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Bachelor in Graphic Design (Hons)

Offered by: Management & Science University (MSU)
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Exam BodyInternal Degree, Malaysia
Course Duration3 Yrs
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees (International Student)64470/Course
FacultyFaculty of Information Sciences & Engineering
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyAudio-visual Techniques & Media Production
Course Description

Bachelor in Graphic Design (Hons) focuses on the structure of visual information to aid communication and orientation. This programme prepares graduates with comprehensive knowledge of history, process, and principles of design, along with theories of visual perception, in originating and producing materials for employers and clients.

Having knowledge of the graphic design process, as well as fundamental design skills, enables graduates to develop, suggest, and implement solutions that are effective. The depth and breadth of instruction in design and technology and business orientation enable graduates to function more creatively and independently in the work place.


Core Subjects

  • Colour Theory and Application
  • Illustration Design
  • Computerised Graphics
  • Publication Design
  • Graphic Layout
  • Advertising Design
  • Animation
  • Thinking Techniques for Designer
  • Cartooning and Comic Design
  • Advertising Copywriting
  • Digital 3D Design
  • Web Design
Entry Requirements

(i) STPM Candidate :

(a) Pass SPM or its equivalent with credit in Bahasa Malaysia or Bahasa Melayu (Silibus X) Bahasa Malaysia II


(b) Pass STPM or its equivalent, with minimum Grade C in 3 subjects including Pengajian Am/Kertas Am (General Studies/General Paper) or at least 2.00 CGPA;


(c) A pass in STPM or its equivalent, with minimum Grade C in 2 subjects including Pengajian Am/Kertas Am (General Studies/General Paper) and Grade D for 2 other subjects;

(ii) Ministry of Education (KPM) Matriculation Certificate or MSU Foundation Certificate, or Foundation Certificate or its equivalent from higher learning institution:

  • in Malaysia which is recognised by KPT and approved by MQA
  • overseas which is equivalent to KPT Matriculation Programme



(iii) Diploma from PTPL/MSU, or Certificate/Diploma from Polytechnic, IPTA or IPTS with accreditation or other qualification from higher learning institution recognised by Ministry of Higher Education (KPT) and accreditated by MQA;


(iv) Pass at least 3 subjects in A-Level;


(v) Pass The South Australian Matriculation (SAM) with minimum score of 65% - 70%;


(vi) Pass Canadian Pre University Programme (CPU) with minimum score of 80%;


(vii) Pass Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) with at least grade B in 5 subjects;


(viii) other equivalent qualification recognised by Malaysian Government

Intake Months

February, July & September

Career Prospects

The scope of the graphic design is far from narrow. Graduates will be able to be versatile and apply their knowledge and skills to a variety of fields including advertising, public relations, publishing, journalism, marketing, packaging and events management. Graphic Design Jobs cover all ends of the creative spectrum such as Creative / Art Director, Layout Artist, Animation Character Designer, Brand Identity Designer, Logo Designer, Photojournalist, Technical Illustrator, Advertising Designer, Photoshop Artist, Multimedia Designer, Photographer, Prepress Technician, Web Designer, Design Educator and Packaging Designer.

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

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