Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Graphic Design

The Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Graphic Design programme is targeted at individuals who want to equip themselves with both academic and practical knowledge, skills and competencies in product designs. This comprehensive programme will prepare them for rewarding careers as professional graphic designers.

The programme is approved by Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education and accredited by Malaysian Qualifications Agency.

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Normal Entry

Malaysian Students:

  • STPM with at least CGPA of 2.00 in 2 subjects; OR
  • 'A' Level with at least C grade in 2 subjects; OR
  • UEC Certificate with at least B grade in 5 subjects; OR
  • Matriculation/Foundation with at least CGPA 2.00 Pre-University from any university that is recognised by the Malaysian Government; OR
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) with at least 24 points, OR
  • Diploma (Level 4, MQF) in related fields with at least CGPA of 2.00 from any university that is recognised by the Malaysian Government; OR
  • Pass in drawing exam/portfolio/interview for the candidate who has no qualifications in art subjects or SPM or its equivalent; OR
  • Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the government of Malaysia.

International Students:

  • A recognised university entrance qualification such as ‘A’ level / University Foundation / Matriculation / Diploma or equivalent; OR
  • English Language Proficiency equivalent to IELTS of 5.5 or TOEFL score of 550; OR 
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE); OR
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE); OR
  • Cambridge First English (CFE); OR
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE); OR
  • Malaysian University English Test (MUET)

Alternative Entry

Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) Entry Requirements:

  • 21 years of age as of 1st January in the year of application;
  • Possess relevant work experience; and
  • Passed APEL assessment



Modes of Study

Part Time
Blended Learning (Onine & Tutorial)

Duration 4 Years (10 Semesters)
Frequency of Tutorials Once a month (on weekends)

Courseworks – 60%

Final Examination – 40%

MQA Accreditation PA 8218
Advertisement Code (N-DL/214/6/0191) 06/22


  • Prepare students for a professional career in the field of design
  • Provide students with the knowledge, skills and competencies required to excel as designer executives in the challenging world of design
  • Develop students’ abilities as visual communicators


Core Courses

  • History of Art & Design 
  • Creative Thinking
  • Digital Photography
  • Computer Application Design
  • Basic Drawing
  • Design Elements & Principles
  • Brand Design
  • Packaging Design
  • Creative Illustration
  • Human Factor Design
  • Product Design & Materials
  • Product Design & Technology
  • Ergonomic in Design
  • Product Design
  • Designing for Trend & Design Development
  • Design for Manufacturer
  • Surface Pattern Design

Subjects of Specialisation in Graphic Design

  • Printing Design Theory
  • Creative Copywriting
  • Creative Typography
  • Visual Communication
  • Advertising Design
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Corporate Design
  • Graphic Portfolio Project

Project Paper or Industrial Training

General Studies

Applicable to Malaysian students only:

  • Islamic and Asian Civilisations
  • Ethnic Relations

Applicable to International students only:

  • Malay Language (Bahasa Melayu) and Communication
  • Malaysian Studies

University Compulsory Courses

  • Academic Writing
  • Comparative Ethnics
  • Social Responsibility Project 2
  • Information Literacy and Research Skills
  • Entrepreneurship in Malaysia


For Malaysian and International students:

  • Merit Scholarship available for top-performing students
  • 10% discount on tuition fee available through student loyalty scheme

For Malaysian students only:

  • 10% discount on tuition fee for full payment of semester fees
  • 50% discount on tuition fee for senior citizens who are 55 years of age & above
  • 75% discount on tuition fee for the disabled
  • EPF withdrawal assistance
  • PTPTN loan assistance
  • RM7,000 personal income tax relief

Terms and conditions apply


Last updated: 30/01/2018