Graphic Design Degree Course Information at Award-Winning Saito University College

Bachelor of Design (Graphic Design) (Honours) Course Details, Intakes, Entry Requirements & Fees for Saito University College

With more than 20 years of experience, Saito University College is one of the best colleges for graphic design in Malaysia with many award-winning students, highly experienced & qualified lecturers and having produced thousands of graduates highly in demand by the industry. Not only Saito University College is a top college in design in Malaysia, their fees are also affordable therefore making it accessible to students to achieve their dreams.

Saito College achieved a 6 Star rating in the 2013 Malaysia Quality Evaluation System (MyQuest) which is the highest for colleges in Malaysia.

Qualified students with an interest in graphic design can pursue the 3-year Bachelor of Design (Graphic Design) at Saito University College. Find out more about the course details, entry requirements, fees and intakes.

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Outstanding Specialist College in Malaysia for Graphic Design at Saito University College

Saito College design student's work on packaging design

Saito College design student’s work on packaging design

Graphic design is a constantly evolving, multifaceted field. Today’s Graphic Designers are constantly challenged to keep abreast with the changing communications environment where they work, applying their creative abilities to produce dynamic and eye-catching solutions to clients’ problems.

If you have a passion for
innovative problem solving through visual ideas, consider Graphic Design as a profession.

The internationally-oriented curriculum will push forward their conceptual boundaries with exposure to global design practice through the travelling studio mode, where they will carry out projects in collaboration with universities overseas. Workshops with international staff will enable students to pick up the finer points of design culture from different parts of the world. With this wide scope of knowledge and skills, graduates will be able to work anywhere in the world.

Saito Design School

The Saito Design School at Saito University College offers a variety of disciplines, ranging from graphic, multimedia, interior and fashion design. The hands-on approach to many of our subjects creates opportunities for students to explore and discover the vast landscape of design. We teach the processes of creation with exposure to industry demand and trend.

Additionally, our Global Design Program was initiated to allow our students to experience the design industry globally with our partners like Bunka Fashion School, Japan. Students will also gain opportunities to receive educational lectures from international designers as well as to work on global projects with our international partners.

Award-winning Design College in Malaysia

Saito College has been accredited to 6-Star rating by our Malaysian Quality Evaluation System for Private Colleges (known as MyQUEST)on five main criteria, which is are Students, Resources, Quality Management Systems, Programmes Recognition, and Graduate Recognition

Saito students participate actively in national and international level competitions. The students have won the following awards over the years.

Education Pathway into the Graphic Design Degree at Saito University College

Students after SPM or IGCSE O-Levels who have at least 3 credits in can enter into the 2-year Diploma in Graphic Design. Upon completion of the diploma, you can then enter into Year 2 of the Bachelor of Design (Graphic Design) at Saito University College.

Alternatively, students who have 5 credits in SPM or IGCSE O-Levels who are unsure of which design course can choose the Foundation in Design for 1 year. Upon completion, you can then enter into Year 1 of either the Graphic Design or Digital Multimedia Degree at Saito.

Students who have completed a Foundation in Design or Pre-University programme can enter directly into Year 1 of the Graphic Design degree upon assessment.

Program Structure for the Bachelor of Design  (Graphic Design) (Honours) at Saito University College

YEAR 1 Subjects for the Graphic Design Degree  at Saito University College
Showcase by Saito College Graphic Design student

Showcase by Saito College Graphic Design student

  • Typography
  • Visual Studies
  • Mata Pelajaran Umum 1 – Module 1
  • Illustration Techniques
  • Digital Design & Technology
  • Creative Thinking & Practice
  • Digital Photography
  • Digital Publishing 1
  • Advertising Design
  • Design Studies
  • Mata Pelajaran Umum 1 –
  • Module 2
  • Communication Writing

YEAR 2 Subjects for the Graphic Design Degree  at Saito University College

Showcase by Saito College Graphic Design student

Showcase by Saito College Graphic Design student

  • Digital
  • Publishing 2
  • Brand Strategies
  • Advertising Campaign
  • Design Thinking
  • Design Studio
  • Research Methodology
  • Brand Application
  • Mata Pelajaran Umum 2
  • Packaging Design
  • Marketing Principles
  • Industry-Based Project
  • Mata Pelajaran Umum 3
  • Professional Practice
  • Thesis Proposal Writing
  • Degree Project
  • Portfolio Exhibition

