Diploma in 3D Animation Design

Approval Code
N/213/4/0114; 04/2018
Accreditation Code
Subject Area
3D Animation Design
Course Mode
Full Time
Course Duration
2 Years
Course Location
UCSI University, Kuala Lumpur Campus
January, May and September

The Diploma in 3D Animation Design provides students with a solid foundation in the field of 3D Animation. Designed to foster a passion of lifelong learning and to groom students to be leaders in their professional career, the programme equips learners with fundamental competencies and technical skills in 3D Animation and the relevant interdisciplinary creative industries.


Presentations, quizzes, tests, mid-term exams, final year exams, folio and assignments, among others.

Academic Requirements Admission Level
SPMV/SPM/ 'O' Levels
3 credits and Pass in English
  • Direct entry into Year 1, Semester 1
  • English requirements apply
Sijil Kemahiran Vokasional (SKV)
3 Credits and Pass in English
Majlis Latihan Vokasional Kebangsaan (MLVK)
Pass inclusive of Art & Design-related subjects** and English
Any other qualification equivalent to the abovementioned. **
CGPA 2.5
Diploma/Certificate/ Equivalent. **
  • Subject to review and approval of certified transcripts and portfolio.
  • English requirements apply


**A review of the student's Art/Design portfolio is required to assess his/her knowledge and skills for admission purposes.

English Requirements:
  • For local students: A Pass in English (SPM examination).
  • For international students: IELTS score of 5.5 (in each skill); 550 (writing-based) / 79 - 80 (Internet-based) in TOEFL; or a
    Pass in English (O-levels or equivalent to SPM 1119).

If English language requirements are not fulfilled, additional English module(s) will be made compulsory.

Note / Legend Discretion is given to the Head of School for those with borderline Academic Requirements.

The graduates are equipped and ready for the industry in the areas of

  • Advertising Agencies
  • Multimedia Labs
  • Design Studios
  • Game Studios
  • Post Production Studios
  • Corporate Art Departments
  • Television Network Stations
  • Animation Houses
Year 1
  • Fundamental of Drawing I
  • Fundamental of Painting
  • Principles of Design
  • History of Art & Design
  • Creative Thinking Skills
  • Extra-curricular Learning Experiences 1 (MPU-U4)
  • Fundamental of Drawing II
  • Study Skills and Employability (MPU-U2)
  • Typography
  • Design Communication
  • Business Communication
  • Editorial Design
  • Digital Imaging
  • Digital Photography
Year 2

  • History of Animation
  • Marketing and Consumer Behavior
  • 2D Animation
  • Digital Art
  • 3D Modeling
  • Extra-curricular Learning Experiences 2 (MPU-U4)
  • Theory of Digital Animation
  • 3D Animation
  • Motion Graphics
  • Business Law – Malaysian Perspective
  • Audio Visual Technology
  • Creative Portfolio Creation
  • Ideation & Innovation
General Subjects (MPU) are compulsory for all students.

U1 – For Malaysian students:
    i. Malaysian Studies

     – For Foreign students:
    i. Communication in Bahasa Melayu 2

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