Why study Graphic Design Technology in UOW Malaysia?

Diploma in Graphic Design Technology is a holistic course that merges Graphic Design and Technology, integrating up-to-date soft skills, blending academia, creativity, and professionalism to prepare graduates for a dynamic career in Graphic Design including Design Communication with Emerging Technologies.

Graphic Design Technology is a good option for individuals who want to focus on application of ideas that emphasizes on practical learning with diverse assessments such as quizzes, instructional assessments, projects, and presentations. It is designed for learners who wants strong practical knowledge whilst working with technology and design solutions for communication.

The program has been developed in collaboration with the industry from Advertising, User Experience and Branding experts. The syllabus will be delivered by practicing graphic design academic members who are constantly involved through real life working projects. The course is a fulltime 2-year course delivered at the Utropolis Glenmarie campus.


What will I learn in Graphic Design Technology?

The Diploma in Graphic Design Technology aims to nurture skilled, creative graduates for the ever-changing digital content and creative industries. It focuses on knowledge, practical skills, and soft transferable skills like adaptability and critical thinking. Graduates can expect to be multidisciplinary in various fields, such as visual communication, graphic design, digital arts, digital media, content creation, user experience (UX) production, and computer-graphics imagery (CGI), contributing to Malaysia’s status as a hub of creative talent.


Careers in Graphic Design Technology

The program emphasizes mainly on practical knowledge, preparing learners with practical skills for the creative industry’s future needs.

Digital Graphic and Design Practitioners which includes (but not limited to) Graphic Designer, Junior Art Director, Digital Designer, Visual Designer, Technical Illustrator, Typographer, Concept Artist, Creative Technologist, Layout Artist, Multimedia Artist, UI/UX designer, Publication Designer, Packaging Designer, Advertising Designer, Entertainment Designer, Visual Communication Designer.


University Award:

Program information


“Future-thinking syllabus that produces computing wizards & creative creators.”



Our syllabus is a direct result of in-depth analysis and collaborations with industry partners to ensure our graduates are readily employable and desirable talents that can integrate seamlessly into the industry. We evolve rapidly to stay current with industry needs and practices.


Creative Media:

UOW Malaysia is the Malaysian market leader for a holistic Game Development degree program; the course is endorsed by Codemasters Studios and stalwarts in the local industry. The program’s syllabus and industry insights produce sought-after graduates, drawing many national and international studios to headhunt and handpick talents before they even graduate. With three specialised streams to choose from, our program is one of the most comprehensive Game Development programs out there.

As part of the entertainment industry eco-system, UOW Malaysia also offers programme offerings in Digital Media Production and Graphic Design Technology, where students learn from the best in the industry. Our academic staff are industry practitioners from writing award winning screenplays to producing visual effects for TV series. Our students are regularly involved in production and credited in films; making them industry ready and focused.



UOW Malaysia recognises the need to integrate and diminish the gap between industry requirements, practice and technology and academic delivery. Regardless of the computing stream students choose, our syllabus ensures they have a strong grasp in the fundamentals on computing, from programming, to using complex algorithms, and designing, building and testing of applications or systems – all of which are critical in cultivating a graduate who is an analytical thinker and creative problem-solver.

UOW Malaysia offers programs in 3 out of the 4 major facets of computing (as stated by The Association for Computing Machinery, the world’s largest scientific and educational society for computing).

  • Computer Science
  • Software Engineering
  • Information Systems


“Our strong industry collaborations benefits students who actively collaborate with potential future employers – before even graduating!”


Strategic Partnerships:

We work with selected corporate industry and relevant organisations to obtain practical training materials and tools for knowledge transfer as well as the opportunity for events and networking. Students get a taste of real-world experience in consultation with top technological companies such as IEEE Computer Society, and RapidMiner Master Reseller, Ouandatics (M) Sdn Bhd keeping updated with latest trends through projects and industry involvement. UOW Malaysia is also an academic partner for Epic Unreal Engine for SouthEast Asia, this allows the students to experience current industry updates and changes to the industry tools that practitioners use.


Certification Ready:
Students are exposed to and prepared for external certification exams and professional certification processes through our partnerships.


MyGameDev Talent Development Initiative:
In 2012, the Ministry of Higher Education awarded UOW Malaysia with a PEMANDU Entry Point Project initiative under the Economic Transformation Plan and the National Key Results Area (Education) to spearhead the Game Development industry in Malaysia, focusing on awareness and talent building activities. This Game Development Cluster represents the start of a strategic collaboration between educational institutions and the Game Development industry to create a High-Income, Sustainable Creative Economy in the area of Game Development.

The primary measure of success in a digital game region is a critical mass of talent. Without critical mass, it is difficult to find support, retain talent, and attract international visibility and credibility. In an effort to maintain a constant flow of talents into the Game Development Industry, MyGameDev’s role is to ensure that not only are the relevant institutions generating graduates which are industry ready but to also prepare a ready pool of raw post-secondary student talents to feed into this pipeline.

2 years
Program Location
University of Wollongong Malaysia, Utropolis Glenmarie


  • Culture of Modern Art and Graphic Design
  • Design Thinking
  • Fundamentals of Drawing
  • Fundamentals of Graphic Design
  • Colour Studies
  • Personal Branding
  • Typography
  • Computer Graphics 1
  • Oral Communication
  • Advertising Principles
  • Computer Graphics 2
  • Packaging Design



  • Environmental Design
  • Graphic Design 1
  • 3D Modelling and Visualization
  • UX/UI Design
  • Graphic Design for Motion Graphics
  • Graphic Design 2
  • Campaign Development
  • Professional Studies
  • Elective
  • 3D Modelling and Texturing for Games
  • Technopreneurship
  • Copywriting
  • Internet and Web Technologies
  • Penghayatan Etika dan Peradaban (Malaysian Students)
  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1 (International Students)
  • Personal Development Skills
  • Integrity and Anti-Corruption
  • Teamwork and Community
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A*

Bahasa Kebangsaan A is compulsory for all Malaysian students

  • without a credit in SPM Bahasa Malaysia.
  • without SPM Bahasa Malaysia (applicable to students from UEC, O Level, or other equivalent programs)

Intake dates


12 January 4 March 17 May 1 July 6 September 14 October
Estimated fees
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*Instalment Payment Plan Available

Academic Qualification

SPM / O Levels :
Min. 3 Credits (3Cs)


Min. 3 Credits (3Bs)


GCE A Levels / STPM :
Min. Grade C (in any subject)


Certificate in relevant field:
Pass with minimum CGPA of 2.00*


Home Schooling with SAT:
Pass Year 11 and SAT score of 1050 over 1600

English Requirement

Local Student :
Pass (SPM / 1119 / UEC / O Levels Examination) / Min. score of Band 3 in MUET


International Student :
Band 4.0 in IELTS; or a min score of 30 (IBT) or 5 (Essentials – Online) in TOEFL; or Cambridge English (140); or PTE Academic (36); or other equivalent qualification.


  • If English language requirements are not fulfilled, additional English module(s) may be taken at UOW Malaysia.
  • All candidates are required to go through an interview or portfolio submission prior to acceptance into the program.