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Diploma in Fine Arts

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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CampusBandar Sunway
FacultyFine Arts
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyDiploma Level
Field of StudyArts & Design
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Course Description

The Fine Arts programme is a 3-year course comprising 9 semesters. In line with The One Academy's practical coaching approach, the programme offers bountiful opportunities to explore a wide range of media and practices, in this field where traditional and modern expressions constantly debate, critique and challenge boundaries. With a series of medium exploration and visual development, a visual language with strong personality will emerge, in the form of representational or abstract art.

In order to enhance students' capability of working independently, the syllabus emphasises both studio and gallery-based courses designed to assist students to identify one's creative direction and cultural interest, while strengthening their artistic abilities and techniques.

The development of research and analytical mindset is highly prized, since without which excellent skills alone will not create a strong impact. To enrich the meaning of artwork, and to reflect one's worldview critically, students ought to consider the historical and contemporary context of art creation; an awareness of sociocultural evolution and popular aspiration is certainly a boost.

Through this programme, students will experience and be trained in different scenario, to emerge as prominent artists producing awesome masterpieces, with an aptitude for meticulous management and profound communication skills, and gain notability among gallerists and collectors. Come experience our r



  • Figure Studies
  • Figure Anatomy Studies
  • Colour Studies
  • Drawing
  • Life Drawing
  • Print Making
  • Material & Medium Studies
  • Oil Painting
  • Water Color
  • Visual Language
  • Sculpture
  • Digital Painting
  • Computer Application
  • Ceramics


  • History of Art & Design
  • Aesthetic Studies
  • Visual Culture Studies
  • Survey of SEA Art & Culture
  • Malaysia Art Studies
  • Contemporary Issues
  • Art Critic


  • Language & Communication Skills
  • Islamic / Moral Studies
  • Diploma Exhibition
  • Art Marketing
  • Exhibition

(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 develop a career in one of the following:

  • Fine Artist/Artist-In-Residence/ Community-Based Artist
  • Printmaker
  • Muralist
  • Sculptor
  • Window Display Artist
  • Professional Craftsman in Ceramics, Glass, Furniture Making, Metals
  • Art Director
  • Landscape Designer
  • Studio Manager
  • Art Instructor
  • Art Entrepreneur
  • Art Critic
  • Art Advisor
  • Artist Representative/Agent
  • Animator, Screenwriter, Cinematic Art Designer, Set Designer, Director or Cinematographer
  • Illustrators for Publishers or Print & Online Media
  • Curator at Museums or Art & Craft Galleries
  • Installation, Conservation, Archiving, Education & Public Events
  • Arts Management

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

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