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Certificate in Communication Design

Course Overview
The Certificate in Communication Design is a 4-semester induction program that focuses on art and design fundamental studies. Students will undergo comprehensive foundation training in the art & design process while building their confidence to further explore their chosen field upon the completion of this course. Students will be equipped with the knowledge & skill in art and design in general as well as be involved in research and analytical exercises based on the concept and idea development.

After taking the Certificate in Communication Design, students may opt to major in any of our offered diploma programmes: Digital Media Design, Advertising & Graphic Design, Interior Design, Digital Animation, Illustration, Fashion Design & Pattern Making, Film Visual Effects and Fine Arts.

This course is available at the Sunway campus only.

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

  • SPM / O-Level / UEC or equivalent
  • The One Academy’s 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 Composition & Layout
  • Basic Colour Theory
  • Art Appreciation
  • Language Preparatory 2
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A / Business & Marketing

    Semester 3 (7 – 10 Weeks)
  • Basic Perspective Drawing
  • Figure Fundamental Studies
  • Design Case Study
  • Language Preparatory 3
  • Visual Thinking
  • Art & Society

    Semester 4 (14 Weeks)
  • Introduction to Visual Communication
  • Figure Studies
  • Basic Letterforms
  • Watercolour Drawing Techniques
  • Culture & Humanities
  • Interior Visual 1 (Elective)
  • Interior Material & Finishes (Elective)
  • Drawing 1 (Elective)


  • Pass SPM / O-Level with minimum one (1) credit in any subject OR
  • Other equivalent qualifications as approved by the Malaysian Government

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