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Top 10 UK 3+0 Graphic Design Degree in Malaysia Awarded by Nottingham Trent University at KBU International College

Get a UK Top 10 Design Undergraduate Degree in Malaysia at KBU International College

The School of Design at KBU International College was established in 1993 and has an exclusive agreement

KBU International College is partnered with the Top Ranked Nottingham Trent University UK

KBU International College is partnered with the Top Ranked Nottingham Trent University UK

with Nottingham Trent University (NTU), UK, to conduct of art & design programmes in Malaysia.

KBU International College is the first and only centre in South East Asia to conduct the University’s Honours degree courses in Graphic Design and Interior Architecture & Design.

KBU International College is acknowledged to be one of the best colleges for design in Malaysia having been the first to offer the undergraduate degree majoring in Graphic Design and Furniture & Product Design.

Design students in Malaysia can now obtain a UK Top 10 ranked undergraduate degree at KBU International College. In the Guardian University guide 2016: University league table for Design & Crafts ranks Nottingham Trent University at 10th Place.

KBU students have won many awards as a testament of their strength in design. KBU International College will be upgraded this year and will change its name to First Nation University College. Nottingham Trent University’s School of Art & Design has a long history in art & design education that dates back to 1843. Today, it is one of the major providers of art & design education at tertiary level in the United Kingdom.

Besides the UK Degree programmes in art & design, KBU International College also conducts its own art & design diplomas – Diploma in Interactive Design and Diploma in Interior Design.

Ranking of KBU International College’s Design Partner University, Nottingham Trent University, UK

Students pursuing the 3+0 UK undergraduate degree in Graphic Design, Furniture & Product Design and Interior Architecture & Design will receive the degree award from the top ranked Nottingham Trent University, UK.

  • Top Ranked Nottingham Trent University UK 3+0 Degree Programmes at KBU International College

    Top Ranked Nottingham Trent University UK 3+0 Degree Programmes at KBU International College

    The Guardian University guide 2016: University league table for Design & Crafts ranks Nottingham Trent University at 10th Place

  • In the 2016 League Table Ranking by the Complete University Guide, Nottingham Trent University is ranked at 53
  • In the 2016 League Table Ranking by the Complete University Guide for Art & Design Nottingham Trent is ranked 25
  • The Guardian University guide 2016: University league table ranks Nottingham Trent University at 42.
  • Nottingham Trent University has risen nine places in this year’s Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide. The overall position of 52nd means the University is also ranked among the top ten modern universities in the UK.

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BA (Hons) Graphic Design (3+0) Awarded by Nottingham Trent University at KBU International College

Nottingham Trent University is a Top 10 UK University for Design

Nottingham Trent University is a Top 10 UK University for Design

The three-year degree programme covers core modules ranging from practical, theoretical work and continuous assessment.

Students will also receive regular feedback through individual or group tutorials, critique sessions and portfolio review in order to get their progress on check.

Team work is also an important key feature in the programme as it helps to develop the communication skills that are essential in many commercial graphic design practices.

Learning will take place through a variety of methods that include: lectures, workshops, seminars, group tutorials, individual tutorials, portfolio reviews, work experience, peer group discussion and independent study.

Career Opportunities for Graphic Designers in Malaysia

Design consultancies, advertising agencies, television graphics, publishing and multimedia companies, post-production firms, visual merchandising branding and packaging design consultancies, in-house graphic departments.

Entry Requirements: Foundation in Art & Design or UEC (art & design stream) or equivalent qualifications OR STPM/A-Levels/ Diploma in relevant studies with appropriate art portfolio will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Programme Structure for the Graphic Design Degree Awarded by Nottingham Trent University at KBU International College

Year 1 Subjects for the Graphic Design Degree at KBU International College

KBU International College's Graphic Design alumni, Yong Vin Sze with the graphic installation

KBU International College’s Graphic Design alumni, Yong Vin Sze with the graphic installation

  • Design Studio 1
    • Basic Design Principles
    • Research
    • Idea generation
    • Visual language
    • Problem solving
    • Experimentation
    • Typography
    • Identity
    • Information Technology
    • Advertising
    • Moving Image
  • Visual Culture 1
    • Historical and Theoretical Studies

