Diploma in Broadcasting & Film

IACT College

Course Overview

Are you most inspired when storytelling and capturing moments through a camera lens? Our Diploma in Digital Broadcasting & Film refines your skills by exposing you to the art and science that go into filmmaking and broadcasting.

You will be equipped with the knowledge and skills required to navigate through this creative industry, especially during times like these, where cinematic experiences can bring so much hope and joy. 

Taught by an experienced, industry-based faculty, focusing on a range of relevant modules, from the fundamentals of filmmaking and audio production to motion graphics and scriptwriting, this fully accredited Diploma by the Malaysian Qualifying Agency (MQA) is accepted to 124 different programmes in 6 different countries.

Learning Outcomes

  • Investigate the techniques and aesthetics of screen language and storytelling while working on a range of projects.
  • Use our huge range of cameras & equipment in our state-of-the-art studios.
  • Intern with major production and post-production companies and broadcasters.
  • Gain the technical skill sets, conceptual problem-solving skills and creative acumen to embark on a successful career in this dynamic media landscape.
  • Gain access to advance standing into Year 2 of the BA (Hons) Media, Culture and Communication or BA (Hons) Film Production, or Year 3 of other degree programmes offered by the University of Sunderland.
  • Gain access to advance standing into Year 3 of the BA (Hons) in Creative Film, Television and Digital Media Production offered by the University of Northampton.

About IACT College

A pioneer in creative communications education as early as the 1970, IACT has since established itself as the nations premier creative communication’s specialist. We do not just teach creativity, we actively inspire it as a trusted educator in the creative industry- with our students receiving over 90 prestigious industry awards over the past 5 years. We are also the only college in Malaysia to receive accreditation from the International Advertising Association in New York, and continue to focus on providing industry ready education with programmes designed and developed to train our students for industry expectations.

How Do I Get In?

  • 3 credits in SPM or IGCSE; 
  • 3Bs in UEC; OR
  • IACT College Certificate in Communication Studies; OR
  • Other qualifications recognized by the Ministry of Education Malaysia

English Language Proficiency

  • SPM - Grade C
  • UEC - B6
  • IELTS - Band 5.0
  • IGCSE 1st Language - E
  • IGCSE 2nd Language - D

* Trial examinations/ forecast results are accepted

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Year 1

Principles of Advertising

This module underlines basic advertising concepts and the roles that advertisers, advertising agencies, the media and other related professional bodies play in the industry, as well as how the industry works to reach its target audience.

Communication English

This module aims to help you develop and enhance your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills to express your opinions and views in English and write academic essays confidently. 

Digital Media Graphics

This module will introduce you to the most fundamental design software used today. You will learn how to work with basic computer design functions and applications. Practical and theoretical assignments will help you build your understanding and proficiency with the software.

Creative Thinking

This module sets out to change your mind-set by helping you understand creativity, what it takes to be creative and how to be a creative thinker. Besides enhancing your creative thinking ability, it also helps you hone analytical skills.

Production Management

You will learn to produce and manage television productions, covering topics like documentation, administration, production coordination, scheduling, budgeting, and broadcasting regulations. You will gain the skills needed for every stage of the production process, from pre-production to post-production and auditing.

Motion Graphics

You will learn how to create, choose, and edit both still and moving graphics for use in broadcasting and other media platforms. It's not just about creating graphics, but also about applying them to design media content effectively. You will also gain technical expertise in software like Adobe After Effects to effectively employ multimedia production techniques like green screen use, tracking, rotoscoping, and compositing.

Scriptwriting for TV

In this module, you will be introduced to the concepts and techniques used in writing for television and screenplays. You will also learn how to format scripts professionally, including various script formats for different purposes.

Idea Conceptualisation

This module focuses on the cultivation of ideas and problem-solving strategies for the moving image. It will combine all elements of generating ideas, designing, conceptualising, directing, editing, and working with sound to bring your projects to life.

Digital Audio Production

This module offers hands-on practice for operating equipment, enhancing skills in announcing, news casting, and speaking on a microphone. You will create and present various types of announcements for radio, TV, and audio-visual platforms.

Mass Communication

This module will introduce you to the various fields of mass communication. By understanding the historical development and current structure of the media, you will learn to reflect upon your relationship with mass communication and society. You will also learn the various elements and processes of communication to enhance your understanding of media messages, thus helping you to explore how media content impacts audience attitudes and behaviour. 

Photography & Digital Imaging

You will be introduced to various topics surrounding photography & digital imaging, ranging from display design to basic knowledge on how to use a DSLR, using case studies on famous photographs.

Presentation Skills

You will learn the skills needed for effective presentations. This module encourages you to think critically about your audience and the purpose of presenting when planning for and delivering the presentation.

