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Diploma in Visual Communication

Offered by: Raffles University (RU)

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Exam BodyInternal Dip., Malaysia
Course Duration2 Yrs 4 Months
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
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Fees (International Student)55550/Course
CampusRaffles University Medini Campus
FacultyFaculty of Arts & Design
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyDiploma Level
Field of StudyCommunication & Broadcasting
Course Description

The Diploma in Visual Communication gives students the theoretical and practical design knowledge and skills needed to become professionals in the graphic design industry. Students hone their capabilities in devising creative and practical solutions through studio-based learning projects, combined with critical thinking, conceptualisation and computer software skills.



Diploma in Visual Communication
Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3
– Academic Writing
– Academic Reading
– English for Communication
– Foundation Sketching and Drawing for Designers
– History of 20th Century Design and Culture
– U1: Ethics Appreciation and
Civilisation / Malay Language Communication 1
– Design Principles
– Colours for Designers
– Introduction to Graphic Design
– U2: Teamwork and Leadership / Bahasa Kebangsaan A
– Digital Image Processing
– Digital and Applied Illustration
– Fundamentals of Typography
Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3
– U3: Malaysian Economy
– Digital Photography
– Creative Techniques
– Fundamentals of Page Layout
– Video & Motion Graphic
– Packaging Design
– Web Design
– Identity System Design
– U4: Co-Curricular
– Publication Design
– Portfolio
– Final Project
Semester 1
–  Internship

*The programme module structure shown on this page is based on Intake A. The module is subject to change.
*The MPU Modules are translated to English. Please visit [here] for the original module name.

Entry Requirements

SPM: Credits in 3 subjects
O-level: Credits in 3 subjects
UEC: Grade B in 3 subjects
Others: Any other equivalent qualification recognised by the Malaysia Government which will be considered on a case by case basis

Additional Requirement: Pass RU Portfolio Assessment and Interview

Intake Months

January, May and September

Career Prospects

– Graphic Designer
– Packaging Designer
– Corporate Identity Designer
– Illustrator
– Editorial Designer

– Creative Designer
– Art Director
– Publication Designer
– Commercial Artist
– Industrial Designe

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

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