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Bachelor of Graphic Design (Honours)

Offered by: Raffles University
Exam BodyInternal Degree, Malaysia
Course Duration3 Yrs
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
FeesRefer to Univ.
Fees (International Student)105050/Course
FacultyFaculty of Arts & Design
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyAudio-visual Techniques & Media Production
Course Description

The focus of Bachelor of Graphic Design programme is on the job market. Students will graduate with a strong portfolio of practical work and will be industry-ready to produce effective materials for print or online publishing.

The course starts with a foundation period in which students will learn about design principles, drawing skills, typography, creativity, and idea development. History of Design and Graphic Design are also covered and will reflect on the students as a background knowledge and inspiration for their future work.

Students will improve their software knowledge by doing practical work throughout the course using the Adobe Creative Suite. They will then learn how to apply their designs on print, digital, or interactive platforms with the right media.

There are three (3) Major Studio projects and a compulsory internship, which will prepare students to deal with the industry, giving them real-life situations to work with.

Students will learn what to expect when working in a studio, developing and selling their ideas, meeting with clients and dealing with deadlines. Students will graduate with a strong portfolio of different art forms and will be able to create artwork for printed media like magazines, outdoor media like installation art or even advertisements for digital platforms.



Programme Modules*

Core Modules 

- 20th Century Design & Culture
- Colour Theory
- Design & Marketing
- Design & Subculture
- Design Principles
- Digital and Applied Illustration
- Digital Image Processing
- Digital Photography
- Drawing for Designers
- Graphic Construction
- Graphic Design & Communication Studio
- Graphic Design & Society
- Graphics for Products and Spaces
- Industry Experience
- Integrated and Visual Systems
- Law for the Creative Industries
- Major Studio Project
-Identity System Design
- Major Studio Project
-Packaging Design
- Major Studio Project
-Publication Design
- Multimedia Digital Authoring
- Print and Pre-Press Portfolio
- Print Media and Graphic Design
- Project Management
- Sustainable Design
- Typography
- Visual Communication and Imaging
- Visual Language Past & Present
- Web Design

Compulsory Modules (MPU)

International Student Only 

- Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2 (Malay Language Communication 2)
- Pengajian Malaysia (Malaysian Studies)
- Pemikiran Kreatif (Creative Thinking)
- Inovasi Malaysia (Malaysian Innovation)
- Khidmat Masyarakat (Community Service)

 *Subject to change due to curriculum update.


Malaysian Student Only 

- Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia
- Hubungan Etnik
- Bahasa Kebangsaan A atau Pemikiran Kreatif
- Inovasi Malaysia
- Khidmat Masyarakat 

*Subject to change due to curriculum update.

Entry Requirements

STPM: Full Pass in 2 subjects

A-Level: Full Pass in 2 subjects

UEC: 5Bs

Foundation / Matriculation: min. CGPA 2.00

Diploma / Advance Diploma: min. CGPA 2.00

Others: Any other equivalent qualification recognised by the Malaysia Government which will be considered on a case by case basis


Additional Requirement: Pass “RU Portfolio Assessment and Interview”, and minimum MUET Band 1

Intake Months

January, May and September

Career Prospects

Advertising Art Director, Editorial Designer, Illustrator, Website Designer, Branding and Packaging, Communication Design.


All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

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