YEAR 3 Subjects for the Graphic Design Degree at Saito University College

  • Internship
  • Mata Pelajaran Umum 4
  • Elective Subjects
    • Web Design*
    • Motion Graphics Communication*
    • Digital Video Production*
    • Animation Basics*
    • Three-Dimensional Animation*
    • Design of Mobile Applications*

Adobe Certification

You will be trained in design software by Adobe Certified Instructors (ACI). You can choose to take the Adobe Certification Exam during your study in Saito College to become an Adobe Certified Associate. Adobe Certification is recognised worldwide as the de facto Design Certification.

Internships for Graphic Design Students at Saito University College

Internship is compulsory within the academic curricular. It is the pre-arranged programme of student attachment with companies within the industry for 3-6 months period. Students will be awarded credits for the internship. Students benefit greatly from these internship attachments as they have the opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge into real life projects with the help of working professionals.

Excellent Design Facilities at Saito University College

Saito College design students benefit from the personal attention provided by the highly experienced lecturers with top notch facilities

Saito College design students benefit from the personal attention provided by the highly experienced lecturers with top notch facilities

Saito has prepared comprehensive and advanced facilities for Saito students to not only make sure they enjoy their academic lives at Saito, but also provide the support and tools that will help them succeed in their studies.

The teaching facilities in Saito College consist of up-to-date MacLab and PC Labs, Art & Design studios, Canon EOS Photography Studio, Video Editing Suit and workstations. Besides that the college also provides wireless broadband internet in the library and within the college compound.

Saito has among others facilities such as:

  • Computer labs equipped with advanced desktop computers
  • Mac Labs
  • A library that houses an enormous number of printed and electronic materials that include printed book, electronic books, magazines, publications and periodicals that are carefully selected to be highly relevant to the courses at Saito and will help inspire Saito students in their studies.
  • Comprehensive sports facilities for football, futsal, Sepak Takraw, volleyball, badminton and indoor games at our facilities, (Courts are rented and available at all hostels)
  • Hostels for students
  • Art Gallery
  • Drafting Room
  • Photo Studio
  • Technical Drawing Room equipped with all tools needed for designing work
  • A sick bay

Award-winning Design College in Malaysia

Saito College has been accredited to 6-Star rating by our Malaysian Quality Evaluation System for Private Colleges (known as MyQUEST)on five main criteria, which is are Students, Resources, Quality Management Systems, Programmes Recognition, and Graduate Recognition

Saito students participate actively in national and international level competitions. The students have won the following awards over the years.

