Course Details

Award: Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Visual Communication (BVC) (R/213/6/0354) (18.11.2021-17.11.2026)
MQA Approval MQA/FA6138
Duration 3 years (total up 8 semesters, incl. Industrial Training)
Intakes February, May & September
Total Course Fees RM 41,900 (To view complete fee structure, please click HERE)
Remark: This fee structure is applicable to Malaysian students only. Fee structure for international students please consult Institute of International Education (IIE), NEUC.
Medium of Instruction English
Department DEPARTMENT OF ART & DESIGN

Course Introduction

Globalisation and new developments in information and media technology are reshaping visual communication design.

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Visual Communication is a combination of practice and theory to develop your creative, intellectual, and technical skills. Students are required to work on real community and industry projects and build a body of work for their portfolio. They will also experiment with both traditional and emerging design practices and develop a visual language that allows them to work across digital, physical and analogue media. This visual language is broad, encompassing typography, interaction, image-making and work.

Programme Modules *

CREATE. IMAGINE. MAKE Learn how to interpret design briefs and produce design solutions. Gain experience with an extensive range of traditional and digital technologies. Undertake a major design project in your 3rd year. Get ready - at New Era University College.


Year 1

Contextual Studies

  • Introduction to Visual Communication
  • History of Visual Communication

Visual Communication Design

  • Typography
  • Visual Sequencing
  • Design With Types
  • Design With Images
  • Visual Narrative

Technical Skills

  • Photography 1
  • Images and Mark-making
  • Illustration 1 & 2

Year 2

Contextual Studies

  • Visual Culture
  • Visual Communication Research and Design
  • Design Research Method

Visual Communication Design

  • Moving Image
  • Visual Sequencing
  • Publication Design
  • Advertising in Visual Communication
  • Design Social Innovation
  • Packaging Technology
  • Introduction to Marketing Communication
  • Visual Communication Design Process

Technical Skills

  • UI/ UX
  • Photography 2

Year 3

Professional Development

  • Industrial Training
  • Professional Practice

Contextual Studies

  • Academic Report Writing
  • Design Projects Management

Personal Portfolio Development

  • Studio-Based Project

* Selected programme modules

Minimum Entry Requirement

Local Student
  1. A pass in STPM with at least Grade C (GP2.00) in any TWO (2) subjects; OR

  2. A pass in STAM with at least grade Jayyid; OR

  3. Matriculation or Foundation with at least CGPA of 2.00; OR

  4. A Diploma (Level 4, MQF) with at least CGPA of 2.00; OR

  5. An Advanced Diploma (Level 5, MQF) with at least CGPA of 2.00; OR

  6. A Diploma Kemahiran Malaysia (DKM) / Diploma Vokasional Malaysia (DVM) subjected to HEP Senate / Academic Board’s approval****; OR

  7. A Diploma Lanjutan Kemahiran Malaysia (DLKM) subjected to HEP Senate / Academic Board’s approval****;
    Note for (vi) & (vii): The HEPs are to conduct screening and provide necessary guidance specific to the discipline of the programme; OR

  8. Other relevant equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government; OR

  9. UEC with 5 Credits.

    AND

  10. Pass an interview (online / virtual / conventional) OR submission of student’s portfolio, to be determined by the HEP as required.

****For Private Higher Educational Institutions: Refer to Surat JPT/GS 1000-606 Jld. 2(23), 21st April, 2020 - Kemasukan Pelajar Lulusan Diploma Kemahiran Malaysia (DKM), Diploma Lanjutan Kemahiran Malaysia (DLKM) dan Diploma Vokasional Malaysia (DVM) ke Peringkat Sarjana Muda (Tahap 6 MQF) atau yang setara dengannya di Institusi Pendidikan Tinggi Swasta.

 

International Student

English Competency Requirement: Achieve a minimum score of Band 3 in MUET or equivalent to CEFR Low B2

*For detailed information on entry requirements, please contact Marketing & Sales Department.

Career Prospects

Graduates are open to many career opportunities, including the areas of advertising, graphic design studio, print houses, publishing, corporate company, and private practice. Potential careers include:

  • Digital Media
  • Content Creator
  • Design Educator
  • Creative Director
  • Creative Designer
  • Branding Specialist
  • Publication Designer
  • Advertising Art Director
  • Communication Designer
  • Motion Graphic Designer
  • Communication Manager
  • Interactive Media Designer
  • Packaging Designer (FMCG)
  • Advertising Account Executive (AE)
  • UI/ UX Designer

FIND YOUR COURSE

address

Blok B&C, Lot 5, Seksyen 10, Jalan Bukit,
43000 Kajang, Selangor.

phone

03-8740 6392 (Main Line)
03-8210 3709 (Main Line)
03-8740 4392
03-8741 8192
03-8741 4923
03-8741 4924
03-8740 6925
03-8737 9292

email

neuc@newera.edu.my

OFFICE HOURS
Monday to Friday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
(Off on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays)