Diploma Fine Art | The One Academy

Fine Arts

(KP/JPS(R/211/4/0008) 3/23)

Course Overview
This 3-year programme course is monumental programme that towers over the rest because it centralises on the importance of concrete fundamental fine arts studies to help students develop the ability to transfer their ideas into works of art, understand the relationship between art and time and develop a research and analytical mindset in cultural elements and creative directions. At the end of the course, students will possess artistry and market abilities to transform into profound artists and produce sought-after masterpieces.

This course is available at the Sunway campus only.

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
    Fine Arts
    (3 Years)
  • 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
  • Figure Studies
  • Figure Anatomy Studies
  • Colour Studies
  • Drawing
  • Life Drawing
  • Print Making
  • Material and Medium Studies
  • Oil Painting
  • Water Color
  • Visual Language
  • Sculpture
  • Digital Painting
  • Computer Application
  • Ceramic

    Business Studies
  • History of Art and Design
  • Aesthetic Studies
  • Visual Culture Studies
  • Survey of S.E.A. Art and Culture
  • Malaysia Art Studies
  • Contemporary Issues
  • Art Critic

General Studies

    Personal Development
  • Language & Communication Skills
  • Islamic/Moral Studies
  • Diploma Exhibition
  • Art Marketing
  • Exhibition

    Career Opportunities
  • Fine Artists, Artists-In-Residence, Community-Based Artists
  • Printmakers
  • Muralists
  • Sculptors
  • Window Display Artists
  • Professional Craftsmen in Ceramics, Glass, Furniture Making, Metals
  • Art Directors
  • Landscape Designers
  • Studio Managers
  • Art Instructors
  • Art Entrepreneurs
  • Art Critics
  • Art Advisors
  • Artist Representatives/Agents
  • Animators, Screenwriters, Cinematic Art Designers, Set Designers, Directors or Cinematographers
  • Illustrators for Publishers or Print & Online Media
  • Curators at Museums and Art & Craft Galleries
  • Installation, Conservation, Archiving, Education and Public Events
  • Arts Management

(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