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Foundation in Art & Design

Offered by: First City University College (FCUC)
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Exam BodyInternal Qualification, Malaysia
Course Duration1 Year (3 semesters)
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees (International Student)Refer to Univ.
CampusFirst City UC
FacultyFaculty of Design & Built Environment
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyPre-University/Foundation Studies
Field of StudyPre-University Programme / University Foundation Studies
Course Description

The one-year programme provides a general art & design education to enable students to gain experience in practical studio work, 2D and 3D designs, research and writing. It develops student's skills on visual analysis, fundamental drawing, colour studies, research and critical writing skills.

On completion of the programme, students will be able to:

  • Understand drawing as a fundamental process for visual research and the development of communication ideas.
  • Demonstrate an ability to conceive and develop ideas in a wide range of media.
  • Demonstrate a professionally oriented attitude to studio practice and ability to work as part of a team.
Semester 1 Semester 2

Introductory & Diagnostic Projects

-Visual Analysis

-Colour Studies

-Fundamental of 2D & 3D Designs

-Workshops (Printmaking, Photography and computer)

Pre Specialist Projects

-Applied 2D and 3D Designs

-Applied Drawing and Colour

Drawing 1

-Basic Skill and Techniques

Drawing 2

-Advanced Skill and Techniques

Critical Studies 1

-Research and Critical Writing

-History and Theory of Art & Design

Critical Studies 2

-Research and Critical Writing

-History and Theory of Art & Design

English 1

-Academic Writing Skills

-Grammar and Mechanics

English 2

-Academic Writing Skills

-Research and Presentation Skills


Semester 3

Specialist Projects

-Final Project: Indication towards choice of degree studies in various specialisations: Graphic Design, Interior Architecture & Design and Furniture & Product Design.

Drawing 3

-Drawing in Specialised Areas

Entry Requirements

SPM  – Minimum 5 credits (including English)

UEC – Minimum 4Bs (including English)

GCE O-LEVEL – Minimum 5 credits (including English)

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS – Equivalent qualifications recognized by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency
Pass Portfolio interview

Intake Months

June 2022

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

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