Diploma in Mass Communication (R32)

School of Management and Communication, Diploma in Mass Communication (R32)

What You Will Learn

Storytelling is at the heart of media and marketing. The Diploma in Mass Communication (DMC) offers you the chance to share your story with the world.

Dream of becoming a world-class content creator? The DMC will help you build a strong foundation across multiple media platforms including digital, print and broadcast. The course will teach you to tailor your messages to reach specific audiences for maximum impact, and prepare you well for a career in media and marketing.

To select your preferred track to fit your interests, you will be able to pick between two specialisations. The Journalism track will introduce you to the integrated newsroom of the future, while the Public Relations (PR) and Marketing Communications track will immerse you in a fast-paced communications environment where digital and traditional media converge.

At the end of your learning journey, you will have the necessary tools to become a savvy communicator. Get ready to launch an exceptional career in diverse fields such as journalism, PR or marketing communications.

The course structure consists of general, discipline, and specialisation modules. There is also an industry orientation component.

General Modules

Discipline Modules

Specialisation Modules

Industry Orientation Programme

Elective Module

Freely Chosen Module

Select either one of the following:



GCE O-level

Aggregate Type Range of Net ELR2B2 for 2020 JAE Minimum Entry Requirements/Grade
ELR2B2-A 8 to 17


a) English Language/1 - 4
b) Mathematics (Elementary/Additional)/1 - 7
c) Any three other subjects/1 - 6

To be eligible for selection, you must also have sat for one subject listed in the 1st group of relevant subjects and another different subject listed in the 2nd group of relevant subjects for the ELR2B2-A Aggregate Type on p.27.

Nitec/Higher Nitec

Minimum net GPA Relevant Qualifications
Nitec ≥ 3.5
  • NT44 (Digital Media Design / Digital Media Design (Interactive Media))
  • NT46 (Product Design)
  • NT52 (Digital Animation)
  • NT54 (Digital Media Design (Digital Video Effects))
  • NT56 (Digital Audio & Video Production)
  • NT69 (Community Care & Social Services)
  • NT70 (Interactive Media Design)
  • NT71 (Visual Communication)
  • NT72 (Visual Effects)
Higher Nitec ≥ 2.0
  • BS81 (Early Childhood Education)
  • BS82 (Banking Services)
  • BS83 (Hospitality Operations)
  • BS84 (Business Studies (Event Management))
  • BS86 (Business Studies (Administration / Secretarial))
  • BS88 (Business Studies (E-Commerce) / Business-Information Technology)
  • BS89 (Business Studies (Sports Management) / Sports Management)
  • BS90 (Business Studies (Service Management) / Service Management)
  • BS91 (Beauty & Spa Management)
  • BS92 (Visual Merchandising)
  • BS98 (Event Management)
  • IT63 (Games Design & Development)
  • IT65 (Leisure & Travel Operations)
  • IT81 (Broadcast & Media Technology)
  • IT84 (Interactive Design)

GCE A-Level

Minimum Entry Requirements
  • Obtain an A-S grade for General Paper (English Medium),
  • Obtain an A-E grade for 2 other H2 subjects, AND
  • Must have taken GCE 'A' Level examinations whilst studying in a Junior College / Millennia Institute in Singapore
  • Please click here to view a list of module exemptions


For more details on admission using Singapore Cambridge GCE A-levels qualifications, please refer to our webpage at www.rp.edu.sg.


Admission to RP is based on academic merit and subjected to available vacancies of our diploma programmes. Meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee that applicants will be offered a placement in the diploma programme. These requirements are set in place to ensure fairness to all applicants.

Career Opportunities

As a DMC graduate, you can look forward to exciting careers in the media and creative industries. You will be well positioned to take on roles such as:


  • Advertising Executive

  • Assistant Producer

  • Digital Content Creator

  • Journalist / Writer

  • Public Relations Executive

  • Social Media Executive


  • Corporate Communications Executive

  • Marketing Communications Executive

Further Studies

RP graduates are well-placed to embark on meaningful careers, immediately after graduation. They could even improve their employability by taking part-time courses or SkillsFuture Earn and Learn Programmes (ELPs).

What’s more, every RP diploma is recognised and has a pathway leading to a relevant degree with top local and overseas universities. RP graduates may complete their degrees in just over two or three years in a four-year programme.

Skills Deepening

Upon graduation, DMC students can choose to deepen their skills and knowledge in a chosen field before embarking on their career. They could either sign up for part-time courses or pursue ELPs. Please visit our lifelong learning page to find out more.

Undergraduate Studies

DMC graduates can pursue a wide range of mass communication degrees including journalism, public relations, broadcast, and film. They can also go on to study social sciences, business and law at local or overseas universities.


  • Bachelor of Arts (Mass Communication) 

  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media Studies 

  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media Studies and Public Relations 

  • Bachelor of Communication

  • Bachelor of Creative Arts


  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Specialisation) 

  • Bachelor of Commerce 

  • Bachelor of Management (Marketing)

Last updated on 17 May 2020