Get To Know Us
Equator College (Formerly known as Academy of Art) was founded in 1987 and is now a recognised brand name as the leading art, media, and design college in northern Malaysia.
This is mainly due to the recruitment of quality staff, the establishment of a conducive learning environment, and the supportive administration. Our academy has two campuses: one in Leith Street and the other in Amoy Lane. Both campuses are situated in the heart of George Town, Penang.
The college offers qualified students well-structured programmes of study with up-to-date curricular as well as comprehensive training to fulfill the demands of the art, media, and design industries. Classes are kept small (ratio 1:20) to ensure that lecturers are able to focus on the individual style of their students in order to encourage the best possible performance.
Our team of academic staff, both local and foreign, are well-trained, with many having professional experience in their respective fields. Using a student-centered approach to teaching, our lecturers do not only inspire the spirit of excellence in their students, they also lead by example by going public in exhibiting their own work.
On top of a conducive learning environment, the management of Equator provides the right infrastructures such as high-end computers and industry-standard software as well as numerous books, journals, and magazines to keep students up-to-date with the demands of modern industries. The management is also supportive and open to suggestions towards improvement.
At Equator, we believe there should be a balance between work and play. As such, there is a good variety of student clubs and societies are in store for our students. A wide range of exciting indoor activities as well as plenty of opportunities to embark on educational trips await the inquisitive and adventurous souls. These activities enable students to discover new interests, make observations, work in groups and relate to one another, but most importantly, they allow our students to have fun.
All our programmes are approved by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) via the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).