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Diploma in Graphic Design

Offered by: Malaysian Institute of Art (MIA)
Exam BodyInternal Dip., Malaysia
Course Duration6 semesters + internship
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees (International Student)42000/Course
FacultyGraphic Design Dept.
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyDiploma Level
Field of StudyAudio-visual Techniques & Media Production
Course Description
Wish to pursue professional careers in visual communications industry?
The Graphic Design course is a platform to train potential graphic designers who are able to provide design and visual solutions that meet the clients’ demands.
Students will have the opportunity to learn manual skills and exploration of conventional as well as contemporary media in communication designs. This course covers areas such as advertising and marketing, corporate identity, publication design, packaging design, typography, illustration, computer graphics and photography into communication design. Our Graphic Design students will also learn the skills of advanced computer software and digital design. Aside from soft skills, students will learn critical thinking, creative and innovative conceptual designs that will prepare them for their future in the creative industry.

Year 1

Semester 1

  • Art & Design Fundamentals
  • 3D Studies
  • Visual Communication 1
  • Drawing 1
  • History of Art 1
  • English
  • Malaysian Studies 2 or Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1

Semester 2

  • Visual Communication 2
  • Painting & Drawing
  • Typography 1
  • Photography 1
  • History of Graphic Design
  • Writing Skills or Bahasa Kebangsaan A

Year 2

Semester 3

  • Communication Ethics
  • Promotional Design
  • Packaging Design 1
  • Typography 2
  • Photography 2
  • Digital Imaging & Text 2

Semester 4

  • Community Project
  • Publication Design (Book)
  • Packaging Design 2
  • Typography 3
  • Basic Advertising & Marketing
  • Interactive & Moving Images 1

Year 3

Semester 5

  • Brand Identity
  • Publication Design (Magazine)
  • Interactive & Moving Images 2
  • 3D Modeling

Industrial Training

Semester 6

  • Final Project
  • Professional Business Practice
Entry Requirements

SPM with minimum 3 credits in any subjects and passes in Bahasa Malaysia and Sejarah; or

UEC with minimum 3 Grade B in any subjects; or

O-Level with minimum 3 Grade C in any subjects; or

Any other equivalent qualification recognized by the Malaysian government; AND

Submit two (2) A4 size drawings (personal choice of media, technique and subject matter).

Intake Months

Jan, June, Sept

Career Prospects
  • Graphic Designers
  • Typographers
  • Packaging Designer
  • Production Supervisors
  • Visualizer
  • Animator
  • Publication Designers
  • Art Directors
  • DTP Artists
  • Display Artists
  • Web Designers

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

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