Diploma Digital Media Design | The One Academy

Digital Media Design

(KP/JPS(R2/213/4/0290) 11/21)

Course Overview
This 3 -year course offers students an innovative learning environment to develop their knowledge and skills in various digital media curriculum ranging from time-based media, online media such as web and mobile applications, interactive media such as experiential design, user experience and interface design to digital fabrication and production. At the end of the course, students are able to gain interpersonal and hands on production skills which will lead them to wider career paths and get acquainted with the latest information technology in digital media applications.

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

Our annual intakes take place during January, April & August every year.

  • SPM / O-Level / UEC or equivalent
  • or
  • The One Academy's Certificate Programme
    Certificate in Communication Design
    (1 Year 3 Months)
  • The One Academy's Diploma Programmes
    Digital Media Design
    (3 Years)
  • UK Degree in The One Academy
    in collaboration with University of Hertfordshire,
    United Kingdom
    (2 years completed locally upon completion of Diploma programme at The One Academy)

    BA (Hons) Digital Media Design
  • or
  • Degree in Affiliated Universities
    United Kingdom, Australia,
    New Zealand & United States
    (1-2 Years)
  • *Subject to meeting entry requirement and credit transfer mapping


    Studio Courses
  • Digital Design for Multimedia
  • Digital Photography
  • Typography Design
  • Perspective Studies
  • Computer Graphic Production Procedures
  • Web Design for Communication
  • Digital Storytelling & Animation
  • Design Methodology
  • Video Production & Practices
  • Interactive Design
  • Online Advertising & Technology
  • Motion Graphic Design
  • 3D for Multimedia Design
  • Dynamic Interactivity (app development and Arduino)
  • Major Project
  • Multimedia Campaign
  • Industry Training & Practices

    Liberal Arts Courses
  • Survey of S.E.A. Art & Culture
  • Business & Marketing

General Studies

    Personal Development
  • Interpersonal Skills & Development Workshops
  • Team Building Activities

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Flash
  • Adobe Audition
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Encore
  • 3Ds Max
  • Maxon Cinema 4D

    Career Opportunities Abound At
  • Multimedia Studios
  • Web Design Studios
  • Interactive Agencies
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Corporate In-house Divisions
  • Broadcasting Stations (TV3, NTV7, 8TV, ASTRO)
  • Video Production Houses
  • Motion Graphics & Animation Studios
  • Digital Media Companies
  • Social Media Companies
  • Game and Software Design Companies
  • Mobile Content Development Companies
  • Your own Multimedia Studio

    Career Options
  • Multimedia Designers
  • Web Designers
  • Production Coordinators/Directors
  • Web Developers (HTML 5, CSS3, JavaScript, PHP, AS3 etc)
  • Video Editors/Compositors/Visual Effects Editors
  • Motion Graphic Designers
  • Art Directors/Creative Group Heads/Executive Creative Directors
  • Interface Designers
  • Film Directors
  • Gamemakers
  • Graphic Designers
  • UI User Interface Designers
  • UX User Experience Designers
  • Digital Copywriters
  • Mobile Interface Designers
  • Social Media Strategists
  • New Media Designers
  • Digital Strategist Planners
  • New Media Designers
  • Multimedia Entrepreneurs
  • Accounts Managers
  • Educators/Trainers

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


  • Pass Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) with minimum 3 credits (3Cs) including a pass in Bahasa Melayu and *Sejarah
  • Pass in Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) with minimum 3 credits (3Bs)
  • Pass in IGCSE/O-Level with minimum 3 credits (3Cs)
  • Pass The One Academy‚Äôs Certificate in Communication Design OR Certificate from other Institutions of Higher Learning in related field with minimum CGPA 2.00
  • Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia (SKM) Level 3 in Art and Design Field with 1 credit in SPM including a pass in Bahasa Melayu and *Sejarah
  • Other equivalent qualifications recognized by the Malaysian Government AND
  • Pass Portfolio Review or Drawing Test conducted by The One Academy for candidate who does not have a pass in Art subject or without an art subject in SPM level or its equivalent

    English Requirements
  • For candidates who do not have a pass in English will be required to take Intensive English Programme (IEP) in The One Academy.
  • For International Students only:
    When you apply for a Visa Approval Letter you must demonstrate that you have an acceptable level of English language proficiency. The English Language tests which are accepted for Student Pass Application are:
  • IELTS (Academic) minimum Band 4.0
  • TOEFL IBT (30-31)
  • CAE (160) (Cambridge English: Advance)
  • CPE (180) (Cambridge English: Proficiency)
  • PTE - Academic (Pearson Test of English) (30)
  • MUET (Malaysian University English Test)(Band 2)

    Entry Requirements For International Students
  • Indonesia:
    Ijazah Sekolah Menengah Umum (SMU) 3 / Ijazah Sekolah Menengah Atas (SMA) / Ijazah Sekolah Menengah Kejuruan (SMK) / Ijazah Madrasah Aliyah (bagi lulusan mulai tahun 2015) dengan gred purata 55 - 65
  • Vietnam:
    Bang Tot Nghiep Trung Hoc Pho Thong (Upper Secondary School Graduation Diploma)
  • China:
    Senior Secondary School Graduation Certificate / Graduation Certificate from a Vocational / Technical Secondary School (Zhixiao / Zhigao) or a Skilled Worker School (Jixiao)
  • Maldives:
    UCLES O-Level / Secondary School Certificate SSC)
  • South Korea:
    High School Diploma / High School Graduation Equivalency Examination

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