News & Events

News & Events

Stay updated with all the happenings and events in Equator

4th March 2021

The Design Conversation Series 

Introduction to Heritage Building Conservation


As a M.Sc. in Architecture (Building Conservation), a registered Conservator (National Heritage Department, Malaysia) and Board Member of International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) Malaysia 2020-2022.

Mr. Tan Chin Ling’s passion towards heritage conservation has led him to set up Ori Green Design Studio in 2010. Up till 2021, the studio has been involved in more than 30 National Heritage buildings & Category I heritage buildings conservation and documentation in Malaysia and restored more than 100 Category I graves.


Join us at our Design Conversation on 4 March 2021, 8:00pm. Join our livestream on FACEBOOK!

29th October 2020

KOLAM Project 


In the upcoming festival, our students prepared a KOLAM to celebrate Deepavali at Gurney Paragon. Kudos to our students on the project well done.

25th October 2020

MyTIGER Values 2020


The 2020 edition of Maybank MyTIGER Values Art Competition provided a unique experience for the jury. With the lockdown
on movement imposed on the country from March to June due to the COVID19 pandemic, nearly all manner of human activity including art was disrupted. Nevertheless, the tour to the participating colleges and universities still went on during the competition period (February to June), even though it eventually had to go online and be done via virtual conferencing.
A heartfelt congratulations to our student Loh Jye Jiun; 2nd Prize winner for the Illustration Category!

22nd October 2020

The Design Conversation Series – Designing Dream Home


An interior designer who’s also a musician. A host with an ongoing channel that holds interview sessions with professional musicians from all over the world. Hear what our artist has to say about the creative industry.

Missed out the session? We have got you covered, subscribe to our YouTube Channel for rewind.

12th October 2020

Diploma in Business Studies


🚨New Programme Alert!🚨
Diploma in Business Studies now offered in Equator College.

Find out more with us today~

We are still available online.

8th October 2020

The Design Conversation Series – The Art of Attraction


When you have an imaginative mind, it manifests itself in many ways. Hear how our mural artists, Mr Bibichun, Mr Kenji Chai & Mr Vincent Phang share about their journey in the art of attraction.

P.S. #ECDC series can be found on our Youtube Channel

24th September 2020

The Design Conversation Series – Furniture And Space Design


Ever wonder how a designer determines a material and the technical aspects of a design and production. Mr Goh and Dr Alia will share how furniture and space design can enhance and influence an environment.

P.S. #ECDC series can be found on our Youtube Channel

16th September 2020

Tropikal Avant – Dark: Contemporary Art Exhibition


Our very own Mr Ricardo will be having an art exhibition with the theme “Tropikal Avant – Dark” and the details are as the following:

Date: 19th August 2020 to 16th September 2020
Time: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Venue: Lunabar Coffee, 10D Jalan Clove Hall (Close on Wednesdays)

All are welcome to visit and to be captivated by the mediums of contemporary art.

10th September 2020

The Design Conversation Series – Fashion Business & Education


Fashion you can buy, but style you possess. In this session, Ms Helen and Ms Joo Lee will share how fashion thrives in both business and education.

P.S. #ECDC series can be found on our Youtube Channel

27th August 2020

The Design Conversation Series – Adventure in The Park


Diminishing the myth of art pathway. Mr Ivan is an alumni of Equator College majoring in Fine Art. He is involved in show set and theme facade work for the theme park and has been working in the theme park industry since 2005.

P.S. #ECDC series can be found on our Youtube Channel

20th August 2020

The Design Conversation Series – Creative Entrepreneur 


Join us on #designconversation with Mr. Clarence and Mr. Goh on their journey towards entrepreneur coming Thursday. Raising millions in nurturing the future of creative businesses in this era of evolution.

P.S. #ECDC series can be found on our Youtube Channel

13th August 2020

The Design Conversation Series – Photography to Filmmaking


Next Up we have Mr. David Thian; a photographer, designer, film director and a producer. Coming THURSDAY Night, 8:00pm by Equator College.

P.S. #ECDC series can be found on our Youtube Channel

6th August 2020

The Design Conversation Series – Future of Comic


Have you ever wondered how the design industry is doing? What about the future of Comics? Is there a possibility of survival especially the ups and downs happening in our year 2020?

P.S. #ECDC series can be found on our Youtube Channel

5th August 2020

August Intake Open for Registration


Keen in pursuing a career in design but are uncertain about the possibilities that it can offer?

Fret not. Our August Intake is still open!

Chat with us! Let us guide you to your passion
We are still available online.

