What will I learn?

Graphic designers are a vital component in the creative industries of advertising and design. Throughout this programme, the students will be taught the fundamental principles of art and design, as well as trained in the technical execution of design works, learning how to develop their design ideas and visuals from analog to the digital platform.

The multimedia perspective of the course trains the students to apply their art and design projects to a wide range of applications, from print to digital and web, including time-based media such as video and audio productions. The versatility of this programme enables its graduates to diversify their talents and skill-sets to be equally relevant and marketable in a variety of fields including Visual Design, Advertising, Public Relations, Publishing, Journalism, Marketing and Events Management.

Graduates of this course will be well-versed in both the theoretical understanding, as well as the technical expertise needed for conceptualising graphic design solutions, developing memorable corporate identities, the building and effective management of brands, including the development of sound advertising campaigns and marketing strategies.

Career Prospects

Art Director

Design Executive

Desktop Publishing Specialist

Events Designer

Graphic Designer


Multimedia Designer

Packaging Design Specialist

Production Manager

Web Designer

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Creative Industries

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
RM19,183.33 (US$ 4,738) per year
RM 57,550 for the entire course

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

Start date

7 June 2021, 18 October 2021


Sungai Long Campus

Jalan Sungai Long, Bandar Sungai Long,




43000, Malaysia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

UTAR welcomes applicants with any of the following qualifications for entry to Bachelor's Honours Degree Programme: Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM); Unified Examination Certificate (UEC); A-Levels; South Australian Matriculation (SAM); Canadian Pre-University (CPU). Entry with Other Qualifications: Applicants with qualifications other than those described above, for example, a Diploma from a college/institution/polytechnic may also apply for admission to UTAR programmes. English Language Requirements: International English Language Testing System ( IELTS ): 5.0; Internet-based Testing (IBT) TOEFL: 42; Cambridge English: 154; Pearson Test of English (PTE): 47; Malaysia University English Test (MUET): Band 3.

For international students

Students must have A-Level with 2-3 passes in the relevant subjects or high school leaving examination equivalent with 5 passes.

They also must have the following minimum score are as follows:


TOEFL iBT - 42

Cambridge English: Advance (CAE) – 154

Pearson Test of English (PTE) – 47

Malaysia University English Test (MUET): Band 3


About this uni

UTAR ranks 111th in Asia by Times Higher Education (THE) University Rankings.

  • Two campuses in Malaysia: Kampar and Sungai Long
  • Industry relevant study options
  • Offers industrial training as part of programmes
  • 95% employability rate within 6 months of graduation