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Top 5 Universities to Study Graphic & Multimedia Design in Malaysia 2020

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So you are interested in graphic design, perhaps considering becoming a graphic designer. Consider it a good choice as the market shows a solid demand for graphic designers in Malaysia. Seeing job’s demands increase rapidly, directly provide better opportunities for Graphic Designers to strive in creative industries.

Graphic Design

Let’s understand what is graphic design. A simple explanation to the concept is that graphic design is the art or skill of combining text and pictures in advertisements, magazines, or books. A graphic design is not merely associated with drawing and painting, it is about the organisation and presentation of information developed through a creative process for a particular function. A graphic design is used as a tool to deliver and spread the ideas and messages worldwide. With the advancement of technology, the tools for graphic design are not limited in paint brush and pencil, it also included cameras, printers, and computers.

What kind of skills do you need?

Good Verbal Communication

Although visual plays a major role in design, there is still the need for verbal communication. In a normal workplace, you would need to communicate your ideas verbally to others, deliver the core concept and allowing others to fully understand it.

Basic Drawing & Sketching

Sometimes, an art is unable to be interpreted clearly through verbal communication. Therefore, drawing a rough sketch to render your imagination fast and bring your initial ideas, allowing others to know the general ideas that you had in your mind.

What skills do you acquired in university?

Research Skills

Any creative idea comes from a source, no matter if it has to be an emotion, experience, or etc. Knowing more things allow you to be more inspired and generate ideas easily. At the same time, you would know how to do proper research, discover new ideas, and expanding your knowledge.

Software skills

Nowadays, majority of the design rely on software to get the work done, software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign could be handy skill in your career path if you know how to master it completely. The more proficient you are at these programs, you will be able to generate and deliver your design with much easier and faster.

In order to enter into Graphic Design, you will generally need:

Programmes

Requirements

Foundation in Arts

  • SPM/O-Level: Minimum 5Cs or equivalent

Diploma in Graphic Design

  • SPM/O-Level: Minimum 3Cs and pass in Art Subject; or
  • UEC: 3Bs and pass in Art subjects; or
  • Certificate: Pass the certificate in a related field

Bachelor of Arts Degree (Hons) Graphic Design

  • Foundation in Arts: Minimum of CGPA of 2.50; or
  • Diploma: Minimum of CGPA of 2.00; or
  • Australian Matriculation: Minimum ATAR of 60; or
  • A-Level/STPM: Minimum 2Cs; or
  • UEC: Minimum 5Bs including English

Careers Options for Graphic Design

  • Art Directors
  • Desktop Publishers
  • Architects Drafters
  • Industiral Designers
  • Multimedia Arties and Animators
  • Web Developers

1. Raffles University

Campus: Johor Bahru, Johor

 

General Intake

Indicative fee of Full-Time in 2019 (RM)

Diploma in Multimedia Design (2.5-years)

Jan, May & Sep

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Diploma in Creative New Media Technology (2.5-years)

Jan, May & Sep

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BA (Hons) Graphic Design (3-years)

May & Oct

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2. INTI College Subang Jaya

Campus: Subang Jaya, Selangor

 

General Intake

Indicative fee of Full-Time in 2019 (RM

Foundation in Design (1-year)

Jan, Apr and Aug

18,005

Diploma in Graphic Design (2.5-years)

Jan, Apr and Aug

42,480

Bachelor’s of Arts (Hons) Graphic Design (3-years)

Apr and Aug

76,544

3. LimKokWing University

Campus: Cyberjaya, Selangor

 

Intake & Courses Fee

Diploma in Creative Multimedia (3-Years)

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Diploma in Graphic Design (3-Years)

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Diploma in Interactive and Multimedia Design (3-Years)

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Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Creative Multimedia (3-Years)

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4. Multimedia University

Campus: Cyberjaya, Selangor

 

General Intake

Indicative fee of Full-Time in 2019 (RM

Foundation in Creative Multimedia (1-year)

Apr, Jul and Nov

13,200

Diploma in Digital Motion Graphic (2+years)

Apr, Jul and Nov

23,000

Bachelor’s of Multimedia (Hons) Media Arts (3-years)

Apr, Jul and Nov

56,160

5. UCSI University

Campus: Taman Connaught, Kuala Lumpur

 

General Intake

Indicative fee of Full-Time in 2019 (RM

Foundation in Arts (1-year)

Jan, May, Sep

21,180

Diploma in Graphic Design (2+years)

Jan, May, Sep

43,315

Bachelor’s of Arts (Hons) Graphic Design (3-years)

Jan, May, Sep

55,525

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Nicky Yap
I am a freelance commercial content writer and student of SEGI College studying Bachelor of Business with a major in Marketing. I love to travel and enjoy ‘Me’ time with a cup of coffee in a quiet cafe.

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