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Diploma in Advertising & Graphic Design

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
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

This 3-year course offers students the opportunity to establish their art foundation which includes the familiarisation of design thinking and art principles. Students also have the opportunity to engage in more industry-driven briefs with the focus on professional design practices, branding, advertising strategies and various creative content published in both print and digital media before getting trained and mentored by the industry’s most celebrated and prestigious creative leaders both locally and internationally through specially curated talks, workshops and master classes.



  • 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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