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Foundation in Art & Design
Foundation in Art & Design



The Foundation in Art & Design is a one-year programme that provides a general art & design education which enables students to gain experience in practical studio work as well as 2D and 3D design and research.


Furthermore, the programme develops a student’s skills in visual analysis, fundamental drawing, color studies, and critical writing skills. These skills will be crucial for their future Bachelor Degree programme.


Learning Outcome
  • Students will become artists in the classical sense of the profession, and at the same time experimenters
  • Students will be knowledgable in the theory and practice of contemporary art & design,
  • Students will develop their creative potential and critical thinking as young artists.
Course Structure

• Introductory & Diagnostic Projects

– Visual Analysis

– Colour Studies

– Fundamental of 2D & 3D Designs

– Workshops (Printmaking, Photography and Computer)


• Drawing 1

– Basic Skill and Techniques


• Critical Studies 1

– Research and Critical Writing

– History and Theory of Art & Design


• English 1

– Academic Writing Skills

– Grammar and Mechanics


• Pre Specialist Projects

– Applied 2D and 3D Designs

– Applied Drawing and Colour


• Drawing 2

– Advanced Skills and Techniques


• Critical Studies 2

– Research and Critical Writing

– History and Theory of Art & Design


• English 2

– Academic Writing Skills

– Research and Presentation Skills


• Specialist Projects

– Final Project: Indication towards choice of degree studies in various specialisations: Graphic Design, Interior Architecture & Design, Furniture & Product Design and Fashion Marketing


• Drawing 3

– Drawing in Specialised Areas

Career Outcome

This programme prepares students for undergraduate degree studies in Design & Built Environment.



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Entry Requirement

Minimum 5 credits (including English)


Minimum 3Bs (including English)


Minimum 5 credits (including English)


Other equivalent qualifications which are recognized by the Malaysian government

Note: Portfolio review required