The Diploma in Graphic and Multimedia Design is constructed for communication in print and digital media. The aim of this course is for students to build up their ability to conceptualise, develop, and execute good and effective graphic in both print and screen-based media.

In this course, students' learning process is mirrored in the final outcome of projects, and students will gain a better understanding of current trends in graphic and multimedia design by experimenting with a variety of applications and development packages. During the course, students will participate in various design competitions and study trips in order to strengthen their design knowledge and broaden their experience.

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. All design students are required to have a laptop by the start of 2nd Semester.

MQA Programme Code KP/JPS (A8154), KPT(R2/213/4/0042)20220530
Duration 3 Years
Study Mode Full-time
Entry Requirement
    Malaysian Student
  • Pass in SPM / UCE / '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 Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Premiere, After Effect, Autodesk Maya
Course Components Practical and Theory
Internship / Industry Training 12 Weeks / 3 Months
Diploma in Graphic & Multimedia Design
Intake January / April / June / 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
  • 2 Dimensional Design
  • Colour Studies
  • Basic Photography
  • Sketching Workshop
  • Basic Computer Graphic
  • Illustration Techniques
  • Major Discipline
  • Minor Discipline
  • Observational Drawing
  • Conceptual Drawing
  • Visual Communication
  • Illustration I, II
  • Editorial Design
  • Photography
  • Packaging Design
  • Information Design
  • Promotional Design
  • Interactive Design
  • 3D Computer Graphic I, II
  • Motion Graphic
  • Sound & Video Editing
  • History of Art
  • History of Design
  • Final Year Project I, II
  • Project Report
  • 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 Graphic Communication
BFA (Hons) in Design and New Media Technology
Middlesex University, London UK BA (Hons) in Graphic Design
BA (Hons) in Illustration
University of the West of England, UK BA (Hons) in Graphic Design
University of Hertfordshire, UK BA (Hons) in Graphic Design
MingDao University, Taiwan B.Des. of Digital Design
University of Tasmania, AUS
Queensland University of Technology, AUS
Curtin University of Technology, AUS
The University of Newcastle, AUS
JMC Academy, AUS
Auckland University of Technology, NZ
Wanganui School of Design, NZBachelor of Design and Arts
Taylor's University, MALBA (Hons) in Graphic Communication Design


All artwork & photos shown are from Equator's graphic & multimedia design students.

Web Design


Product Photography

Corporate Identity Design

3D Modeling

Digital Illustration

Promotional Design

T-Shirt Design

Promotional Design

Informational Design

Packaging Design

Web Design

Promotional Design

Promotional Design

Editorial Design

Promotional Design