The undergraduate programme, leading to the degrees of B.A. or B.Soc.Sci. (Hons.), is very flexible and students are encouraged to take any of the modules offered in CNM as well as modules from other departments in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the School of Computing and the School of Business. 

The core of the CNM Programme is new media studies, which focus on the societal impact of new technologies on our social, cultural, political and economic landscape. Students can choose from a wide range of modules covering subjects like computer mediated communication, human computer interaction, culture industries, media policy and regulation and game, visual and interactive media design. The communication management area provides an overview of the theory, principles and application of communication research, planning, and management in organizations. Students interested in careers in communication management in the age of interactive and new media have the unique opportunity to combine learning about interactive media with designing content for new media and doing research for communication management.

With this multi-faceted understanding of new media and communications, CNM graduates will be able to work in a wide spectrum of private corporations and public agencies, in policy formulation, public relations, corporate communication, research and information management positions.

Communications and New Media (CNM) is the only programme in Singapore and Southeast Asia that offers a concentration in communications and new media studies within a single department. The programme is innovative and dynamic, taking into account the ever-changing new media landscape both in Singapore and the rest of the world.

The Bachelor of Arts programme is a 3 years degree programme. Students wishing to major in CNM are required to complete the following CORE Modules.

  • NM1101E or NM1101FC Communications, New Media and Society
  • NM2101 Theories of Communications and New Media
  • NM2103 Quantitative Research Methods
  • NM2104 Qualitative Communication Research Methods
  • NM4102 Advanced Communications and New Media Research (Honours Module) (Note: See *)

(*) Required for students who are planning to do their Honours. 

The Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) programme is a 4 years programme. Students who have a CAP of 3.5 or more qualify for the Honours programme. Students have the option to either study additional modules or submit a thesis to complete the programme. In order to obtain First Class Honours, students must achieve a CAP of 4.5 or higher and at least an 'A-' in the Honours Thesis/Project.


Application Information

Please visit the NUS Office of Admissions page for details

Undergraduate Advisors & Enquiries

Those interested in pursuing undergraduate studies at CNM can write to: 

Undergraduate Enquiries

6516 7847

6516 4671

6516 7794


View undergraduate brochure here