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Foundation in Communication Design

Course Overview
The Foundation in Communication Design is a prerequisite for both the BA (Hons) Graphic Design and BA (Hons) Digital Media Design programmes. Students acquire the skills and knowledge which will prepare them for advanced art & design programmes in Year 1, 2 and 3. Continued self-managed academic development will also be developed.

This course is available at the Sunway campus only.

Our annual intakes take place during May every year.

  • SPM / O-Level / UEC or equivalent
  • Foundation from other institutes of
    higher learning in related field

    (with minimum CGPA 2.0)
  • or
  • The One Academy's Foundation Programmes
    (1 Year)
    Foundation in Communication Design
  • or
  • The One Academy Diploma in related field
    Diploma from other institutes of higher learning in related field
    (Advanced entry into Year 2 of Degree with minimum CGPA 2.0)
  • UK Degree in The One Academy
    In collaboration with
    University of Hertfordshire (UH),
    United Kingdom
    (completed locally at The One Academy)
  • BA (Hons) Digital Media Design
    (3 years & 3 Months of Internship)
    BA (Hons) Graphic Design
    (3 years & 3 Months of Internship)
  • *This internship is compulsory upon completion of the course.


    Semester 1
  • Design Fundamentals and Art Finishing
  • Drawing Fundamentals
  • Figure Fundamentals Studies
  • Foundation English
  • Study Skills
  • Pengajian Malaysia

    Semester 2
  • Computer Graphics
  • 3 Dimensional Design Studies
  • Colour Studies
  • Figure Anatomy Studies
  • History of Art
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan B

    Liberal Arts Courses
  • History of Modern Art
  • Time Based Media Studies *(Degree Graphic Design Pathway)
  • Digital Design & Imaging *(Degree Interactive Media Design Pathway)
  • Perspective Studies
  • Letterforms and Typography
  • Pendidikan Moral
  • Pengajian Islam


  • Pass Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) with minimum 5 credits (5Cs) including English and a pass in Bahasa Melayu and *Sejarah
  • Pass IGCSE/O-Level with minimum 5 credits (5Cs) including English
  • Pass UEC with minimum 5 credits (5Bs) including English
  • Other equivalent qualifications recognized by the Malaysian Government AND
  • Pass Drawing Test conducted by The One Academy

    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 66 - 100
  • 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 / A-Level / Higher Secondary School Certificate HSC)
  • 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