Foundation in Design Course Information at Award-Winning Saito University College

Saito University College

Foundation in Design 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 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 design can pursue the Foundation in Design at Saito University College. Upon completion of the Foundation in Design, you can continue on to either the Bachelor of Design (Graphic Design) (Honours) or Bachelor of Design (Digital Media) (Honours). Find out more about the course details, entry requirements, fees and intakes.

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

Saito College design student's work on packaging design
Saito College design student’s work on packaging design

The Foundation in Design is a programme of self-discovery through enjoyable, broad-based,
exploratory diagnostic study. It serves as a platform for students to prepare themselves for the demands and challenges of degree level programmes.

Saito University College believes in developing students holistically. The Foundation year equips them with strong fundamentals in study and communication skills as well as confident design expression by facilitating critical and creative thinking.

Saito Design School

Saito University College
Saito University College

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

After my results came out, I was lost and didn't know where to study. EduSpiral met me and my parents and took us around the campus to help me make the right choice. Kin Fen, Design student at Saito University College
After my results came out, I was lost and didn’t know where to study. EduSpiral met me and my parents and took us around the campus to help me make the right choice.
Kin Fen, Design student at Saito University College
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

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 Media Degree at Saito.

Entry Requirements:
EduSpiral met me & my parents at Saito College to explain in detail about the course and took us around for a tour. That helped us to make a good decision.
Kin Fen, Design student at Saito College

The minimum entry requirement for the foundation programme is one of the following::

  • Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) Certificate with five credits
  • United Examination Certificate (UEC) with 5Bs
  • GCE / ‘O’ Levels certificate or equivalent with five credits

Entry requirements and courses of studies are set and subjected to approval and changes by the college.

Program Structure for the Foundation in Design at Saito University College

Showcase by Saito College Graphic Design student
Showcase by Saito College Graphic Design student
  • English 1
  • Introduction to Critical Thinking
  • Introduction to Computer Applications
  • Social Psychology
  • Fundamentals of Management
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Study Skills
  • English 2
  • Art History
  • Introduction to Photography & Video Production
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Contemporary Business
  • Co-Curriculum
  • Drawing Techniques
  • Design Principles
  • English 3
  • Visual Communication

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

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