Diploma in Media & Communication (DMC - S86)

Entry Requirements

Full-time application is open to GCE 'O' Level / SPM / UEC holders and ITE graduates.

GCE 'O' Level / SPM / UEC Qualifications

Applicants must obtain:

i) the following GCE 'O' Level grades at not more than two sittings and

ii) 26 points or better for the net ELR2B2 aggregate score (i.e. English Language, 2 relevant subjects and best 2 other subjects, including CCA Bonus points)

i) English Language (as 1st Language)1 - 4*
ii) Mathematics (Elementary / Additional)1 - 7
iii) Any three other subjects1 - 6

Admission Eligibility

To be eligible for admission, an applicant must have also sat for one of the following subjects:

Art / Art & DesignEconomicsHistoryHumanities (Social Studies, Literature in English)Literature in English / Chinese / Malay / Tamil
Business StudiesGeographyHumanities (Social Studies, Geography)Humanities (Social Studies, Literature in Malay)
Media Studies (Chinese)
Combined HumanitiesHigher ArtHumanities (Social Studies, History)Humanities (Social Studies, Literature in Tamil)
Media Studies (English)
Commerce / Commercial StudiesHigher MusicHumanities (Social Studies, Literature in Chinese)Introduction to Enterprise Development

* Applicants offering SPM / UEC qualifications must attain a minimum grade A+ to A- / 1 to 2 for their Bahasa Inggeris (1119) / English Language.

SPM Grades A+ to D are equivalent to GCE 'O' Level Grades 1 to 7.


The JAE ELR2B2  indicates the net aggregate score of the lowest and highest ranked students who were admitted to these courses in the JAE. These aggregate scores are meant as a reference for applicants applying to these courses, and do not constitute the admission scores for subsequent admissions exercises.

Higher Nitec Qualifications

Higher Nitec holders must have a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0. 

Unless otherwise stated, the course duration of a Diploma course is 3 years.

Shortlisted candidates are required to attend and pass an aptitude test cum interview.

Relevant Higher Nitec
Business Studies (Event Management)
Event Management
Filmmaking (Cinematography)
Interactive Design

Nitec Qualifications

Nitec holders must have a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.5. 

Shortlisted candidates are required to attend and pass an aptitude test cum interview.

Relevant Nitec
Digital Audio & Video Production 
Video Production
Visual Communication

International Qualifications

Students with international qualifications should refer to the Entry Criteria for International Qualifications.

Financial Matters

Find out more about course fees and financial assistance schemes.


"Life in DMC was fantastic! I established a strong foundation and it gave me the competitive edge over those who have worked longer. What I gained in my advertising, media and design classes enabled me to understand creative concepts and hence sell better, while the skills in business and research have helped me to constructively critique marcom plans to create unconventional ideas."

Ms Jolynn Wong
eCommunications Assistant Vice President
at DBS Bank
Group Strategic Marketing & Communications



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