BA (Hons) Graphic Design

January, May and September
Course Duration
3 Years
Course Location
Kuala Lumpur
Course Mode
Approval Code
R/214/6/0106; 04/2024
Accreditation Code


The BA (Hons) Graphic Design embraces a philosophy that respects the lineage of design while keeping in mind the demanding needs of design for tomorrow’s industry. Focusing on conceptual problem-solving, creativity, formal design and even cutting-edge design for 6 multimedia, the programme’s curriculum revolves around the practice of design.

* This programme received a 100% graduate employability score in the Ministry of Higher Education’s Graduate Employability 2022. (Source:

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
  • Packaging & Display Design
  • Visual Communication
  • University Life (MPU-U2)
  • Typography 1
  • Basic Photography
  • Brand Design & Campaign
  • Introduction to Multimedia
  • Extra-Curricular Learning Experiences 1 (MPU-U4)

Elective: Choose One

  • Film Studies
  • Introduction to Advertising
  • Introduction to Public Speaking
  • Fundamentals of Marketing
Year 2
  • Design and Layout
  • Typography 2
  • Web Design
  • Information & Environmental Design
  • Multimedia Design 1
  • Design for Industry
  • Religions in Malaysia (MPU-U3)
  • Proposal Writing
  • Digital Visual Presentation
  • Practical Training
  • Extra Curricular Learning Experiences 2 (MPU-U4)

Elective: Choose One

  • Post-Production
  • Customer Communication
  • E-Marketing
  • Entrepreneurship
Year 3
  • Multimedia Design 2
  • Design Major Project 1
  • Research Project
  • Intellectual Properties
  • Portfolio
  • Design Major Project 2
  • Extra-Curricular Learning Experiences 3 (MPU-U4)
  • Industry Placement

Elective: Choose One

  • Design for Motion Graphic
  • Branding
  • Media Planning & Management
  • Integrated Marketing Communications
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:

  • Advertising Agencies
  • Multimedia Labs
  • Design Studios
  • Desktop Publishers
  • Photography Studios
  • Corporate Art Departments
  • Television Network Stations
  • Packaging Companies


Local Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 73,992

International Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 87,395

Tuition fees for Bangladesh Campus will be available soon.

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.

International Degree Pathway (IDP)
IDP ProgrammePathwayUniversityCountryFee
BA (Hons) Graphic Design2+1 / 1+2Middlesex UniversityUnited Kingdom£16,600
BA (Hons) Graphic Design / Animation / Graphic Design & Animation / Photography1+2University of HuddersfieldUnited Kingdom£16,600
BA (Hons) Graphic Design1+2 / 2+1University of HertfordshireUnited Kingdom£14,750

For enquiry, please contact us at [email protected] or call us at +603 9101 8880 ext 2066.

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