Course Details

Award: Diploma in Graphic Design (DGD) (R3/0211/4/0090) (30 January 2024 - 29 January 2029)
MQA Approval A9099
Duration 2.5 years (total up 7 semesters)
Intakes February, May, July & September
Total Course Fees RM 38,000 (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

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 design processes that deal with visual communication while providing the technical expertise, experimentation and versatility. Students learn a wide range of skills that are supported by industry-standard software, tutorial, workshops, and studio environments. The programme develops student abilities in problem solving and 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. Students will gain the ability to translate an idea into a viable economic proposition. In addition, students are exposed to real-life projects, industry competitions, enriching field trips and visits to professional design studios as well as rigorous internships to ensure industry-readiness.

Programme Modules *


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.

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


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.

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
Elective Course
  • Introduction to Ceramic


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

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

  • SPM with 3 Credits
  • UEC with 3 Credits
  • O Level / IGCSE / Other qualifications deemed equivalent by MQA

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

Career Prospects

The course structure, knowledge and experiences 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
  • Copywriter
  • Photographer
  • Digital Illustrator



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