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Bachelor of Digital Media Design with Honours

Offered by: Open University Malaysia (OUM)
Exam BodyInternal Degree, Malaysia
Course Duration4 Yrs 8 Mths
Part Time/Full TimePart Time studies/Weekend classes
FacultyCentre for Graduate Studies
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyAudio-visual Techniques & Media Production
Credit Hours48
Mode of StudyBy Mixed Mode
Course Description

The objectives of this programme are to produce graduates who can master the elements of digital media technology especially using web and multimedia as well as mobile technology as its main platforms and have the skills that needed to serve the society and the nation; to provide professional manpower in digital media technology who can work creatively, think critically and be able to transit their skills into diversified domains; and to produce graduates who have high quality of knowledge on design, development and management of digital media.

There are lots of opportunity for digital media to be utilised in learning, education and entertainment industry, especially in producing content in the digital world. The Creative Industry Outlook (2011 – 2014) study done by PriceWater Cooper House has proven that the industry value for Creative Multimedia amounts up to RM4.2 trillion. These revenue are brought in from 4 major industries which are Feature Films (RM288 billion), Animated Content (RM270 billion), Video Games (RM192 billion) and also Mobile Application (RM88.5 billion). This significant number shows the critical role played by the Creative Industry in contribution to the country’s economy. Thus, the offering by Bachelor of Digital Media Design (Hons) by Open University Malaysia is time and right move and in line with the CREATIVE LIFELONG LEARNING PROGRAMME (CILL) by MDeC. Open University Malaysia distinguishes itself by offering a unique package to suit working adults through the flexible entry mode and blended mode of learning supported by diverse


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Subject Name Credit Hours
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University Courses

Subject Name Credit Hours
Learning Skills for Open Distance Learners 3
English for Written Communications 3
English for Oral Communications 3
English for Workplace Communications 3
Professional Ethics 3

Basic Courses

Subject Name Credit Hours
Basic Concepts of Information Technology 3
Principles of Management 3
Thinking Skills & Problem Solving 3
Introduction to Communication 3

Core Courses

Subject Name Credit Hours
IT, Media and Society 3
New Media Technology 3
Web Development 3
Graphics Design 3
Basic Drawing 3
Research Methodology 3
Current Trends in Digital Media Application 3
Introduction to Animation 3
Interface Design 3
3D Animation Essentials 3
3D Animation Development 3
3D Animation Development II 3
Digital Illustration 3
Multimedia Authoring I 3
Multimedia Authoring II 3
Audio Technology 3
Video Technology 3
Web Design 3
Digital Composition 3
Photography 3
Mobile Computing for Multimedia 3
Project 6

University Courses

Elective Courses (Choose any FOUR)
Subject Name Credit Hours
Multimedia Advertising 3
Principles of Advertising 3
Broadcast Management 3
Media Appreciation and Critical Analysis 3
Game Design and Development 3
TOTAL CREDIT 12 (choose any FOUR)

Note 1:

  • Courses are subject to change without prior notice
  • The offering of elective subjects is the sole discretion of the faculty

Note 2:

  • TWO elective subjects can be replaced with Industrial Training. Industrial Training (6 credits) can be taken by those students interested to do industrial training. Industrial must be carried in a firm/organization that specialised in Internet Computing/Web/Mobile Development. Students must find their own firm/organization for the placement
Entry Requirements

Normal Entry

Passed SPM/SPMV/MCE or equivalent with credit in Mathematics; AND
Passed STPM/HSC or equivalent with at least 2 principals (CGPA 2.00); OR
Passed A-Level with at least 2 relevant subjects and passed O-Level or equivalent with credit in Mathematics;OR
Passed a recognized Matriculation / Foundation in relevant field with minimum CGPA 2.0 ;OR
Passed a recognized Diploma or equivalent in Multimedia Creative with minimum CGPA 2.5 (CGPA below 2.5 but above 2.0 may be accepted subject to rigorous internal review process by the faculty); OR
Other Diploma (or equivalent from higher institutions recognized by the Malaysian government) with CGPA 2.5 and credit in Mathematics in SPM; OR
Other qualifications recognized by the Malaysian Government.


APEL Admission

More than 21 years of age on 1 January in the year of application; AND
Relevant work experience / prior experiential learning; AND
Pass the APEL Assessment (Aptitude Test & Portfolio) conducted by OUM

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

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