Year 2 Subjects for the Graphic Design Degree at KBU International College

KBU International College design students receive personal attention from the experienced lecturers to improve their skills

KBU International College design students receive personal attention from the experienced lecturers to improve their skills

  • Design Studio 2
    • Professional context, encompassing: Branding, Advertising, Illustration, Design for Publishing, Interactive Design, New Media, Information Design and Packaging
    • Audience
    • Competitions
    • Live briefs
    • Self promotion
  • Visual Culture 2
    • Theoretical Studies
    • Dissertation Planning
    • Work Placement

 

Year 3 Subjects for the Graphic Design Degree at KBU International College

KBU International College Graphic Design Graduation Showcase

KBU International College Graphic Design Graduation Showcase

  • Design Studio 3
    • Developing Specialist Skills
    • Focused Portfolio
    • Professional Practice
    • Competitions
    • Live briefs
  • Visual Culture 3
    • Dissertation
    • Graduate Showcase

Award-winning Design Students at KBU International College

KBU students have won many awards such as:

  1. Lee Jian Ru received the Silver Prize winner of the Student category of 2013 MIID’s MIDA Awards and Foh Vui Siang won the Best Green Innovation Award and also received Honorary Mention
  2. Gan Su Yi and Cheok Yi Chi  won 2nd and 3rd prize respectively in the 2013 Bristol Student Design Competition organised by the leading and highly regarded furniture manufacturers in providing office furniture and seating- in collaboration with Majlis Rekabentuk Malaysia (MRM)
  3. Lee Hui Ying, clinched second prize for the MIFF Furniture Design Competition 2014
  4. Wil Ken bagging a notable award,  2012 Emerging Designer of the Year – Student category of the Malaysian
    KBU International College student, Ee Wil Ken, wins the Emerging Designer of the Year Award

    KBU International College student, Ee Wil Ken, wins the Emerging Designer of the Year Award

    Institute of Interior Designers’ (MIID) Malaysian Interior Design Awards (MIDA) 2012

  5. Lim Meng Yeu, 23, a graduate from KBU International College emerged as the Gold winner of the Student category of MIID’s MIDA Awards 2012 while Chu Sze Yong obtained Silver, and Honorary Mentions for Eu Wil Ken and Lee Xuan Xuan
  6. Julius Lok Juin Chern and Chiang Siew Leng as the winners of the inaugural Philips Lightover Challenge 2012
  7. Third place in the 2012 Veloster Rev it Up Inter-College Challenge by Hyundai
  8. Thirteen of KBU’s graduands have bagged the First Class Honours degree awards in the field of Graphic Design, Interior Architecture and Design and Software Engineering, in which the degree programmes are conducted in collaboration with Nottingham Trent University, UK. Chu Sze Yong (Interior Architecture & Design) graduate was presented the Student of the Year Award.
  9. Bernadette Quah Paik Choo was named the winner of the Ideation Award 2011 by Malaysia International Furniture Fair (MIFF)
  10. Quah Paik Choo Bernadette & Lim Meng Yeu, received Honorary Mentions in the Student category of MIID’s MIDA Awards 
  11. Quah Paik Choo Bernadette emerged as the Silver winner of the Student category of MIID’s MIDA Awards 2010
  12. Phum Boon Eng from KBU International College beat 91 other participants to win the MIECO Designer’s Choice Awards (MDCA) 2009 Student’s Category. The MDCA 2009, was jointly organized by MIECO Sdn Bhd and MIFF Sdn Bhd in conjunction with the Malaysian International Furniture Fair 2009 (MIFF 2009)

Nottingham Trent University, UK

The School of Design was established in 1993 and has an exclusive agreement with Nottingham Trent University, UK, to

Nottingham Trent University, UK offers their 3+0 degree at KBU International College

Nottingham Trent University, UK offers their 3+0 degree at KBU International College

conduct of art & design programmes in Malaysia. KBU International College is the first and only centre in South East Asia to conduct the University’s Honours degree courses in Graphic Design and Interior Architecture & Design.

Nottingham Trent University’s School of Art & Design has a long history in art & design education that dates back to 1843. Today, it is one of the major providers of art & design education at tertiary level in the United Kingdom.

