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Diploma in Digital Animation

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

Digital Animation is a 3-year course comprising 9 semesters. The first year of your diploma programme will comprise Art & Design Fundamental Studies and 2 semesters of comprehensive training to build a strong foundation in art and design. Your confidence and knowledge will expand as you study art and design sense, the history and theories of art appreciation, communication skills and technical knowledge in varying disciplines geared towards your major and next two years of studies. While majoring, you will bring your wildest creations to life using digital technology, modeling and animation principles. Our students are trained using Autodesk, the Maya program best known for its part in creating the special computer effects for blockbusters such as Lord of the Rings, Shrek, The Mummy, Ice Age and many more. You will be able to create imagery and special effects for film, television commercials, long-form animation, interaction and video games.



  • Perspective Studies
  • Visual Communication
  • Typography Fundamentals
  • Introduction to Digital Photography
  • Drawing for Animation
  • Life Drawing
  • 2D Animation
  • Cartoon Character Design
  • Conceptual Rendering
  • Concept Art
  • 3D Modelling Basics
  • Advanced 3D Modelling
  • 3D Animation Basics
  • Advanced 3D Animation
  • 3D Character Animation
  • Visual Storytelling
  • Compositing & Editing
  • Final Project Development
  • Portfolio Presentation
  • Advanced 3D Studio


  • Personal Development Workshop
  • Graduation Campaign


  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Digicel Flipbook
  • Premiere
  • Audition
  • Maya Complete
  • Maya Unlimited
  • After Effects
  • Autodesk Combustion
  • Flash


  • Culture & Society in Malaysia
  • Survey of Southeast Asia Art & Culture
  • Marketing & Consumer Behaviour
  • Business & Client Management

(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:

  • Animation Houses / Studios
  • Digital Design Companies
  • Movie Production Houses
  • Post Production Houses
  • Game and Software Design Companies
  • Television Broadcast Industry
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Film-making Businesses
  • Education Multimedia Companies
  • Research & Development Firms
  • Their own Animation Studio

Students may pursue a career as a/an :

  • Lead Animator
  • Producer
  • Animation Director
  • Technical Director
  • CG Artist
  • Character Modeller
  • 2D Animator
  • 3D Animator
  • Background Artist
  • Visual Effects
  • Director / Artist
  • Storyboard Artist
  • Cartoonist
  • Visualiser
  • Project Coordinator
  • Video Editor / Compositor
  • Teacher / Lecturer / Tutor / Researcher

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

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