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 2020. (Source:

Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements

STPM / A-Level

Minimum 2 principals


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

Pass with a minimum CGPA of 2.0


Minimum CGPA 2.0

*Pass Portfolio Assessment.

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

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 Credit – 'A' to 'C'
UEC Credit – 'A1' to 'B6'
STPM principal – 'A' to 'C'
A-Level principal – 'A' to 'E'

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
Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)
Band 5.0
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)
Pearson Test of English
Band 3

  • 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 and 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

Tuition Fees

Local Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 67,105

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International Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 79,805

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International Degree Pathway (IDP)
IDP ProgrammePathwayUniversityCountryFee
BA (Hons) Graphic Design2+1 / 1+2Middlesex UniversityUnited Kingdom£ 14,700
BA (Hons) Graphic Design / Animation / Graphic Design & Animation / Photography1+2University of HuddersfieldUnited Kingdom£ 9250
BA (Hons) Graphic Design1+2 / 2+1University of HertfordshireUnited Kingdom£ 14,000

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