Course Details

Award: Diploma in Visual Arts (DVA) (R3/0210/4/0002) (30 January 2024 - 29 January 2029)
MQA Approval A9098
Duration 2.5 years (total up 7 semesters)
Intakes 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

The Diploma in Visual Arts program develops a creative approach to a variety of art techniques and knowledge through a strong combination of theory and practical study, aimed at those wishing to establish a career as an art practitioner. As technology and media continue to evolve, Visual Arts graduates need to be equipped with a wide range of knowledge and skills in the fields of art and design. Thus, the program covers areas of specialization and emphasis is given to artistic expression and communication skills. Art and design play an important role in our society, especially in the commercial world where the creative field is increasingly challenging. The program will introduce the role and influence of art and design in today’s world and prepare students for their part as active and practicing artists in society.

Programme Modules *


Students will be introduced to key aspects of design history and theory, technical skills, design thinking and practice in art and design. Students’ work will be supported by weekly technical demonstration sessions to aid their design skills, and they will also be involved in other practical workshops.


Contextual Studies
  • History of Art & Design
  • 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 opportunity to enhance their skills and knowledge acquired in the first year to explore and do research on design principles, theory, and work practice in visual arts.


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


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


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

* 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, experience, and support available to students are all designed with the goal of developing their skills, stimulating the competencies and imaginative thinking needed for their creative careers in a challenging and competitive work environment. The program produces graduates who are flexible and responsive. More importantly, they are ready to work as:

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



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


03-8210 3709 (Main Line)
03-8740 6392 (Main Line)
03-8740 4392
03-8741 8192
03-8741 4923
03-8741 4924
03-8740 6925
03-8737 9292


Monday to Friday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
(Off on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays)