Diploma in Graphic 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.

This graphic design 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 Graphic 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 offered by the University of Northampton.

6 Reasons to Study Graphic 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.

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Year 1

- Principles of Advertising
- Art and Design Fundamentals
- Photography and Digital Imaging
- Mass Communication
- Principles of Drawing
- Digital Media Graphics
- Communication English
- Presentation Skills
- Creative Thinking
- History of Arts
- Video Production
- New Media Studies

Year 2

- Packaging Design
- Digital Illustration
- Advertising Design
- Creative Direction
- Publication Design
- Professional Portfolio Development and Exhibition
- Typography
- Motion Graphics

Elective Modules

- Contextual Studies
- Copywriting
- Film Studies

MPU Modules

- Penghayatan Etika dan Peradaban (Malaysian students) / Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1 (International students)
- Integriti dan Anti-Rasuah
- Community Service
- Bahasa Kebangsaan A (only for students without credit in SPM BM)

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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