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.

What is Media Production? 

Web content, television and radio content as well as social media are all used for the purpose of communication. Media refers to the communication via these channels. Media is generally used to inform or educate as well as to entertain an audience. 

Media production refers to the creation of this content for the purpose of disseminating a message or information. Media has the ability to make an enormous impact, and students who choose to study media will learn and come to understand various media trends, as well as its development and its influence on culture and society.

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.

A degree in media production equips you with skills required for working in TV, audio, radio, films, and interactive media. This will further open up new opportunities in multiple career directions and disciplines. 

The objective of the program is to:

  • Produce graduates who are skilled at producing creatives that are in tune with the modern multi platform media and broadcasting industries. 
  • Prepare employable graduates who are imaginative, adaptive and have a sound understanding of technical knowledge required in the broadcasting industry. 
  • Provide knowledge to the students on complexities of national and international media contexts. 
  • Prepare graduates confident of taking up jobs in multidisciplinary environments. 
  • Teach practice based research skills that help students in finding solutions to real world problems. 
  • Prepare confident grads who can work as a part of the team as well as independently. 

The course will provide you first hand experience in emerging technologies like AR/VR, 360-degree video production, etc.

The experience you gain is beyond classroom experience and takes you into the real world of production companies, advertising, creatives, etc. 


This degree program provides a pathway to:

  • Postgraduate Study: This program 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 program receive a degree award from both UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College and our partner university. A dual award degree program constitutes completion of a single program of study and is differentiated from a double–degree.


Educational Partner:

Program 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 programs 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 program as well as the fact that they are trained by experts in their fields.


Our degree program 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
Program 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
  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2 (International Students)
  • Pengajian Malaysia 3 (International Students)
  • Hubungan Etnik (Malaysian Students)
  • Tamadun Islam & Tamadun Asia (Malaysian Students)
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Malaysia and Global Issues
  • Global Social Responsibility
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A*

Bahasa Kebangsaan A is compulsory for all Malaysian students

  • without a credit in SPM Bahasa Malaysia.
  • without SPM Bahasa Malaysia (applicable to students from UEC, O Level, or other equivalent programs)

Intake dates


15 January 8 March 28 May 12 July 10 September 25 October
Estimated fees
Local students

Single Award – RM61,740
Dual Award – RM74,460

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International students

Single Award – RM73,745
Dual Award – RM86,465

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*Terms and Conditions Apply
*Instalment Payment Plan Available

Academic Qualification

2 Principal Passes and Credit in English at SPM level


GCE A Level :
Single Award
2 Principal Passes (EE) and Credit in English at SPM/O Level

Dual Award
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 (Min B6) and Credit in English at SPM/UEC level


Foundation/Matriculation :
Single Award
Pass with min. CGPA of 2.00 and Credit in English at SPM/UEC level

Dual Award 
Pass with min. CGPA of 3.00


Australian Matriculation/Foundation:
Single Award
ATAR score of 55

Dual Award Required Standard
ATAR score of 70


Diploma :
Recognised Diploma with min. CGPA of 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)


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
Credit in English at SPM level; or MUET Band 3.0; or Band 5.0 in IELTS

Dual Award
Credit in English at SPM level; or MUET Band 4.0; or Band 6.0 in IELTS (with no component below 5.5)


International Student :
Single Award
Band 5.0 in IELTS; or a min score of 42(IBT) or 410(PBT) in TOEFL

Dual Award
Band 6.0 in IELTS (with no component below 5.5); or a min score of 79(IBT) or 488(PBT) 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 program:
SPM English Credit (min. C); or SPM 1119 (O-Level English) (min. C); or UEC English (min. B6); or Cambridge English CAE & CPE min. 169 with no element below 162 or PTE Academic (59); or UOW Malaysia KDU English Entrance Test (73)