Foundation In Arts (Arts And Design)

January, May and September
Course Duration
1 Year / 3 semesters (14 weeks per semester, no short semester)
Course Location
Kuala Lumpur , Kuching
Course Mode
Approval Code
R2/010/3/0301; 01/2025 (KL) | R2/010/3/0196; 04/2024 (Kuching)
Accreditation Code
MQA/A11125 (KL) | MQA/A9780 (Kuching)


Creative capital will be the most sought-after commodity in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. While the creative economy may somewhat be immune to automation, professionals in this field will still need to navigate a landscape proliferated with rapid technological disruptions.


Our Foundation in Arts (Art & Design) provides a one-year essential preparation for entry into art and design degree programmes (animation, fashion, multimedia or graphic design) with a strong base in principal subjects and design-specific content. Build your creative thinking, drawing skills and problem-solving skills and explore various techniques of idea visualisation.

Learn from our distinguished professors and industry experts, basic design theories and terminologies as well as enhance your soft and communication skills through project collaborations and presentations. Expand your creative abilities and capacity in a supportive setting that encourages exploration and discovery, with the best facilities and resources at hand to guide you.

Design your pathway to a career in art and design today and reimagine the future.

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About the Programme



Integrating both coursework and written examinations, this programme incorporates a practice-oriented approach and furnishes students with relevant interesting, stimulating and hands-on experience via a variety of teaching methods and practical exercises. Different dynamic learning processes are employed in the delivery of this programme including lectures, tutorials, computer lab work, team-based projects, real-life system developments, presentations and independent projects, to name a few, supervised by both university lecturers and industry experts alike.

Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements

​SPM / O-levels

5 credits


3 credits

​Other qualifications

Any other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government.

Courses Offered

Kuala Lumpur Campus

Compulsory Courses

  • Critical Thinking Skills
  • Computing Essentials
  • Writing for Academic Purposes
  • Positive Psychology

Elective courses

  • Introduction to Language and Communication
  • Basic Office Application
  • Human Communication
  • Fundamentals of Ethics
  • Introduction to Business
  • Introductory Accounting
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Introductory Economics
  • Introductory Calculus
  • Introduction to Probability and Statistics
  • Civic Studies
  • Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism Industry
  • Event Management
  • Fundamentals of Culinary Arts
  • Web Development
  • Fundamentals of Programming
  • Introduction to Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Introduction to Law
  • Fundamentals of Mathematics
  • Fundamentals of Computer Graphics
  • Fundamentals of Design
  • Analytical Drawing
  • Introduction to Structure
  • Introduction to Built Environment
  • Smart Learning Technology
  • Media Literacy

Bachelor Degree

  • BA (Hons) Multimedia Design
  • BA (Hons) Game Design
  • BA (Hons) Graphic Design
  • BA (Hons) Fashion Design
  • BCA (Hons) 3D Animation Design

Kuching Campus
Foundation Studies (Arts and Design)
Core Subjects
  • Web Development
  • Computing Studies
  • Quantitative Methods
Common Courses
  • Accounting Practice
  • Principles of Economics
  • Introduction to Business
  • Fundamentals of Marketing
  • Writing for Academic Purposes
  • Office Applications
  • Fundamentals of Database
  • Introduction to Probability and Statistics

Elective Courses

Students are required to take 3 elective courses below during their Foundation Studies:

  • Critical Thinking Skills
  • Smart Learning Technology
  • Fundamentals of Oral Communication
  • Introduction to Logistics & Supply Chain Management

Tuition Fees

Kuala Lumpur Campus

Local Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 20,630

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International Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 30,600

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Kuching Campus

Local Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 18,012

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International Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 24,810

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