Overview

The Department of Media Studies exposes students to both theoretical and practical training in ‘Media Studies’, a branch of mass communication, which focuses on communication and critical thinking practice. Attention is given to the interaction between media and contemporary society, as well as the emerging trends and developments of mass media.

The Media Studies programme covers the four main specialisations: journalism, radio, television and public relations, as well as digital media convergence.

Journalism courses provide students a balance of practical and theoretical aspects of the departmental core discipline, allowing students to master the skills of news interview, news writing, photo and video editing; with effective use of multimedia to enhance their presentations. The department also pays attention to humanities and social sciences in order to nurture well-rounded communicators equipped with analytical mind, refined writing skills, and professionalism in conveying news. Besides communication, media ecology and the organisational behaviour of news organisations, we also cultivate students' sensitivity and ability in analysing historical and current affairs.

Our Diploma in Media Studies programme integrates the principles of digital audio and video (including radio, television and online media) with journalism and public relations, combined with the practice of electronic and digital technologies. By empowering students with a range of practical skills in the digital media convergence, it prepares the graduates for the challenges they would face in the rapidly-changing field of the communication industry.

As the University College is nearby major media organisations of the national capital, it offers first-hand learning experience for our students. Experienced guest speakers are invited frequently to speak on a variety of related professional and contemporary issues. Also, students are opted to have frequent interactions and visits to various media, advertising and public relations organisations, including TV stations (i.e., ASTRO, NTV7, RTM, TV3, 8TV), radio stations (i.e., 988 FM, Ai FM, One FM, Melody FM, CityPlus FM), traditional press houses (i.e., China Press, Nan Yang Siang Pau, Oriental Daily, Guang Ming Daily, etc.), online media (such as Malaysiakini, Hotlah, OnFM, etc.), Audio-visual studios, as well as established companies in the public relations and advertising industries.

Our Programmes

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Chinese Media and Communication Studies

(N/321/6/0256) (31.5.2021-30.5.2026)

PA14548
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Diploma in Media Studies

(R2/321/4/0093) (03.04.2019-02.04.2024)

A9335
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Academic Team

Dr. Wong Chiew Kung
SENIOR LECTURER

chiewkung.wong@newera.edu.my

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Dr. Kaw Pai Yeow
SENIOR LECTURER

paiyeow.kaw@newera.edu.my

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Chan Shin Yi
SENIOR LECTURER

shinyi.chan@newera.edu.my

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Tan Huey Shyh
LECTURER

hueyshyh.tan@newera.edu.my

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Chai Lee Mei
LECTURER

leemei.chai@newera.edu.my

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Publication

THE KAJANG OBSERVER

ONLINE PUBLICATION 'ELSEWHERE'
COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER
Broadcast Group Students Programme

Events & Activities

Official Social Media Channel

  1. Department of Media Studies Facebook Page
    Facebook Name: 媒体系 Media Studies
  2. Department of Media Studies YouTube Channel
    Youtube Name: Department of Media Studies 媒体研究系
  3. Department of Media Studies Instagram
    Instagram Name: neucmediastudies
  4. The Kajang Observer YouTube Channel
    Youtube Name: The Kajang Observer
  5. City on Air Facebook Page
    Facebook Name: 空中之城 City on Air
  6. The Kajang Observer Facebook Page
    Facebook Name: 观察家 The Kajang Observer

address

Blok C, Lot 5, Seksyen 10, Jalan Bukit,
43000 Kajang, Selangor.

phone

603-87392770

email

mediadept@newera.edu.my