This programme will allow students to develop a portfolio of ideas for entering and challenging the graphic design industry. Students will learn about the core principles of graphic design and its application across a range of sectors. They will also have the opportunity to explore advertising, illustration, motion & interactive or traditional graphic design. Other study topics include printmaking, life drawing, photography, branding and marketing.
Students will focus on generating new and memorable ideas that form the basis of their creative process. They will explore a range of media, develop critical skills, and learn how to solve problems creatively.
Students will also have the opportunity to enhance their prospects by taking part in international competitions, live briefs and work placements. There are also residential study trips at home and abroad, complemented by visits to design conferences and professional design association events.
Specialist lecturers who are design professionals
Good networks and professional links with the industry
A compulsory industry internship programme provides students with the opportunity to experience real life industry practice and develop networks for employment opportunities upon graduation
Programme and curriculum design are enhanced by professional input from design practitioners
Develops industry-ready graduates who can make a difference in the workplace
Degree awarded by Sheffield Hallam University, UK
International Study Trips
(inclusive of internship)
Sheffield Hallam University
Financial assistance available:
The first year challenges students to explore diverse approaches to design problems and apply their creative skills in different ways. It will also challenge any preconceptions that students may have about Graphic Design. During the first year, students will also learn many of the essential skills needed to work in Graphic Design.
Industry attachment (Compulsory)
Industry Placement [GD]
Hubungan Etnik (Local students) / BM Komunikasi 2 (International students)
Tamadun Islam and Tamadun Asia (Local students) / Malaysia Studies 3 (International students)
Presentation Skills / Bahasa Kebangsaan A*
Community Service & Co-curriculum
*For Malaysian students who do not have a credit in SPM BM.
In the second year, design projects are often company-sponsored, and involve working directly with the client (live projects). The subjects will help students to meet this challenge and develop their skills and knowledge to a professional level. Other projects involve working to a national or international design brief. In this case, students need to demonstrate the ability to communicate their design ideas professionally, using a variety of media and techniques.
Audience and Context
Tools and System
An International Study Tour will be scheduled in Year 2.
Through a process of research and discussion with academic staff, students determine a body of self-directed study that allows them to develop a personal area of interest related to the field of Graphic Design. By taking increased responsibility for the management of their own work, students are prepared for life as a professional designer.
The number and content of the projects students undertake in the third year can be negotiated. However, the academic team will offer advice that enables students to develop a portfolio that best supports their career aspirations. It is also essential that students support their dissertations and design projects with a body of thorough and convincing research and development.
Elective subject (Packaging Design or Advertising Design)
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Approximate Total Fee (USD)
Note to International Students:
Prepayment fee of RM16,000 is required before the first enrollment payable towards the first semester tuition fee, registration, deposit and general administration fees. Should the total payable fees be different, international students are to pay the exact amount as advised by INTI counselors. Please download the full fee information for the respective INTI university or college for more information.