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Diploma In Computer Graphic Design
KPT/JPS (R/213/4/0117) 12/18

Computer Graphic Design

Graphic design provides a challenging working environment, a wide variety of clientele and an ever changing portfolio of briefs and projects. An experienced graphic designer may never encounter two projects that are exactly the same across their career. Programme is designed for students to learn the basic principles, concepts and fundamentals in graphic designing covering graphics knowledge, tools and visual communication.

Who is this For?

It is for students who want the opportunity to develop skills & knowledge on effective use of colours, dominant elements in drawing and designing, typography, production skills and effective design layout.

Programme Description

The Diploma in Graphic Design focuses on the basic principles, concepts and fundamentals required to solve graphic design challenges. Students develop the ability to determine appropriate and successful designs and demonstrate effective use of colours, dominant elements, typographical and production skills to make effective design layouts. Students are required to prepare their portfolio for professional presentation by the end of the programme.

Programme Aims

The programme aims for students to apply their creativity using the graphic tools and techniques as well as to prepare students with the basic knowledge in graphics and visual communication for the real media environment.

Career Prospects

Upon completion of this programme, a graduate can work as a graphic designer, instructional designer, packaging designer and an art director.

Entry Requirements

  • SPM with 3 credits in any subjects and pass PSV
  • Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) with at least Grade B in 3 subjects
  • Other equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution of Government of Malaysia

Semester Duration

9 semesters

Key Subjects

  • Basic English I & II
  • Business English
  • PC Competency
  • Contemporary Business
  • Business Mathematics
  • Drawing Studies
  • Introduction to Graphic Design
  • Elements of Computer Graphic Design
  • Intermediate English I & II
  • Computer Application in Art & Design
  • Colour Theory
  • Foundation in Digital Media
  • Principles of Advertising
  • Critical & Creative Thinking
  • History of Graphic Design
  • Electronic Publication Design
  • Graphic Illustration
  • Digital Photography
  • Academic Reading & Writing
  • Advertising Design
  • Typography
  • Visual Communication
  • Introduction to 2D Animation
  • Creative Web Design
  • Essential Business Communication Skills
  • Corporate Identity Design
  • Packaging Design
  • 3D Animation
  • Project


Ahmad Hulaimi IShak
Class of 2014
Programme: Diploma In Computer Graphic Design

“KLMUC learning approach focuses on the industry and real world focus”

Syazwan Gunawan
Class of 2013
Programme: Diploma In Computer Graphic Design

“The course teaches us to apply our ideas, creativity, talent and skills into a finished output through designing, photography, print and web design”

Nooriryani Selamat
Class of 2007
Programme: Diploma In Computer Graphic Design

“Most interesting project was the 3D animation class – turns out to be one of the best projects that I have created”

Mohd Fahmi bin Mohammad Fabilah
Class of 2001
Programme: Diploma In Computer Graphic Design

“Most treasured experience was the opportunity to learn from a highly experienced lecturer and teaching approach – combination between conventional and digital method”