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Bachelor of Arts (Mass Communication) (Top-up)

BA(Curtin) - B-MASCOMS Bachelor of Arts (Mass Communication)
Location Curtin Singapore campus
Study method On-campus
Study mode Full-time or part-time
Intake February, July, November
Duration 16 months full-time (4 trimesters) or part-time equivalent

Mass communication professionals are multi-talented experts who can communicate information across the media and corporate landscape to a large amount of people.

This wide-spanning and flexible degree will provide you with key technological skills and knowledge, as well as an understanding of the issues and debates that concern media, communication and information in the world today.

  • Journalism: Learn print and broadcast journalism theory and practice. Learn how to communicate effectively, produce news and current affairs material for print and electronic media and the legal and ethical rules that govern the profession.
  • Marketing: This stream introduces you to the key skills and knowledge needed for successful marketing. You will gain an understanding of marketing principles, consumer behaviour, international and internet marketing.

The core units give you an insight into a range of media issues and communication contexts, teaching you the technical skills for your professional ambitions and also the flexibility and critical awareness that comes with a broader intellectual understanding of media and corporate communications.

Admission criteria

Qualifications

  • 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 English language entry requirements

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)    
Writing6.0
Speaking6.0
Reading6.0
Listening6.0
Overall band score6.5

Other notes

Local polytechnic diploma qualifications are accepted into the course.

View the full list of entry requirements.

Fees

Tuition fee for local students 
Per unit fee (25 credits)S$1,512
Total tuition feeS$24,192
Payable over four trimester instalments
Tuition fee for international students 
Per unit fee (25 credits)S$2,160
Total tuition feeS$34,560
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.

Career opportunities

This course can help you become a:

  • Market Researcher
  • Journalist
  • Advertising Account Executive
  • Copywriter
  • Media Liaison Officer
  • Communications Officer
  • Online Writer
  • Web Communications Consultant
  • Online Marketer
  • Digital Content Creator
  • Marketing Officer

Credit for previous study

If you have previously studied in this field, you are encouraged to contact Curtin Singapore to discuss eligibility for Credit for Recognised Learning (credit for unit exemptions). A local polytechnic diploma in related field will be assessed for entry into the third year.

Course Structure

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

Trimester 3

Trimester 4

Trimester 5

Trimester 6

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