What will I learn?

The Diploma in Design and Media is designed to:

Provide a programme that covers the academic aspect as well as the vocational aspects of Design and Media.

Prepare students for careers in the Design and Media environment.

Provide students with academic and professional skills to develop solutions requiring a holistic outlook in Design Studies.

Provide students with critical, independent and cooperative learning skills so as to facilitate their response to continuous future international change.

Develop students' intellectual skills, communications ability and team working capability.

Provide students with opportunities for progression into Degree Programmes of Design and Media standard in relevant areas.

Course Structure


Semester 1 and 2 of this diploma is aim to provide some fundamental modules which are relevant to the Design and Media field and to prepare students proceed to 5 different routes.

Here you will be equipped with basic concept of design theory and practice, communication skills, writing for academic purposes and also generating ideas for design. You will be exposed to various specific terminologies related to design and also some of the technologies involved. These semesters will prepare you for the next route that you choose.


In this semester, you will learn basics of Animation on how it works, the basic concept of it and how layering works as well as some technical concepts relating to Animation. You are also being encouraged to be creative and to produce a project in this semester.


The concept of Animation will continue in this semester. At the same time, you will also learn the trends in advertising and media and how animation plays a role here.


You will be exploring the other aspects of Animation including timing concept and movement. At the same time, it is important to look at the how this is relevant in movies and some concept of character animation.

Study options

Full Time (2 plus years (6 Semesters))

Tuition fees
RM23,000.00 (US$ 5,449) per year
RM 46,000 (USD $11,500) for the entire course

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

Start date

13 May 2020, 9 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 international students

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

• IELTS: 4.0

• TOEFL PBT: 397

• TOEFL IBT: 30-31

• Pearson (PTE): 30

• MUET: Band 2


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