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Certificate in Communication Design

Offered by: The One Academy of Communication Design (TOA)
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Exam BodyThe One Academy
Course Duration4 semesters
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CampusBandar Sunway & Penang Campuses
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyCertificate Level
Field of StudyArts & Design
Course Description

The Certificate in Communication Design is a 4-semester induction program that focuses on art and design fundamental studies. Students will undergo comprehensive foundation training in the art & design process while building their confidence to further explore their chosen field upon the completion of this course. Students will be equipped with the knowledge & skill in art and design in general as well as be involved in research and analytical exercises based on the concept and idea development.

After completing the Certificate in Communication Design, students may opt to major in any of our offered diploma programmes: Digital Media Design, Advertising & Graphic Design, Interior Design, Digital Animation, Illustration, Fashion Design & Pattern Making, Film Visual Effects and Fine Arts.



  • Basic Design
  • Introduction to Digital Tools
  • Basic Drawing 1
  • Medium and Techniques
  • Language Preparatory 1
  • Malaysian Studies / Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi


  • Basic Drawing 2
  • Visual Thinking
  • Basic Colour Theory
  • Art Appreciation
  • Language Preparatory 2
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A / Business & Marketing


  • Basic Perspective Drawing
  • Figure Fundamental Studies
  • Basic Letterforms
  • Visual Composition & Layout
  • Language Preparatory 3


  • Introduction to Visual Communication
  • Figure Studies
  • Design Case Study
  • Watercolour Drawing Techniques
  • Culture & Humanities
Entry Requirements
  • Pass Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) with minimum 1 credit (1C) including a Pass in Bahasa Melayu and Sejarah
  • Pass IGCSE / O-Level with minimum 1 credit (1C)
  • Pearson BTEC Art & Design Level 2 Award/Certificate
  • Pass UEC-SML and/or UEC technical with minimum Grade B in any one subject
  • Pass Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia (SKM) Level 2 in the relevant aspect

Explore the complete list of Entry Requirements for domestic and international students here

Intake Months

January, April, August

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

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