Diploma in Mass Communication (R32)

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

What You Will Learn

Share your story and impact the world.

Fulfil your dreams of becoming a worldclass content creator with the Diploma in Mass Communication (DMC). DMC offers you a strong foundation across multiple media platforms, including digital, social media, print and broadcast. You will learn to tailor your messages to reach specific audiences for maximum impact and become an effective all-round communicator with strong digital media skills.

Choose the Journalism track for an introduction to the integrated newsroom of the future; or get on the Public Relations and Marketing Communication track to immerse in a fast-paced communications environment where digital and traditional media converge.

With DMC, you can carve out a successful career, driven by your passion.

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 2022 JAE Minimum Entry Requirements/Grade
ELR2B2-A 9 to 16


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 in the JAE Information Booklet

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 (Sport Management)/Sport Management
  • BS90 Business Studies (Service Management)/Service Management
  • BS91 Beauty & SPA Management / Beauty & Wellness Management
  • BS92 Visual Merchandising
  • BS93 Community Sport & Recreation Management
  • BS98 Event Management
  • BS99 Human Resource & Administration
  • 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:


  • Corporate Communications Executive

  • Marketing Communications Executive


  • Advertising Executive

  • Assistant Producer

  • Digital Content Creator

  • Journalist / Writer

  • Public Relations Executive

  • Social Media Executive

Further Studies

You can pursue a wide range of mass communication degrees including journalism, PR, broadcast, and film.

You can also pursue your studies in the fields of 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 Communication

  • Bachelor of Creative Arts


  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Specialisation) 

  • Bachelor of Commerce 

  • Bachelor of Management (Marketing)

Last updated on 11 Jun 2022

Important Dates

Joint Admissions Exercise

Application for Intake AY2022 will open in January 2022.

Polytechnic Foundation Programme Admissions Exercise (PFPAE)

Application for Intake AY2022 will open in January 2022.

Direct Admissions Exercise

Application for Intake AY2022

  • Other Qualifications: November 2021 and January 2022
  • O-Levels, ITE and Working Adults: January - March 2022

Early Admissions Exercise

Application Dates for Intake AY2023:

  • O-Level Students: 23 - 29 June 2022
  • ITE Students: 9 - 15 June 2022
  • Working Adults: 6 June - 3 July 2022