BACHELOR OF GRAPHIC DESIGN (HONOURS)

MQA/FA 0541| KPT/R/213/6/0310 | (08/2022)

    Intakes: January, May and September
    Duration: 1 year (Full-time)
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    Intakes: January, May and September
    Duration: 2 years (Full-time)
    Intakes: January, May and September
    Duration: 3 years (Full-time)

COURSE OVERVIEW

3 years (Full-Time)

Malaysian Qualification Agency

MQA/FA 0541

The focus of Bachelor of Graphic Design programme is to be industry-ready. Students will graduate with a strong portfolio of practical work and will be able to start working immediately in the real world of both 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 which provide context and background for students’ knowledge and inspiration in their future works.

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 to 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.

COURSE MODULES

Semester 1
– Design Principle
– Typography
– Visual Studies
– 20th Century Design & Culture
Semester 2
– Digital Image Processing
– Drawing for Designers
– Visual Exploration
– Historical and Critical Studies
Semester 3
– Print Media and Graphic Design
– Screenplay and Storyboarding
– Creative Thinking / Bahasa Kebangsaan A
– Web Design
Semester 1
– Project Management
– Digital and Applied Illustration
– Digital Photography
– Ethics Relations / Malaysian Studies
– Malaysian Innovation
Semester 2
– Integrated Design Project
– Motion Graphics
– Identity System Design
– UI/UX Design
Semester 3
– Environmental Graphic Design
– Advertising Design
– Packaging Design
– Sustainable Design
Semester 1
– Final Major Project 01
– Graphic Design and Society
– Islamic and Asian Civilisation / Malay Language Communication 2
– Community Service
Semester 2
– Final Major Project 02
– Professional Practice
– Law for the Creative Industries
– Entrepreneurship and New Business Development
Semester 3
– Industry Experience

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

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

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 3

IELTS: 5.0
TOEFL Paper: 410- 413
MUET: Band 3
GCE O Level /1119: Grade C
UEC: English B5

IELTS: 5.0-5.5
TOEFL Paper: 410- 413
TOEFL iBT: 34 – 46
PTE: 36-42
CAE: 160
CPE: 180
MUET: Band 4

COURSE FEE

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Application Fee:

RM4,500

Indicative Tuition Fee:

Year 1: RM42,000
Year 2: RM29,400
Year 3: RM29,150

TESTIMONIALS

For me, art does not only refer to design, it also includes music, installation, dance, and many more. Everything that exists in our surroundings could be art, and that is what I am passionate about. My lecturers have good knowledge and experience in the design industry and have been guiding me for 3 years. I would describe y experience here as “Inspiring, Enriching and Fun.”

If you really want to study design, Raffles is the best choice for you.

I am honoured to be studying Graphic Design in Raffles University  as the university has given me a good platform to solidify what has been my passion since childhood. I have learnt ow to use my passion for design in a matured way and it makes me ready to face any challenges in the future

Raffles University sparks creativity and provides a platform for student to have the opportunity to shine bright in their future. Our lecturers use various teaching methods to enhance our knowledge and ensure that we are on par with the industry standard by inviting professionals for Interior Design critique sessions.

We have amazing lecturers in the Fashion Design programme. The modules are comprehensive and it is set for students who are at different design levels. I have learnt a lot over my 3 years of study at Raffles.

Raffles has taught me never to celebrate mediocrity, and to aim only for excellence.

Here in RU, I was offered the essentials for my growth, such as a healthy workplace, creative freedom, and a friendly community.

What I appreciate most about the school is how well equipped it is. I often find myself going to school on my off days just to use the facilities or to work on assignments.

RU trains me to enhance my design skills and designing with my own style. I like how my lecturers teach and the way they express their knowledge. My lecturers teach through demonstration and this allows me to understand better. I’m looking forward to take on more challenges and grow my skills.

My experience at Raffles University had not only made me a better designer and leader, but also prepared me in unpredictable ways for my career. The knowledge and information delivered by the lecturers had provided me with a deeper understanding of the Interior Design industry.

Life as an RU student was a unique experience. The growth I have seen in myself thanks to Raffles University is invaluable. It has taught me things far beyond theoretical knowledge and helped me broaden my horizons. I loved the friendly atmosphere at Raffles University and the fact that the lecturer were really close to the students.

The programme structure of RU is extremely up-to-date with the standard of the current industry. The programme is designed for students to really understand the content both in a theoretical and practical manner. This programme enabled me to work collaboratively with others through face-to-face discussions and online platforms.

Being a student of fashion design, we have a role to link the creativity and innovation.

RU shows us many new possibilities in term of creativity and new viewpoints in the fashion design industry.

The biggest achievement for me at RU was developing a positive attitude and the confidence of public speaking when proudly showcasing my artwork in front of people. I was trained to think critically and develop my technical software skills.

I will always be grateful to all my lecturers who had nurtured me into a professional graphic designer!

Raffles University is a great place for students to start their learning journey. I met a lot of people from all around the world, while developing my multimedia knowledge.

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