Diploma in Broadcasting & Film

IACT College

Course Overview

Are you most inspired when storytelling and capturing moments through a camera lens? Our Diploma in 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 is a fully accredited Diploma by the Malaysian Qualifying Agency (MQA).

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.

With the Diploma in Broadcasting & Film, you will gain entry into:

  • BA (Hons) TV & Film Production (top-up), University of Gloucestershire 
  • BA (Hons) Broadcast Media Production, University of Sunderland 
  • BA (Hons) Film Production, University of Sunderland 
  • BA (Hons) Media Production, Liverpool John Moores 
  • BA (Hons) Film Studies, Liverpool John Moores 
  • BA (Hons) Creative Film, Television and Digital Media Production, University of Northampton 
  • BA (Hons) Media Production with Film & Screen Studies, University of Northampton 
  • BA(Hons) Filmmaking, University of the West of England 
  • BA (Hons)  Film and Television Production, Teeside University 
  • BA (Hons) Digital Media Production, Sheffield Hallam University 
  • BA (Hons) Broadcast TV & Radio, University of Bedfordshire 
  • BA(Hons) Film Production, University of Derby 
  • BA(Hons) Media Production, University of Derby 
  • BA (Hons) Film Studies, University of Essex 
  • BA (Hons) Film and Creative Writing, University of Essex 
  • BA (Hons) Film, University of South Wales 
  • BA (Hons) Media Production, University of South Wales 
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Film Production - Year 3 Final Year, University For The Creative Arts 
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Film and Digital Art - Year 3 Final Year, University For The Creative Arts 
  • BA (Hons) Television & Media Production - Year 3 Final Year, University For The Creative Arts 
  • BA (Hons) Television Production - Year 3 Final Year, University For The Creative Arts 
  • Bachelor of Media Arts & Production, University of Canberra 
  • Bachelor of Film Production, University of Canberra 
  • Bachelor of Film and Screen Media Production, Griffith University 
  • BSc (Hons) Creative Broadcast & Film Production, Limerick Institute of Technology 
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Animation, Visual Effects and Motion Design, IT Tralee University 

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

Computer Graphics

You will be introduced to the most basic design software used today and taught to handle simple and basic computer design functions and applications.  

Communication English 102

The subject aims to help you express your opinions and views in English and to further improve reading comprehension as well as write academic essays confidently. 

Communication English 103

The subject aims to help you express your opinions and views in English and to further improve reading comprehension as well as write academic essays confidently. 

Creative Thinking

This module invites you to change your creative mindset by helping you to understand creativity, what it takes to be creative and how to be a creative thinker. Besides developing your creative thinking, it also helps to hone your analytical skills. 

Film Fundamentals

This module focuses on how to be critical when watching a film and to notice and understand the subtle cues and meanings that are hidden within film aesthetics and cinematography. 

Idea Conceptualisation

This module focuses on the cultivation of ideas and problem-solving strategies for the moving image. It combines idea generation, designing, conceptualising, directing, editing and sound, culminating into the final project. It encourages you to think out-of-the-box. 

Introduction to Audio Production

This is a comprehensive and concise grounding module, covering all aspects of sound recording and music technology. By the end of the course, you will have completed an original recording project.  

Mass Communication

This module encourages you to reflect upon the relationship between mass communication and our society. You are taught to analyse the exterior patterns and covert meanings within media messages.  

Photography & Digital Imaging

This module is a basic introduction to photography & digital imaging. You will explore a range of topics, from display design to basic knowledge on how to use a DSLR.  

Presentation Skills

This module exposes you to the skills needed for effective presentations. It also encourages critical thinking about audiences and the purposes of presenting. 

Video Production

This module introduces you to the procedures and techniques of video production. You will learn the technical practices and creative skills required to produce a video through practical workshops, supervised exercises, screenings and discussions. It has a balanced treatment of pre-production, production, and post-production for single-camera video productions in creative aspects. 

Year 2

Advanced Audio Production

This module provides production-oriented, ‘hands on’ practice in operating equipment, which will help in the development of skills required for efficient announcing and news casting. You will be required to write and present radio, TV and audio-visual announcements and assignments.  

