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Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Digital Animation

Offered by: Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)
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Exam BodyUTAR, Malaysia
Course Duration3 years
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees (International Student)56750/Course
CampusSungai Long Campus
FacultyFaculty of Creative Industries
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyAudio-visual Techniques & Media Production
Study Abroad PathwayNo
Course Description

The Students will be exposed to a wide range of theoretical and technical subjects. Primarily the programme will ensure the students develop creative thinking abilities so that they are able to create powerful and engaging stories that are animated using various technologies so that every single movement, sound, music and effects are extremely realistic and pleasing to the viewers. They will be also exposed to several animation projects which will train them to work in team and solve problems in a professional manner. Students will be trained to add-value to the animation industry by applying innovative ideas which incorporate local content (culture, folklore etc) to produce a unique and memorable movie, and by doing so, achieve excellence in the promotion of local cultures, social norms and lifestyle. The animation industry is involved in intellectual property development and safeguarding this is vital for the growth of the industry.

In this context, students of this programme will be made aware of the laws pertaining to content development, copyright and intellectual property rights. This will ensure the graduates are aware of their moral obligation to be honest, abide by the professional code of ethics and laws which is an important vision and mission of the university



Year 1

  • Animation Drawing and Comosition
  • Acting for Animators
  • Priciples of Animation
  • 2D Animation 1
  • Typography Studies
  • Sun Zi’S Art of War and Business Strategies
  • Film Syudies 1
  • Communicative English
  • Introduction to Motion Graphics
  • Scripwriting and Storyboarding
  • LAN Subject
  • Co-curriculum
  • Elective 1
  • National Language / Other Language


Year 2

  • 3D Animation 1
  • Digital Video & Audio Production
  • 2D Animation II
  • Film Studies II
  • Pengajian Malaysia
  • Motion Graphic Analysis & Interpolation
  • Web Design & Multimedia Technology
  • Approaches to Communication Resesarch
  • 3D Animation II
  • Character Animation
  • Animation Techniques
  • Video Compositing & Special Effect
  • Elective II


Year 3

  • Art Law and Cyberlaw
  • Technoprenuership
  • Audio Design for Animation
  • Final Project
  • Ethics and Proffesional Conduct
  • Final Project
  • Industrial Training
  • Elective III


DA Elective Group


Elective I – Choose 1 Unit(s)

  • Digital Photography
  • Creative Thinking and Ide Generation


Elective II – Choose 1 Unit(s)

  • Public Speaking
  • Creative Writing


Elective III – Choose 1 Unit(s)

  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Fundamentals of Psychology


LAN Subject – Choose 1 Unit(s)

  • Penganjian Islam
  • Pendidikan Moral


Co-Curriculum– Choose 1 Unit(s)

  • Communication Skills (Oral Communication)
  • Communication Skills (Written Communication)
  • Teambuilding and Leadership Skills
  • Professional Ethics and Manners
  • Debate
  • Sport
  • Community Service


National Language / Other Language - Choose 1 Unit(s)

  • Bahasa Kebangsaan (A)

*For Malaysian Only, Without SPM-BM Credit

  • Bahasa Kebangsaan (B)

*For Non-Malaysian Only

  • Introduction to Chinese Language 1
  • Introduction to French
  • Introduction to Japanese
  • Introduction to Tamil Language
  • Introduction to Thai Language
  • Introduction To Korean


Entry Requirements

A-Levels or equivalent

Intake Months

Jan, May, Oct

Career Prospects
  • Pre Production (2D/3D/Stop Motion)
  • Art Director
  • Background Designer
  • Concept Artist
  • Character Designer
  • Layout Artist
  • Prop Designer
  • Scriptwriter
  • Set Designer
  • Storyboard Artist

Post Production (2D/3D/Stop Motion)

  • CG Compositor
  • Editor

Production (2D/3D/Stop Motion)

  • Animator
  • Digital Painter
  • CG Supervisor
  • FX Supervisor
  • Model Maker
  • Modeling Supervisor
  • Motion Control Operator
  • Rendering Supervisor
  • Texture Artist


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

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