18 Feb 2019

PETALING JAYA, 18th February, 2018 – First City University College, formerly known as KBU International College, has been in the education industry for almost 30 years. Ideally located in the modern township of Bandar Utama, the University College offers holistic Foundation, Diploma, Degree, and Postgraduate programmes in Hospitality and Tourism Management, Communication Studies, Engineering and Computing, and, Architecture and Design. Ever since its inception, the institution has produced thousands of highly sought-after graduates and successful entrepreneurs who have taken their respective industries by storm.

In support of the University College’s mission in producing competitive graduates ready to take on the global market, the Faculty of Design and Built Environment offers a wide range of programmes in Art and Design, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Interior Architecture and Design, Furniture and Product Design, Fashion Marketing, and Design Management. Students with passion and talent in Art and Design may begin their tertiary education journey at the Faculty.

Foundation in Art and Design

The Foundation in Art and Design programme provides a comprehensive Art and Design education which exposes students to practical studio work, research, and the creation of 2D and 3D designs. The programme develops students’ skills in conceptual thinking, visual analysis, fundamental drawing, color studies and critical writing.

This 1-year programme aims to introduce students to a wide range of activities in Art and Design education. Students will gain beneficial experience in both theoretical and hands-on practical studio work and be equipped for higher level programmes. They will also develop creativity, visual awareness and the ability to be critically selective.

The programme cultivates an analytical and critical approach to visual research. Students will be familiar with contemporary theories and practices in Art and Design with regards to historical and social contexts. They are encouraged to participate in problem-solving activities to nurture creative, intellectual and critical awareness which will in turn foster their ability to observe, select and interpret visual forms in a man-made or natural environment.

Diploma in Graphic Design

Students with a keen interest in computers and design will find the Diploma in Graphic Design Programme as being the best of both worlds. The programme aims to introduce students to basic research and analysis of information and equip them with the ability to evaluate ideas and deliver critical judgement. Students are encouraged to develop personal visual skills and vision through exciting and challenging hands-on practical multimedia projects such as producing designs for corporate identity, packaging, publication, social media, web, video, mobile app, motion graphic, animation, illustration, photography, and, advertising and branding. using a collection of essential computer software. The 7-semester programme strives to deliver industry-ready graduates and future trendsetters in the design industry as they are equipped with creative, technical and vocational skills.

Diploma in Interior Design

Meanwhile, students with passion in designing specific and focused spaces would find the Diploma in Interior Design programme especially enticing. The programme emphasizes the fusion of conceptual thinking and practical interior design skills. It provides students with a better understanding of the structure of a building interior as well as its mechanics. Students will navigate their studies through various modern computer applications and design software.

Students enrolled in the programme will develop problem-solving skills as the programme incorporates a variety of disciplines from psychology, sociology, history, management and business practices. Students will graduate from this programme industry-ready and become future game changers.

Graduates from the Diploma in Graphic Design programme have the liberty to explore career opportunities in creative direction, illustration, editorial work, social media, exhibition and production, graphic and print publication, packaging and branding, and identity design. Meanwhile, graduates from the Diploma in Interior Design programme possess a high chance of

being employed by architectural firms, theatre and stage design studios, as well as interior, furniture, production, and lighting design companies.

First City University College frequently organizes design showcases, seminars and exhibitions which attract industry partners who often offer students employment on the spot. Final semester students enrolled in the Diploma design programmes have an opportunity to present their design projects in the annual Diploma Graduation Showcase. The showcase is a great platform for students to display their talents, capabilities and strengths to potential employers as their projects will be exhibited during the showcase.

The enhancement of technology has resulted in a shift in design technology. It is rapidly evolving and changing, moving away from conventional design approaches. The Faculty keeps up with this rapid pace by offering modern equipment such as laser cutters, vacuum forming machines, and a 3D printer, which is located at the 3D printing studio. Other state-of-the-art facilities offered at the University College’s urban campus include a wood workshop, white canvas gallery, a drawing studio, a photography studio and, a Macintosh and PC lab.

Placing emphasis on students’ overall excellence, the students from the Faculty always garner accolades from various state, national and international competitions. The year 2018 alone, saw students from the Bachelor of Architecture and Interior Design, and Diploma in Interior Design programmes at the Faculty winning most of the winning titles in the Design category at the annual MIID Students’ Saturday competition organised by Malaysian Institute of Interior Designers (MIID).

Design students won an incredible six first-place awards, one second-place and two third-place awards in the competition which saw participation from students majoring in Interior Design from a total of 19 universities and colleges.

First City University College’s modern urban campus is ideally located in the modern township of Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya. It is highly accessible via public transportation such as the MRT and LRT. A free shuttle bus service to First City UC is available at selected MRT and LRT stations.

First City University College opens every day in March for registration. Enjoy 50% off tuition fee for registrations by the 31st of March, 2019 (T&C Apply). April intake is in

progress for Foundation and Diploma programmes! Satisfy your hunger for education excellence, only at First City University College.

For more information on the programmes, scholarships and incentives offered at First City University College, please contact 03-7727 3200 for inquires or visit our website at www.firstcity.edu.my. Students are also welcomed to visit the campus and follow our updates on our Facebook page (@firstcityuc) and on Instagram (@firstcity.uc).