Dip. Graphic Design

Approval Code R/213/4/0115; 04/2023
Accreditation Code MQA/FA2475
Classification Diploma
Subject Area Graphic Design
Course Mode Full-time
Course Duration 2 Years
Course Location Kuala Lumpur
Intakes January, May and September


The Diploma in Graphic Design provides students with a solid foundation in art and design, placing specific emphasis on Graphic Design. The programme focuses on equipping students with industry-related skills and technical knowledge to produce static visuals that communicate with their intended target markets.

Assessments

Presentations, quizzes, tests, mid-term exams, final year exams, folio and assignments, among others.

Qualifications
Academic Requirements
SPM/ SPMV
Minimum 3 Credits including English
 
O-Level
Minimum Grade C in 3 subjects
 
UEC
Minimum Grade B in 3 subjects including English
 
Sijil Kemahiran Vokasional (SKV)
SKM Level 3 in Art & Design, Pass in SPM with 1 credit
 
Other Equivalent Qualification
Deemed equivalent to all of the above with minimum CGPA 2.0 or equivalent
 

Note:
*Pass Portfolio Assessment.

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'
 

English Language Requirements
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 (Diploma)
  • English language competency requirements are as follows: Minimum Band 2 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.

Graduates of this programme are able to find career opportunities in the following:

  • Advertising Agencies
  • Multimedia Labs
  • Design Studios
  • Corporate Art Departments
  • Television Network Stations
  • Animation Houses
Year
Courses
Year 1
  • Fundamental of Drawing 1
  • Fundamental of Painting
  • Principles of Design
  • History of Art and Design
  • Creative Thinking Skills
  • Extra-curricular Learning Experiences 1 (MPU-U4)
  • Fundamental of Drawing II
  • Study Skills & Employability (MPU-U2)
  • Typography
  • Design Communication
  • Business Communication
  • Editorial Design
  • Print Production
  • Digital Photography
 
Year 2
  • Brand Communication Design
  • Packaging & Display Design
  • Marketing & Consumer Behaviour
  • Digital Multimedia Design
  • Design Contextual Studies
  • Extra-curricular Learning Experiences 2 (MPU-U4)
  • Promotional Design Campaign
  • Motion Graphics
  • Corporate Literature
  • Interactive Web Technology
  • Business Law – Malaysian Perspective
  • Portfolio Project
  • Ideation & Innovation
 

 

General Courses (MPU) are compulsory for all students.
U1
– For Malaysian students:
  1. Malaysian Studies
– For foreign students:
  1. Communication in Bahasa Melayu 2

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