Who's Who in the Malaysian Education Industry
Tatsun Hoi Tack Seng
Founder & Principal
The One Academy of Communication Design (TOA)
“Creative education is on the rise with more individuals pursuing their studies in this industry. The One Academy is an established institute with over three decades of experience in producing industry-ready graduates. Our coaching philosophy “Masters Train Masters” has produced consistent results repeatedly, ensuring that students not only get some of the best creative education around, but are taught by top-notch industry professionals who have years of experience. The faculty members at our esteemed institution are made up of both local and international talents who have made a name for themselves in the creative industry with their skills and passion.
Here, we offer a wide variety of creative courses catering to many levels such as Foundation, Diploma and Degree. Courses offered are in Digital Animation (with Game Development), Film Visual Effects, Illustration (Movie & Game Art), Digital Media Design, Advertising & Graphic Design, Interior Design, Paris Fashion Design & Pattern Making, Fine Arts, Computer Design and Game Design. The One Academy also partnered with various universities in the UK, Australia and the USA to provide students the opportunity of completing their studies abroad.
Graduates from The One Academy have gone on to achieve immense success in the creative industry. Our graduates have been selected and hired by many renowned companies such as Ubisoft, Pixar, PlayStation, TBWA\, Apple, Grey Worldwide, Tau Films, Lemon Sky Studios and loads more. Having recently been ranked World’s No.1 Best Production Excellence in Game Design & Development (Immersive Media) by The Rookies International in 2022 and honoured as Creative School of the Year for three consecutive years in the Kancil Awards, we are now more determined than ever to keep enabling many talented youths to obtain success. So take a step and join us on the path to making your creative future dream a reality!”
Tatsun Hoi is a creative strategist and entrepreneur who is also the Founder and Principal of The One Academy, one of the world’s best creative art & design institutes. Besides that, he is also the Founder and Managing Director of The One Group, comprising The One Academy, One Creative Development Centre, Tatsun Studio and Tatsun Integrated. For over 33 years in the creative industry to date, Tatsun has been a well-acclaimed educator, renowned for his consistency in heightening creative education in Malaysia. During the decade prior to founding The One Academy in 1991, he felt that there is a lack of talent as well as substandard level of training in the communication design industry. He wanted to prove wrong the misguided belief that ‘creativity cannot be taught’.
Throughout his career, Tatsun has been a role model who has demonstrated exemplary leadership and also actively involved in community projects. One of his most recognisable efforts is the Malaysian Unity Campaign which he initiated back in 1997 when the country was rocked by internal and external threats during the economic crisis. He created a campaign to remind all Malaysians to stay united in order to overcome all impending threats. The animation was aired over NTV7 and RTM for six months.
At the age of 29, Tatsun became the youngest principal among all colleges in the Malaysian education industry when he founded The One Academy together with prominent creative consultant, the late Veronica Ho. It is his mission to make Malaysia the creative and educational centre of excellence since the college’s establishment, having successfully imparted his knowledge and expertise to over tens of thousands of students through practical, result-driven professional syllabus.
He is also committed to promoting locally nurtured art & design talents, grooming them to reach international levels in the creative fields of advertising & graphic design, digital media design, visual effects, fashion design, interior architecture & design, digital animation, fine arts, illustration, computer science and game design worldwide.
He imparts his wisdom to prepare students to know all about strategic practical applications of creativity in the global market. To date, the graduates are now among the best creative leaders working for the best names such as Pixar Animation Studios, Ubisoft, Lucasfilm, Leo Burnett, TBWA\, Ogilvy & Mather, Grey Worldwide and many more. The art and design industry has greatly benefited from the teaching philosophy he initiated – “Masters Train Masters”.