Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Media Production

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Media Production


Media Production
Making movie is a new trend in Malaysia. UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College’s BA (Hons) in Media Production degree program delivers an in-depth knowledge and practical skills on film making and multimedia production including scriptwriting, sound recording, animation, visual and sound effects, post production, etc.


Why study Media Production?
UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College’s BA (Hons) in Media Production degree program emphasizes the quality of content and story-telling elements in the process of media production. Students will acquire latest industrial standard’s practices through engagement with our industrial partners in guest lecture sharing sessions, talks, field trips to production house, real world projects of assignments, live show presentation and final year project. In addition, students will work as intern in related industry for future career development.

The program will be validated by the reputable Lincoln School of Film & Media from University of Lincoln in UK with dual award arrangement.


This degree programme provides a pathway to:

  • Postgraduate Study: This programme prepares you with a solid foundation in film studies to enable you to pursue a Master’s degree in screen or communication studies.
  • Career opportunities: Film Director, Scriptwriter, Art Director, Film Producer, Co-producer, Post Production Supervisor, Dialogue Editor, Screenwriter, Casting Director, Audio Describer, Greensmen, Composer, Director of Photography, Foley Editor or Film Sales Agent.


Dual Award title:

UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College Award

  • BA (Hons) in Media Production

University of Lincoln Award

  • BA (Hons) Media Production (Dual Award)


*Graduates will receive an award and transcript from both institutions

Graduates of a dual award degree programme receive a degree award from both UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College and our partner university. A dual award degree programme constitutes completion of a single programme of study and is differentiated from a double –degree.


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Programme information

Creative people live life with passion and energy. Channel your energy to pursue a course of study in Communication. At UOW Malaysia KDU, we inspire you to lead, direct, write and unleash your potentials in the vibrant industry of public relations, broadcasting, print, media advertising and many other areas.


Learn more with core subjects in all areas of communications. Finds out what suits you best! Master classes with celebrities and industry experts are conducted every semester for our undergraduates. Get knowledge that only industry experts could tell you so that you get ahead of the rest.


Get ahead in your resume with 3 month working stints with Malaysia’s top media organisations. The internship stints will open doors and opportunities for people with the right qualifications and skills.


Acclimatise with the industry early with facilities such as recording studios, iMac Lab, PR Spin Doctor Lab and a media broadcasting studio. Our state-of-the-art learning facilities which provide experience and knowledge found in the industry will enhance and enrich your learning experience.


Our programmes produce graduates with a 90% employment rate. Our graduates are sought after in the industry due to our strong industry-ready learning components being built into our programme as well as the fact that they are trained by experts in their fields.


Our degree programme is coursework assessment-based. It is suitable for both full-time students and working adults. The coursework assignments are for suitable undergraduates who like to work independently and are self-motivated.

3 years
Programme Location
UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College, George Town

Year 1

  • Introduction to Mass Communication
  • Media, Culture and Society
  • Writing and Referencing
  • Public Speaking
  • Introduction to Advertising/ Introduction to Public Relations
  • Media Strategy Planning
  • Graphic Design and Layout
  • Print Production
  • Digital Photography


Year 2

  • Broadcast Media and Production
  • Sound Production
  • Web Design and Development
  • Social Entrepreneurship Skills
  • Communication and Media Research
  • Social Legal and Ethical Issues
  • Screenplay and Scriptwriting
  • Post Production
  • Brand Management/ New Media Marketing


Year 3

  • Creative Thinking
  • Media Independent Study 1
  • Visual and Sound Effects
  • Motion Graphics
  • Screen Appreciation and Criticism
  • Media Independent Study 2
  • Final Production Project 1
  • Final Production Project 2
  • Industrial Training

Local Students:

  • Hubungan Etnik
  • IELTS Preparatory Course
  • Ethics & Moral 3
  • Holistic Professional Development


International Students:

  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2
  • Pengajian Malaysia 3
  • IELTS Preparatory Course
  • Ethics and Moral 3
  • Holistic Professional Development

Intake dates


13 January 1 June 14 September
Estimated fees
Local students

Single Award RM62,234
Dual Award RM74,684


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International students

Single Award RM72,928
Dual Award RM85,378


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*Terms and Conditions Apply
*Instalment Payment Plan Available

Academic Qualification

2 Principal Passes inclusive of a Credit in English at SPM level


GCE A Level :
Minimum Standard
2 Principal Passes (EE) and Credit in English at SPM/O-Level

Dual Award Required Standard
2 Principal Passes (CC)

Applicant without 2 Principal Passes (CC) may be considered on a case by case basis by the Dual Award University partner


5 Credits (5Bs) inclusive of a Credit in English at SPM/UEC level


Foundation/Matriculation :
Minimum Standard
Pass with min. CGPA of 2.00 inclusive of a Credit in English SPM/UEC level
Dual Award Required Standard
Pass with min. CGPA 3.00


Australian Matriculation/Foundation:
Minimum Standard
ATAR score of 55
Dual Award Required Standard
ATAR score of 70


Diploma :
Recognised Diploma with CGPA ≥ 2.00 and Credit in SPM/O-Level/ UEC English or;

Diploma Media and Communication (Credit in SPM/O-Level/UEC English is not required)


Any other qualifications deemed equivalent by the Ministry of Education, Malaysia (or as stated in the Document Senarai Nilai Taraf Kelayakan Akademik, Malaysian Qualifications Agency):

Pass (Subject to review and approval of certified transcripts)



The above candidates without a Credit in English may be admitted if the above qualification contains subject in English and its achievement is equivalent or above the minimum requirement at SPM level.

English Requirement

Local Student:

Single Award
MUET Band 2; or Band 5 in IELTS; or a min score of 57 (IBT) or 180 (CBT) in TOEFL

Dual Award
MUET Band 4; or Band 6 in IELTS (with no component below 5.5); or a min score of 79 (IBT) or 220 (CBT) in TOEFL


International Student:

Single Award
MUET Band 3; or Band 5 in IELTS; or a min score of 34 (IBT) or 410 (CBT) in TOEFL

Dual Award
MUET Band 4; or Band 6 in IELTS (with no component below 5.5); or a min score of 79 (IBT) or 220 (CBT) in TOEFL



If applicants score between the minimum English language standard and the required dual award standard then other listed English qualifications will be considered if they decide to pursue the dual award programme:

SPM English Credit (Min. C); or SPM 1119 (O-Level English)(Min. C); or UEC English (Min. B6); or Cambridge English CAE & CPE (from 2015) 169, with no element below 162; Advanced CAE (pre 2015) B2; or PTE Academic (54); or KDU English Entrance Test (73)