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Exam BodyInternal Qualification, Malaysia
Course Duration2 years
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees (International Student)37,800
CampusKuala Lumpur
FacultyFaculty of Communication and Creative Industries
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyDiploma Level
Field of StudyArts & Design

Graduates may be admitted into Year 2 of Bachelor of Design (Honours) in Graphic Design.

Course Description

This programme is an integrated design study that helps develop your creative passion, specifically focusing on fostering your conceptual and technical design skills. Graphic design course is also known as communication design. It is the art and practice of planning and projecting ideas through visual and textual forms for user experience. Forms of communication designed could be represented in physical and or virtual state accompanied by interactive engagement and or display. 

Courses in Graphic Design will nurture your design capabilities of working across a range of creative industry-relevant practice from commercial, education to environment, cultural, and civic sectors. Each area of explorations will focus on graphical aspects of print, illustration and screen-based interactive design which contribute to the problem-solving challenges in any area of visual communication. 

Throughout the programme, you will indulge in developing your creative ideas in subject area such as advertising, branding, digital visualisation, photography, illustration and concept. These studies are essential to the development of becoming a trained professional graphic designer, while the learning process exposes you to opportunities of developing your progressive graphic design portfolio, to prepare you for better future career prospect.

  • Introduction to Information Technology
  • Creative & Critical Thinking
  • Design Fundamentals 
  • Typography
  • Introduction to Art 
  • Drawing: Dry Media
  • Colour Studies
  • Design for Print
  • Basic Photography
  • Drawing: Wet Media
  • Fundamentals of Web Page OR Introduction to Drama
  • Introduction to Advertising
  • Drawing: Mixed Media 
  • Packaging Design
  • Design for Creative Industry
  • Arts Law
  • Applied Photography
  • Digital Typography
  • Commercial Design 
  • Editorial Design
  • Digital Illustration OR Music Appreciation
  • Print Production
  • Exhibit Design
  • Graphic Design Final Project

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

English for Tertiary Studies, Penghayatan Etika dan Peradaban, Academic English, Integrity and Anti Corruption, Academic English, Civic Consciousness and Volunteerism OR Bahasa Kebangsaan A*(is compulsory for students without Credit in Bahasa Malaysia at SPM level.), Professional English, *Co-curricular

**Co-curricular course must be taken in Year 1 Semester 1

Entry Requirements
  1. SPM - 3 Credits in the relevant subjects
  2. O Level - 3 Grade C in the relevant subjects
  3. UEC - 3 Grade B in the relevant subjects
  4. Certificate - Relevant Certificate accredited by MQA OR Relevant Skilled/Technical/Vocational Certificate recognised by the Malaysian Government

Compulsory subject:

  1. (1); (2) and (3) must include SPM Pass/ O Level Grade E (Pass)/ UEC Grade C in English Language*
  2. (1); (2); (3) and (4) must pass a specified portfolio test to be conducted by TAR UMT

*Grade C and above in AELE0364 English Language conducted by TAR UMT is accepted as having fulfilled the English Language requirement for applicants who fail English Language at SPM/O Level/UEC level.


  1. SPM holders must have at least a pass in Bahasa Melayu and SPM holders from Year 2013 onwards must have at least a pass in Sejarah.
  2. Students without a credit in SPM Bahasa Melayu are required to pass Bahasa Kebangsaan A before the award of Diploma.
  3. Equivalent qualifications/qualifications from other Institution of Higher Learning (IHL) will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  4. Subject to the Ministry of Education latest requirements.
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Career Prospects
  • Illustrators 
  • Art Directors 
  • Typographers 
  • Brand Designers 
  • Signage Designers 
  • Graphic Designers 
  • Design Consultants 
  • Packaging Designers 
  • Web Page Designers 
  • Interaction Designers 
  • Communication Designers 
  • Sales Promotion Designers

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

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