MQA/FA 4739 | KPT/N/214/4/0117 | (07/2024)

    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)


2 years (Full-Time)

Malaysian Qualification Agency

MQA/FA 4739

The new Diploma in Visual Communication programme gives students the theoretical and practical design knowledge and skills they need to become professionals in the graphic design industry.

Through studio-based learning projects combined with critical thinking, conceptualization and computer software skills, students hone their capabilities in devising creative yet practical solutions for various problems in the process of visual communication with a high level of intellectual engagement.

After completing the programme, students will be able to develop skills in the areas of typography, packaging, publication and corporate identity; design a wide variety of print media by using appropriate visualization process and techniques; prepare project plans in implementing design projects and controlling execution against those plans; communicate effectively with clients and other stakeholders; and act ethically and professionally as designers in the industry.


Semester 1
– Academic Writing
– Academic Reading
– English for Communication
– Foundation Sketching and Drawing for Designers
Semester 2
– Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1/ Pengajian Malaysia 2
– History of 20th Century Design and Culture
– Observational and Conceptual Drawing for Graphic Designers
– Colours for Designers
Semester 3
– Teamwork and LEadership / Bahasa Kebangsaan A
– Design Principles
– Introduction to Graphic Design
– Fundamentals of Typography
Semester 1
– Malaysian Economy
– Digital Photography
– Digital Image Processing
– Fundamentals of Page Layout
Semester 2
– Creative Techniques
– Digital and Applied Illustration
– Graphic Print Production
– Identity System Design
Semester 3
– Co-Curricular
– Packaging Design
– Publication Design
– Portfolio


Graphic Designer, Packaging Designer, Corporate Identity Designer, Illustrator, Editorial Designer.


SPM: Credits in 3 subjects
O-level: Credits in 3 subjects
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

IELTS: 4.0
TOEFL Paper: 397
MUET: Band 2
GCE O Level /1119: Grade D
UEC: English B6
SPM: English C

TOEFL Paper: 397
TOEFL iBT: 30 – 31
PTE: 30
CAE: 160
CPE: 180
MUET: Band 2


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Application Fee:


Indicative Tuition Fee:

Year 1: RM25,100
Year 2: RM19,950


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 provide trainings for various design skills. 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.