First City University College recently held the 2017 edition of annual Diploma Graduate Showcase featuring design artworks by 17 students from its Faculty of Design & Built Environment. During the event, students studying Diploma in Interactive Design and Diploma in Interior Design programmes displayed their best design artwork and portfolios produced throughout their 2-years study period. The 3-days event, open to the public, was well attended by First City UC’s executive management team, members of the faculty, representatives from companies within the design industry who are looking for employable fresh talents and external examiners to assess the portfolios. Many of the students’ proud parents also turned up to view the outcome of their children’s education journey.

For these students, the showcase, themed “repre-sent” was an avenue for them to put on display works which represent the essence of who they are: a collection of their skills, talents, personalities and ambitions. During the course of their studies, they have worked on many presentations for their coursework, therefore the showcase was a way to symbolise the formal presentation of their hard work and passion. The showcase was made even more memorable for the staff and students as this was the first event held at the faculty’s new White Canvas Gallery since its move to the Phase II building in March. First City UC students, especially from the Design faculty have been able to enjoy the new facilities as it offers more lecture rooms, studios and laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment, a new library, IT Centre, MBA Centre, cafeteria, on-campus accommodation and indoor recreational courts.

The diploma students were very proud of their artworks on display during the showcase, of which they were very involved in organising.

Mandy Chan Wai Mun, the president of the student committee said she was thrilled to organise and host this showcase together with her peers. She shared, “For this showcase, we have been able to apply design skills we learnt as interactive and interior designers to put up a great show which we are really proud of. We have worked hard together, struggled together and encouraged one another throughout the entire process of organising this event. What is more important is that this journey we took together will forever be in our memories; because above all else, and despite all the challenges we faced, the most important part is the FUN we had together.”

Apart from the above Diploma programmes, First City UC’s Faculty of Design & Built Environment also offers Foundation in Art & Designprogramme leading to bachelor’s degree in Interior Architecture & Design, Graphic Design and Furniture & Product Design. These degree programmes are offered in collaboration with First City UC’s new United Kingdom university partner, the Manchester Metropolitan University which commences in August 2017. In the near future, the faculty is also launching its first postgraduate programme, the MA Design Management as a pathway from the existing degree courses.


The FDBE organizes the Diploma Graduate Showcase annually to provide an avenue for its students to present their design portfolios to industry key players.



Registration is open for programmes at Foundation, Degree and Master level for intakes in July, August, September and October 2017. Students will be able to enjoy the Early Bird Discount off the first semester’s tuition fees if they register NOW. Grab this offer by calling our Marketing department at 03 7727 3200.

For more information about the various programmes, scholarships and incentives offered at First City UC, students are welcome to visit the campuson its June Open Day on 3, 4, 17 and 18 June from 10 am to 6 pm. Students will be able to check out First City UC’s new campus facilities and meet our academic staff. Our attentive counsellors are available to attend to any enquiries including weekends during this period.

For further details, please contact Marketing Department, First City University College at 03 7727 3200, via email (enquiry@firstcity.edu.my) or by visiting our website at www.firstcity.edu.my. You can also follow our latest updates on our Facebook (@firstcityuc) and Instagram (@firstcity.uc).