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Course Overview

[Previously known as AEMTPMD010 Media Production and Presentation]


Have you ever dreamt of interviewing your favourite celebrity or imagined yourself as a media producer?


This module introduces you to the fundamentals of journalism, such as elements of newsworthy stories and interviewing skills. You will also learn basic script writing and media production skills, and apply these skills in the production of audio capsules. You will be taught basic photography techniques and practise the techniques using mobile devices.


This course will help to enhance your essential skills in writing, critical thinking and oral presentation.


Pitched at secondary school students who have no prior experience in journalism, photography and media production, the content of this AEM is in line with the competencies identified in the SkillsFuture Framework for Media.


It will be conducted within a duration of 30 hours with a class size of 20.





This module serves to introduce students to some of the subjects they would learn in communications and media. As students go through a “lite” version of what polytechnic students actually learn in their curriculum, they would have a clear idea if communications and media is a suitable field of study for them. For students who are inclined toward content creation such as writing, programming and broadcasting, this module would give them a glance of the career options they would have if they were to pursue communications and media studies.

It also immerses them into polytechnic life and learning methods.

What You'll Learn

At the end of the module, students will be able to:


  1. Apply basic journalistic principles.
  2. Demonstrate interviewing skills.
  3. Produce effective photos by applying mobile photography techniques and journalism principles.
  4. Write effective photo captions that are informational, fulfilling 5Ws and 1H.
  5. Produce audio capsules by applying script writing techniques, media production skills and journalism principles.


Students will be assessed based on the following criteria:


  • Class Participation : 10% (Individual)
  • Reflection Journal: 20% (Individual)
  • Mobile Photography Assignment: 40% (Individual)
  • Media Production Project: 30% (Group)


Completion criteria:

Students are required to:


  • Fulfill 75% of the attendance and
  • Obtain a pass mark of at least 50% upon completion of the module.

Course Schedule

Intake Info Application Period Course Duration

To be advised

To be advised

30 Hours

Contact Details

  • AEM Coordinator
  • Temasek Polytechnic reserves the right to alter the course, modify the scale of fee, amend any other information or cancel course with low enrolment.

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