MQA/PA 11716 | KPT/N/213/6/0338 (04/2024)

In collaboration with Coventry University, United Kingdom

Intakes: January / May / July
Duration: 3 years, Full-time

Course Fees:
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  • 2 STPM / 2 ‘A’ Levels Passes with a minimum CGPA 2.00 (Grade C); or
  • Senior Middle 3 (UEC) with a minimum grade B in 5 subjects (including English); or
  • Matriculation Program / Foundation in Design / Foundation in Art & Design with minimum CGPA 2.00; or
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma with a minimum of 24 points; or
  • Canadian Pre-University (CPU) with average scores of 55%; or
  • South Australian Matriculation (SAM) or equivalent to Tertiary Entrance Rank (TER) of 60%;
  • Other equivalent qualifications that recognized by Malaysia Government; and
  • Diploma in Art and Design or any other equivalent and relevant Diploma recognized by Malaysia Government with minimum CGPA 2.00.

Pass Portfolio Review or Art Test conducted by the College for the candidate who does not have a pass in Art Subject.

IELTS 6.0; or
Credit in O-Level English / IGCSE

Under Malaysia Qualification Framework (MQF), students who have completed a Level 4 Diploma will receive an advanced standing credit transfer of up to 30% to the degree.


The BA (Hons) Graphic Design is a practice-based course with creative, critical, reflective and technical skills developed in the studio and enhanced by pertinent academic writing.  The course delivery includes a focus on design trends, industry development s, and future job opportunities both from a global as well as an Asia-specific perspective.

The programme is distinguished by an emphasis on experimentation, versatility and technical expertise. Students are supported by access to industry-standard software, workshops and studio environments. Typical graduate portfolios might include branding, publicity, info-graphics, animations, publishing or web and app design in a range of technology and media.

Students have the opportunity to work on a mix of in-house assignments, self-initiated tasks, Asian, and international competition opportunities and live project briefs. The course is well established and prides itself on its ability to adapt and thrive in changing intellectual, professional and technical environments.

In the first year students will be introduced to key aspects of graphic design thinking and practice. Their work will be supported by weekly technical demonstration sessions to help you hone your digital skills, and they will also engage with print-making and other practical workshops. By the end of the first year students should be ready to start thinking about their personal creative and professional direction.


  • Typography 1
  • Visual Communication 1
  • Academic Essay Writing
  • PDP 1: Creative Identities
  • Design Practice 1
  • Design Contexts 1

In the second year students will begin to think more professionally about graphic design and the world of employment. Students will have opportunities to enhance their skills and knowledge gained in the first year and investigate placement opportunities and live projects that support their personal interests. By the end of the second year, all students should have engaged with clients or spent a period in a professional design studio or agency.


  • Typography 2
  • Visual Communication 2
  • Professional ID Studies 2
  • Design Practice 2
  • Design Contexts 2
  • Global Sustainability and Innovation

In the final year we aim to sharpen the students’ creativity and focus their professional interests through a combination of hypothetical, competition and live projects that give them a free reign to identify dynamic solutions that work for them. With their accumulated understanding of graphic design, with an inquiring, informed mind and with expert making skills, students will submit work to leading international competition providers and prepare a portfolio of projects ready for their career in industry.


  • Design Practice 3
  • PDP 3: Creative Futures
  • How to set up Free-lance Business
  • Typography 3
  • Design Contexts 3
  • Visual Communication 3
  • Internship
  • Internship
  • U1: Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia (TITAS) / Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2
  • U1: Hubungan Etnik / Pengajian Malaysia 3
  • U2: Critical Thinking
  • U3: Malaysian Constitution
  • U4: Community Service

We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated, please contact us for the latest information.


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Founded by entrepreneurs and industrialists as the Coventry School of Design in 1843, and in 2018 celebrated 175 years, Coventry University is a dynamic and outward-looking institution with a tradition of teaching excellence, impactful research, and bold international partnerships. Coventry ranks 15th in the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2020. It also earned the title ‘The University of the Year for Student Experience’ in the 2019 Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide; the guide describes it as “one of the most innovative modern universities, bold with its vision of what the 21st-century student experience should be”.

Ranked No.15 UK University
Guardian University Guide 2020

Top 15 UK university 5 years running
Guardian University Guide 2016-2020

5QS Stars Rated for Excellence
QS Stars University Ratings 2020

Highest ranking modern University in England 2012-2019 
Guardian University Guide

Gold for outstanding teaching and learning
Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2017

The accolades and statistics above relate to Coventry University courses and the campus in the UK


The structure of the course, the experiences and support made available to students are all designed with a view to developing their skills, competencies and imaginative thinking necessary for a creative career in a demanding, competitive and rapidly changing work environment.

The course produces graduates who are flexible and responsive and, more importantly, industry ready. Graduates are employed in a range of professional environments and companies as:

  • Creative Director
  • Advertising Art Director
  • Editorial Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Corporate Identity Designer
  • Packaging Designer
  • Print Production Manager
  • Graphic Designer
  • Design Educator


We produce graduates who are well respected and successful in their creative careers. All our students leave as young professionals, ready for industry and the workforce. You can expect a vibrant and dynamic nurturing learning experience that will see your transformation into a world-class professional.

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