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

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.


  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



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