Diploma in Graphic Design

Approval Code
N/213/4/0115; 04/2018
Accreditation Code
Subject Area
Graphic Design
Course Mode
Full Time
Course Duration
2 Years
Course Location
UCSI University, Kuala Lumpur Campus
January, May and September

The Diploma in Graphic Design provides students with a solid foundation in art and design, placing specific emphasis on Graphic Design. The programme focuses on equipping students with industry-related skills and technical knowledge to produce static visuals that communicate with their intended target markets.


Presentations, quizzes, tests, mid-term exams, final year exams, folio and assignments, among others.

Academic Requirements Admission Level
SPMV/SPM/ 'O' Levels
3 credits and Pass in English
  • Direct entry into Year 1, Semester 1
  • English requirements apply
Sijil Kemahiran Vokasional (SKV)
3 Credits and Pass in English
Majlis Latihan Vokasional Kebangsaan (MLVK)
Pass inclusive of Art & Design-related subjects** and English
Any other qualification equivalent to the abovementioned. **
CGPA 2.5
Diploma/Certificate/ Equivalent. **
  • Subject to review and approval of certified transcripts and portfolio
  • English requirements apply


**A review of the student's Art/Design portfolio is required to assess his/her knowledge and skills for admission purposes.

English Requirements:
  • For local students: A Pass in English (SPM examination).
  • For international students: IELTS score of 5.5 (in each skill); 550 (writing-based) / 79 - 80 (Internet-based) in TOEFL; or a
    Pass in English (O-levels or equivalent to SPM 1119).

If English language requirements are not fulfilled, additional English module(s) will be made compulsory.

Note / Legend Discretion is given to the Head of School for those with borderline Academic Requirements.

Graduates of this programme are able to find career opportunities in the following:

  • Advertising Agencies
  • Multimedia Labs
  • Design Studios
  • Corporate Art Departments
  • Television Network Stations
  • Animation Houses
Year 1
  • Fundamental of Drawing 1
  • Fundamental of Painting
  • Principles of Design
  • History of Art and Design
  • Creative Thinking Skills
  • Extra-curricular Learning Experiences 1(MPU-U4)
  • Fundamental of Drawing II
  • Study Skills & Employability (MPU-U2)
  • Typography
  • Design Communication
  • Business Communication
  • Editorial Design
  • Print Production
  • Digital Photography
Year 2

  • Brand Communication Design
  • Packaging & Display Design
  • Marketing & Consumer Behavior
  • Digital Multimedia Design
  • Design Contextual Studies
  • Extra-curricular Learning Experiences 2 (MPU-U4)
  • Promotional Design Campaign
  • Motion Graphics
  • Corporate Literature
  • Interactive Web Technology
  • Business Law – Malaysian Perspective
  • Portfolio Project
  • Ideation & Innovation
General Subjects (MPU) are compulsory for all students.

U1 – For Malaysian students:
    i. Malaysian Studies

     – For Foreign students:
    i. Communication in Bahasa Melayu 2

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