Course Details

Award: Diploma in Graphic Design (DGD) (R2/214/4/0093) (12.06.2018-29.01.2024)
MQA Approval A9099
Duration 2.5 years (total up 7 semesters)
Intakes March & May
Total Course Fees RM 37,000 (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

Diploma in Graphic Design is a practice-based course that develops creative mind, critical thinking, reflective, and technical skills enhanced by pertinent academic staff. The programme is distinguished by an emphasis on experimentation, versatility and technical expertise. Students are supported by industry-standard software, tutorial, workshops, and studio environments. The course encourages students to investigate, question and challenge the contemporary role of graphic design and understand the process, technique and management, to produce innovative, emotive, enduring and aesthetic designs through intense involvement in the design process. You will gain the confidence to understand, interpret and talk about the ground-breaking and iconic designs from the past and present. You will also learn how to present and defend your ideas and promote yourself and your work.

Programme Modules *

YEAR 1

Students will be introduced to the key aspects of the histories and theories of design, technical skills, design thinking and practice in graphic design. Students’ work will be supported by weekly technical demonstration sessions to enhance their digital skills. They will also be engaged in other practical workshops.

CORE MODULES
Contextual Studies
  • History of Art & Design
  • Colour Studies
  • 2 & 3-Dimensional Designs
  • Drawing 1
  • Drawing 2
Graphic Design Fundamental
  • Introduction of Graphic Design
  • Typography
Technical Skills
  • Computer Graphic 1
  • Computer Graphics 2
  • Introduction to Digital Photography


YEAR 2

Students will begin to think more professionally about graphic design. They will have opportunities to enhance their skills and knowledge gained in the first year to explore and do research on design principles and theories. They will be required to get involved in working practices in graphic design.

CORE MODULES
Contextual Studies
  • Visual Culture
  • Visual Communication
  • Project Research
Graphic Communication
  • Brand Identity
  • Principles of Advertising
  • Packaging Design and Technology
  • Advertising Design
Digital Design Exploration
  • Digital Photography
  • Motion Graphic
  • Digital Illustration
  • Web Design


YEAR 3

Students will sharpen their creativity by focusing on their professional interests to identify dynamic design solutions to create a distinctive and industry-ready portfolio.

CORE MODULES
Graphic Communication
  • Publication Design and Electronic Pre-Press
Professional Development
  • Industrial Training
  • Entrepreneurship
Personal Portfolio Development
  • Final Design Project

* Selected programme modules

Minimum Entry Requirement

  • UEC with 3 Credits
  • SPM with 3 Credits
  • Certificate in Business Information Technology, New Era University College
  • Certificate in Humanities and Social Sciences, New Era University College
  • Other equivalent qualifications

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

Career Prospects

The course structure, knowledge, experiences and support available to students are all designed with a view to develop their skills, stimulate competencies and imaginative thinking necessary for their creative career in a demanding and competitive work environment.

The course produces graduates who are flexible and responsive. More importantly, they are industry – ready to work as:

  • Creative Director
  • Advertising Art Director
  • Editorial Designer
  • Corporate Identity Designer
  • Print Production Designer
  • Packaging Designer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Design Educator
  • Web Designer
  • Digital Illustrator

FIND YOUR COURSE

address

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

phone

+(60)3-87392770

email

neuc@newera.edu.my

OFFICE HOURS
Monday to Friday: 8:30am - 12:00pm; 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Saturday: 8:30am - 12:30pm

(Off on Sunday and public holidays)