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Certificate in Art and Design (CAD)

Offered by: Malaysian Institute of Art (MIA)
Course Duration3 semesters
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Level of StudyCertificate Level
Field of StudyArts & Design
Course Description

This entry level design course will help you build a strong foundation of design skills. The course covers the elements and principles of design that can be applied to any design area including graphic, illustration, textile & fashion design, interior design, industrial design & fine art.

You will learn how to follow a design process and apply the creative design process to 2D and 3D forms. Through this course, you will learn how to produce drawings to communicate ideas, progression, experimental, exploration and fundamental of applying digital.


Semester 1

  • Malaysian Studies 1
  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1
  • English Grammar
  • Foundation of Art and Design 1
  • Basic Drawing 1
  • 3 – Dimensional Design 1
  • Basic Painting 1
  • Introduction of Art History

Semester 2

  • Communication Skills
  • Basic Writing Skills
  • Foundation of Art and Design 2
  • Basic Drawing 2
  • 3 – Dimensional Design 2
  • Basic Painting 2
  • Art Appreciation

Semester 3

  • Introduction to Malaysian Culture
  • Communicative English
  • Foundation of Art and Design 3
  • Basic Drawing 3
  • 3 – Dimensional Design 3
  • Basic Painting 3
  • Basic Digital Art
Entry Requirements

SPM with minimum 1 credit in any  subjects and passes in Bahasa Malaysia and Sejarah; or

UEC with minimum 1 Grade B in any subjects; or

O-Level with minimum 1 Grade C in any subjects; or

Any equivalent qualification recognized by the Malaysian government.

Intake Months

Jan, June

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

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