Map­ping out a bright ca­reer path

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - EDUCATION NORTH -

TO em­power as­pir­ing mass com­mu­ni­ca­tion spe­cial­ists with the abil­ity to crit­i­cally ex­am­ine films, write like a jour­nal­ist, study pop­u­lar me­dia, use soft­ware pack­ages to pre­pare lay­outs for mag­a­zines and web­sites, and make full use of new me­dia tools, INTI In­ter­na­tional Col­lege Pe­nang will be of­fer­ing a new Mass Com­mu­ni­ca­tion de­gree in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Univer­sity of Hert­ford­shire (UH), UK.

Through the three-year BA (Hons) in Mass Com­mu­ni­ca­tion which be­gins its first in­take in April, stu­dents will de­velop a thor­ough un­der­stand­ing of me­dia cul­tures and new me­dia pub­lish­ing, and learn to com­mu­ni­cate ef­fec­tively with the masses via film, jour­nal­ism and other medi­ums.

They will de­velop com­pe­ten­cies through in­ter­na­tional ex­po­sure, in­no­va­tive learn­ing and in­di­vid­ual de­vel­op­ment.

High­lights of the pro­gramme in­clude em­ployer project as a credit earn­ing sub­ject, lec­tures and work­shops by in­dus­try ex­perts, and the op­tion of spend­ing a se­mes­ter at UH.

Shaped by an ideal bal­ance of the­o­ret­i­cal knowl­edge and prac­ti­cal train­ing that in­cludes soft skills and re­sume writ­ing work­shop ses­sions, stu­dents will be trained to de­velop lead­er­ship qual­i­ties, con­fi­dence and re­source­ful­ness, as well as learn how to an­a­lyse, strate­gise and make quick de­ci­sions.

All these will give the stu­dents a dis­tinct ad­van­tage as they ad­vance to higher stud­ies or chal­leng­ing ca­reers.

As the en­tire de­gree can be com­pleted at INTI, stu­dents have the op­por­tu­nity to earn a pres­ti­gious in­ter­na­tion­ally recog­nised qual­i­fi­ca­tion with­out hav­ing to in­cur the high cost of tu­ition and liv­ing ex­penses usu­ally as­so­ci­ated with pur­su­ing ter­tiary level stud­ies abroad.

They gain lo­cal ac­cess to the same con­tent taught in the UK and will re­ceive a de­gree from UH upon suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion of the course.

UH is an award-win­ning en­tre­pre­neur­ial univer­sity and one of the world’s top 100 uni­ver­si­ties aged un­der 50 in Times Higher Ed­u­ca­tion’s World Univer­sity Rank­ings port­fo­lio.

The rank­ings are based on ex­cel­lence across teach­ing, re­search, ci­ta­tions, in­dus­try in­come and in­ter­na­tional out­look.

UH scored highly for the cit­ing of its aca­demic re­search on a global scale and for its in­ter­na­tional out­look and mix.

INTI has long stand­ing ties with UH and is the first in­ter­na­tional As­so­ciate Col­lege of the Univer­sity in Malaysia.

INTI Pe­nang boasts new state-of-the-art fa­cil­i­ties com­plete with the lat­est equip­ment in its record­ing and broad­cast stu­dios and multimedia labs.

With these ex­cel­lent fa­cil­i­ties and wellde­vel­oped pro­gramme struc­tures, Mass Com­mu­ni­ca­tion stud­ies at the col­lege pro­vide stu­dents a wide area of fo­cus that paves the way for grad­u­ates to serve as jour­nal­ists, mar­ket­ing com­mu­ni­ca­tions spe­cial­ists, mar­ket­ing ex­ec­u­tives, film crit­ics, en­ter­tain­ment jour­nal­ists, so­cial me­dia ex­ec­u­tives or man­agers, and in other me­dia-re­lated po­si­tions.

Be­cause INTI is a part of the global Lau­re­ate In­ter­na­tional Uni­ver­si­ties net­work, stu­dents have ac­cess to knowl­edge, thought pro­cesses, best prac­tices, aca­demic talent and re­sources that bring abun­dant op­por­tu­ni­ties to grow.

(The net­work spans 30 coun­tries and on­line, with more than 75 ac­cred­ited uni­ver­si­ties and 130 cam­puses serv­ing nearly 800,000 stu­dents glob­ally).

The Lau­re­ate link pro­vides stu­dents with ac­cess to cut­ting edge global events such as the World Busi­ness Fo­rum and Clin­ton Global Ini­tia­tive, where they can learn from top global lead­ers dis­cussing is­sues af­fect­ing the world to­day.

This pro­vides an in­ter­na­tional learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ence be­yond Malaysia as part of their stud­ies and as part of their world class ed­u­ca­tion.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion on the BA (Hons) in Mass Com­mu­ni­ca­tion pro­gramme, kindly con­tact 04-6310138, visit INTI Pe­nang at 1-Z, Le­buh Bukit Jam­bul or log on to www.newinti.edu.my.

(Pics left and right) New fa­cil­i­ties for Mass Com­mu­ni­ca­tion stud­ies at INTI Pe­nang in­clude a broad­cast stu­dio.

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