This course aims to provide a solid foundation and platform for students to work and explore creatively and innovatively with the intention of creating visual awareness and artistic expressions.

Students are exposed to drawing skills and techniques, colour studies, photography, printmaking, dimensional studies, art theory, and basic computer graphic skills, paving the way to further studies in the art and design fields such as the diploma programmes in Fine Art, Graphic and Multimedia Design, Digital 3D Animation, Fashion Design Technology, Interior Design, and Architectural Technology, all of which are also offered by the College.

Most of the teachings are studio based and concerned with developing drawings as means of communicating ideas and analysis. The contents of this course also cover a broad spectrum of basic art and design studies which allow students to explore and discover their interests.

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 (A5628), KPT(R/214/3/0094)20190624
Duration 1 Year 3 Months
Study Mode Full-time
Entry Requirement
    Malaysian Student
  • Pass in SPM / UEC / SPMV / 'O' Level with 1 credit; OR
  • Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia (SKM) Level 2 and SPM (Pass); 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 Illustrator, Photoshop
Course Components Practical and Theory
Certificate in Art & Design
Intake April / August
Venue Leith Street Campus

Programme Module

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Semester 1
  • Drawing I
  • 2 Dimensional Studies
  • Colour Studies
  • Basic Photography
Semester 2
  • Drawing II
  • Basic Printmaking
  • Basic Painting
  • History of Art
  • Illustration Techniques / Presentation Techniques
Semester 3
  • Drawing III
  • English
  • Beyond Classroom Experience
  • MPU 1
Semester 4
  • Sketching Workshop
  • Basic Computer Graphic
  • 3 Dimensional Design
  • MPU 2
  • MPU 3
Semester 5
  • Major Discipline
  • Minor Discipline

Upon completion of this programme, students are able to progress to the Diploma Programmes to study graphic & multimedia, digital 3d animation, fashion design, fine art & interior design.

University Awarded
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Equator College, MAL Diploma in Fine Art
Equator College, MAL Diploma in Graphic & Multimedia Design
Equator College, MAL Diploma in Digital 3D Animation
Equator College, MAL Diploma in Fashion Design Technology
Equator College, MAL Diploma in Interior Design
Equator College, MAL Diploma in Marketing Communication


All artwork & photos shown are from Equator's Certificate in Art & Design students.

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