Programmes

Diploma

Broadcast Media

Be among the next generation of highly versatile moving image creatives for media-related industries in Singapore and around the world.

With the proliferation of cable and satellite television channels, and the exponential growth of the Internet and mobile technology, video content has never been in so much demand.

Be it in the form of commercials, documentaries, music videos, social awareness campaigns, short fiction films, dance and fashion films, or educational and corporate videos, moving images tell compelling stories.

This programme will successfully prepare you for job roles in fields such as broadcast television, Internet and mobile technology broadcasting, as well as other emerging media formats, such as VR and 360 degree video production.

You will be engaged in producing highly creative and exciting collaborative projects, including music, fashion and dance videos, as well as live 4K multi-camera filming and live switching of important events. You will collaborate with other students, including fashion designers, musicians, actors and actresses, dancers, as well as fine and interactive artists, all under one roof.

This visually-oriented programme will provide you with the technical skill sets, conceptual problem-solving skills and creative acumen to embark on a successful career in this dynamic media landscape, as well as furnish you with a solid foundation for further study in the BA(Hons) Film Programme.

"LASALLE has given me an opportunity to express and develop my ideas and provide the means to fulfil my creative vision."
Mohamed Faizal
Diploma in Broadcast Media, Class of 2013

Course Details

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Duration

3 years

Mode

Full Time

Modules
Level 1

You will receive a general arts education as well as several broadcast media specific modules and components which will give you the opportunity to explore aspects such as basic video shooting and editing. You are encouraged to develop an awareness of the potential for communicating meaning through the use of video imagery.

Studio Practice 1A: Broadcast Media (15 CU)
This module introduces you to the fundamentals of photography and sequencing. You will gain valuable hands‐on experience creating sequential narratives through the use of both still images and stop‐frame animation techniques.

Technical Skills 1A (15 CU)
This module equips you with the essential software skills in image making. It comprises two components: Digital Imaging, and Moving Images and Sound.

Contextual Studies 1A (15 CU)
This module aims to introduce and develop your basic visual and cultural literacy. You will learn to identify and describe visual elements, and relate images and objects to culture and history through discussion, research, presentation and reflection.

Studio Practice 1B: Broadcast Media (15 CU)
This module introduces you to the practice of VJing as well as several industry standard software applications and hardware used in the creation of live visual and audio performance, such as the Casio XW‐J1 Controller and the VJ app. You will produce and perform a short live visual/sound work in a public setting that will be unique and spontaneous. The work will be based on footage, graphics and audio produced and manipulated by yourself using basic digital manipulation tools such as Adobe Photoshop and Premiere Pro as well as Digidesign Protools.

Fundamental Art and Design Skills 1B (15 CU)
This module encourages you to explore and apply the knowledge and skills learnt in Fundamental Art and Design Skills 1A module. It continues to include Drawing, Visual Articulation and Grey Matters.

Technical Skills 1B: Broadcast Media (15 CU)
This module comprises three components: Video Production including lighting and high‐definition camera operation, Sound Recording and Editing and Digital Non‐linear Editing.

Contextual Studies 1B (15 CU)
This module encourages you to explore the broader contexts of art, media and design. It will further develop your ability to think and express, and articulate topics in various contexts through engagement in more in‐depth discussion, research, presentation and reflection, within an expanded range of issues.

Level 2

You will be introduced to the necessary technical skill sets to produce visually engaging video projects.

Studio Practice 2A (20 CU)
This module introduces you to the fundamentals of video production for the broadcast and new media industries through two popular media formats: Short News Report and Short Documentary.

Technical Studies 2A (20 CU)
This module introduces you to four components of video production: Video Production, Sound, Editing and Visual Effects. You will accquire professional and creative 4k video material and produce basic visual effects sequences.

Contextual Studies 2A (20 CU)
This module introduces you to broadcasting and media communication theory from a general perspective. It reflects on important political, economic and cultural factors that have influenced the production and dissemination of moving images through the medium of television and cinema, both globally and locally.

Studio Practice 2B (20 CU)
This module introduces you to more advanced techniques of visual and aural persuasion through the practice of advertising and promotional videos where clarity of message is vital.

Technical Studies 2B (20 CU)
This module serves as an extension to the technical components. It offers a more advanced training and exploration in the four areas covering Camera and Motion, 3D Broadcast Graphics Production, TV Studio Production and Visual Effects.

Contextual Studies 2B (20 CU)
The module follows the medium of moving image advertising on its historical trajectory to cover early cinematic forms of persuasion to the more contemporary challenges faced by new media advertising in an age of the visual saturation.

Level 3

You will be encouraged to engage in creative experimentation with students from other programmes. This will provide you with essential personal and professional development skills that successful collaboration requires. 

Throughout Levels 2 and 3, you will cover a range of topics which include digital effects, non-linear editing, creative lighting for TV and Film, audio recording and soundtrack composition, scriptwriting as well as TV studio production, design for broadcast and new media, directing and basic voice training for narration. 

