Master Of Arts And Design

January, May and September
Course Duration
Full time: 2 year, part time: 3 years
Course Location
Kuala Lumpur
Course Mode
Full time and part time
Approval Code
N/213/7/0312; 06/2027
Accreditation Code
MQA/FA 8587


UCSI’s Master of Art and Design is a practice-based programme that requires students to provide solutions through innovative design thinking process. The disciplines involved are wideranging from multimedia, fine art, animation, graphic design and fashion, among others, covering the length and breath of the creative industry....

Prospective students are required to look into current design issues that are relevant to global trends in art and design.

The programme is offered at De Institute of Creative Arts and Design - an institute that produces award-winning students at the local and international levels.

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Entry Requirements

Entry Qualifications & Entrance Assessment

A Bachelor’s degree (Level 6, MQF) or equivalent with a minimum CGPA of 2.75 in the relevant field, as accepted by the HEP’s Senate;


Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree (Level 6, MQF) or equivalent with at least CGPA of 2.50 in the relevant field and has not achieved CGPA of 2.75, can be accepted subject to rigorous internal assessment;


Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree (Level 6, MQF) or equivalent with CGPA of less than 2.50 in the relevant field and a minimum of five (5) years working experience in the relevant field;


Other relevant equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government.


Pass an interview OR submission of portfolio determined by the HEP as required.

English Language Requirements

Band 6.0
TOEFL (Internet based)
A minimum score of 60
Cambridge English Qualification and Tests
A minimum score of 169
Pearson Test of English
A minimum score of 59
Band 3

Courses Offered

Semester 1
  • Research Methodology
  • Graduate Seminar
  • Research Planning and Proposal Presentation
Semester 2
  • Master Thesis I
Semester 3
  • Master Thesis II with Project

The University may allow exemption for outstanding students to complete their studies within a shorter period.

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