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Bachelor of Design (Honours) in Graphic Design

Offered by: Tunku Abdul Rahman University of Management and Technology (TARUMT), Main Campus

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Exam BodyInternal Qualification, Malaysia
Course Duration3 years
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees38,400
Fees (International Student)66,800
CampusKuala Lumpur
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.

Curriculum
  • 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
  4. TAR UMT - Foundation in Arts (Track C) OR Relevant Diploma
  5. Other IHL - Relevant Foundation accredited by MQA OR Relevant Diploma accredited by MQA

Compulsory subject:

  1. (1); (2); (3) and (5) must include SPM Pass/ O Level Grade E(Pass)/ UEC Grade C in English Language*
  2. (1); (2); (3); (4) and (5) must pass a portfolio test 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.

Note:

  1. Students without a credit in SPM Bahasa Melayu are required to pass Bahasa Kebangsaan A before the award of Bachelor Degree.
  2. TAR UMT Diploma will be accepted on credit transfer into Bachelor Degree programmes.
  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.
Intake Months

June & November

Career Prospects

Graduates can be employed as:

  • 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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