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Course Fees and Duration

Course Duration:
(36 m) 3 years
Course Tuition Fees:
USD 8,794
Course Miscellanous Fees:


Not provided
Location of Study:
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time
Awarding University:
Pj College of Arts & Design

Diploma in Graphic Design

  Institution: PJ College of Arts & Design

Field Of Study:
Creative Arts, Design & Music
Level Of Study:
Course Subject:
Course Intake:
April, August, January

Graphic Design (Visual Communication) has recently attracted greater general awareness. Graphic Designers are increasingly becoming celebrity figures with their work featured on well-known television programs. The graphic based industry creates a wide array of challenging and exciting career opportunities for young designers.

The Diploma in Graphic Design reflects and response to the changes in the industry and consists of the specialised areas of Typography and Editorial Design; Packaging Design, Illustration and Desktop Publishing; Photography and Advertising Design.

The aim of the course is to provide an opportunity for students to study a wide range of design processes and develop their technical skills and problem solving sensibilities to appropriately carry out design projects. The course emphasis is on the acquisition of skills to analyse design problems and produce conceptual solutions to prepare students through visualization and communication to develop design ideas into viable economic propositions.

The content of the course reflects the requirements of the design industry to combine structured teaching with independent learning. This development is nurtured through a series of design projects and related study programs to build confidence and understanding of the profession.

Design project work is the core of the course. It enables skills to be practiced and integrates knowledge acquired in each of the specialised areas.



Graphic designers create brochures and advertisements to promote products or services. They produce logos for products or businesses. They create visual designs for company reports and other print materials. Some graphic designers work on design and layout for magazines or other publications. No matter what, graphic designers use knowledge about layout and design principles to guide their creations.

Some graphic designers work in television or film. They may design the credits that appear at the beginning or end of a television show or movie. They may create storyboards for film production.

Graphic designers also work in website design. They choose the colors and images and design the layout to make the website more appealing.

Other areas of work a Graphic Designer may be involved in include:

• Art Director
• Creative Director
• Copywriter
• Design Educator
• Packaging Designer
• Photographer
• Illustrator



MQA Compulsory Subjects
Bahasa Kebangsaan A
Pengajian Malaysia
Pendidikan Moral / Pengajian Islam

Common Core
English for Communication
Critical Studies

Programme Core / Areas of Concentration
Fundamental Drawing
Theory and Practice of Design
Creative Drawing
History of Graphic Design
Visual Communication 1
Visual Communication 2
Typography 1
Typography 2
Packaging Design
Computer Graphics 1
Computer Graphics 2
Digital Graphics
Advertising Design
Professional Practice
Major Project

3 Dimensional Studies
Digital Applications in Design

Industry Attachment
Industry Work Placement Program



Steven Toang Wei Shang
Current base: Foshan, China
Diploma in Graphic Design (2006)

Steven is a fashion-based graphic designer / illustrator with a passion in exploring and learning new forms of art and design styles.

Patricia Goh
Current base: Kuala Lumpur
Diploma in Graphic Design (2008)

Patricia is a receipient of Education New Zealand scholarship to Wanganui School of Design where she completed the Bachelor of Computer Graphic Design in 2009.



Swinburne University of Technology
Melbourne, Australia

The National Institute of Design at Swinburne University of Technology, Australia accepts the 3rd Year of the Diploma in Graphic Design offered by PJCAD to be an acceptable prerequisite for entry into Year 3 (Semester 5) of their Bachelor of Design (Communication Design) degree program.

Wanganui School of Design
New Zealand

Wanganui School of Design offers graduates of PJCAD the opportunity to seek credit exemption for Year 1 and Year 2 of the Bachelor of Computer Graphic Design degree program. Students will proceed to the final year of Bachelor of Computer Graphic Design with major in Digital Graphic Design or Time Based Media (Multimedia Design).

Other universities that gives advanced standing entry to PJCAD students include:

Northumbria University
United Kingdom
BA (Hons) Graphic Design

University of Wolverhampton
United Kingdom
BA (Hons) Graphic Design

Teesside University
United Kingdom
BA (Hons) Graphic Design (Advertising)
BA (Hons) Graphic Design (Illustration)
BA (Hons) Graphic Design (Multimedia & Web Publishing)

Birmingham City University (BIAD)
United Kingdom
BA (Hons) Visual Communication (Garphic Design)



January, April & August


RM 39100


3 years