Communications and New Media at the National University of Singapore is the only programme in Southeast Asia that offers media studies, interactive media design and communication management with a focus on new media.
Our multi-disciplinary approach offers students opportunities in experiential learning through international and local competitions, exhibitions, service-based project collaborating with external clients, intersnhips, student exchanges and interactions with industry practicioners. With faculty members hailing from top communications schools from around the world, bringing with them innovative methods of teaching, students benefit from an understanding of trends coupled with an eye on the evolving industry.
CNM is uniquely positioned to prepare students for today's converging media environment, where communication professionals are expected to have a broad range of knowledge and creative skills, from ciritcal thinking and excellent writing to the ability to create publications, including websites and other interactive environments.
The Communications and New Media (CNM) graduate programme currently offers both masters and doctoral degrees by research only. We presently have a diverse group of students from various disciplinary backgrounds including journalism, English literature, sociology and engineering. Our research students hail from various parts of the world, including China, India, Indonesia, Canada and Singapore.
CNM graduate programme welcomes students with diverse backgrounds in history, political science, sociology, public policy, anthropology, journalism, media studies, mass communication, graphic design, and computer sciences.
The CNM Programme takes a social sciences approach to study the impacts of new information-communications technologies. Applicants interested in the managerial implications of ICTs, applications of ICTs in a business setting, or technical aspects of ICTs should apply directly to relevant programmes in the School of Business or School of Computing.
The CNM Undergraduate Programme has a very horizontal and flexible curriculum that facilitates creative combinations and course tailoring that fits student needs.
To declare an Honours track, students must have completed 110 MCs, including 60 MCs in the Major, with a CAP of 3.5 and above.
CNM's double degree programme with the Business School allows students to acquire a deep understanding of two complex areas that are becoming increasingly intertwined.
CNM's graduate programme currently offers masters degrees by research only. As a by-research only programme, students need to know what their research interests are before application.