According to Robert L. Peters, “Design creates culture. Culture shapes values. Values determine the future.”  This quote embodies everything First City University College aspires to be: producing quality graduates who are able to create innovative design and add value to people’s lives and the world around them. The institution takes pride in its design programmes that offer holistic design education –  combining its experience in running UK franchised programmes for over 20 years, harnessing on the vast knowledge and teaching ability of its academic staff and complementing it with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment such as 3D printers, laser cutter and Macintosh laboratories.

At the Faculty of Design and Built Environment, First City UC offers Foundation in Art & Design programme with pathways to pursue further undergraduate studies in Graphic Design, Interior Architecture and Design and Furniture and Product Design. During the one-year programme, students will be exposed to a general art and design education to enable them to gain experience and knowledge in practical studio work, 2D and 3D design, research and writing skills for design. The modules are specially-crafted so as to develop student’s skills on visual analysis, fundamental drawing, colour studies, research and critical writing skills. Once they complete the course, they would be able to start Year 1 of the degree programme of their choice.

Alternatively, students with strong interest and inclination for art and design can opt to pursue specialised two-year diploma programmes in Interactive Design and Interior Design. Upon graduation, they possess an advanced standing to continue to Year 2 of any design degree programme at First City UC.

Collaboration with organisations such as Kuala Lumpur-Selangor Furniture Industry Association (KLSFIA) ensures students are kept up-to-date with the current industry trends, needs and demands.


Strong Industry Collaboration

The faculty is well-known for its collaboration with reputable university in the United Kingdom and strong industrial linkages which provide real-life experience in the industry in its effort to provide the best learning experience for students, allowing them to explore and work on actual projects outside the usual theatre lectures. For example, the Graphic Design department arranges annual overseas design study trip during which students participate in workshops conducted by the host universities. Students’ experience is enhanced through participation in competitions both locally and internationally, where they have emerged as regular winners of design awards and accolades such as the MIID Reka Awards, Nippon Paint’s Asia Young Designer Award and many more.


Zero Fees to start Foundation studies

Students who wish to pursue the foundation programme can take advantage of the All-in-1-Package offer whereby if they register for any foundation programmes at First City UC and commit to continue with bachelor’s degree at the institution, they would be able to start their foundation classes with ZERO tuition fees for the first semester. On top of that, First City UC will further give a 30% discount* off the first semester’s tuition fees when the student continue their degree programmes after completing the foundation courses.


For diploma programmes, students can enjoy the Early Bird 30% waiver* off their tuition fees if they register with First City UC now.

(*Terms & Conditions apply)


March Open Day

For more information about the various programmes, scholarships and incentives offered at First City UC, students are welcome to visit the campus during its Open Day this March. Its attentive counsellors are available to attend to any enquiries everyday including weekends until 31stMarch 2017. Students would be able to take part in Interactive Games and Demonstration while checking out First City UC’s new campus building and meeting its academic staff. Visit for more information and to register attendance for the Open Day.

Registration is open NOW for both foundation and diploma programmes for APRIL INTAKE.