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BECOME COMPETITIVE & INDUSTRY-RELEVANT DESIGNERS WITH FIRST CITY UC
10 Jun 2021

With over 30 years of experience in providing quality education, First City University College is the premier choice for those with aspirations for a successful career in design.

Students at First City UC’s Faculty of Design & Built Environment (FDBE) have access to state-of-the-art learning facilities such as the Drawing Studio, Mac Lab, Photography Studio and White Canvas Gallery, along with guidance from an experienced team of lecturers.

Interested SPM/O-Level achievers with the intention of entering the job market quickly should consider enrolling in either the Diploma in Graphic Design or the Diploma in Interior Design programme.

Diploma in Graphic Design 

Under the supervision of highly qualified lecturers, Diploma in Graphic Design students will be trained in conceptual thinking, practical skill sets and usage of up-to-date software technologies.These include Graphic Design software such as Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator plus video editing with Premier.

Throughout the programme, students will be trained to become responsible and professional individuals, as well as team players, traits which are essential for succeeding in the Design industry.

They will be given opportunities to apply their knowledge and technical design skills  with internship placement in advertising, social media marketing, packaging, publication or exhibition companies.

FDBE students are given free access to the Mac Lab, where they are able to utilise the latest design software. (Picture taken before MCO)

Diploma in Interior Design 

Students who are drawn towards the intricacies of interior design may opt for the Diploma in Interior Design programme. The programme helps students develop creative solutions to design problems by applying fundamental research techniques, design thinking and effective communication skills.

Classes for this programme are multi-disciplinary as they incorporate topics from various fields such as psychology, sociology, history, management and business practices, ensuring students will well equipped when entering the workforce and primed to be future game-changers. Moreover, students of this programme will be registered with the Malaysian Institute of Interior Designers (MIID).

Besides being taught the various computer applications and software necessary for design work, students will develop the ability to work independently and in teams. This trait is crucial for them to excel within the interior design and architecture industry, where designers are expected to collaborate and work with various stakeholders and experts from other industries.

In order to maximise their industry-readiness, students will undergo internships with various interior design and architecture companies, property developers, furniture & product industries, and theatre & stage design companies. Interns who perform impressively may even be offered a full-time position upon graduation.

Diploma in Graphic Design and Diploma in Interior Design students will participate in the annual Momentum graduation showcase event, allowing them to demonstrate their ideas and technical skills to First City UC’s industry partners. (Picture taken before MCO.)

First City UC Scholarships, Campus Facilities & Virtual Open Day

Students interested to enrol in either the Diploma in Graphic Design or Diploma in Interior Design programme should swiftly register for the June 2021 intake to secure First City UC’s attractive scholarships and financial assistance. These include the First City Merit Scholarship, UEC Scholarship, Sports Scholarship, Sibling and Alumni Incentive and others.

Due to the ongoing Movement Control Order, those interested may make a Virtual Open Day appointment by visiting First City UC’s website, firstcity.edu.my or contacting the hotline, 017-6606680.

First City UC’s eco-friendly campus is equipped with other state-of-the art learning and recreational facilities such the Library, IT Centre, Centre for Postgraduate Studies, Engineering Labs, Studios, Workshops, Outdoor Football Field and various Indoor Sports Facilities, along with On-campus Accommodation with Attached Bathrooms. Students may access an online 360-degree virtual tour of these facilities, via http://virtualx.my/360projects/firstcity-edu/

 

Moreover, Diploma students are more than encouraged to proceed with their Bachelor Degree studies as they will be eligible for a 15% Alumni Incentive!

Momentum 2020 presented a perfect platform for graduating Diploma in Graphic Design and Diploma in Interior Design students to demonstrate their versatility in planning and executing their own visual concepts.(Picture taken before MCO.)