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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. In this programme students acquire the building blocks for skills and knowledge which will prepare them for their advanced art & design programmes in Year 1, 2 and 3. During this period, you will also develop the skills for continued self-managed academic development.

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 (14 Weeks)
  • Design Fundamentals and Art Finishing
  • Figure Fundamentals Studies
  • Drawing Fundamentals
  • Computer Graphics 1 (Illustrator)
  • Study Skills 1

    Semester 2 (14 Weeks)
  • 3-Dimensional Design Studies
  • Figure Anatomy Studies
  • Colour Studies
  • History of Art
  • Computer Graphics 2 (Photoshop)
  • Study Skills 2

    Semester 3 (14 Weeks)
  • Digital Design & Imaging *(BA(Hons) Digital Media Design Pathway)
  • Time Based Media Studies *(BA(Hons) Graphic Design Pathway)
  • Letterforms and Typography
  • Perspective Studies
  • History of Modern Art
  • Study Skills 3


  • 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