design programmes in malaysia

Foundation in Art & Design

JPT/ BPP(A9285)9/18

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

The Foundation programme also equips students with creative, intellectual and critical skills before progressing to the degree programmes as it provides personal diagnostic appraisal which will aid students in a specific design discipline in the degree programmes.

  • Duration: 3 semesters at KBU
  • Intake: January, March and July
  • Entry Requirements: 5 relevant credits in SPM, GCE ‘O’ Level or equivalent qualifications

Programme Structure

Semester 1

Introductory & Diagnostic Projects

  • Visual Analysis
  • Colour Studies
  • Fundamental of 2D and 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

Semester 2

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

Semester 3

Specialist Projects

  • Final Project – Indication towards choice of degree studies in Graphic Design specialization or Interior Architecture & Design specialization

Drawing 3

  • Drawing in Specialised Areas

MPU Compulsory Subjects

  • All Malaysian and International students are required to take 4 MPU compulsory subjects.