Equator College - Graphic & Multimedia Design

Diploma in Graphic & Multimedia Design

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. For students who are purchasing a laptop for the first time, please seek advise/ info from Leith Street Business & Marketing Department.

MQA Programme Code KP/JPS (A8154), (R2/213/4/0042) Exp Date 30 May 2022
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 PTPTN, SOCSO, EPF & Equator College
Scholarship Equator-Star Education Fund & 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
  • Illustration II
  • Editorial Design
  • Photography
  • Packaging Design
  • Information Design
  • Promotional Design
  • Interactive Design
  • 3D Computer Graphic I
  • 3D Computer Graphic II
  • Motion Graphic
  • Sound & Video Editing
  • History of Art
  • History of Design
  • Final Year Project I
  • Final Year Project II
  • Project Report
  • Marketing & Management
  • English for Designer
  • English for Business Communication
  • MPU 1
  • MPU 2
  • MPU 3
  • MPU 4
  • Internship

It is the policy of 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 programmes are available for the 6 majors.

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
Future CareerCreative Industries
  • Graphic Designer
  • Visualiser / Concept Artist
  • Creative Director
  • CG Artist
  • Illustrator
  • Multimedia Designer
  • UX / UI Designer
  • Sales Designer
  • Design Journalist
  • Animator
  • Videographer
  • Web Designer
  • Corporate Designer
  • Photographer
  • Advertising & Promotion Executive
  • Set Designer
  • Jewellery Designer
  • Sculpture Designer/ Sculptor
  • Graphic Design Firm
  • Advertising Firm
  • Product Manufactural
  • Multimedia Firm
  • Video Production Company
  • Publication Company
  • Retail Company
  • Event Company
  • Photography Studio
  • Entertainment Production Studio

This page contains estimates of the Programme Fees for full-time three years students at Equator College, excluding miscellaneous fee, hostel, art materials, personal expenses and travel.

Malaysian Students
Estimated Total Fees MYR 33,034.00 (3 years)
International Students
Note: Should there be any difference of amount, which may be due to banking transactions, the student is required to settle the difference of payment when enrolling into the study upon arrival.
Estimated Total Fee MYR 40,800.00 (3 years)
International Student Application Closing Dates
before 30 January 2019 Admission for 8 April 2019 Intake
before 10 May 2019 Admission for August 2019 Intake
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