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Diploma in Graphic Design

Course Title : Graphic Design, Diploma
Course Code : DGD

About the Course
The Diploma in Graphic Design - (DGD) is a diploma programme that requires students to plan and execute the design of visual communication according to the needs of audiences in the context for which communication is intended. The content and competencies of the program required students to develop individuality for career entry as a professional graphic designer at the end of the study in graphic design. This program defines the common body of knowledge and skills necessary for the professional practice of graphic design. Students can develop their potential beyond this base as they continue to work and study.

Entry Requirement

(i) Pass SPM or its equivalent with 3 credits in any subjects;


(ii) Science Computer Certificate or Business Management Certificate from PTPL;


(iii) Polytechnic, IPTA Certificate or its equivalent recognised by MSU Senate;


(iv) Pass Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) with at least grade B in 3 subjects;


(v) Other equivalent qualification recognised by Malaysian Government

Duration : 2 1/2 years

Core Subjects

  • Graphic Layout
  • Introduction to Advertising
  • Figure Drawing
  • Publication Design
  • Colour Theory
  • Cartooning and Comic Design
  • Photography
  • 2D Animation
  • 3D Animation
  • Advertising Design
  • Corporate Identity
  • Digital Imaging

Career Prospect
Graduates of this programme will be able to be versatile and apply their knowledge and skills to a wide variety of sectors including advertising, public relations, publishing, journalism, marketing, packaging, corporate art, television network, animation house and event management. Graphic Design jobs cover all ends of the creative spectrum such as Creative/Art Director, Layout Artist, Digital Image Artist, Animation Character Designer, Brand Identity Designer, Logo Designer, Photojournalist, Technical Illustrator, Advertising Designer, Photoshop Artist, Multimedia Designer, Photographer, Visualiser, Web Designer, Design Educator, Packaging Designer and Event Designer.Students may also continue their education and gain advanced standing into any one of the degree programmes offered in Malaysia.

KPT Reference : R/213/4/0081 [JPT/BPP(U)1000-801/33/Jld.9(54)]

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