The Diploma in Interactive New Media (DINM) at Sunway College provides an entry into the BA (Hons) in Communication and BA (Hons) Advertising and Branding at Sunway University upon meeting Sunway University's requirements.

The programme has been designed to expand students’ creative potential through the combination of theory and practical work in many aspects of new media where students will be taught the conceptual development and production of media content, equipping them with the skills, knowledge and attitude  required to provide graphic design and interactive solutions. This programme is also designed to produce skilful graduates in Communication and Interactive New Media.

Apart from basic Communication and New Media subjects, students will learn about and practice to use design and part of multimedia authoring tools such as Adobe applications (Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc) to edit various forms of media accordingly to create multimedia presentation, graphic design, websites, short videos and films, and many other interactive applications.

DINM also educates and equips students to acquire the skills necessary to communicate ideas and stories over different media. Graduates of the programme will be qualified to attain and excel in entry-level positions in the digital media industry. Excellent choice for creative people who are interested in designing, manipulating and composing design elements (text, image, video, audio and animation) in order to produce a new graphic design, production, multimedia application or presentation.

Programme Highlights

  • Among most popular programme demand from industry for career pathway
  • Interdisciplinary modules
  • Learning and innovative skills
  • Interactive learning experience with expertise from industry media practitioners
  • Networking opportunities
  • Credit transfer to BA (Hons) in Communication and BA (Hons) in Advertising and Branding at Sunway University
  • Equip students with skills geared towards the next New Media sensation in the industry


January / April / August
2 years
Assessment & Examinations
The major objective of the assessment and examination procedures is to improve student learning and measure their comprehension.

Final grades reflect:
- 60% Coursework
- 40% Final Examination
Entry Requirements
SPM / O-Level:
Pass with minimum 3 credits including English
Pass with a minimum of 3 subjects of Grade B including English
Other Qualifications:
Any other equivalent qualifications accredited by MQA
English Language Requirement
For International Students only
  • IELTS- Minimum Band 5
  • Other equivalent

Career Prospect

  • Advertising Designer
  • Brand & Corporate Communication
  • Customer Relation, Promotion & Marketing
  • Graphic Designer
  • Media Planner & Event Crew
  • Multimedia Design & Development
  • Production Crew
  • Visual & Interactive Media Designers
  • Web & Media Social Executive
  • Web Editor & Writer

Progression Pathway

Diploma in Interactive New Media

Programme Structure

Majors: New Media Studies | Broadcasting | Advertising | Journalism | Publishing | Information Technology | Public Relations / Corporate Communication | Communication & Media Studies

Year 1

New Media and Communication Technology
Fundamental of Web Design
Introduction to Mass Communication
Communication Theory and Practice
Modern Electronic Media
Graphic Communication
Writing for Mass Media
Principles of Advertising and Design
Interpersonal Communication
Principles of Corporate Communication
Intercultural Communication
Principles of Public Relations
Persuasive Communication
Global English

Year 2

Audience Analysis for New Media
Contemporary Issues in Digital Content
Strategic Communication in Crisis Management
Print and New Media Editing
Audio Video Production
Communication Law and Ethics
Publication and Production Design
Advertising and Promotion / Emerging Trends in Advertising
Organisation Communication
Media Planning and Management
Media, Culture and Society

Scan here to view our students’ projects:

  • Diploma in Digital Creative Content
  • Diploma in Communication
  • Diploma Interactive New Media


MOHE General Studies
Malaysian and International students are required to pass the MOHE General Studies subjects

For local students:
  • Appreciation of Ethics and Civilisation
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A (applicable to students who did not sit for SPM or did not obtain a Credit in SPM Bahasa Melayu) OR Creativity and Innovative Thinking Skills (for students who have a Credit in SPM Bahasa Melayu)
  • Moral Education OR Islamic Studies OR Education for Sustainability Development
  • Community Service
For international students:
  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1
  • Creativity & Innovative Thinking Skills
  • Moral Education
  • Community Service

Soft Skills Subjects

  • Global English