VISUAL COMMUNICATION


MALAYSIA QUALIFICATIONS

ADVANCED DIPLOMA
IN
VISUAL COMMUNICATION

(A7765) | JPT/BPP(K)1000-600/WP131(12)
Intakes: January, April, July & October
Duration: 27 Months (Full-time)

ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN VISUAL COMMUNICATION

COURSE OVERVIEW

The study of Graphic Design involves an in-depth understanding of a Graphic Designer’s role in history, society and research. Students will have the opportunity to explore issues of culture, economics and social implications of graphic design solutions. Through major practical projects, students will hone their multi-disciplinary skills to offer creative and practical solutions, preparing them for challenging careers combining creativity, concepts and computer software skills in the highly competitive advertising and publishing industries.

Entry Requirements:

Malaysian

  • SPM / IGCSE / GCE O-Levels: 3 Credits; or
  • Senior Middle 3 (UEC): Grades BBB; or
  • International High School Equivalent

International

  • IGCSE / GCE O-Levels: 3 Credits; or
  • International High School Equivalent
English Competency:

Malaysian

  • IELTS 5.5; or
  • Credit in SPM English 1119; or
  • Credit in O-Level English / IGCSE

International

  • IELTS 5.5
COURSE MODULES
  • Graphic Design and Culture
  • Design Principles
  • Drawing for Designers
  • Creativity and Problem Solving
  • Typography I
  • Colour for Designers
  • Page Layout
  • Digital and Applied Illustration
  • Image Processing
  • Digital Photography
  • Advanced Layout and Production
  • Graphic Production
  • Identity System
  • Packaging Design
  • Advertising Design
  • Academic Research and Communication Skills
  • Typography 2
  • Web Design Principles
  • Interactive Media Design
  • Publication Design
  • Independent Research
  • Portfolio I
  • Internship (Visual Communication)
  • Portfolio 2

MPU (MOHE Compulsory General Studies Modules)

U1: Pengajian Malaysia (Malaysian)

U1: Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1 (International)

U2: Entrepreneurship

U3: Moral and Ethics in Malaysian Society

U4: Co-Curricular

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

In today’s economy, where the marketplace increasingly rewards creativity more than knowledge alone, graphic designers are in high demand. Their career can take many different pathways. Some graphic designers specialise in a particular skill, such as typography or editorial design, others may pursue careers as creative director or strategic planners.

Career options include:

  • Graphic Designer
  • Art Director
  • Editorial Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Typographer
  • UI/UX Designer
  • Brand and Packaging Designer
  • Creative Director

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