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Foundation Studies (Arts & Technology)

Offered by: UOW Malaysia KDU University College
Exam BodyInternal Qualification, Malaysia
Course Duration1 Yr
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees (International Student)RM22,930
CampusKDU University College, Utropolis Glenmarie
FacultySchool of Communication & Creative Media
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyPre-University/Foundation Studies
Field of StudyPre-University Programme / University Foundation Studies
Course DescriptionThe Foundation Studies (Art & Technology) is a one-year programme that prepares students with the necessary knowledge and skills to pursue degree programmes in the areas of game development, business, communication, computing or hospitality. This flexible programme allows students to have a strong grasp of core subjects according to their choice of programmes at the degree level, as well as a variety of other subjects to give them a broad-based education platform.
(6 compulsory modules)
  • Creative Studies
  • Critical Writing and Referencing
  • Design Studies
  • Introduction to Business
  • Introduction to Creative Concepts
  • Introduction to Communication 
  • Design Practice
  • Digital Photography
  • Drawing 1, 2 & 3
  • History of Art and Media
  • Media Appreciation
  • Media Production
  • Design Practice
  • Digital Photography
  • Fundamentals of Information Technology
  • History of Art and Media
  • Introduction to Multimedia
  • Media Appreciation
  • Media Production
  • Social Science
  • Fundamentals of Information Technology
  • Information System
  • Introduction to Multimedia
  • Mathematics 1, 2 & 3
  • Programming Logic and Design
  • Social Science
  • Principles of Management
  • Fundamentals of Information Technology
  • Information System
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Introduction to Economics
  • Social Science
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Pengajian Malaysia 1 (Malaysian Students)
  • Cultural Studies
  • Study Skills
  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1 (International Students)
Entry Requirements
  • SPM / O Levels : Pass with min. 5 Credits (inclusive of a pass in English and Mathematics)
  • UEC : Min. 3 Bs (inclusive of passes in English and Mathematics)
  • Any other qualifications deemed equivalent by the Ministry of Education, Malaysia (or as stated in the Document Senarai Nilai Taraf Kelayakan Akademik, Malaysian Qualifications Agency) : Pass (Subject to review and approval of certified transcripts)


  1. Students who will be continuing their studies in Accounting degree programmes, Engineering degree programme or in the Game Technology specialisation of the Game Development programme, must have obtained a Credit in Mathematics at SPM level.
  2. Students who will be continuing their studies in Computer Science and Software Engineering degree programmes must have obtained a Credit in Additional Mathematics at SPM level.


  • Local Student : Credit (SPM / 1119 / UEC / O Levels examination); or a min. score of Band 4 in MUET
  • International Student : Band 5.5 in IELTS; or a score of 213 (computer-based) or 79 (internet-based) or 550 (paper-based) in TOEFL

* If English language requirements are not fulfilled, additional English module(s) may be taken at KDU University College.

Intake Months

January, March, May, September 

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

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