23th July 2020

Heritage in Style Exhibition


The fine art department will be having an art exhibition with the theme “Heritage in Style” and the details are as the following:

Date: 23th July to 12nd August 2020
Time: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Venue: Lunabar Coffee, 10D Jalan Clove Hall (Close on Wednesdays)

The young art exhibition will focus on the culture of different heritage as seen by the artists’ eyes.

All are welcome to visit and to be captivated with the heritage and culture in art.

1 June 2020
June Intake Open for Registration 


We have great news just for you. Equator has decided to launch a soft intake this 1st of June 2020.

Take this opportunity to enhance  some technical skills for your coming future.

Don’t let the Covid19 hurdle affect your motivation to learn.

Online Registration is now possible – Chat with us today!

Find Out More with Us. We are still available online.

15 May 2020

Get a prestigious Degree in Architecture


It’s Official! Equator has launched it’s offshore degree program in Bachelor of Science (Hons) Architecture.

Students will study full-time at Equator’s city campus in George Town, Penang, and enjoy all the privileges of being a USM student – including uses of facilities, healthcare and insurance.

Application Is Open Now from 15th May – 30th September 2020.

Find Out More with Us – We can be reached through Whatsapp, Messenger and Call

8 May 2020

GOOD NEWS! We Are Back In Operation


Dear all,
We are glad to announce that Equator College resumes campus operation on 8th May 2020.

Services that are available in campus during this period includes Registry, Finance, Student affair, Course counselling, Academic matters, and Administrative.
Online course counselling is still on-going. You still can reach us via phone call, WhatsApp, Wechat, Messenger, email for course-related information. Walk-in visits prior to appointment are highly encouraged.

19 March 2020



Our intake enrolment is still in progress! Do approach our Online Counsellors for assistance on how to enrol yourself for our coming up April Intake that will be commencing on the 20th of April 2020.

18-31 March 2020
Our Counselling Goes Online


Equator is now providing counselling service digitally! Do contact us through any social media platform or give us a call @ 04-261 5116. We are still available online.

17 March 2020

Movement Control Orders


Dear all,
Due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic and following the announcement by the Prime Minister on 16 March 2020, for the safety and well-being of our students and staff, we will be adhering strictly to the Movement Control Orders starting from 18 March 2020 – 31 March 2020.

18 March 2020
Batch 173 Departure Graduation Showcase


Batch 173 students are graduating with an exclusive exhibition with the theme ‘Departure’. It describes the end of a journey and the beginning of another representing a group of designers who have completed the pursuit of their programmes. The showcase will feature various artwork and products made by the students ranging in the field of graphic design, fine art, architecture, interior, and fashion.

The opening ceremony will be held at Lot 33 Convention Hall on 27 March at 11am and the showcase will be open to the public until the 29 March 2020. Admission is free!

Update: Due to the Covid-19 Outbreak, the showcase will be postponed to 21-23 April 2020.

08 March 2020

International Women’s Day 2020


The International Women’s Day pageantry was held in 1st Avenue on the 8th of March. June Chong was awarded the title of Brand Ambassador for her contributions in the pageantry. Her attire was also prepared by Fashion Designer Mukrawee Lee.

07 Feb 2020

Art Exhibition FLUX by Yap Ley Min


FLUX Art Exhibition launch was held on 7 February 2020 at G Art Gallery, G Hotel. The artist Yap Ley Min showcased the beauty of natural morphology and the various emotions portrayed by humankind in the exhibition.  Present at the ceremony were the hotel’s General Manager Michael Hanratty and heads of department.

09 Jan 2020
Signing of MOA with Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) BFA (Hons) Graphic Communication


Equator College had a signing ceremony with USM to officially launch the offshore degree programme in Bachelor of Fine Art (Hons) Graphic Communication. Also present are Dato Chuah, Chairman of Equator College, Dr Yap Principal of Equator College and Dean of School of The Arts.

28 Dec 2019

Lampu Projection Mapping Competition 2019


Projection mapping on the Palace of Justice during the Light and Motion Putrajaya event on the last night of 2019, our team of four manage to swept the 2nd Runner Up as a good end for the year 2019!

A round of applause to: Lim Hui Chyi, Ternia Choong, Sim Kay Yang and Jason Chuah.

07 Dec 2019

Penang Goes Orange 2019


Equator College supported Penang Goes Orange 2019 in December whereby the volunteers and participants will go through a series of games to understand and raise awareness on sexual abuse in Penang.

