BA (Hons) Graphic Design

Approval Code R/214/6/0106; 04/2024
Accreditation Code MQA/FA3857
Classification BA (Hons)
Subject Area Graphic Design
Course Mode Full-time
Course Duration 3 Years
Course Location Kuala Lumpur
Intakes January, May and September

International Degree Pathways



The Bachelor of Arts in 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 multimedia, the programme’s curriculum revolves around the practice of design. This is backed by our Design Philosophy – one that advocates transcending the boundaries of innovation.

Qualifications
Academic Requirements
STPM / A-levels
Minimum 2 principals
 
UEC
Minimum 5 credits
 
International Baccalaureate
Minimum score of 26/42 points from 6 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
Minimum CGPA 2.0
 
Diploma
Minimum CGPA 2.0
 

*Pass Portfolio Assessment.

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR FOUNDATION YEAR
Qualifications
Academic Requirements
SPM / O-Level
Minimum 5 credits
 
UEC
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

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-Level principal – 'A' to 'E'
 

For Local Students (Diploma and Degree)
  • English language competency requirements are as follows: Minimum grade of B+ in SPM English Language; or a minimum grade of C in SPM English Language 1119/O-Level English/IGCSE; or a minimum grade of A2 in UEC English language; or minimum Band 3 of MUET.
  • 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 (Degree)
  • English language competency requirements are as follows: Minimum Band 3 in MUET (Malaysian University English Test); or a minimum Band 5.0 in IELTS; or a minimum score of 500 in TOEFL (Paper based); or a minimum score of 40 in TOEFL (Internet based); or a minimum score of 180 in Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE); or a minimum score of 180 in Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE); or a minimum score of 42 in Pearson Test of English.
  • 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.

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
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)

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)

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

Choose One

  • Design for Motion Graphic
  • Branding
  • Media Planning & Management
  • Integrated Marketing Comm.
 
General Courses (MPU) are compulsory for all students.
U1
– For Malaysian students:
  1. Ethnic Relations
  2. Islamic Civilisation and Asian Civilisation
– For foreign students:
  1. Malaysian Studies
  2. Communication in Bahasa Melayu 3

All information is correct at the time of upload and UCSI University reserves the right to make amendments without prior notice.


International Degree Pathway (IDP) via BA (Hons) Graphic Design

IDP ProgrammePathwayUniversityCountryFee
BA (Hons) Graphic Design2+1 / 1+2Middlesex UniversityUnited Kingdom£ 9250
BA (Hons) Graphic Design / Animation / Graphic Design & Animation / Photography1+2University of HuddersfieldUnited Kingdom£ 9250
BA (Hons) Graphic Design1+2 / 2+1University of HertfordshireUnited Kingdom

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