Diploma in Digital Design

IACT College

Here's the BIG Picture

Graphic design isn't just about aesthetics; it's a powerful tool for communication and expression. In today's visually driven world, graphic designers play a pivotal role in shaping perceptions, conveying messages, and influencing behaviours. By mastering the art of visual storytelling, you'll have the ability to captivate audiences, evoke emotions, and leave a lasting impression. If you have a passion for creating visually appealing graphics, then pursuing a career in this field could be a great fit for you. With the demand for digital design skills on the rise, there are plenty of opportunities to explore and grow in this exciting industry.

The study of digital design will provide you with the necessary skills to create visually appealing and user-friendly websites and applications. It will equip you with knowledge of current trends and technologies in the digital design industry. This course not only nurtures your talents but also equips you with the essential skills to thrive in the competitive world of design. With hands-on experience and expert guidance, you'll learn to create captivating artwork and designs, while collaborating on real-life projects with leading brands and agencies.

Fully accredited by MQA, our Diploma in Digital Design opens doors to 124 different programmes in 6 countries – the UK, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, Korea, and Taiwan.

With this Course, You Will:

  • Discover the powerful uses of typography and design principles in creating meaning across communication.
  • Manipulate photography and illustration to create original works.
  • Master industry-standard software and related tools in a technical environment.
  • Learn the language of graphic design so you graduate job-ready.
  • Receive a Diploma from the International Advertising Association (IAA), New York upon completion.
  • Gain access to advanced standing into Year 2 of the BA (Hons) Advertising and Design or Year 3 of other degree programmes offered by the University of Sunderland.
  • Gain access to advanced standing into Year 3 of the BA (Hons) in Graphic Communication Design offered by the University of Northampton.

6 Reasons to Study Digital Design at IACT

Industry-Ready Graduates

Get a Certificate from the International Advertising Association (IAA), New York

Industry Syllabus & Project-based Learning

Supported and Endorsed by Graphic Design Industry Professionals

Internship Opportunities with the Industry's Biggest Names

Vibrant Student Life

Why choose IACT College?

A pioneer in creative communications education as early as the 1970, IACT has since established itself as the nations premier creative communication’s specialist. We do not just teach creativity, we actively inspire it as a trusted educator in the creative industry- with our students receiving over 90 prestigious industry awards over the past 5 years. We are also the only college in Malaysia to receive accreditation from the International Advertising Association in New York, and continue to focus on providing industry ready education with programmes designed and developed to train our students for industry expectations.

How Do I Get In?

  • 3 credits in SPM or IGCSE; 
  • 3 Bs in UEC; or
  • IACT College Certificate in Communication Studies; or
  • Other qualifications recognized by the Ministry of Education Malaysia

English Language Proficiency:

  • SPM - Grade E
  • UEC - C8
  • IELTS - Band 4.0
  • IGCSE 1st Language - PASS

* Trial examinations/ forecast results are accepted

* Candidates who do not have a credit in Art at SPM level will need to pass an interview and a drawing test, or portfolio assessment.


Year 1

- Mass Communication
- Communication English
- Digital Media Graphics
- Creative Thinking
- Presentation Skills
- Principles of Advertising
- Photography and Digital Imaging
- Video Production
- Research Methods
- Digital Storytelling & Animation
- Art and Design Fundamentals
- Principles of Drawing
- Typography

Year 2

- New Media Applications
- History of Arts
- Packaging Design
- 2D & 3D Illustration
- Digital Portfolio & Exhibition
- Augmented Reality in Advertising Design
- Digital Publication
- Digital & Experiential Advertising Design
- In-Company Practical Training

Elective Modules

- Contextual Studies
- Copywriting
- UI/UX Design Fundamentals

MPU Modules

- Malay Communication 1
- Appreciation of Ethics and Civilisation
- National Language A
- Integrity and Anti-Corruption
- Community Service

You can also earn microcredentials from:

University of Colorado Boulder
- Basic Elements of Design: Design Principles and Software Overview

California Institute of the Arts
- Fundamentals of Graphic Design
- Ideas from the History of Graphic Design

The State University of New York
- Photography
- Photography Part 2

Coursera Project Network
- Build Your Portfolio Website with HTML and CCS

Tuition Fees:

Year 1:


Year 2:


International Students:


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