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Foundation in Art & Design
Foundation in Art & Design

The one-year programme provides a general art & design education to enable students to gain experience in practical studio work, 2D and 3D designs and research. It develops student’s skills on visual analysis, fundamental drawing, colour studies and critical writing skills.



Upon completion of the programme, students will be able to:


• Understand drawing as a fundamental process for visual research and the development of communication ideas

• Demonstrate an ability to conceive and develop ideas across a wide range of media

• Demonstrate a professionally oriented attitude to studio practice and ability to work as a team

Learning Outcome

The programme encourages students to participate in problem-solving activities in order to develop their creative, intellectual and critical awareness. Students will be able to foster and develop ability to observe, select and interpret visual forms in a man-made or natural environment.

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

Jan 2020, Apr 2020, Jul 2020
1 Year
Study Mode
Career Outcome

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

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