School of Art, Media & Design Technology

This course aims to provide a solid foundation and platform for students to work and explore creatively and innovatively with the intention of creating visual awareness and artistic expressions.

Students are exposed to drawing skills and techniques, colour studies, photography, printmaking, dimensional studies, art theory, and basic computer graphic skills, paving the way to further studies in the art and design fields such as the diploma programmes in Fine Art, Graphic and Multimedia Design, Digital 3D Animation, Fashion Design Technology, Interior Design, and Architectural Technology, all of which are also offered by the College.


This course aims to provide a solid foundation and platform for students to work and explore creatively and innovatively with the intention of creating visual awareness and artistic expressions.

  • To instill graduates with knowledge and skills needed to excel and flourish in the art industry.
  • To produce ethically holistic graduates with vision, and critical and creative thinking abilities.
  • To lead and enhance the development of the art industry to benefit, support and sustain the evolving domestic and global markets.

Diploma in Graphic and Multimedia Design

Course Detail

The Diploma in Graphic and Multimedia Design is constructed for communication in print and digital media. The aim of this course is for students to build up their ability to conceptualise, develop, and execute good and effective graphics in both print and screen-based media.

In this course, students’ learning process is mirrored in the final outcome of projects, and students will gain a better understanding of current trends in graphic and multimedia design by experimenting with a variety of applications and development packages. During the course, students will participate in various design competitions and study trips in order to strengthen their design knowledge and broaden their experience.


R2/0211/4/0042 (30/05/2027) | MQA (A8154)


3 Years

Mode of Study


Financial Assistance & Scholarship

PTPTN, EPF & Equator College

Entry Requirement

Malaysian Student
  • Must pass in SPM / UEC / IGCSE/ ‘O’ level with 3 credits; OR
  • Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia (SKM) Level 3 and SPM (1 credit); OR
  • Other equivalent qualification approved by MOHE.
International Student

Course Components

Practical and Theory

Internship / Industry Training

12 Weeks/ 3 Months


Diploma in Graphic & Multimedia Design


January / April / August

Note: Candidates are required to pass a drawing test / portfolio assessment conducted by Equator College to determine their suitability for the course. Applicants are also required to demonstrate proficiency in English, a pass in SPM/O-Levels English or have studied subjects that require a satisfactory level in English. All design students are required to have a laptop by the start of 2nd Semester.

Programme Module

  • Drawing
  • 2 Dimensional Design
  • Colour Studies
  • Basic Photography
  • Sketching Workshop
  • Basic Computer Graphic
  • Illustration Techniques
  • Major Discipline
  • Minor Discipline
  • Conceptual Drawing
  • Visual Communication
  • Illustration I, II
  • Editorial Design
  • Photography
  • Packaging Design
  • Information Design
  • Promotional Design
  • Interactive Design
  • 3D Computer Graphic I, II
  • Motion Graphic
  • Sound & Video Editing
  • History of Art
  • History of Design
  • Final Year Project I, II
  • Project Report
  • Marketing & Management
  • English for Designers
  • English for Business Communication
  • MPU 1, 2, 3, 4
  • Internship
Note: This information in this website is correct at the time of publishing but may be subject to change.

Partner Universities

Equator College to offer internationally recognised quality education with a wide latitude of flexibility in its programmes. This means that while achieving a specific qualification designed to equip students for a successful professional life.

Equator’s Diploma programmes are also structured to enable students to progress through one of the most comprehensive undergraduate, and subsequently, postgraduate portfolios that are offered by our international partner universities in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, and Malaysia.

The full-time MQA accredited courses at Equator are recognised by our international university partners where credit transfer are available.



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BFA (Hons) in Design and New Media Technology
BA (Hons) in Graphic Design
BA (Hons) in Illustration
BA (Hons) in Graphic Design
BA (Hons) in Graphic Design
B. Des. of Digital Design
Bachelor of Design (Art and Design)
Bachelor of Science (Information Communication)
Bachelor of Arts (Information Communication)
Bachelor of Design and Arts
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