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Diploma in 3D Animation Design
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Approval Code N/213/4/0114; 04/2018
Accreditation Code Approved
Classification Diploma
Subject Area 3D Animation Design
Course Mode Full-Time
Course Duration 2 Years
Course Location UCSI University, Kuala Lumpur Campus
Intakes January, May and September
The Diploma in 3D Animation Design provides students with a solid foundation in the field of 3D Animation. Designed to foster a passion of lifelong learning and to groom students to be leaders in their professional career, the programme equips learners with fundamental competencies and technical skills in 3D Animation and the relevant interdisciplinary creative industries.


Presentations, quizzes, tests, mid-term exams, final year exams, folio and assignments, among others.

Qualifications Academic Requirements
SPM / SPMV Minimum 3 Credits
UEC Minimum 3 B’s
O-Level Minimum 3 C’s
STPM Grade C (NGMP 2.0) in 1 general studies subject
SKM Pass Level 3 in related field and minimum 1 credit in SPM
A Level Minimum 1 principal (E)
Sijil Kolej Komuniti (MQF Level 3) Pass in related field and minimum 1 credit in SPM
Sijil Teknikal/ Vokasional (MQF Level 3) Pass in related field (PNGK 2.0) and minimum of 1 year working experience or 1 semester in Foundation Program
Sijil Multimedia Kreatif (MQF Level 3) Pass in related field (PNGK 2.0)
Other Equivalent Qualification Minimum CGPA 2.5
Diploma/ Certificate/ Equivalent Pass (Subject to school review of transcript, syllabus & portfolio)
STAM Pass (Pangkat Maqbul)
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to STPM/A Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (Year 12) Minimum overall average of 50%
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to SPM/O Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (Year 11) Minimum overall average of 50%

English Requirements
  • A distinction (A+, A or A-) in the English Language subject at SPM/UEC level; or MUET Band 5; or a score of 196 (computer-based) / 525 (writing-based) / 69-70 (internet-based) in TOEFL; or Band 5.5 in IELTS.
  • In the event that the English Language Requirements are not met, student may be required to undertake additional English module(s) prior to or concurrently with the undergraduate programme, based on the University’s decision.
* International students holding equivalent academic qualifications but which are not conducted in English, are required to sit for the English Placement Test, which may result in the taking of the English Enrichment Programme (1 to 10 months). Students who intend to pursue the above undergraduate programme directly, are advised to fulfil the above English requirements prior to commencing their studies at the University.
Note / Legend Discretion is given to the Head of School to decide on applicants whose academic results are borderline to the entry requirements.

SPM Credit – 'A+' to 'C'
O-Level – 'A' to 'C'
UEC Credit – 'A1' to 'B6'
STPM principal – 'A' to 'C'
'A' Levels principal – 'A' to 'E'
The graduates are equipped and ready for the industry in the areas of
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Multimedia Labs
  • Design Studios
  • Game Studios
  • Post Production Studios
  • Corporate Art Departments
  • Television Network Stations
  • Animation Houses
Year Courses
Year 1
  • Fundamental of Drawing I
  • Fundamental of Painting
  • Principles of Design
  • History of Art & Design
  • Creative Thinking Skills
  • Extra-curricular Learning Experiences 1 (MPU-U4)
  • Fundamental of Drawing II
  • Study Skills and Employability (MPU-U2)
  • Typography
  • Design Communication
  • Business Communication
  • Digital Imaging
  • Digital Photography
Year 2
  • History of Animation
  • Marketing and Consumer Behavior
  • 2D Animation
  • Digital Art
  • 3D Modeling
  • Extra-curricular Learning Experiences 2 (MPU-U4)
  • Theory of Digital Animation
  • 3D Animation
  • Motion Graphics
  • Business Law – Malaysian Perspective
  • Audio Visual Technology
  • Creative Portfolio Creation
  • Ideation & Innovation
  • Industry Placement
General Courses (MPU) are compulsory for all students.

U1 –   For Malaysian students:
  1. Malaysian Studies

–   For Foreign students:
  1. Communication in Bahasa Melayu 2

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