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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
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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
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A fast track one-year programme for SPM/O-Level holders. Upon successful completion, they will gain entry into any of our Honours Degree programmes in Graphic Design, Interior Architecture & Design, Furniture & Product Design, and Fashion Marketing.

Course Description

This programme provides a strong foundation in art & design which equips students with experience in practical studio work such as drawing, experimentation and exploration of media and material, and model making. Students will also develop skills in visual analysis, colour studies, and critical writing, which are crucial for our bachelor’s degree programmes in Design and Fashion.

The Programme objectives are to:

  1. Equip students with a broad range of art and design fundamental principles
  2. Identify students’ design strengths
  3. Produce graduates with the appropriate skills to undertake lifelong learning


  • Introductory & Diagnostic Projects
    • Visual Analysis
    • Colour Studies
    • Fundamental of 2D & 3D Designs
    • Workshops (Printmaking, Photography and Computer)
  • Drawing 1
    • Basic Skill and Techniques
  • Critical Studies 1
    • Research and Critical Writing
    • History and Theory of Art & Design
  • English 1
    • Academic Writing Skills
    • Grammar and Mechanics


  • Pre Specialist Projects
    • Applied 2D and 3D Designs
    • Applied Drawing and Colours
  • Drawing 2
    • Advanced Skills and Techniques
  • Critical Studies 2
    • Research and Critical Writing
    • History and Theory of Art & Design
  • English 2
    • Academic Writing Skills
    • Research and Presentation Skills


  • Specialist Projects
    • Final Project: Indication towards choice of degree studies in  various specializations: Graphic Design, Interior Architecture & Design, Furniture & Product Design and Fashion Marketing
  • 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
  • AND Pass Portfolio interview
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All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

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