Why Study Communications At IACT?
A college established by specialists, taught by specialists to produce specialists!
This is IACT College - THE creative communications specialist. IACT College was established in 1970 by the Association of Accredited Advertising Agents (4A’s) and the Malaysian Advertisers Association (2A’s) to train Malaysian advertising and media specialists.
Today, this tradition of creativity continues. IACT College remains as Malaysia's premier, and only creative communications specialist.
Students can choose from a myriad of diplomas and degrees in advertising, branding, film/video, graphic design, journalism, marketing, and public relations.
This specialist status is further recognised by the accreditation of our diplomas by the International Advertising Association (IAA), New York.
Our diplomas will also let you gain advanced standings into a variety of degree programmes with our partner universities.
Project Based Learning
The most unique feature of IACT College is our Project-Based-Learning (PBL).
With the PBL system, lecturers will provide students with a framework of knowledge. Our students then apply this knowledge to tackle projects and assignments based on real-life scenarios, from our industry collaborations.
Your learning will develop into an intensive skill, with the process of acquiring and applying knowledge becoming second nature.
Real life projects could range from designing packaging, to launching a full digital marketing and advertising campaign, to a digital film production exercise, to organising an actual public relations event, and more.
PBL has proven to be an effective part of IACT College's DNA, successfully producing graduates with market-relevant, job-ready skills.
World Class Digital Media, Design & Comms Qualifications
As the leading creative college in Malaysia, IACT offers the widest areas of study in digital media, design, and communications. Our students can choose to specialise in advertising, branding, film, graphic design, journalism, marketing, or public relations.
Here is a snapshot of the courses our students can choose from:
Pre-University and Diplomas:
Foundation in Media Studies
Diploma in Mass Communication
Diploma in Graphic Design
Diploma in Marketing & Advertising
Diploma in Broadcasting & Film
Undergraduate Degrees taught fully in Malaysia (3+0):
BA (Hons) Advertising and Design, University of Sunderland
BA (Hons) Media, Culture & Communication, University of Sunderland
BA (Hons) Film Production, University of Sunderland
UK Transfer Degrees (2+0):
BA (Hons) Film and Creative Writing, University of Essex
BA (Hons) Film Studies, University of Essex
BA(Hons) Multimedia Journalism, University of Essex
BA(Hons) Communication and Digital Culture, University of Essex
BA (Hons) Mass Communication, University of Sunderland
BA (Hons) Mass Communication, University of Hertfordshire
BA (Hons) Media and Communications, University of Derby
BA (Hons) Creative Film, Television and Digital Media Production , University of Northampton
BA (Hons) Public Relations and Media, Sheffield Hallam University
BA (Hons) Media Production, University of the West of England
BA (Hons) Media Communication, University of the West of England
BA (Hons) Mass Communication, Northumbria University
Additional micro-credentials from the World's Best Universities
IACT College is amongst the first Malaysian institutions to partner with Coursera, a leading global online learning platform.
Through Coursera for Campus, our students and faculty members will gain free access to more than 5,400 degree-relevant, online digital skills, while investing in professional development.
On completion of these short courses, you will be awarded micro credentials from world renowned universities like the California Institute of Arts, Imperial College London, Duke University, and the University of Colorado Boulder.
Training & Certification from LinkedIn Learning
As an IACT College student, you'll have access to over 21,300 LinkedIn Learning courses presented in easy-to-follow videos.
These videos cover new skills and knowledge in areas like digital media & communication, leadership, management, digital transformation, education, marketing, branding, and much more.
After completing each video lesson, you'll receive your certification via a listing of your enhanced skill and knowledge from that particular course, on your LinkedIn account.
In continuing our commitment to produce future-proof communication graduates, IACT College students have to undergo and pass a compulsory (work-related) 10 to 12 week internship.
These internships will further develop your professional skills, while broadening your perspective with relevant, real-world information. Our students can choose from over 200 companies and organisations to intern with.
Industry Experienced Faculty
For IACT College to produce graduates with the most up-to-date job skills, we ensure that all our faculty members who teach practice-based subjects have relevant industry experience in the subjects they teach.
These subject specialists possess postgraduate qualifications, with many years of teaching experience. Our emphasis on specialists to train specialists has produced over 5,000 job-ready graduates since our founding.
Creative Industry Faculty
In keeping with our strong industry linkages, IACT College has yet another first – the Creative Industry Faculty. This is a faculty of communication, media, and design industry professionals who are leaders in their own fields.
These faculty members share their experiences, knowledge, and skills with our students through formal, structured workshops and seminars. You will be offered up to 8 professional skills development workshops during your time at the college, with no extra cost.
Award Winning Track Record
Our students have won close to 100 awards in the past 5 years alone.
Their creative efforts have garnered a string of awards and recognitions, including the Malaysian advertising industry’s premier Student Kancil Awards, the International Online Students Film Competition, the Gatsby International Creative Awards, Astro's A-List Short Films Award, Short & Sweet Malaysia Film Awards, Star Media Awards, the TV3 Projek Video Malaysia Award, the Wave Film Awards, the 'Turn Up The Pink' Breast Cancer Awareness Competition Award, and many more.
IACT College itself has been honoured with global recognition as the 2020 Best Brand in Creative Communications, and the 2021 & 2022 Best Brand in Education-Creative & Innovation, by BrandLaureate.
Build Future-proof Careers with IACT College
The communications sphere is constantly evolving and changing. Never has the world seen such a communications explosion, with billions of people having at least one social media platform. Be it WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, Telegram, Twitter, or YouTube - all of these platforms survive on the creation of content.
And that’s just the tip of the media iceberg. International video-on-demand platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime, and the world’s news networks, film studios, and advertising agencies need content to be produced, products to be marketed, and news to be harnessed and beamed to the universe.
All This Will Require Trained Communications Professionals!
With a specialised IACT College qualification, you will be in a perfect spot to ride this wave of content explosion. You can build an exciting and fulfilling career as a digital marketer, social media specialist, creative writer, journalist, film maker, producer, advertising professional, branding expert, broadcaster, graphic designer, professional photographer, event specialist, YouTuber/influencer, sound designer, and so much more!