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.

Academic Requirements
STPM / A-levels
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
Minimum CGPA 2.0
Minimum CGPA 2.0

*MUET Band 1 is required.
*Pass Portfolio Assessment.


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:

  • 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.
– 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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