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The Media and Communication Department is the provider of Media and Journalism education designed to prepare students to enter the media industry. It also provides courses in Language and Communication Skills for Trade programs, which are designed to prepare and develop students' qualities required as they enter their specialized field of work. The department aims to continue a supportive and accommodating concerned relationship with its students; provide for the educational needs of the various faculties and review its programs and activities to meet the changing needs of student


This program is intended for full-time learners. Applicants can enrol on a part-time basis and take one or two courses approved by the Dean of Faculty or Head of Department. This is also offered for practitioners currently active in the media industry


Learners must:

  • be a graduate of any NUS Foundation Program


  • be a mature aged student with at least 3 years relevant and current work experience; pass the interview and diagnostic test.


  • any other equivalent programme approved by the Head of Department

Department Website


Head of Department and Lecturer
Misa Vicky Lepou, BA S.Pac


Honiara Salanoa, BEd.S.Pac, CAT SP, PGDipSLTchg, MA(Hons) Waikato, PHD Candidate (PDL)
Temukisa Suisala, BA NUS, Cert IV TAE APTC
Pua Vaituutuu Toimoana, BA NUS Fuatia Kuki Malifa, CertTchg USP, DipEd STC, Bed Massey 
Faaolo Utumapu-Utailesolo, BA AUT Auckland, MA ANU
Joshua Lafoa’i, Diploma in Media NUS