All filming will be performed using high-end professional quality high-definition cameras and state-of-the-art media equipment.

Studio Practice/Critique 3 (20 CU)
This module encourages you to experiment with innovative approaches to moving image making through two contrasting projects in the form of a media art‐related collaborative project. You will explore innovative ways to exhibit and disseminate your works to a large audience.

Technical Studies 3 (20 CU)
This module enables you to add much sought after skills to your technical and conceptual repertoire. The components include: Portfolio Design, Directing and Scriptwriting.

Contextual Studies 3 (20 CU)
This module explores several important aspects relating to current broadcast and new media practice as well as media law. You will gain valuable insights into the current demands, issues and prospects facing the media industries.

Self‐Directed Study (20 CU)
This module equips you with a variety of video‐related technical and conceptual thinking skills to produce creative and visually engaging media works. You will also possess the personal and professional attributes to successfully work, on your own initiative, to plan and execute two highly exciting collaborative projects that will serve as creative showcases in your portfolio.

Community Engagement (20 CU)
This module requires you to interact with and contribute to the local community by offering your services in a creative and professional manner. You will make contact with and suggest potential projects for non‐profit and charitable organisations in Singapore.

Industry Practice/Experience (20 CU)
This module offers you the opportunity to engage in crucial industry‐specific experience, either through a standard period of industry placement whereby students gain practical on‐site experience in a media organisation.

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Learning methods

Attend regular lectures, seminars, subject‐specific workshops and practical presentations. You will have access to a fully equipped production studio. Regular masterclasses conducted by leading industry professionals and projects conducted by visiting artists will also provide valuable insight and experience to current methods and practices.

Assessment and course materials

Assessment is an integral part of the learning process and will be formative and diagnostic, as well as summative and evaluative. Feedback to students is provided, wherever appropriate. 

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Programme completion criteria

Students need to accumulate 360 credits from Levels 1, 2 and 3.   

Career paths

Make an impact as:
Broadcast Video Producer/Editor, Broadcast Production Manager, TV/Internet Journalist, Videographer, Independent Media Producer, TV Commercial Producer, Live Events Coverage Producer, Broadcast Field Producer or Media Consultant.

Or make your mark in a related career:
Broadcast Graphic Designer, Visual Effects Artist, Documentary Filmmaker, Multimedia Designer, Video Artist or Media Arts Educator.

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Academics

Tap into the illustrious minds of our faculty members who are movers and shakers in their own disciplines. They will impart, challenge and encourage, as they share their invaluable expertise and experiences with you.

Dean, Faculty of Fine Arts, Media & Creative Industries
Head, Puttnam School of Film & Animation
Programme Leader, Diploma in Broadcast Media & BA(Hons) Film
Lecturer, Broadcast Media
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Admission Information

Important Dates

  • Apply by: 15 February 2019
  • Application outcome will be announced by: 29 March 2019
  • Start of Semester: AY2019/2020
Entry Requirements

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

Singapore
  • Singapore
  • Australia
  • Brunei
  • China (PRC)
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Malaysia
  • Myanmar
  • Philippines
  • ROC, Taiwan
  • Russia
  • South Korea
  • Sri Lanka
  • Thailand
  • United Arab of Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America
  • Vietnam
Qualifications Remarks
Singapore-Cambridge GCE O-Level Aggregate score of 25 points or better in 4 GCE O-Level subjects, excluding English. A pass in English at Grade C6 or better
GCSE/IGCSE 5 subject passes, including English, at Grade A to C
Higher NITEC/NITEC Certificate -
Singapore Integrated Programme Completed IP Year 4

 


Alternative English Language Qualification

Entry Into IELTS TOEFL
Diploma 5.5 PBT IBT
525 71

ADMISSIONS TESTS/PORTFOLIO AND INTERVIEW REQUIREMENTS

As an applicant, you are required to take an admissions test or submit a portfolio and attend an interview. 

Option 1: Admissions Test 

  • This test is only available to applicants from Singapore and in selected.
  • You will be notified of the required materials to bring along for the Admissions Test. 
  • After the Admissions Test, an interview will be conducted. During the interview, you are required to share your motivation in pursuing the Diploma programme that you have applied to. 
  • If you are an international applicant who has undertaken and passed the Admissions Test, a Skype/phone interview will be arranged at a later date. 

Option 2: Portfolio 
Your portfolio should contain a minimum of 10 pieces of original, recently completed work. 

Label each work as follows: 
(i) Title of your work (if any)
(ii) Medium used
(iii) Month/year created 

Your work may be inspired by a movie or book. 

Your portfolio should include at least two of the following categories: Paintings, drawings, collages, posters, sculptures, digital images (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc), photographs and/or video clips. 

Your portfolio should consist of works created solely by yourself (not from a photograph, magazine, or copied from a reproduction of another source). The artworks should have be completed within the last five years. 

