BA (Hons) Game Design

Approval Code N/214/6/0206; 12/2022
Accreditation Code MQA/PA8693
Classification BA (Hons)
Subject Area Game Design
Course Mode Full-time
Course Duration 3 Years
Course Location Kuala Lumpur
Intakes January, May and September

The Game Design programme introduces and equips students with artistic knowledge and technical skills that are related to game design. Students will explore the fundamentals starting from generating strong conceptual game arts, till the technical execution of building and running the game itself. The programme is structured to achieve the student’s potential development of concept, visual language, technical skills and personal expressions. Practical applications are strongly emphasised in the programme linking these with theory through critical reflection to build on work-related skills and academic knowledge. Students interested in gaming will have the opportunity to try their hands at designing their own games.


Assignments, final projects, quizzes, tests, presentations, mid-term and final exams.

Academic Requirements
STPM / A-levels
Minimum 2 principals
Grade B in minimum 5 subjects
National Matriculation
Minimum CGPA of 2.0
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to STPM / A-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency
Minimum Average 60%
UCSI Foundation / Foundation by Universities recognized by the Malaysian Government
Minimum CGPA 2.0
Minimum CGPA 2.0 or Candidates who obtained a CGPA between 2.00 and 2.50 may be admitted subject to internal assessment process
  • With portfolio assessment if candidate does not have a pass in art related courses in SPM


Academic Requirements
SPM / O-Level
Minimum 5 credits
Minimum 3 credits
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to STPM / A-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency
Minimum overall average of 50%
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to SPM / O-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency
Minimum overall average of 60%

**Equivalency of qualification in accordance to Malaysian Qualification Agency Standards

English Language Requirements
  • IELTS minimum Band 5.0
  • TOEFL (Paper based) minimum score 500
  • TOEFL (Internet based) minimum score 40
  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) minimum score 180
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) minimum score 180
  • Pearson Test of English minimum score 42
  • MUET minimum Band 3
  • 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 Certificate in English 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 deal with applicants who have results borderline to the Academic 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:

  • Game Studio
  • Multimedia Lab
  • Animation Studio
  • Post-production House
  • Visualisation Studio
  • E-sports Company
Year 1
  • Art History
  • Life Drawing
  • Graphic and Image Editing
  • Modelling
  • Basic Photography
  • University Life (MPU-U2)
  • Drawing for Animation*
  • Fundamentals of Game Art
  • Traditional Animation
  • Principles of Gameplay
  • Studio Based Learning*
  • Extra-curricular Learning Experience 1 (MPU-U4)
Year 2
  • Concept Art for Game*
  • Mobile Game Designing and Development 1
  • Game Modeling and Texturing 1
  • Animation*
  • Rendering
  • Game Level Design
  • Character Animation
  • Religions in Malaysia (MPU-U3)
  • Practical Training*
  • Extra Curricular Learning Experiences 2* (MPU-U4)

Elective: Choose One

  • Design for Motion Graphics*
  • Digital Animation Production*
  • Brand Design Campaign
  • Video Production I *
Year 3
  • Game Interface Design
  • Mobile Game Designing and Development 2*
  • Game Project 1*
  • Research Project
  • Portfolio*
  • Game Modeling and Texturing 2
  • Game Project 2*
  • Extra-curricular Learning Experiences 3* (MPU-U4)
  • Industry Placement*
Elective: Choose One
  • Dynamics & Effects
  • Information and Environmental Design
  • Design for Industry
  • Digital Visual Presentation

Subject with * has pre-requisite subject to complete.

General Courses (MPU) are compulsory for all students.
– For Malaysian students:
  1. Ethnic Relations
  2. Islamic Civilisation and Asian Civilisation
– For foreign students:
  1. Malaysian Studies
  2. Communication in Bahasa Melayu 3

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