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Bachelor of Design (Honours) in Graphic Design

Offered by: Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC)
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Exam BodyInternal Bachelor Degree, Malaysia
Course Duration3 Yrs
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees35100 / Course
Fees (International Student)61400 / Course
CampusKL Main Campus
FacultyFaculty of Communication and Creative Industries
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyArts & Design
Course Description

The Bachelor of Design (Honours) in Graphic Design programme nurtures your design capabilities across a range of creative industry-relevant practices from commercial, education, to the environment, cultural, and communities. The programme focuses on graphical aspects of print, illustration and interactive design which contributes to the problem-solving challenges in any area of visual communication.

Throughout the programme, you will develop skills in design management, creative portfolio and design research. You will be managing a range of group and individual projects, in which you will demonstrate effective organisation and production of your work. Courses offered focus on moving you from broad-based learning to your own design research investigations, where you will focus on your specialism in preparation for your final year graduation showcase project.

The programme also encompasses a semester of industrial training as you will be attached to an established industry network, helping you to gain insights and skills you need as an industry-ready graduate. During your internship, you will further develop and enhance your portfolio needs, preparing for a better future career prospect.

    • Basic Software Application for Designers
    • Fundamentals of Design
    • Colour Theory
    • Drawing
    • Introduction to Art
    • Basic Photography
    • Layout & Typography
    • Illustration & Concept OR Fashion Design Illustration
    • Print Design
    • Digital Typography OR Batik Appreciation
    • Design Thinking
    • Information Graphics
    • Packaging Design
    • Painting Techniques OR Applied Photography
    • Research For Arts & Design
    • Corporate Identity & Branding
    • Advertising & Design
    • Digital Visualization
    • Sales Promotion Design
    • Sculpture OR Editorial Design
    • Industrial Training
    • Graphic Design Project Management
    • Web Design & Production
    • Publication Design
    • Exhibition Management & Implementation
    • Interactive Multimedia
    • Graphic Design Project & Portfolio
    • Design & Society
    • Type in Motion OR Fashion Accessories
    • Professional Practices for Designers

    Language, Mata Pelajaran Pengajian Umum (MPU) and Co-curricular Courses:

    • Bahasa Kebangsaan A, English for Tertiary Studies, Academic English, English for Career Preparation, Tamadun Islam dan Asia, Contemporary Malaysian Issues, Hubungan Etnik, Critical Thinking, *Co-curricular

    *Co-Curricular Courses can be taken in any semester of the study

Entry Requirements

(1) STPM - Grade C in 2 relevant subjects

(2) A Level - Grade D in 2 relevant subjects

(3) UEC - Grade B in 5 relevant subjects which must include English Language

(4) TAR UC - Foundation in Arts (Track C) OR Relevant Diploma

(5) Other IHL - Relevant Foundation/ Diploma accredited by MQA AND SPM Pass/O Level Grade E (Pass)/UEC Grade B in English Language Compulsory subject:

(1) and (2) must include SPM Pass/ O Level Grade E (Pass) in English Language (1), (2), (3), (4) and (5) must include **MUET Band 3/IELTS Band Score 5.0/equivalent and Pass a specified portfolio test conducted by TAR UC.** ** Exempted for students whose programme full medium of instruction was in English.


a) Students without a credit in SPM Bahasa Melayu are required to pass Bahasa Kebangsaan A before the award of Bachelor Degree.

b) TAR UC Diploma will be accepted on credit transfer into Bachelor Degree programmes.

c) Equivalent qualifications/qualifications from other Institution of Higher Learning (IHL) will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

d) Subject to the Ministry of Higher Education latest requirements.

Intake Months

June, November

Career Prospects
  • Educators
  • Visualisers
  • Illustrators
  • Typographers
  • Art Directors
  • Photographers
  • Brand Designers
  • Signage Designers
  • Graphic Designers
  • Design Consultants
  • In-House Designers
  • Packaging Designers
  • Web Page Designers
  • Marketing Managers
  • Interaction Designers
  • General Merchandisers
  • Instructional Designers
  • Event Display Designers
  • Communication Designers
  • Sales Promotion Designers
  • Advertising Agencies & Publishing Agencies

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

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