The Diploma in Digital 3D Animation introduces the fundamentals of animation techniques, from the basics of 2D animation to the wonders of 3D animation. Students will be given the opportunity to explore various animation techniques by using both traditional and digital tools.

The Hollywood award-winning Autodesk Maya software, which is the leading edge of the entertainment industry, will be used for 3D modelling and animation and will be the focus of this course. The course offers students extensive instructions in the fundamentals of 2D and 3D animation, storyboarding, modeling, conceptual design, special effects, and the integration of sound and vision for the television and entertainment industry.

Students will explore key technical, theoretical, and cultural issues in the shaping of digitally-created animation, which reflects the worldwide trend of converging traditional and new media into the unified digital experience that the entertainment industry has become.

Note: Candidates who do not have Art may be required to Pass in interview / drawing test / portfolio assessment conducted by Equator College to determine their suitability for the course. Applicants are also required to demonstrate proficiency in English, a pass in SPM/O-Levels English or have studied subjects that require a satisfactory level in English.

Programme Code KP/JPS (A9802), KPT(R/213/4/0169)20190624
Duration 3 Years
Study Mode Full-time
Entry Requirement
    Malaysian Student
  • Pass in SPM / UEC / SPMV / 'O' Level with 3 credits; OR
  • Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia (SKM) Level 3 and SPM (1 credit); OR
  • Other equivalent qualification approved by MOHE

  • International Student
  • Please refer to "List of Overseas Qualifications" link; AND
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
    A competitive score is 4.0 or higher
Financial Assistance & Scholarship PTPTN, SOCSO, EPF & Equator College
Software Taught Autodesk Maya, Autodesk Mudbox, Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere, After Effect, Dreamweaver
Course Components Practical and Theory
Internship / Industry Training 12 Weeks / 3 Months
Diploma in Digital 3D Animation
Intake April / August
Venue Amoy Lane Campus

Programme Module

Note: This information in this website is correct at the time of publishing but may be subject to change.
  • Drawing I
  • 2 Dimensional Studies
  • Colour Studies
  • Basic Photography
  • Sketching Workshop
  • Basic Computer Graphic
  • Illustration Techniques
  • Major Discipline
  • Minor Discipline
  • Observational Drawing
  • Conceptual Drawing
  • Illustration I, II
  • 3D Modeling I, II
  • Photography
  • 2D Animation
  • Storyboarding
  • 3D Animation I, II
  • Interactive Design
  • Sculpture Modeling
  • Facial Animation
  • Motion Graphic
  • Sound & Video Editing
  • 3D Modeling & Animation
  • History of Art
  • History of Design
  • Final Year Project I
  • Final Year Project II
  • Marketing & Management
  • English for Designer
  • English for Business Communication
  • MPU 1, 2, 3, 4
  • Internship

Equator College to offer internationally recognised quality education with a wide latitude of flexibility in its programmes. This means that while achieving a specific qualification designed to equip students for a successful professional life.

Equator's Diploma programmes are also structured to enable students to progress through one of the most comprehensive undergraduate, and subsequently, postgraduate portfolios that are offered by our international partner universities in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, and Malaysia.

The full-time MQA accredited courses at Equator are recognised by our international university partners where credit transfer are available.

University Awarded
Note: Applicant must meet university entry requirements. This information in this website is correct at the time of publishing but may be subject to change.
Universiti Sains Malaysia, MAL BFA (Hons) in Design and New Media Technology
University of the West of England, UK BA (Hons) in Animation
University of Hertfordshire, UK BA (Hons) 3D Computer Animation & Modelling
University of Wolverhampton, UK BA (Hons) in Animation
Griffith University, AUS Bachelor of Animation
Queensland University of Technology, AUS BA in Fine Arts (Animation)
JMC Academy, AUS Bachelor of Creative Arts (3D Animation)
Whanganui School of Design, NZ Bachelor of Computer Graphic Design
MingDao University, Taiwan B.Des. of Digital Design


All artwork & photos shown are from Equator's 3D animation students.