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Diploma in Illustration

Offered by: The One Academy of Communication Design (TOA)
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Exam BodyInternal Diploma, The One Academy
Course Duration3 Years
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CampusSunway & Penang Campus
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyDiploma Level
Field of StudyAudio-visual Techniques & Media Production
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Course Description

This 3-year course prepares its students to create intriguing illustrations for commercials, publications and entertainment in animation, video games, films and theme parks, bringing out the truest artists in them. Through hands-on experience and master classes, students are exposed to sharings from prominent illustrations; concept artists; and games and film producers to experience real world knowledge from industry professionals which helps them expand their own level of critical thinking, deepen their comprehension in this field and produce substantial portfolios.



  • Pencil
  • Gouache
  • Watercolor
  • Acrylic (on Canvas & Gesso)
  • Mixed Media
  • Digital


  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Corel Painter
  • Google SketchUp
  • Blender


  • Language and Communication Skills
  • History of art and Design
  • Survey of S.E.A Art and Culture


  • Business and Marketing


  • Seminar and Workshops
  • Portfolio Presentation


  • Drawing
  • Figure Studies
  • Design Fundamentals
  • Visual Communication
  • Perspective Studies
  • Watercolor Painting
  • Light and Mood Studies
  • Medium and Technique
  • Creative Workshop
  • Comic Workshop
  • Typography Fundamentals
  • Introduction to Digital Photography
  • Production Sketching
  • Visual Development
  • Concept Design
  • Digital Matte Painting
  • Cinematic Storyboarding
  • Practical Project

(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:

  • International/Local Advertising Agencies
  • Game Production House
  • 2D / 3D Animation production House
  • VFX Production Studio
  • Design Studios
  • Corporate In-House Design Division
  • TV/Film Production House
  • Publication House
  • Art Education College / Centre
  • Your own Illustration Studio

Students may pursue a career as a/an :

  • Illustrator
  • Visualiser
  • Digital Artist
  • Matte Painter
  • Comic Artist
  • Concept Artist
  • Texture Artist
  • Storyboard Artist
  • Cartoonist
  • Graphic Designer
  • Desktop Publisher
  • Conceptual Rendering Artist
  • Visual Merchandiser
  • Art Teacher
  • Art Director
  • Film Director

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

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