Name/Date Competition/Event Position
1 Mar 2013 
Lee Pae Khee PUMA Future Suede Shoe Design Competition
[organized by PUMA Malaysia]
Final Top30 + display at different roadshow (national)
Julius Yap PUMA Future Suede Shoe Design Competition
[organized by PUMA Malaysia]
Final Top30 + display at different roadshow (national)
Carol Yim PUMA Future Suede Shoe Design Competition
[organized by PUMA Malaysia]
Final Top30 + display at different roadshow (national)
27 Feb 2013
Ken Lee Tieng Chiew ASASHI Wallpaper Design Competition
[organized by ASASHI]
Winner (Canon Printer)
27 Jan 2013   
Lee Jass Sin VIVA HOME Chinese Painting Competition
[organized by CUTOUT Magazine]
Grand Prize
Cha See Wei VIVA HOME Chinese Painting Competition
[organized by CUTOUT Magazine]
Consolation Prize
Ken Lee Tieng Chiew VIVA HOME Chinese Painting Competition
[organized by CUTOUT Magazine]
Consolation Prize
4 Jan 2013 
Aisyah Bt Zulkitfli CUTOUT Student Alley Creative Award
[organized by CUTOUT Magazine]
CUTOUT Student Alley Creative Award
Aisyah Bt Zulkitfli CUTOUT Student Alley Creative Award
[organized by CUTOUT Magazine]
Special Prize – Exploration of Topic & Theme Award
28 Mar 2013 
Loh KeYao Creative D.I.Y Recycling Competition
[organized by VIVA HOME]
1st Prize Winner [Group]
Leong Kah Heng Creative D.I.Y Recycling Competition
[organized by VIVA HOME]
1st Prize Winner [Group]
Lau Hong Kit Creative D.I.Y Recycling Competition
[organized by VIVA HOME]
Consolation Prize
Moi Soon Weng Creative D.I.Y Recycling Competition
[organized by VIVA HOME]
Consolation Prize
Ng Ka Wai Creative D.I.Y Recycling Competition
[organized by VIVA HOME]
Consolation Prize
Ken Liew Tieng Chiew Creative D.I.Y Recycling Competition
[organized by VIVA HOME]
Consolation Prize
Loke Ji Sin Creative D.I.Y Recycling Competition
[organized by VIVA HOME]
Consolation Prize
Lee Jass Sin Creative D.I.Y Recycling Competition
[organized by VIVA HOME]
Consolation Prize
Leong WinNie Creative D.I.Y Recycling Competition
[organized by VIVA HOME]
Consolation Prize
9 April 2013
Kendrick Tan MIJF Jewellery Design Awards Competition
[organized by MIJF, Malaysia International Jewellery Fair]
Merit Award (Category of Bangle/Brooch)
4 May 2013
Audrea Kang Characterized Character design Competition
[organized by Cut& Paste]
Top 10 finalist
29 May 2013 
Tan Yan Pooi Movie Character Sketching Competition – ‘Saving General Yang’ [organized by RAM Entertainment & Newwebpick] 3rd Prize Winner
Ho Kam Wai Movie Character Sketching Competition – ‘Saving General Yang’ [organized by RAM Entertainment & Newwebpick] Consolation Prize
Jasmine Chong Kah Sing Movie Character Sketching Competition – ‘Saving General Yang’ [organized by RAM Entertainment & Newwebpick] Consolation Prize
Yap Sue Kheng Movie Character Sketching Competition – ‘Saving General Yang’ [organized by RAM Entertainment & Newwebpick] Consolation Prize
Aaron Tan Movie Character Sketching Competition – ‘Saving General Yang’ [organized by RAM Entertainment & Newwebpick] Consolation Prize
Moi Soon Weng Movie Character Sketching Competition – ‘Saving General Yang’ [organized by RAM Entertainment & Newwebpick] Consolation Prize
Tan Tar Chuak Movie Character Sketching Competition – ‘Saving General Yang’ [organized by RAM Entertainment & Newwebpick] Consolation Prize
Chan Li Liing Movie Character Sketching Competition – ‘Saving General Yang’ [organized by RAM Entertainment & Newwebpick] Consolation Prize
17 July 2013
Aris Chen Kah Hui LOVIT Tee Shirt Design Competition
[organized by LOVIT ]
(1st entry)
Aris Chen Kah Hui LOVIT Tee Shirt Design Competition
[organized by LOVIT ]
Top 15 finalist : Best Tee Design ( 2nd entry)
17 Aug 2013
Moi Soon Weng The Mines MEREKA-REKA for the 56th Merdeka Sculpture Competition
[organized by THE MINES Shopping Mall ]
5th Prize Winner  (group 1)
Lee Jass Sin The Mines MEREKA-REKA for the 56th Merdeka Sculpture Competition
[organized by THE MINES Shopping Mall ]
5th Prize Winner  (group 1)
Foong Pei Shan The Mines MEREKA-REKA for the 56th Merdeka Sculpture Competition
[organized by THE MINES Shopping Mall ]
