DIPLOMA IN SEQUENTIAL ART



KPT/JPS (PA9586) 04/23 


Immerse in pop culture and be an entrepreneur of visual storytelling.

When we imagine comics, we think of heroes, villains, distant worlds and different lives beyond our imagination. Today, comics are a pop-culture phenomenon which brings new opportunities in intellectual property creation, media franchising and merchandising. At the heart of it all, stunning imagery and engaging narrative form one of history’s most powerful mediums of communication - “Sequential Art”.

With KDU University College collaborating with the Japanese publishing conglomerate, KADOKAWA, the Diploma in Sequential Art was born in an effort to cultivate visual artists and story-tellers with a high work standard synonymous with the Japanese with a flair for localised Malaysian content.

For those who are interested in pursuing a career in visual storytelling, the Diploma in Sequential Art is your best bet and KDU is the obvious choice.


Career Opportunities
Commercial
  • Art Director
  • Commercial Artist
  • Graphic Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Storyboard Artist
  • Concept Artist
  • Visualiser
Publication
  • Comic Artist
  • Writer
  • Digital Artist
  • Novelist
  • Illustrator
  • Cartoonist
Professional Practice
  • Self-Sustained Studio Practice
  • Freelance writer and artist

 
Programme Structure
DURATION
2 years
PROGRAMME LOCATION
KDU University College, Utropolis Glenmarie
YEAR 1
  • Fundamentals of Drawing
  • Fundamentals of Design
  • Comic Culture and History
  • Traditional Art Media
  • Perspective and Environments
  • Figure Drawing and Anatomy
  • Introduction to Comic Writing
  • Typography and Desktop Publishing
  • Digital Illustration
  • Adaptation and Screenwriting
  • Layout and Lettering
  • Creature Visualisation
YEAR 2
  • Eastern and Western Sequential Art Studies
  • Digital Imaging
  • Mechanical Visualisation
  • Visual Storytelling
  • Comic Studio 1 & 2
  • Project Proposal Development
  • Character Design for Production
  • Acting and Staging
  • Merchandising
  • Business Management for Artists
  • Publishing
  • Studio Project
MPU
  • Malaysia Culture and Life
  • Pengajian Malaysia 2 (Malaysian Students)
  • Tertiary English 1
  • Co-Curricular Activities and Communitiy

Notes :
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 programmes)
Study Route
Fees & Intakes
2018 INTAKE DATES
  • 15 Jan
  • 26 Mar
  • 10 May
  • 3 Sep
  • 8 Nov
ESTIMATED FEES
  • RM45,830 (MALAYSIAN STUDENT)   

  • RM50,530 (INTERNATIONAL STUDENT)
*Terms and Conditions Apply
*Instalment Payment Plan Available

INSTALMENT PAYMENT PLAN

Programme

No. of
Semesters

No. of Instalments
Per Semester

Maximum No.
of Instalments

Foundation Studies (Art and Technology)

3

3

9

Foundation Studies (Science)

3

3

9

Diploma in Computer Studies

5

3

15

Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons)

8

3

24

Bachelor of Game Development (Hons)

8

3

24

Bachelor of Software Engineering (Hons)

8

3

24

Entry Requirements
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONMINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENT
  • SPM / O Levels :
Pass with min. 3 Credits
  • UEC :
Min. 3 Credits (3Bs)
Any other qualifications deemed equivalent by the Ministry of Education, Malaysia (or as stated in the Document Senarai Nilai Taraf Kelayakan Akademik, Malaysian Qualifications Agency)Pass (Subject to review and approval of certified transcripts)
ENGLISH REQUIREMENT
Local Student :Pass (SPM / 1119 / UEC / O Levels examination)
International Student :Band 5.5 in IELTS; or a score of 196 (computer-based) or 69 (internet-based) or 525 (paper-based) in TOEFL
*If English language requirements are not fulfilled, additional English module(s) may be taken at KDU University College.