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Diploma in Visual Communication

Offered by: Raffles University
Exam BodyInternal Dip., Malaysia
Course Duration2 Yrs 4 Months
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
FeesRefer to Univ.
Fees (International Student)55550/Course
FacultyFaculty of Design
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyDiploma Level
Field of StudyCommunication & Broadcasting
Course Description

The new Diploma in Visual Communication gives students the theoretical and practical design knowledge and skills they need to become professionals in the graphic design industry.

Through studio-based learning projects combined with critical thinking, conceptualization and computer software skills, students hone their capabilities in devising creative yet practical solutions for various problems in the process of visual communication with a high level of intellectual engagement.

After completing the programme, students will be able to develop skills in the areas of typography, packaging, publication and corporate identity; design a wide variety of print media by using appropriate visualization process and techniques; prepare project plans in implementing design projects and controlling execution against those plans; communicate effectively with clients and other stakeholders; and act ethically and professionally as designers in the industry.


Programme Modules*

Core Modules

Year 1

- Academic Writing
- Academic Reading
- Colour for Designers
- Creative Techniques
- Design Principles
- Drawing for Graphic Designers
- English for Communication
- Foundation Sketching and Drawing for Designers
- Fundamentals of Typography
- History of 20th Century Design and Culture
- Introduction to Graphic Design
- U1: Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1

Year 2

- Digital and Applied Illustration
- Digital Image Processing
- Digital Photography
- Fundamentals of Page Layout
- Graphic Print Production
- Identity System Design
- Packaging Design
- Portfolio
- Publication Design
- U2: Teamwork and Leadership
- U3: Malaysian Economy
- U4: Co-Curricular

 Year 3

- Internship
Compulsory Modules (MPU)
International Student Only 
- Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1 (Malay Language Communication 1)
- Kerja Berpasukan dan Kepimpinan (Teamwork and Leadership)
- Ekonomi Malaysia (Malaysian Economy)
- Ko-Kurikulum (Co-Curricular)

 *Subject to change due to curriculum update.

Malaysian Student Only 

- Pengajian Malaysia 2 (Malaysian Studies 2)
- Kerja Berpasukan dan Kepimpinan
- Ekonomi Malaysia
- Ko-Kurikulum

 *Subject to change due to curriculum update.

Entry Requirements

SPM: Credits in 3 subjects

O-level: Credits in 3 subjects

UEC: 3Bs

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.

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

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