Course Details

Award: Diploma in Visual Arts (DVA) (R2/211/4/0012) (12.06.2018-29.01.2024)
MQA Approval A9098
Duration 2.5 years (total up 7 semesters)
Intakes March & May
Total Course Fees RM 35,000 (To view complete fee structure, please click HERE)
Medium of Instruction English

Course Introduction

The Diploma in Visual Arts develops techniques and knowledge along three main thrusts - Painting, Printmaking and Ceramics. Even more, this 2.5-year programme is unique in providing a combination of modules in both Asian and Western visual arts. Students learn drawing, oil painting, Chinese art (including ink painting and calligraphy), printmaking, basic sculpture, and ceramics. They explore, experiment and develop creative approaches to various art techniques and theories for application or research. In order to expand the marketability of graduates, a special module on Art Entrepreneurship is included in the programme to allow students to examine new areas where they can apply their skills.

Programme Modules *

  • Colour Studies
  • 2-Dimensional Studies
  • 3-Dimensional Studies
  • Drawing
  • Computer Graphics
  • History of Art and Design
  • History of Fine Arts
  • Introduction to Ceramics
  • Ceramics
  • Introduction to Photography
  • Photographic Essay
  • Printmaking
  • Painting Studio
  • Chinese Art
  • Experimental Art Process
  • Art Entrepreneurship
  • Visual Culture
  • Project Research
  • Visual Art Final Project
  • Professional Practice
  • 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

Apart from becoming professional artists, graduates of this course can chart their careers as art educators, art administrators and art promoters. They can also choose to enter into gallery management, illustration, art consultancy, visual presentation or curating.  Diploma holders can also continue their studies (Bachelor’s degree) with our partner universities, completing the programme in about two years.



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