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 & September
Total Course Fees RM 37,000 (To view complete fee structure, please click HERE)
Medium of Instruction English

Course Introduction

Effective visual communication requires a blend of different technical skills and intimate understanding of societal trends and human behaviour. This 2.5-year programme answers that demand with a comprehensive package focusing on design methods via problem-solving. The course covers the major areas of contemporary graphic design including typography, art illustration, advertising, animation and photography. The objective of this course is to train students to be effective and responsible graphic designers by working with each individual’s strengths.  Students can expect to acquire broad skill-sets ranging from traditional graphics to new media processes for use in advertising, corporate identity systems, packaging, desktop publishing, web design, animation and commercial photography.

Programme Modules *

  • Colour Studies
  • 2-Dimensional Studies
  • 3-Dimensional Studies
  • Drawing
  • Computer Graphics
  • History of Art and Design
  • Introduction to Ceramics
  • Introduction of Graphic Design
  • Visual Communication
  • Typography
  • Introduction to Digital Photography
  • Digital Photography
  • Digital Illustration
  • Brand Identity
  • Packaging Design and Technology
  • Publication Design and Electronic Pre Press
  • Principle of Advertising
  • Advertising Design
  • Web Design
  • Motion Graphic
  • Visual Culture
  • Project Research
  • Final Design Project
  • Entrepreneur of Graphic Design
  • Industrial Training
  • English I, II

* 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 Student Enrolment Department.

Career Prospects

Graduates of this course can chart their careers as graphic designers, web designers, computer-aided designers, set designers, animators, desktop publishing specialists, packaging designers, book and magazine designers, illustrators and commercial photographers. Diploma holders can also choose to continue their studies (Bachelor’s degree) with our partner universities, completing the programme in one to two years.



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