(R2/321/6/0045)03/22 (A7907)

The journalism industry continues to change and evolve, redefining the way users receive and experience news and stories.

The Bachelor of Communication (Hons) Journalism at UTAR adapts to these changes to ensure you can specialise in the area you’re most passionate about. By studying a Bachelor of Communication (Hons) Journalism in UTAR, students are encouraged to find their creative side, incorporating traditional and non-traditional methods with emerging new media trends.

Highlights of the Programme

  • Incorporating 4th Industrial Revolution in the syllabus content
  • Focusing more on Multimedia Journalism
  • Students online news media platform, News Rider
  • Comprehending issues in politics, social, cultural, and economic realms through minor and elective courses.
  • Industrial training

3 Years

Jan, May and October

Career Prospects

  • Newspaper Journalist
  • Broadcast Journalist
  • Publishing copy-editor/proofreader.
  • Web content / Social Media manager.
  • Political secretary
  • Public service
  • Policy analyst


  • Journalism Studies
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Business Journalism
  • Data Journalism
  • Digital Photojournalism
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Multimedia Content Production I
  • Multimedia Content Production II
  • Feature Writing
  • New Reporting & Writing
  • Politics & Media in the Digital Age
  • Culture & Communication
  • Multimedia Management
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Introduction to Political Science
  • Introduction to Advertising
  • Introduction to Mass Communication
  • Communication Research Methods
  • Communication Theories
  • Digital Communication Technology
  • Media Law & Ethics
  • Industrial Training
  • Final Year Project I
  • Final Year Project II
  • Design For Media
  • Contemporary Malaysia Politics
  • Introduction to International Relations
  • Integrated Marketing Communication
Elective Group I (Choose 1)
  • Oral Communication & Interpersonal Skills
  • Interpersonal Communication
Elective Group II (Choose 1)
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Fundamentals of Digital Media
University Core & General Studies (MPU)
For Local Student
  • Co-curriculum
  • English for Mass Communication
  • National Language / Other Language
  • Sun Zi’s Art of War & Business Strategies
  • Falsafah dan Isu Semasa
  • Penghayatan Etika dan Peradaban

  • Choose 1:
  • Malaysian Economy
  • Development Trends in Malaysia
For International Student
  • Co-curriculum
  • English for Mass Communication
  • Other Language
  • Sun Zi’s Art of War & Business Strategies
  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2
  • Philosophy & Current Issues

  • Choose 1:
  • Malaysian Economy
  • Development Trends in Malaysia