Inspiration and Opportunities from International Leaders of Design Education for PJCAD’s Students

November 30, 2012

From Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti (NABA) and Domus Academy in Milan to the Pearl Academy in India, to BTK Group in Germany, and to Media Design School (MDS) in New Zealand, PJ College of Art & Design (PJCAD)’s partnerships with these and other centres of excellence in design education extend across the globe and provide vast learning opportunities to its students.


As part of an international community within the Laureate International Universities network, PJCAD’s students can build on their creativity through study options at Laureate institutions such as MDS, a world-renowned producer of outstanding professionals for the movie and digital design industries; and NABA, an avant garde art and design institute and one of the leading names in the design industry.

PJCAD’s students are groomed for the creative arts industry via global learning opportunities.

Students also enjoy access to truly world-class and international educational experiences, which have included participating in the 14th Annual Conference of International Foundation of Fashion Technology Institutes (IFFTI) in India, as well as a fashion show at the Pearl Academy, a top ranked fashion design and technology school.


Internationalism is an important pillar that holds up institutions of the Laureate network and the opportunity for members to share knowledge, thought processes, best practices, academic talent and resources across the distances makes this Laureate advantage a truly unique one. The Laureate Centers of Excellence in Art, Architecture and Design – which includes MDS, NABA, Domus, Pearl Academy, BTK and many others – provide an international landscape for the exchange of curriculum, faculty, and students, as well as opportunities for dual-degree programmes.


“Our further study options via advanced credit transfer to MDS and other institutions give students an affordable pathway towards an international qualification at degree and postgraduate levels. This learning experience for the students are many fold and outweighs many other qualifications in terms of the overall teaching and learning experience, academic resources and the social cultural context,” said Anis Laila Yap, Dean, INTI Centre of Art & Design.


“Through credit transfer, our students have the opportunity to expand their educational experiences by studying in local and foreign environments. This exposes them to a variety of ideas and ways of thinking, developing them as designers with international perspectives – an advantage in the global employment market. Many graduates take up the opportunity to work abroad for a period before returning to their home country,” she added.


One of Malaysia’s premier specialist private art and design institutions, PJCAD nurtures and guides every student until their inherent potential is unlocked with creative input by its team of industry-trained instructors who ensure that every student is versatile, adaptable and able to understand the constantly evolving demands of the interior, graphic, fashion and interactive multimedia & animation design industries.


PJCAD is a member of INTI, which in turn is a part of Laureate International Universities – the world’s largest private education network. Students considering PJCAD will not only benefit from the years of experience and strong track-record that INTI offers, but also gain from the global synergy and resources that Laureate provides. Laureate is present in 29 countries, and serves more than 740,000 students globally.


To learn more about PJCAD’s programmes, please call 03-7957 2000 or visit