5th Prize Winner  (group 1)
Wong Jing Wen The Mines MEREKA-REKA for the 56th Merdeka Sculpture Competition
[organized by THE MINES Shopping Mall ]
Consolation Prize
Tan Hui Wah  The Mines MEREKA-REKA for the 56th Merdeka Sculpture Competition
[organized by THE MINES Shopping Mall ]
Consolation Prize
Lawrence Mei Kuan  The Mines MEREKA-REKA for the 56th Merdeka Sculpture Competition
[organized by THE MINES Shopping Mall ]
Consolation Prize
Tan Yan Pooi  The Mines MEREKA-REKA for the 56th Merdeka Sculpture Competition
[organized by THE MINES Shopping Mall ]
Consolation Prize
Leong Winnie  The Mines MEREKA-REKA for the 56th Merdeka Sculpture Competition
[organized by THE MINES Shopping Mall ]
Consolation Prize
Aki  The Mines MEREKA-REKA for the 56th Merdeka Sculpture Competition
[organized by THE MINES Shopping Mall ]
Consolation Prize
Audrea Kang  The Mines MEREKA-REKA for the 56th Merdeka Sculpture Competition
[organized by THE MINES Shopping Mall ]
Consolation Prize
Lau Hong Kit  The Mines MEREKA-REKA for the 56th Merdeka Sculpture Competition
[organized by THE MINES Shopping Mall ]
Consolation Prize
Joel Low  The Mines MEREKA-REKA for the 56th Merdeka Sculpture Competition
[organized by THE MINES Shopping Mall ]
Consolation Prize
Carol Yim The Mines MEREKA-REKA for the 56th Merdeka Sculpture Competition
[organized by THE MINES Shopping Mall ]
Consolation Prize
Tan Tar Chuark The Mines MEREKA-REKA for the 56th Merdeka Sculpture Competition
[organized by THE MINES Shopping Mall ]
Consolation Prize
Kah Yeng The Mines MEREKA-REKA for the 56th Merdeka Sculpture Competition
[organized by THE MINES Shopping Mall ]
Consolation Prize
Ken Lee Tieng Chiew The Mines MEREKA-REKA for the 56th Merdeka Sculpture Competition
[organized by THE MINES Shopping Mall ]
Consolation Prize
Anne Loke The Mines MEREKA-REKA for the 56th Merdeka Sculpture Competition
[organized by THE MINES Shopping Mall ]
Consolation Prize
Ng Kawai The Mines MEREKA-REKA for the 56th Merdeka Sculpture Competition
[organized by THE MINES Shopping Mall ]
Consolation Prize
Lau Yung Lim The Mines MEREKA-REKA for the 56th Merdeka Sculpture Competition
[organized by THE MINES Shopping Mall ]
Consolation Prize
Ler Swee Jiunn The Mines MEREKA-REKA for the 56th Merdeka Sculpture Competition
[organized by THE MINES Shopping Mall ]
Consolation Prize
Lim Ming Hao The Mines MEREKA-REKA for the 56th Merdeka Sculpture Competition
[organized by THE MINES Shopping Mall ]
Consolation Prize
15 Sep 2013  
Ken Lee Tieng Chiew Pimp My NISSAN ALMERA Car Design Competition
[organized by NISSAN MALAYSIA]
1strunner up
28 Aug 2013
Beenash SLOGGI X JIMMY LIAO INTER-COLLEGE Get Arty Competition
[organized by SLOGGI Malaysia ]
Top 10 finalist –
Consolation Prize
Ho Kam Wai SLOGGI X JIMMY LIAO INTER-COLLEGE Get Arty Competition
[organized by SLOGGI Malaysia ]
Top 10 finalist –
Consolation Prize
Lai Xhen Yi SLOGGI X JIMMY LIAO INTER-COLLEGE Get Arty Competition
[organized by SLOGGI Malaysia ]
Top 10 finalist –
Consolation Prize
27 Aug 2013 
Wong Jing Wen ‘Feel the power’ Lab coat Design Competition
[organized by Kiehl’s Malaysia ]
Top 7 finalist –
Consolation Prize
10 Sep 2013  
Ken Lee Tieng Chiew UNICEF ‘Champions for Change’ Canvas Design Competition
[organized by Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral]
Grand Prize Winner
Carol Yim UNICEF ‘Champions for Change’ Canvas Design Competition
[organized by Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral]
Top 20 finalist
Moi Soon Weng UNICEF ‘Champions for Change’ Canvas Design Competition
[organized by Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral]
Top 20 finalist
Lim Ming Hao SAITO T-Shirt Design Competition
[organized by Saito College’s Student Council]
1st Prize Winner
Kendrick Tan SAITO T-Shirt Design Competition
[organized by Saito College’s Student Council]
2nd Prize Winner
Seyama Beenash Amjad (Biny) SAITO T-Shirt Design Competition
[organized by Saito College’s Student Council]
3rd Prize Winner
26 Aug 2013  
Aaron Tan SPIKES ASIA 2013 Competition
[organized by SPIKES ASIA ]
Winner – Represent Malaysia to Singapore