During the interview, you are required to participate in a discussion about the content of your portfolio. We are looking for applicants who demonstrate the following attributes: 

  • Readiness to participate in different learning environments 
  • An inclination to learn through exploration and experimentation 
  • A keen interest to acquire knowledge of the Visual Arts 
  • Good studentship i.e. time management, independent, learning integrity, etc. 
Fees
Components

Tuition Fees

DIPLOMA TUITION FEES FOR AUGUST 2019 INTAKE (PER ANNUM FEES)

Funded (Subsidised Fees) Non-Funded (Full Fees)
Singaporeans Singapore PR International Singaporeans Singapore PR International
S$5,280 S$6,930* S$9,780* S$19,000 S$21,150 S$23,800
Note for Diploma Fees:

* SPRs and International students who choose to take up the Tuition Grant (TG) will need to make an online application and then sign the TG Deed with the Government of Singapore. Under the terms of the Tuition Grant Deed, you will be required to work for a Singapore entity for a period of three years upon graduation. For more information, visit tgonline.moe.gov.sg.

  • Funded/Subsidised fees for Singaporeans and Singapore PR qualify for GST Subsidy from MOE, all other fees include 7% GST.
  • Fees are due on the first day of each semester.
  • Fees are subject to change.
  • Correct as at August 2018.
 

Application Fees

A non-refundable application fee (inclusive of 7% GST) is chargeable per application. Application is only complete upon receipt of your application fee and all necessary documents. Please ensure your application fee is paid and documents are submitted within seven working days from the submission date of your online application.  LASALLE reserves the right to withdraw the applicant if the application fee remains unpaid and documents are not received by the due date.

Singaporean / Singapore Permanent Resident Applicants International Applicants
S$60.00 S$120.00
 

Additional Costs

Basic materials for learning are provided by the College.

As a developing artist, you are required to have certain items that are personal to you and cannot be shared. Such items include books, dance shoes, rehearsal clothes, safety boots, portable musical instruments, paints, canvas, basic tools, design software, cameras, etc., that will support you through your three-year learning journey. The College does not encourage the purchase of extravagant or costly materials or equipment. Our lecturers can provide you with affordable suggestions.

You are also encouraged to have your own laptop for education. If you do not own one, computer labs are available on campus with requisite software for you to undertake your work.

There may be opportunities for you to undertake extra-curricular study trips to enhance your overall learning. Trips are not compulsory and may incur additional costs.

 

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Fee Protection Scheme (FPS)

Fee Protection Scheme (FPS) serves to protect students’ fees in the event a Private Education Institution (PEI) is unable to continue operations due to insolvency and/or regulatory closure. The FPS also protects students when the PEI fails to pay penalties or refund fees to the students arising from judgements made against it by the Singapore courts.

In seeking to be an EduTrust-certified PEI, LASALLE is required to adopt the FPS to ensure full protection to all fees paid by their students. Therefore, the FPS is compulsory for students who are taking BA(Hons), MA and Certificate programmes at LASALLE.

Diploma programmes offered by LASALLE are exempted from FPS under the EduTrust requirements of the Committee for Private Education (CPE).

More information on the Committee for Private Education

Medical Insurance Scheme (MIS)

All full-time students of LASALLE are required to be covered under the Medical Insurance Scheme (MIS). The annual coverage of S$20,000 includes school-related activities throughout the programme duration.

The current premium rate of S$18.20 is payable each semester. This premium rate is subject to change based on the prevailing premiums charged by the insurer.

Accepted Modes of Payment

All payment to LASALLE must be made in Singapore Dollars. 

Our accepted payment modes include:

  • DBS Online Banking and ATM Transfer
  • GIRO
  • Cheque/ Bank Draft/ Cashier's Order/ Demand Draft
  • NETS
  • Cash
  • Master/ Visa/ China UnionPay
  • Wired Transfer/ Telegraphic Transfer (Only for International students) 
Scholarships & Financial Support

SCHOLARSHIPS

In recognition of outstanding academic excellence, leadership potential, and a passion for creativity and innovation, LASALLE offers a variety of scholarships to new and current students. 

Applications for scholarships open from March to May for new students. Other externally sponsored scholarships are also available to students. Enquiries and applications may be directed to the respective organisations. 

Please note that miscellaneous fees are not covered by scholarships, bursaries or the Mendaki Tertiary Tuition Fee Subsidy (TTFS).

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FINANCIAL SUPPORT

We are committed to providing a quality education for all our students, and believe that no deserving student should be denied admission because of financial difficulty. 

A range of financial assistance schemes, grants and loans are made available to help meet a portion of the educational expenses of students.

Applications for financial assistance open from March to May for new students.

Please note that miscellaneous fees are not covered by scholarships, bursaries or the Mendaki Tertiary Tuition Fee Subsidy (TTFS).

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Frequently Asked Questions

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