Excellent Design Facilities at KBU International College

KBU International College is the best value for money where their facilities are excellent with a football field, basketball courts, multi-purpose hall, computer labs, multimedia lab, Mac lab, photography studio, recording studio, White Canvass Gallery,print studio, foundation studio, drawing studio, CAD lab, woodwork lab, 3-D printer, interior design lab, etc.

There is ample studio space, up-to-date computer hardware and software, print studios, workshops, photo labs, and a range of other equipment to facilitate students in their projects. KBU International College has everything an art & design student needs to equip him/her with the skill sets required of a professional designer.

KBU does not advertise a  lot because their fees are low and the aim of the college is to provide quality education at an affordable price to Malaysians.

Studying art & design at KBU International College

KBU International College Graphic Design branding project for actual companies in Malaysia

KBU International College Graphic Design branding project for actual companies in Malaysia

  • Nottingham Trent School of Art & Design at NTU has a history of more than 160 years in conducting Art & Designprogrammes.
  • KBU is the first and only college in South East Asia to conduct NTU’s Honours degree programmes in Graphic Design and Interior Architecture & Design.
  • Franchised degree programmes, in which 100% of the partner university’s syllabus is adopted.
  • The degree certificate awarded is identical to that awarded by our partner university in UK.
  • Students can complete the entire degree programme in KBU or opt to transfer to the partner university in UK if they have completed Year 1 or Year 2 successfully.
  • The BA (Hons) Interior Architecture & Design and BA (Hons) Graphic Design have been granted full MQA accreditation.
  • Learning is both conceptual-based and skill-based, giving graduates an edge in employability.
  • Excellent facilities and teaching and learning resources to equip graduates with the skill sets required by industry.

Design Students Taught by qualified and experienced lecturers at KBU International College

Dr. Debbie Gan Siew Siew, Deputy Head, School of Art & Design, currently manages and teaches the undergraduate graphic

Dr. Debbie Gan shares invaluable knowledge and experience to the design students at KBU International College

Dr. Debbie Gan shares invaluable knowledge and experience to the design students at KBU International College

design programme at KBU International College. Her experience in higher education spans over 6 years, teaching at BA and MA level in the UK and Malaysia.

She received her MA with Distinction in Graphic Design and subsequently her PhD at the Nottingham Trent University, exploring the role graphic design in the national branding of emergent nations through a variety of design research methods.

She has been invited to speak at various talks and design events, and has participated in several national and international design conferences. Debbie is also a design practitioner, providing consultations on design projects on a regular basis.

She is currently writing a book, co-authored with Dr. Anthony Crabbe. Debbie

hopes that the combination of design,

teaching, and research practices, as well as her national and international influences will enable her to develop and share a greater understanding of the world in which we live.

Debbie Gan Siew Siew, the first and only winner of the 2005 Keith Short Scholarship awarded by the Nottingham Trent University (NTU), UK., is now at the university to pursue herMA in Graphic Design.

The Keith Short Scholarship Award offers full scholarship to students and is open to students ofNTU overseas collaborative partners, including Malaysia.Debbie who is the former student of KBU International College (KBU) graduated with a BA (Hons) in Graphic Design (an NTU franchised programme conducted at the School of Design, KBU).

About KBU International College

KBU International College (KBU) is a private higher education institution established in 1990 by the First Nationwide

KBU International College's purpose built 13-acre campus has excellent facilities with a conducive study environment

KBU International College’s purpose built 13-acre campus has excellent facilities with a conducive study environment

Group, owner and developer of the 1000 acres fully integrated township/commercial district of Bandar Utama.

KBU has a purpose-designed, fully equipped campus with sports and recreational facilities, and located on a 13-acre site within Bandar Utama.

Across the road from KBU International College is Centrepoint Mall where students have easy access to a hypermarket, laundromat, ATMs, restaurants, food court, shops and more.

KBU also provides a free bus shuttle to strategic areas around Kuala Lumpur for free.

The famous One Utama shopping mall is also developed by the First Nationwide Group. KBU provides a safe off-campus accommodation which is just across the road. Deserving students can apply for the scholarships as well.

KBU’s School of Design also offers BA (Hons) Interior Architecture & Design (3+0), BA (Hons) Graphic Design, BA (Hons) Furniture & Product Design, Foundation in Art & Design, Diploma in Interior Design and Diploma in Interactive Design.

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