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Common Media Programme


Course Overview​

Become a multi platform media practitioner with our CMP


What You'll Learn​

Year 1​

  • Career & Professional Preparation I

    (1 Credit Unit)

    This module gives students a foundational introduction to their three-year diploma course curriculum and how it prepares them for industry. It will help them to embark on their course with the end in mind, through guided reflection of their personal characteristics and producing an overall game plan for heir their future education and career goals. The module aims to deepen students’ commitment to the sector that the course prepares them for.

  • Introduction to Film & Media

    (4 Credit Units)

    This module examines multi-platform content and the digital platforms and technologies by which the content is delivered (virtual conferences, streaming, blogs, social media, online videos, immersive experiences). Students will appreciate and analyse a variety of media with different perspectives based on multiple platforms to reach an audience. By the end of the module, students will become more literate “produsers” and critics of multi-platform media today.

  • Motion Graphics

    (4 Credit Units)

    This module gives students hands-on experience in creating motion graphics for digital media. Students will be taught skills such as visual design and the creation of computer-generated graphics in service of multi-platform commercial media productions (video, immersive media, social media, etc.).

  • Persuasive Communication

    (4 Credit Units)

    This module provides the skills for students to conceptualise and communicate ideas. Students will conduct research, practice professional writing formats, analyse target audience metrics, and pitch and present concepts to engage analytically and intelligently with an audience.

  • Storytelling Techniques

    (3 Credit Units)

    This module equips students with the skills to identify and tell a good story - across multiple media channels and platforms - to engage emotionally with an audience.

  • Video Production

    (4 Credit Units)

    This is a foundation module introducing students to single-camera video production. The module gives students hands-on experience with pre-production planning, single-camera operation, location lighting, grip work, sound recording and non-linear video editing. Students will gain an understanding of working with moving images and learn to combine them with simple soundtracks to create compelling content.​​

  • Exploring Contemporary Issues^

    (3 Credit Units)
^ Interdisciplinary Studies (IS) modules account for 13 credit units of the diploma curriculum. They include modules in communication, innovation and world issues, as well as an interdisciplinary project. By bringing students from diverse diplomas together, the interdisciplinary project fosters collaboration to explore and propose solutions for real-world problems. IS aims to develop students to be agile and self-directed learners, ready for the future workplace.

For more details on Interdisciplinary Studies (IS) electives
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Entry Requirements



Candidates must have the following GCE 'O' Level examination (or equivalent) results.

  • English Language

    1 - 6
  • Mathematics (Elementary/Additional)

    1 - 7
  • Any two other subjects

    1 - 6

Students opting to be streamed into the Diploma in Mass Communication must obtain grade 1 to 4 for O-level English Language.

Applicants with hearing deficiency or severe visi​on deficiency may encounter difficulties meeting the course requirements and expectations. Those with colour vision deficiency may be considered, subject to an in-house test.

You must also have sat for one subject listed in the 2nd group of relevant subjects for the ELR2B2-A Aggregate Type.


Find out more on entry requirements and admissions exercise periods for qualifications such as N(A)-Level, A-Level, ITE, IP, IB and more.

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Application Information

  • Planned Intake (2023)



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