Advanced Video Production

You will be exposed to the finer points of production, the better use of equipment and employs the right techniques to be used in the professional world.  

Motion Graphics

This module explores the nature and attributes of motion and broadcast graphics.  You will learn to create, select and manipulate still and motion graphics for broadcast and other media delivery.  You will also grasp technical knowledge of the Adobe After Effects software in terms of motion graphics creation and multimedia production. 

New Media Studies

You will be taught critical concepts and hands-on skills related to ‘new social media’. We will consider the significant shifts of new media in the reading, viewing and listening experiences while remaining mindful of new media’s connections with the older media.  

Production Management

This module explores how production management and coordination are utilised to keep your shoot on-schedule, on-budget and to maintain quality upon completion.  

Scriptwriting for TV

You will be introduced to the concepts and techniques employed in writing for television and screenplay. This module also teaches you how to lay-out a script and write in various professional script formats. 

Studio Production & Directing

Studio multi-camera production covers a wide range of skills in live broadcasts and TV productions. A good grasp of these skills will provide a foundation for working in specific technical and production roles within the industry. The module introduces advanced technical skills in the use of sound and vision mixers and the essential working practices and conventions of working in a production team. 

In-Company Practical Training

You will learn the development of strategies which will extend your learning beyond educational institutions. This module is structured to provide an opportunity for students to critically reflect on the relationship between their academic studies and advertising, marketing and communication practices. 

Final Semester

Creative Execution & Production

This module looks at the basic disciplines of creativity in video production for broadcast. You will be exposed to creative thinking in production planning, the creative process and their applications, creative approaches and styles, and art direction in production. 

Radio & TV Commercials

This module covers the creative side of broadcast advertising. It is important to understand these advertising concepts in broadcasting as it is one of the most used communication mediums used in digital media to advertise and promote a product or service. 

Film Distribution & Marketing

This module will be an entertaining and insightful look into how the movie business operates, concentrating on what drives the marketing of both studio and independent films, and the marketing techniques utilised.  

Radio-TV Programming

This module teaches you how to engage in the programming processes. It provides explanations on the operations and strategies used for scheduling and planning for TV and Radio content.  


Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1 or Pengajian Malaysia 2

Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1 teaches international students the basics of the Malay language to help in their daily communication. You will also learn to read, write and understand simple sentences and paragraphs in Malay. Pengajian Malaysia 2 discusses history and politics, the Constitution, administrative systems and structures, community and unity, nation-building and religious beliefs. You will foster a strong sense of national identity and patriotism

Study of Religions

This module aims to develop your understanding of living religions of the world with emphasis on fundamental doctrines and beliefs, historical development, institutions, teachings and also practices.

Bahasa Kebangsaan A or Problem Solving and Decision Making

Bahasa Kebangsaan A helps in grasping the national language to effectively communicate, and express thoughts clearly and creatively through verbal and written communication. Problem Solving And Decision Making introduces you to the concepts and strategies in problem solving and decision making. Students are expected to apply these concepts and processes to a variety of problems and scenarios within the creative communications industry.

Serving Our Society (S.O.S.)

S.O.S  is a student-run society that supports both local and international community work, as well as strengthens the bond between students and staff through community activities.

You can also earn a microcredential from:

University of London

  • Film, Images & Historical Interpretation in the 20th Century: The Camera Never Lies​

HSE University, Russia

  • Cultural and creative industries​

Digital Marketing Institute

  • Social Media and Social Content Strategy​

Michigan State University 

  • Photography Basics and Beyond: From Smartphone to DSLR ​
  • Script Writing: Write a Pilot Episode for a TV or Web Series​
  • Write A Feature Length Screenplay For Film Or Television​
  • Getting Your Film off the Ground​

Technion, Israel Institute of Technology 

  • Cracking the Creativity Code: Discovering Ideas​

Imperial College London

  • Creative Thinking: Techniques and Tools for Success​

The University of New South Wales 

  • Transmedia Storytelling: Narrative worlds, emerging technologies, and global audiences​

University of Colorado Boulder 

  • Introduction to the Digital Advertising Landscape​

IE Business School 

Integrated Marketing Communications: Advertising, Public Relations, Digital Marketing and more​

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