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Diploma in Illustration

Offered by: Malaysian Institute of Art (MIA)
Exam BodyInternal Diploma Malaysia
Course Duration6 semesters + internship
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees (International Student)42000/Course
FacultyIllustration Dept.
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyDiploma Level
Field of StudyAudio-visual Techniques & Media Production

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Course Description
Do you like to create characters, illustrating a story or an idea?
The Illustration course is to train creative illustrators who are able to perform creatively and effectively in the practice of illustration. The course emphasizes both manual and digital expression skills. Students will begin with observational studies, and then gradually moving towards ideas and concepts development; with the exploration of various media in illustration and advertising related drawings and paintings, the course will also take advantage of the computer aided design software and use it to further enhance the quality of creative illustration.
The course will reinforce the importance of research, investigation and experimentation in the process of image making to provide a focus on the problem solving. The area of illustration studies ranges from realistic, analytical and interpretative to expressive approaches. The students will also learn general graphic design, typography, photography, computer graphics, desktop publishing design and so on.

Year 1

Semester 1

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

Semester 2

  • Painting & Drawing
  • Illustration 1
  • Visual Communication 2
  • Typography 1
  • History of Graphic Design
  • Digital Imaging & Text 1
  • Writing Skills or Bahasa Kebangsaan A

Year 2

Semester 3

  • Communication Ethics
  • Illustration 2
  • Life Drawing 1
  • Promotional Design
  • Digital Imaging & Text 2
  • Photography 1

Semester 4

  • Community Project
  • Illustration 3
  • Life Drawing 2
  • Basic Advertising & Marketing
  • Interactive & Moving Images 1

Year 3

Semester 5

  • Illustration 4
  • Interactive & Moving Images 2
  • 3D Modeling

Industrial Training

Semester 6

  • Illustration 5
  • 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
  • Illustrator for
    •  Publisher, Print Media / Online Media
    • Animation Studio
    • Motion Picture / Film and Television
    • Advertising / Design Agency
    • Commercial Production Company
  • Graphic Designer
  • Theater Backdrop Artist & Designer
  • Mural Artist & Designer
  • Commercial Artist
  • Concept Artist
  • Exhibition Gallery Assistant
  • Art teacher / Instructor
  • Freelancer, etc.

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

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