced standing for related degree programmes. They include:
- National University of Singapore
- Nanyang Technological University
- Columbia University (US)
- Northwestern University (US)
- University of Melbourne (Australia)
- Australian National University (Australia)
- University of Queensland (Australia)
- University of Sheffield (UK)