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Course Fees and Duration

Course Duration:
(12 m) 12 month(s)
Course Tuition Fees:
Course Miscellanous Fees:


Bandar Utama
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Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time
Awarding University:
Not applicable

Foundation in Art & Design

  Institution: KBU International College

Field Of Study:
Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
Level Of Study:
Course Subject:
Course Intake:
April, January, July

Foundation in Art & Design

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, April 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
MQA Compulsory Subjects*
Bahasa Kebangsaan A / B
Pengajian Islam / Pendidikan Moral
Pengajian Malaysia

*All local students are required to take 3 MQA Compulsory Subjects that include Bahasa Kebangsaan A, Malaysian Studies, and Islamic Studies (for Muslims) or Moral education (for non-Muslims). Malaysian students are required by MQA to pass all these 3 subjects to qualify for their awards. MQA Compulsory Subjects are optional for all International Students

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