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.


To be a leading creative school in art education, producing regional and international industry leaders.

  • 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 Fine Art

Course Detail

The Diploma in Fine Art programme provides students with excellent exposure to all the techniques involved in the discipline. Over the duration of this course, students are given the opportunity to experiment with a wide range of materials, skills, forms, and techniques which provide them with a solid foundation for further development in their chosen art-related careers.

Knowledge in the history of art and contemporary art enhances students’ appreciation of local and regional cultures. Creative thinking is nurtured as students are encouraged to think as professional artists. Students can major in a variety of media such as painting, drawing, printmaking, modelling and carving. They are also exposed to exhibitions, seminars, practical workshops, and art dialogues conducted by local and international artists and lecturers.

Programme Code

R2/0213/4/0013 (24/06/2024) | MQA (A10329)


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 Fine Art


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 I
  • 2 Dimensional Studies
  • Colour Studies
  • Basic Photography
  • Sketching Workshop
  • Basic Computer Graphic
  • Illustration Techniques
  • Major Discipline
  • Minor Discipline
  • Illustration I
  • Painting I, II, III
  • Photography
  • Drawing Media I, II, III
  • History of Art
  • Final Year Project I
  • Final Year Project II
  • Aesthetics
  • Art Dialogue
  • Research & Report
  • 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.



BA (Hons) in Fine Art

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