Communications and New Media (CNM) at the National University of Singapore is the only department in Southeast Asia which offers media studies, interactive media design and communication management with a focus on new media. Our multidisciplinary approach offers students opportunities in experiential learning through international and local competitions, exhibitions, service-based projects collaborating with external clients, internships, student exchanges and interactions with industry practitioners.
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.
Today’s media companies are seeking communication and media professionals who not only can perform the duties of a journalist or a public relations or advertising practitioner, but who are also comfortable with visual design and content production for digital media—e.g. online publications, blogs, podcasts virtual communities, interactive advertising.
CNM educates future media professionals using an integrated and multidisciplinary approach that reflects today’s converged media environment. Students majoring in CNM can take courses in journalism and public relations (traditionally offered in communication programmes), visual design (traditionally offered in arts programmes), game design and human computer interaction (traditionally offered in computer sciences) within one academic department.
Students can also take courses in new media regulation and policy, social psychology, and the culture industries as well as sociology, political science, history, philosophy, computer sciences and business.
With this multi-faceted understanding of new media and communications, CNM graduates will be able to work in a wide spectrum of private corporations, public agencies, non-profit organizations and media-related industries in policy formulation, public relations, corporate communication, media relations, media design, games design, journalism, research and information management positions, among others.
Dr Elmie Nekmat
Assistant Professor (Communications and New Media)
Ong Qiao Tian, Quinn Tasha
Chong Jia Yi Charmaine
Lee Hui Yi Charissa
Au Shi Ying Genevieve
Loraine Lee Yen
Neo Jia Hao
General Secretary Treasurer
Toh Mei Xing Cheryl
Abigail Lois Yong Hui Ying
Karin Lew Hui Xin
Russell Lim Jun Yan