What will I learn?

Animation is one of the fastest-growing industries worldwide. It has been a huge technological development in the last decade, from traditional 2D hand-drawn to digital 3D animation. In today’s digital world, the application of animation isn’t simply restricted to films. It facilitates exciting career opportunities in various sectors like Advertising, Print media, TV production and Gaming.

This programme aims to develop you as a creative animator. The animation route offers the opportunity to specialize in modeling, animating and compositing based applications in the creation of character film-making.

The programme focuses on the many aspects of the fundamental animation processes and design skillets in the creative industry, while exploring on different animation techniques ranging from 2D traditional to CG animation.

You’ll be involved in the development of animated content, with emphasis on critical, analytical and problem-solving skills. You will also gain production experience through industrial training as emphasis is placed on professional practice for greater employment prospects through animation.

This programme is specifically designed to provide:

This programme aims to produce qualified graduates that equipped with solid animation & design fundamentals, strong technical skills, critical & analytical thinking skills and good communication skills. We provide the facilities and infrastructure to support the growth of the creative industry locally and globally.

Career Options:

2D Animator

3D Animator

Concept Artist

Storyboard Artist

3D Rigging Artist

Production Designer

Motion Graphic Designer

Visual Effects Artist


Video Editor

Script Writer

Which department am I in?

School of Design, Advertising and Animation

Study options

Full Time (3 Years (6 Semesters))

Tuition fees
Year 1: RM 27,600 (USD $6,900); Year 2: RM 28,900 (USD $7,230); Year 3: RM 29,900 (USD $7,480); Total: RM 86,400 (USD $21,610)

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

28 April 2020, 10 November 2020


Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (APU)

Jalan Teknologi 5, Technology Park Malaysia,

Bukit Jalil,


Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur,

57000, Malaysia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

All applicants must have two passes with at ‘A’ Levels or they can have qualification that APU accepts as equivalent. For application to a course with Higher Entry Requirements: two passes with at ‘A’ Levels and with a credit pass at ‘O’ Levels / GCSE including Mathematics; or two passes with Grade C and above at ‘A’ Levels and with a credit pass at ‘O’ Levels / GCSE including Mathematics and a pass in English. English Language Requirements: IELTS: 6.0 - TOEFL: 550 (PBT), Pearson PTE - 51-58 or equivalent.

For international students

Direct Entry to year 1 of the Degree

Students are required to complete international academic qualification equivalent to Malaysian STPM/ O-Levels/ A-Level or equivalent. Entry requirements may vary from country to country.

Direct Entry to Year 2 Degree

A Diploma in Design & Media or equivalent with a minimum CGPA of 2.50. Candidates with CGPA below 2.50 but above 2.00 may be admitted subject to a rigorous internal interview or submitting a relevant portfolio.

General Requirements:

• IELTS: 5.0

• TOEFL PBT: 410-417

• TOEFL IBT: 35-45

• Pearson (PTE): 36

• MUET: Band 3

Pathways options

Offered by this university

Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (APU) offers below pathways course for this subject

About this uni

Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation is a recipient of QS 5-star rating in facilities, teaching, employability & inclusiveness.

  • Based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Awarded 5-Star Excellence Rating under SETARA 2017
  • 1st in Asia & Malaysia for multicultural learning experience
  • Home to 12,000 students from over 130 countries