A call for Media scholars

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An informative panel discussion among media alumni, last week at DMC. KT/Ouk Sovanlyda

One of the most well-known and respected media schools in Cambodia, the Department of Media and Communication (DMC) at the Royal University of Phnom Penh last Saturday held its annual Information Day as an insight for enthusiasts in Media Management Degree.

The guest lecture room at the DMC was fully packed with young Cambodians who wished to understand and explore the prospects from media study.

The event kicked off with a brief introduction regarding the institution, followed by an in-depth speech from the acting director, Ung Bun Y, and a Q&A session with DMC alumni on their academic journey as well as their achievements.

Rithy Lomorpich, festival director at Bonn Phum, was one of the alumni who shared their experienced and expertise on the subject. She described the journey of how she unexpectedly came to be interested in pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Media Management.

“I’ve always dreamt of travelling the world. I want to travel around the globe to meet new people, eat new food and live to tell their stories. I love the idea of storytelling and I want to be a storyteller. Then I worked at a radio station as a recommendation from a friend and that was when I develop my passion for it,” Ms Lomorpich delved on how she discovered her interest in the media field.

Despite all the proposed benefits, the audience was informed of the intricate entrance examination process to go through before being selected as one of the 60 chosen candidates.

Every year, the application process is divided into two options, one for scholarship applicants and the other for regular candidates. Each division selects only 30 students annually. The applicants are required to go through two examinations, written and oral.

The written examinations are further divided into two parts, one is in English and the other is in Khmer, in which they focus on the efficiency in using English, knowledge about media issues, and general knowledge about Khmer culture.

Those who have been shortlisted to the second round are then invited for an oral intervie. The final announcement will be released in their official Facebook page and the information board at the DMC.


To feed the curiosity of the many keen-eyed participants, DMC acting director Ung Bun Y introduced to the audience the potential job opportunities on graduation. The list of media professions that can be obtained with the degree are:

  1. Media Editor
  2. Radio and TV producer
  3. Filmmaker
  4. Scriptwriter
  5. Communication Officer
  6. Advertising and Public Relations Practitioner
  7. Journalist/Reporter
  8. Photographer
  9. Production Manager
  10. Other media related jobs

Tips from the DMC Acting Director

  • Stay up to date with all the latest news on the media
  • Study the questionnaire booklet from previous entrance exams
  • Perfect your English
  • Speak with confidence
  • Have critical thinking skills
  • Simulate a mock interview
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