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Diploma in Advertising & Graphic Design

Offered by: The One Academy of Communication Design
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Exam BodyInternal Diploma, The One Academy
Course Duration3 Yrs
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CampusBandar Sunway & Penang
FacultyAdvertising & Graphic Design
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyDiploma Level
Field of StudyAudio-visual Techniques & Media Production
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Course Description

Advertising & Graphic Design is a 3-year course comprising 9 semesters. The programme consists of two components; advertising and graphic design, specially designed to reflect the professional aspects of the industry by integrating conceptual development, strategic thinking for advertising campaigns, TV, radio, new media advertisements and developing students with skills in the areas of typography, packaging, print media, corporate identity and branding. Students will be trained to master skills of computer graphic software and equipped with basic multimedia design software knowledge for further professional job placements. This would also include the industrial contact that involves professional designers to share their understanding on the challenges needed to prepare for life after graduation.



  • Computer Graphic Production Procedures
  • Typography Fundamentals
  • Applied Typography
  • Packaging Design
  • Digital Photography
  • Publication Design
  • Corporate Identity & Brand Communication
  • Design


  • Advertising Principles & Strategies
  • Advertising Campaign
  • New Media in Advertising
  • Practical Project
  • Advertising Visual
  • Copywriting


  • Portfolio Presentation
  • Sharing/Workshop session from professional


  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Premier
  • Adobe Flash
  • Adobe Audition


  • Business & Marketing


  • History of Art & Design
  • Creative Thinking
  • Survey of Southeast Asia Art & Culture

(Note: Subjects offered are subject to change based on the requirements of the Academy Board and MQA.)

Entry Requirements

Pass in SPM With minimum 3 credits Including a pass in English, Bahasa Melayu & History

Intake Months

January, April, August

Career Prospects

After graduating, students may begin work in one of the following:

  • Advertising Agency
  • Design Studio
  • Magazine or Publication House
  • Brand & Identity Consultation Agency
  • Corporate-In-House Design
  • Print Production House
  • PR and Event Companies
  • Departmental Stores/Shopping Mall
  • Film Production House
  • Multimedia Companies
  • Personal Advertising or Design Agency

Students may pursue a career as a/an :

  • Graphic Designer
  • Type Designer
  • Print Designer
  • Packaging Designer
  • Publication Designer
  • Branding & Identity Designer
  • Corporate Communication Designer
  • In-House Graphic Designer
  • Exhibition Designer
  • Magazine Stylist
  • DTP Artist
  • Window Display Artist
  • Copywriter
  • Account Executive
  • Production Manager
  • Art Director
  • Design Director
  • Creative Director

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

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