BA (HONS) GRAPHIC DESIGN

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

In collaboration with Coventry University, United Kingdom

Intakes: May, October
Duration: 3 years, Full-time

Course Fees:
ask@raffles.edu.my

ENTRY REQUIREMENT

  • 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.

ENGLISH COMPETENCY
IELTS 6.0; or
Credit in SPM English 1119; or
Credit in O-Level English / IGCSE

ADVANCED STANDING ENTRY
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.

COURSE OVERVIEW

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.

MODULES

  • 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.

MODULES

  • 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.

MODULES

  • 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

ABOUT COVENTRY UNIVERSITY

coventry-university

1st for Overseas Student Experiences
based on student trips abroad
– HESA 2015/16 UK, published 2017

2nd for Teaching Excellence
Times Higher Education UK (TEF)
metrics ranking 2017 – Gold winner

5th UK Student City
QS Best Student Cities Index 2018

13th in Guardian University Guide 2019
of 121 UK institutions ranked

CAREER PROSPECTS

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

RAFFLES ALUMNI

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.

See more at http://raffles.edu.my/raffles-alumni/

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