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Certificate in Communication Design

Course Overview
The Certificate in Communication Design (CCD) is a 4-semester comprehensive art & design fundamental studies programme. Students will be equipped with the basic knowledge and skills in art & design through theoretical and fundamental training, as well as in digital competence of practical work for further education or to support progression to apprenticeship in art & design or engage in a related sector.

This programme serves as a Level 3 Certificate of TVET qualification that enable students to demonstrate technical knowledge and acquisition of variety of technical skills and processes, including creativity, complex problem-solving, autonomy and responsibilities.

The programme facilitates independent learning skill by challenging students to solve design problems and think critically during the concept planning, idea development process and creative art engagement which will enrich their future career development as well as lifelong learning knowledge.

Upon completing the Certificate in Communication Design, students may opt to major in any of our offered Diploma programmes:
Digital Media Design
Digital Animation
Advertising & Graphic Design
Interior Design
Fashion Design & Pattern Making
Film Visual Effects
Fine Arts

This course is available at both the Sunway and Penang campuses.

Our annual intake takes place during January, April & August every year.

  • SPM / O-Level / UEC or equivalent
  • The One Academy‚Äôs Certificate Programme
    Certificate in Communication Design
    (1 Year 3 Months)
  • The One Academy's Diploma Programmes

    Digital Animation
    (3 Years)
    Digital Media Design (3 Years)
    Illustration, Movie & Game Art (3 Years)
    Advertising & Graphic Design (3 Years)
    Visual Effects (3 Years)
    Fine Arts (3 Years)
    Interior Design (3 Years 3 Months)
    Fashion Design & Pattern Making
    (3 Years 2 Months)

    Semester 1 (14 Weeks)
  • Basic Design
  • Introduction to Digital Tools
  • Basic Drawing 1
  • Medium and Techniques
  • Language Preparatory 1
  • Malaysian Studies / Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi

    Semester 2 (14 Weeks)
  • Basic Drawing 2
  • Visual Thinking
  • Basic Colour Theory
  • Art Appreciation
  • Language Preparatory 2
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A / Business & Marketing

    Semester 3 (14 Weeks)
  • Basic Perspective Drawing
  • Figure Fundamental Studies
  • Basic Letterforms
  • Language Preparatory 3
  • Visual Composition & Layout

    Semester 4 (14 Weeks)
  • Introduction to Visual Communication
  • Figure Studies
  • Design Case Study
  • Watercolour Drawing Techniques
  • Culture & Humanities

(Note: Subjects offered are subject to change based on the requirements of the Academy Board and MQA.)


  • Pass Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) with minimum 1 credit (1C) including a Pass in Bahasa Melayu and Sejarah
  • Pass IGCSE / O-Level with minimum 1 credit (1C)
  • Pearson BTEC Art & Design Level 2 Award/Certificate
  • Pass UEC-SML and/or UEC technical with minimum Grade B in any one subject
  • Pass Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia (SKM) Level 2 in the relevant aspect

For non-Malaysian applicants, please refer to the The List of Entry Qualifications for International Student (PDF) to see if you qualify for this course.

*Sejarah (History) is a compulsory subject to pass in SPM starting 2013