Diploma in Design and Media

Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (APU)
Kuala Lumpur, WP Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Study mode
2 years
June July September November
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About this course

The Diploma in Design and Media is designed to:

  • provide a programme that covers the academic aspect as well as the vocational aspects of Design and Media.
  • prepare students for careers in the Design and Media environment.
  • provide students with academic and professional skills to develop solutions requiring a holistic outlook in Design Studies.
  • provide students with critical, independent and cooperative learning skills so as to facilitate their response to continuous future international change.
  • develop students’ intellectual skills, communications ability and team working capability.
  • provide students with opportunities for progression into Degree Programmes of Design and Media standard in relevant areas.

Entry Requirements

  • An overall credit pass in 3 subjects at SPM and a minimum of pass in Bahasa Malaysia and Sejarah (History); or
  • An overall credit pass in 3 subjects at O-Levels/GCSE; or
  • A qualification that APIIT accepts as equivalent to the above


Semester 1

  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Trends and Visual Thinking
  • Introduction to Graphic Design
  • Imaging/Production Skills for Design

Semester 2

  • Informing the Masses: Advertising and the Media in the 21st Century
  • Visual Art Theory and Practice
  • Drawing & Presentation Techniques
  • Professional Communications

Semester 3

  • Animation Principles
  • Illustration for Concept Art
  • Introduction to Creative Project
  • Introduction to Project Management
  • 3D Pipeline

Semester 4

  • Applied Timing
  • Applied Movement
  • Digital Illustration Techniques
  • Major Project Preparation
  • Client Brief Concept

Semester 5

  • Design and Context
  • Cinema Film Analysis
  • Major Project
  • Marketing Fundamentals, Consumer
  • Behaviour and Creative Practice


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