About Us

UCSI University’s De Institute of Creative Arts and Design - or better known by its acronym ICAD - is an exceptional place to learn and explore the visual arts, art history, and art education.

Catering to the needs of the rapidly changing creative industry, ICAD offers unique art, fashion courses, multimedia and web design programmes that seek to equip students with fundamental knowledge, creativity and competencies needed in today’s dynamic marketplace. Under the tutelage of experienced academics and established fashion designers, students are schooled in industry know-how and continue to hone their creative growth and expression, as well as, intellectual challenge.

ICAD prides itself as a reputable art school that is tenacious in its commitment to design excellence and has established a strong reputation for tie-ups with the industry. In line with the University’s Praxis® model – an approach that advocates the application of theory to practice, ICAD makes industry learning its central priority through internships, international programmes and competitions, curriculum and workshops. So whether you aspire to become a fashion designer or it is to advance in clothes design or to develop a prowess in multimedia and web design, ICAD is the place for you to chart future careers in this field.


Our Vision

As an institute, we aspire to develop visual thinkers and competent practitioners in the art and design sphere.


Our Mission

We are committed to become a leader in art and design education by:

  • Designing unique, industry-centric curricula
  • Collaborating with both the industry and academia to keep abreast of the latest trends
  • Cultivating a learning environment that promotes creativity and innovation
  • Advocating social design


Our Values

  • Creativity
  • Authenticity
  • Passion for art
  • Innovation
  • Freedom of expression