01 Dec 2019
TRIO Art Exhibition 2019


Another round of Art Exhibition presented by our Fine Art Alumnae Artists June Chong & Yap Ley Min!

30 Nov 2019

Equator College 29th Convocation Ceremony


Convocation marks the completion of study and the beginning of a new chapter in life, the graduating batch of 163 & 168 are ready to take on the world of design at a time.

27 Nov 2019

EQUATOR-USM (School of The Arts) Meeting


Representatives from Equator College meet up with USM (School of Art) for USM offshore degree programme discussion.


The meeting took place at the discussion room with the management team from the school of art and representative from Equator College, namely Dr Yap, Principal; Ms Tan, Director of Institutional Development and Mr Sunny Koh, Dean of Studies.

23 Nov 2019

Industry Advisor Board Meeting


The role of the Industry Advisor Board in meeting to assist and advise the programmes in its efforts to achieve excellence in all the course through their following subjects and assignments.

17 Nov 2019

Spotlight Awards 2019


Fine Art Alumni Ho Su San won the Jury’s Choice Award in the annual Spotlight by Penang Art District with the awards presented to 5 out of the 20 top finalist during the awards presentation.

13 Nov 2019

External Assessor Meeting


Assessor evaluation meeting for quality and standards of excellence in our Equator College programmes.

01 Nov 2019

Usaha Tegas Heritage Awards 2019


In the Usaha Tegas Heritage 2019, Lim Ming Jie and Nicholas Ong outdone themselves with their artworks entitled ‘Antique Shop Interior’ and ‘Khoo Kongsi’. Both touches on the beauty of the heritage and culture in Penang highlighting the charming elements of each history.

26 Oct 2019

UOB Art Competition Awards Ceremony at UOB Bangsar South published in Kwong Wah Jit Poh

25 Oct 2019

UOB Art Competition Awards Ceremony published in Sin Chew Jit Poh

16 Oct 2019

UOB Painting of the Year 2019 Awards (UOB Bangsar South)


The UOB Painting of the Year is a prestigious award held yearly in Southeast Asia; Fine Art  alumni Ho Su San and Wong Joo Yee made us proud by winning the Gold and Silver Award respectively in the Emerging Artist Category in the UOB Art Competition 2019. The award ceremony was held at UOB Bangsar South on 16/10/2019 with many other award winners.

27 Aug 2019

Batch 168 Graduation Showcase Opening published in Kwong Wah Jit Poh

24 Aug 2019

Batch 168 Graduation Showcase published in Sin Chew Jit Poh

23 Aug 2019

168 Graduation Showcase


Equator College had their biannual graduation showcase organized by the graduating batch of 168. This showcase highlights on the graduating students’ work, portray their skills and portfolios relating to their field of study. Batch 168 focuses on simplicity of design where their showcase touches on the simple arrangements and complexity of each individual.

18 Aug 2019

Mrs Celebrity Malaysia 2019


This year, Fashion Design Technology students had the opportunity to showcase their work at Mrs Celebrity Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. The event was graced with many of our talented student’s work and they were accompanied by Fashion Lecturers, Ms. Joo Lee and Mr. Teo. Furthermore, Alumni Ong Hean Choon won the Best Evening Wear Category whereas current student Loh Jing Heng outdone himself in the Ready to Wear Category.

19-31 July 2019

The Last Puff Exhibition


An art exhibition showcasing our fine art students artwork with the theme “The Last Puff”. The student’s work consists of various medium such as oil painting and mixed media portraying various work relating to human emotions held at Narrow Marrow.

07 July 2019

Sin Chew 90th Anniversary Entrepreneur Awards 2019


Another recognition and encouragement was received by Dato’ Chuah Kooi Yong, CEO of Equator College as one of the Malaysia’s eminent Entrepreneurs.

08 July 2019

Equator College Alumni Gathering published in Kwong Wah Jit Poh

30 June 2019

Penfurnex Furniture Design Competition 2019


Coming in as the Top 20 finalists; Wan Hue Qi’s competency has qualify her as the Runner Up Winner for her minimalist concept of sustainability. Not forgetting our 4 Interior Design students namely Ivy Tan Xin Tian, Liew Kai Ming, Tan Jia Yi and Thong Soon Wei making it to the list with their respective designs.

26 April 2019

MQA Audit for MarComm


The Malaysian Qualifications Agency audit accreditation renewal of our business course in Marketing Communication.

Thus, the course attained the quality standards and criteria set by MQA and is in compliance with the MQF.

23 April 2019

MOU of Early Childhood Program


Equator College received the MOU recognition for the upcoming early childhood program. The program aims to provide students with the understanding and skills in early childhood.

