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 February, May, July & September
Total Course Fees RM 36,000 (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

Art and design play an important role in our society, especially in the commercial world where creative field is increasingly challenging.

The Diploma in Visual Arts programme develops creative approaches to various art techniques and knowledge through a strong combination of theory and practical study, aimed for those who want to establish a career as an arts practitioner. As technology and media continue to evolve, Visual Arts graduates need to be equipped with a wealth of knowledge and skills in art and design field. Thus, this programme includes areas of specialisation and emphasis is given to art expression and communication skills.

Programme Modules *


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

Contextual Studies
  • History of Art & Design
  • History of Visual Arts
  • Colour Studies
  • 2 & 3-Dimensional Designs
  • Computer Graphics
  • Introduction to Digital Photography
Visual Arts Study
  • Drawing 1, 2
  • Painting Studio 1
  • Introduction to Ceramics
  • Printmaking 1, 2


Students will begin to think more professionally about visual arts. They will have the opportunities to enhance their skills and knowledge gained in the first year to explore and do research on design principles, theories and working practices in visual arts.

Contextual Studies
  • Visual Culture
  • Project Research
  • Photography Essay
Visual Arts Study
  • Painting Studio 2, 3
  • Ceramics 1, 2
  • Chinese Art
  • Experimental Art Process
Professional Development
  • Industrial Training
  • Art Entrepreneurship


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

Visual Arts Study
  • Ceramic 3
Professional Development
  • Visual Arts Final Project
  • Professional Practice

* 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, 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 careers in a demanding and competitive work environment.

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

  • Professional artist
  • Printmaker
  • Ceramicist
  • Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Art entrepreneur
  • Art educator
  • Art administrator
  • Art promoter
  • Art consultant
  • Gallery management
  • Curator
  • Window Display Artist
  • Exhibition Designer



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