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Diploma in Design and Media

Offered by: Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)
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Exam BodyInternal Diploma Malaysia
Course Duration2 years (5 Semesters)
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
FeesRM 36,500
Fees (International Student)RM 46,000
FacultyDiploma Programmes
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyDiploma Level
Field of StudyAudio-visual Techniques & Media Production
Course Description

The Diploma in Design and Media is designed to:

  • provide a programme that covers the academic aspect as well as the vocational aspects of Design and Media.
  • prepare students for careers in the Design and Media environment.
  • provide students with academic and professional skills to develop solutions requiring a holistic outlook in Design Studies.
  • provide students with critical,  independent and cooperative learning skills so as to facilitate their  response to continuous future international change.
  • develop students' intellectual skills, communications ability and team working capability.
  • provide students with opportunities for progression into Degree Programmes of Design and Media standard in relevant areas.
Curriculum

Semester 1 and 2 of this diploma is aim to provide some fundamental modules which are relevant to the Design and Media field and to prepare students proceed to 5 different routes.

Here you will be equipped with basic concept of design theory and practice, communication skills, writing for academic purposes and also generating ideas for design. You will be exposed to various specific terminologies related to design and also some of the technologies involved. These semesters will prepare you for the next route that you choose.

Semester 1

  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Introduction to Graphic Design
  • Imaging/Production Skills for Design
  • Trends and Visual Thinking

Semester 2

  • Professional Communications
  • Informing the Masses: Advertising and the Media in the 21st Century
  • Visual Art Theory and Practice
  • Drawing & Presentation Techniques

Semester 3

  • Animation Principles
  • Illustration for Concept Art
  • Introduction to Creative Project
  • Introduction to Project Management
  • 3D Pipeline

Route A: Leading to Advertising and Media Pathways

Semester 4

  • Applied Timing
  • Applied Movement
  • Digital Illustration Techniques
  • Major Project Preparation
  • Client Brief Concept

Semester 5

  • Design and Context
  • Cinema Film Analysis
  • Major Project
  • Marketing Fundamentals, Consumer
  • Behaviour and Creative Practice

Route B: Leading to Animation and Visual Effects Pathways

Internship (8 weeks)

Semester 4

  • Applied Timing
  • Applied Movement
  • Digital Illustration Techniques
  • Major Project Preparation
  • Digital Compositing in Film
  • Animation Context and Culture

Semester 5

  • Design and Context
  • Cinema Film Analysis
  • Major Project
  • Advance 3D Pipeline
  • Character Sculpture

Route C: Leading to Industrial Design Pathways

Internship (8 weeks)

Semester 4

  • Applied Timing
  • Cinema Film Analysis
  • Digital Illustration Techniques
  • Major Project Preparation
  • C.A.D Project
  • Surface Modelling

Semester 5

  • Design and Context
  • Cinema Film Analysis
  • Major Project
  • Design Style and Substance

*In addition to the above, all students are also required to successfully complete General Studies modules as stipulated by the Malaysian Qualification Agency, as well as fulfill credit requirements for Co-curricular activities.


Entry Requirements

Admission requirements for this programme is as follows:

  • An overall credit pass in 3 subjects at SPM and a minimum of pass in Bahasa Malaysia and Sejarah (History); or
  • An overall credit pass in 3 subjects at O-Levels/GCSE; or
  • A qualification that APIIT accepts as equivalent to the above

Intake Months21 May 2018

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


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