24 Mar 2019

Aurora Graduation Showcase published in Kwong Wah Jit Poh

22 Mar 2019

Aurora Graduation Showcase


The biannual graduation showcase in April organized by the graduating batch of 163.

This showcase was graced by YB Teh Lai Heng and it highlights on the graduating students’ portfolio and opens the opportunity for students to expand their network and build strong relations in their field of expertise.

18 Mar 2019

Introducing New Degree Principal Dr Michael Yap published in Kwong Wah Yit Poh

16-17 Mar 2019

Star Education Fair


Our College provided students and parents with a first hand exposure on design with our Virtual Reality drawing, Sketching Demo and Fashion Showcase.

15 Mar 2019

Feature on Diploma in CADD published in The Star

12 Feb 2019

USM HBP Meeting Degree Status


Representatives from Equator College meeting up with the team from USM of Housing, Building and Planning for final confirmation on certain aspects of the Architecture Degree programme.

02 Feb 2019

PAD Solo Exhibition Opening


Spotlight 2018 Competition Winner Yap Ley Min (Fine Art Alumni) had her first solo exhibition at Hin Bus Depot in 2019. The theme of her exhibition is the Natural Human Form with her winning artwork as a part of a series. The showcase portrays Ley Min’s perspective of  human interactions when they are in their most natural form.

29 Jan 2019

MQA Audit for MarComm


The visit from Jabatan Pendidikan Tinggi (JPT) provided us with the accreditation for upholding the quality and excellence of Equator College being in line with the standards set by JPT.

01 Dec 2018

Usaha Tegas Heritage National Art Competition 2018


Khoo Ka Leong triumph in as a 3rd Prize winner and Enson Teh Jun Yang, Consolation Prize respectively in the Printmaking Category at the Usaha Tegas Heritage National Art Competition 2018.

29 Nov 2018

In the Realm of Sin and Despair Exhibition


A collective effort by 5 aspiring fine art students Goh Sheng Jie, Stefanie Subczinski, Teh Jun Yang, Ong Wei Xuan and Ryosuke Sakamoto, showcasing an exhibition on the exploration of human nature.

03 Nov 2018

Spotlight Top 20 Finalist


The four outstanding Equator students who made us proud by making it into the Top 20 Finalist of Spotlight 2018 namely:

Goh Sheng Jie, Yap Ley Min, Ong Wei Xuan & Teh Jun Yang.

18 Oct 2018

Designer Of The Year Awards 2018


Interior Design Alumni Mr. Simon Yew achieved the “Best Designer of the Year” award while Ms. Cherry Yeoh swept the “Rising Star Award” at the 2018 (DOTY) Designer of the Year Awards in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

17-21 Oct 2018

The 13th PAM (Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia) Annual Architecture Student Works Exhibition 2018


Architecture student Henry Lim Kang Yi, was awarded the Certificate of Excellence as the PAM Best Student Award 2018.

18 Sept 2018

The Most Promising Designer Awards of Borneo Fashion Week 2018


ASEAN Fashion Designers Showcase alumnus Micheal Ooi wins “The Most Promising Designer Awards of Borneo Fashion Week 2018” and a full degree scholarship in that eventful night of celebration.

12 Sept 2018

Petron Vision 2018


Students Chua Sun Ru, Ooi Zhi Keng & Izzati Soffian took home the Consolation Prize in the videography category with their video titled “Malaysian, Am I?”


24-26 Aug 2018

You-Nique Graduation Showcase


To be unique is to become incomparable, one of a kind, unlike anything else. Witness the journey of batch 158 as strive to separate themselves as an artist in their own unique creativity and unique style.

24 Aug 2018

Nando’s 2018 YouthReka Art Competition


Fine Art student Ms. Wong Joo Yee attained Consolation Prize under the Fine Art Category with her artwork entitled “Nostalgia” in Nando’s 2018 YouthReka Art Competition.

13 May 2018

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week KL 2018


Fashion Design Technology Alumnus Tan Chun Yong winning First Runner-Up in the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Kuala Lumpur 2018.

08 April 2018

Undone Glamour Fashion Show


Fashion Design students showcased their style of glamour with their ready-to-wear project in Gurney Plaza, Penang.

23-25 Mar 2018

Emerge Graduation Showcase


“If you enter the dark side of life, and come through it, you emerge with more strength and passion.” by Nicole Kidman.

Watch the journey of batch 153 as they emerge themselves from art students to future designers with burning passion to shine.