BA (Hons) Game Design

January, May and September
Course Duration
3 Years
Course Location
Kuala Lumpur
Course Mode
Approval Code
N/214/6/0206; 06/2023
Accreditation Code


The BA (Hons) 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.

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About the Programme


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

Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements


Minimum FIVE (5) Credits


Minimum Grade C in TWO (2) Subjects (GP 2.00)


Minimum Grade D in TWO (2) Subjects (GP 2.00)

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Minimum score of 26/42 credits from SIX (6) Subjects

Portfolio Assessment

Minimum 6 pieces of artwork are required for review

National Matriculation

Minimum CGPA of 2.0

Other Qualifications Equivalent to STPM/A-Level by MQA

Minimum average score of 60%

UCSI Foundation

Minimum CGPA of 2.0


Minimum CGPA of 2.0

Advance Diploma (Level 5, MQF)

Minimum CGPA of 2.0

Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia (STAM)

Minimum Grade of Jayyid

Diploma Kemahiran Malaysia (DKM)/Diploma Vokasional Malaysia (DVM)

Subjected to HEP Senate / Academic Board's approval

Diploma Lanjutan Kemahiran Malaysia (DLKM)

Subjected to HEP Senate / Academic Board's approval

Other Qualifications Recognised by the Malaysian Government

Case-by-case basis

Note for Diploma Kemahiran Malaysia (DKM) / Diploma Vokasional Malaysia (DVM) and Diploma Lanjutan Kemahiran Malaysia (DLKM):

The HEPs are to conduct screening and provide necessary guidance specific to the discipline of the programme; OR other relevant equivalent qualifications recognised the Malaysia Government AND pass an interview (online / virtual / conventional) OR submission of student’s portfolio, to be determined by the HEP as required.

Entry Requirements for Foundation Year

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

For Local Students
Band 3
SPM English Language
Grade B+
SPM English Language 1119/O-Level/IGCSE
Grade C
UEC English Language
Grade A2

  • In the event that the English language requirements are not met, applicants will be required to take the Basic English and English Foundation for in-sessional academic enhancement concurrently with the programme.
For International Students
Band 3.0
Pearson Test of English
TOEFL Essentials
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)

  • International applicants who do not meet the respective academic programme’s English Language Requirement will need to improve their proficiency by enrolling into the English for Tertiary Education programme (R/KJP/00920-00920) which helps them prepare for attaining a required band score. Placement into the various levels of the English for Tertiary Education programme depends on the English Language qualification students have at the point of admission and / or the outcome of the English Placement Test.
  • The applicants who have met the respective academic programme’s English Language Requirement may be advised by Faculty to improve their proficiency by undertaking the additional English proficiency courses.

Courses Offered

Year 1
  • Art History
  • Life Drawing
  • Graphic and Image Editing
  • Modelling
  • Basic Photography
  • Drawing for Animation
  • Fundamentals of Game Art
  • Traditional Animation
  • Principles of Gameplay
  • Studio Based Learning
  • University Life (MPU-U2)
  • 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
  • Practical Training
  • Religions in Malaysia (MPU-U3)
  • Extra Curricular Learning Experiences 2 (MPU-U4)

Elective: Choose One

  • Design for Motion Graphics
  • Digital Animation Production
  • Brand Design Campaign
Year 3
  • Game Interface Design
  • Mobile Game Designing and Development 2
  • Portfolio
  • Game Modeling and Texturing 2
  • Game Project 1
  • Game Project 2
  • Industry Placement
  • Extra-curricular Learning Experiences 3 (MPU-U4)

Elective: Choose One

  • Dynamics & Effects
  • Information and Environmental Design
  • Design for Industry
  • Digital Visual Presentation
General Courses (MPU) are compulsory for all students.
For Malaysian students:
  1. Appreciation of Ethics and Civilisations
    (Penghayatan Etika dan Peradaban)
  2. Philosophy and Contemporary Issues
    (Falsafah dan Isu Semasa)
For foreign students:
  1. Philosophy and Contemporary Issues
  2. Communication in Bahasa Melayu 3
    (Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 3)

Career Opportunities

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


Local Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 76,102

International Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 89,716

Note: This is an estimated fee, as different countries have different visa processing charges and administrative fees. For more information, kindly refer to your region’s counselor for the detailed fee breakdown.

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