BCA (Hons) 3D Animation Design

January, May and September
Course Duration
3 Years
Course Location
Kuala Lumpur
Course Mode
Approval Code
MOHE R2/213/6/0070; 11/ 2026
Accreditation Code


The BCA (Hons) 3D Animation Design is designed to nurture the talents of tomorrow’s artists, today. From the inception of an idea to the final creative works, 8 students are trained to think, produce and speak the language of 3D animation.

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

About the Programme


Presentation, quiz, test, mid-term exam, final exam, folio, assignments.

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
  • Modeling
  • Visual Communication
  • University Life (MPU-U2)
  • Drawing for Animation
  • Basic Photography
  • Traditional Animation
  • Introduction to Public Speaking
  • Studio-Based Learning
  • Extra-curricular Learning Experience 1 (MPU-U4)
Year 2
  • Design and layout
  • Animation Studies
  • Advanced Modeling
  • Animation
  • Rendering
  • Proposal Writing
  • Post Production
  • Character Animation
  • Religions in Malaysia (MPU-U3)
  • Practical Training
  • Extra Curricular Learning Experiences 2 (MPU-U4)

Elective: Choose One

  • Design for Motion Graphics
  • Digital Animation Production
  • Film Studies
  • Video Production 1
Year 3
  • Compositing and Visual Effects
  • Animation Project 1
  • Research Project
  • Portfolio
  • Animation Project 2
  • Extra-curricular Learning Experiences 3* (MPU-U4)
  • Industry Placement

Elective: Choose One

  • Dynamics and Effects
  • Screen Production
  • Film Directing
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 Agency
  • Multimedia Lab
  • Design Studio Corporate Art Department
  • Television Network Station
  • Animation House


Local Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 79,310

International Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 92,514

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) Animation2+1 / 1+2Middlesex UniversityUnited Kingdom£16,600
BA (Hons) 2D Animation & Character for Digital Media
(Depending on the outcome of portfolio review)
2+1University of HertfordshireUnited Kingdom£14,750
BA (Hons) 3D Computer Animation and Modelling
(Depending on the outcome of portfolio review)
2+1University of HertfordshireUnited Kingdom£14,750
BA(Hons) Animation
(Depending on the outcome of portfolio review)
1+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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