Video Production

You will dive into the world of video production and learn everything from pre-production to production and post-production, focusing on the creative aspects of single-camera video production.. Through practical workshops, supervised exercises, screenings, and discussions, you'll learn both the technical aspects and creative skills necessary to create videos. This module will also teach you how to use video equipment and apply the right techniques for field productions.

Year 2

Advanced Video Production

You will delve into advanced-level video production, focusing on optimizing equipment usage, mastering lighting techniques, and refining green screen filming methods. You will also learn to produce composite videos with added graphics and other advanced elements.

Video Documentary

This module will help further enhance your video production skills whilst developing a critical awareness of societal issues. Through a combination of lectures, screenings, and hands-on exercises, you will learn how to conceptualize a social issue topic for a documentary production.

New Media Applications

You will explore critical concepts and practical skills related to "new social media" which are actually reinterpretations of older media forms like film, television, graphic design, and print publication. You will also examine how certain new media developments, like the World Wide Web and multimedia communication, transform the way users interact with text, images, and sound in social communication.

Research Methods

This module introduces you to the importance of research in today’s world, and helps you think critically about society.

Creative Execution and Production

In this module, you will explore the creative process and the fundamental aspects of creativity in video production for broadcasting. You will learn how to apply the creative process to plan and execute productions, exploring different creative approaches, styles, and the role of art direction. At the end of this module, you will showcase and premiere your final film.

Integrated Media and Commercials

You will explore the creative aspects of broadcast advertising to help you grasp a variety of concepts related to creating a creative digital integrated media advertising campaign.

TV-Radio Programming and Distribution

Programming and distribution are crucial elements in the broadcasting industry, ensuring that the right content reaches the right audience. You will gain an understanding of the operations and strategies employed in scheduling and planning for radio and TV content in broadcasting. You will also explore different methods of distributing content for marketing purposes.

In-Company Practical Training

In this module, you will take your learning beyond the classroom. During your internship, you'll reflect on your experiences, to enhance your critical and analytical thinking skills, improve your communication abilities, and identify professions that pique your interest. You will document your in-depth analysis through a comprehensive report and a presentation. It's all about bridging the gap between education and the real-world industry.

Elective Modules

Film Studies

This module enables you to understand the language of cinema, film narrative and the history of cinema and appreciate cinema in an academic way. It will equip you to notice and understand the subtle cues and meanings that are hidden within film aesthetic and cinematography when watching films. The lessons will also help you to be more familiar and recognise the filmmakers' approach used significantly in film movements and theories, that will and have shaped the course of world cinema.

Contextual Studies

This module presents you with an opportunity to explore the history, theories and contexts of advertising, design and media. You will investigate the various causes and influences on advertising and design-related practices within broad cultural and contextual frameworks. You will also learn to analyse stereotypes, ideas, values, class, race, gender, spectatorship, psychology, and art movements, and apply critical theories and media theories to gain a deeper understanding.


In this module, you will delve into the art of effective copywriting, with a focus on crafting copy for various media channels, including print, radio, TV, billboards, and more.


Appreciation of Ethics and Civilisation (Malaysian students) / Malay Communication 1 (International students)

Appreciation of Ethics and Civilisation aims to provide a true understanding of the concept of ethical appreciation, especially in complying with the National Principles (Rukun Negara), government policies, unity efforts and national development. In this module, you will learn about Malaysian history before and after its independence, and efforts undertaken in building the nation's civilisation. Malay Communication 1 teaches you the basics of the Malay language to help in your daily communication. You will also learn to read, write and understand simple sentences and paragraphs in Malay.

National Language A (only for students without credit in SPM BM)

National Language A helps you grasp the national language to effectively communicate, and express thoughts clearly and creatively through verbal and written communication.

Community Service

Community Service focuses on the development of your communication, critical thinking and problem-solving skills through community service and cooperative learning. This will include the values of social responsibility, leadership and teamwork. The primary emphasis is on community service and/or co-curricular activities that may require going beyond the university environment.

Integrity and Anti-Corruption

This module covers the basic concepts of corruption including the value of integrity, anti-corruption, forms of corruption, abuse of power in daily activities and organisations as well as ways to prevent corruption. At the end of this module, you will be able to understand the practice of integrity, the concept of corruption, anti-corruption, abuse of power, as well as the prevention of corruption in society and organisations.

You will also complete microcredentials from:

The State University of New York
- Photography
- Photography Part 2

California Institute of the Arts
- Fundamentals of Graphic Design

University of Colorado Boulder
- Basic Elements of Design: Design Principles and Software Overview

Coursera Project Network
- Develop the Company Website using WIX

Tuition Fees

Year 1:

Year 2:

International Students:




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