What will I learn?

This programme works as a key entry into the world of graphic design where it engages students with creative talent, guiding them to the next level through the training of strong technical skills in conceptual development and design processes. Students will indulge into creative areas such as advertising layout, illustration, typography, photography, commercial design, infographic, digital imaging with specialised skills in both print and digital media.

Programme Outline:

  • Introduction to Information Technology
  • Creative & Critical Thinking
  • Design Fundamentals
  • Drawing Dry Media
  • Introduction to Art
  • Basic Photography
  • Colour Studies
  • Design for Print
  • Introduction to Advertising
  • Drawing: Wet Media
  • Typography
  • Fundamentals of Web Page OR Introduction to Drama
  • Arts Law
  • Applied Photography
  • Drawing: Mixed Media
  • Digital Typography
  • Packaging Design
  • Digital Illustration OR Music Appreciation
  • Design for Creative Industry
  • Print Production
  • Commercial Design
  • Editorial Design
  • Exhibit Design
  • Graphic Design Final Project

Career Prospects:

  • Visualisers
  • Illustrators
  • Photographers
  • Signage Designers
  • Graphic Designers
  • In-House Designers
  • Character Designers
  • Typography Designers
  • Web Page Designers
  • General Merchandisers
  • Instructional Designers
  • Event Display Designers
  • Sale Promotion Designers
  • Support staff in mass Media Organisation
  • Advertising Agencies & Publishing Agencies
  • Graduates may work in a range of profession related to advertising, publishing, packaging design or printing

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Communication and Creative Industries

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
RM14,850.00 (US$ 3,629) per year
RM 29,700 for the entire course

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

Start date

24 May 2021


Tunku Abdul Rahman University College

Kuala Lumpur Campus,

Jalan Genting Kelang, Setapak,


Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur,

53300, Malaysia

Entry requirements

For international students

Students are required to complete international academic qualification equivalent to Malaysian high school (i.e. SPM); O Level/IGCSE with minimum 3 Grade C(c) in the relevant subjects or other equivalent qualifications recognized by the Malaysian Government.

International students must meet any one of the following English Language tests recognized by TAR UC as meeting the English Language requirement before they are accepted for admission to any of the TAR UC programmes.

IELTS (Academic): Band 4.0


MUET: Band 2

Pearson Test of English: 36

Or any other qualification which is of equivalent level as determined by the Senate of TAR UC.


About this uni

Tunku Abdul Rahman University College has produced more than 180,000 successful graduates.

  • Select from 150+ programs offered at various levels
  • Earn a dual award qualification with international partners
  • Highly qualified academic staff with industry experience
  • International student community from 20+ different countries