Media and Communication

Many students aspire to work in the media industry someday. Aside from being a medium for the students’ creative expression, the media is also a very influential sector of society. The Media and Communication program positions students to succeed in today’s disruptive and convergent media environment through the integration of theory and practice. Course work establishes a base of interdisciplinary knowledge combining arts, humanities, communication, and storytelling that ensures a working application of media technology. Graduates will have the knowledge and skills necessary to seek and hold jobs in the media industry, locally and globally. 

Graduates of this major can expect to work as journalists, news editors, actors, scriptwriters, directors, media analyst, digital content creator, corporate communication staff and other related job positions.

Frequently asked questions

No. Only media that cannot cope with the new landscape and the convergence of platforms die. Those that know how to tell a story and adapt their platforms to audiences will not die. The Media Com program wants our graduates to go out and improve the Thai media landscape so that it stays relevant and serves society.
Documentary makers, media production people (e.g., scriptwriters, directors, cinematographers), feature writers, journalists, editors, marketers, media policy makers, media consultants, media researchers. The media landscape is huge. You have many jobs waiting for you if you know how to communicate ideas and tell a story well.
Of course. At Media Com, we create artists not technicians. Therefore, in order to make you know how to tell a story as an artist via media you must possess all knowledge that enable you to tell a story well. That is why you have to learn about literature, aesthetics, and the theories of media, communication, and culture first. In our classes, we believe that theory is useful when you know how to use it. Thus, most classes will ask you to create media content (e.g., documentary, social media blogs, memes) by applying your knowledge in the making of it. You do not just sit down and listen to lecture classes. You always have to conduct practiced-based projects.
Media Com is the only international communication arts degree program in Thailand that requires students to create their own degree project for their thesis, whether in the form of a research-based project or a practice-based project, in order to graduate. Other international communication arts programs have you pass class exams or conduct a group project to graduate. Media Com is for passionate students who want to create their own content portfolios.
Yes. The best opportunity is during the first trimester of your fourth year of study, where you can study abroad and be preparing your thesis proposal to be submitted at the same time.
Yes. During the third trimester of your third year, your only class will be the required internship you need to graduate. Media Com has established connections with prestigious organizations in Thailand so you should have good options for your internship venues (e.g., British Council, Channel 3, Naew Na media, etc.). Alternatively, it is also possible to do your internship abroad instead of doing study aboard.
The Media Com program and its studios are housed on the fifth and sixth floors of MUIC’s new Aditayathorn Building. Students have access to production studios with a green screen, audio-recording suites and voice-over booth, mastering room, and a screening room. The program also maintains industry level production equipment (e.g., cameras, lenses, lights, audio recording, etc.) students have access to during their studies.