Curtin Singapore
Curtin Singapore


Mass Communication

Bachelor of Arts (Mass Communication) (Top-up) - BA(Curtin) - B-MASCOMS

Curtin University is ranked as one of the top 200 best-performing universities in the subjects of Communication and Media Studies by the QS World University Rankings in 2018.

Mass Communication takes specialist areas which are normally studied in isolation and combines them in ways that offer an abundance of choice. You will develop your own program of study to meet your own specific interests and needs.

This course will enable you to think and study across more than one area in the rapidly expanding world of media and corporate communication. It will provide you with the key technological skills and knowledge for work in corporate media and communication fields, with breadth across a number of disciplines.

Your learning in your chosen streams will be underpinned by core studies in theory, ethics and critique of media, communication and information.



This stream covers journalism theory and practice through print, broadcast and online media, including learning the legal and ethical conditions under which journalism is practised. When taken in combination with the other elements of the Bachelor of Arts (Mass Communication) this stream provides students with the ability to communicate effectively, produce news and current affairs material for print and electronic media, and understand how contemporary news media operate.


Marketing introduces the key skills and knowledge needed for successful marketing. This stream provides students with an understanding of marketing principles, consumer behaviour and a range of specialisations in marketing including international and internet marketing.

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Brightsparks 2015 – Mass Communication

Credit for previous study

If you have previously worked or studied in this field, you are encouraged to contact Curtin Singapore to discuss eligibility for Credit for Recognised Learning (credit for unit exemptions).

Course structure

Credits needed to graduate: 400.
Each unit is 25 credits unless stated otherwise.

After completing the Diploma of Arts and Creative Industries, you can progress to the following stream combination:

Journalism and Marketing

Trimester 3

Trimester 4

Trimester 5

Trimester 6

Units are not necessarily shown in the order studied. Units are subject to change.

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2018 Entry requirements:

  • Successful completion of the Diploma of Arts and Creative Industries.
  • A recognised diploma in related field will be assessed for entry into the second year.
  • A local polytechnic diploma in related field will be assessed for entry into the third year.

Minimum academic entry requirements

View academic entry requirements

Minimum English language entry requirements:

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
550 paper based
213 computer based
79 Internet based (Reading-13 Listening-13 Speaking-18 Writing-21)
GCE (General Certificate of Education)
O-level/SPM 1119 C6

Results from IELTS and TOEFL are valid for two years.

These are only some of the ways you can prove your English competence. View the full list of English language entry requirements


Curtin Singapore campus


February, July, November


Full-time and part-time




From Year 2: 16 months full-time (4 trimesters)
From Year 3: 8 months full-time (2 trimesters)

From Year 2: 32 months part-time (8 trimesters)
From Year 3: 16 months part-time (4 trimesters)


Bachelor of Arts (Mass Communication) - Singaporean / PR
Per unit fee (25 credits) S$1512
Total course fee S$24192
Payable over four trimester instalments
Bachelor of Arts (Mass Communication) - International students
Per unit fee (25 credits) S$2160
Total course fee S$34560
Payable over four trimester instalments

*All fees are inclusive of 7% GST. Fees listed are indicative and subject to annual increases. View our fees and charges page for full details.

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In exceptional circumstances units and/or courses may be discontinued. In these instances Curtin will use its best endeavours to accommodate students affected by any discontinued courses or units