Top Design Courses from the Best Universities in Malaysia


Best Private Universities and Colleges in Malaysia for Design Courses

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These are some of the best colleges and universities for design courses in Malaysia. Students should choose the best university or college for design to study at, so that you can gain the necessary skills from experienced lecturers in a personal setting for a successful career. The best universities and colleges for design in Malaysia should have the necessary design facilities to enhance their students’ capabilities and cultivate a creative mind.

Students should take note that just because a college is famous for one design course, it doesn’t mean that it is good for all other design courses. For example, just because the college is famous for animation, it doesn’t mean that it is good for interior design and fashion design. Therefore, you should research carefully to see which design course that the college or university is best for in Malaysia. There are many types of design courses in Malaysia such as graphic design, multimedia design, animation, interior design, fashion design and more. If you are sure of which design course, you may go for the diploma. If you are not sure, then go for the Foundation in Design.

Choosing the best private college or university in Malaysia to study design is important as the best will help to develop the skills necessary for a successful career as well as equip you with sound design knowledge. Having a small class with personal attention from experienced lecturers is very important to hone your design skills. The number of awards won is also an indication of the quality of the design school in Malaysia.

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Top Design Programmes at Private Universities & Colleges in Malaysia

First, EduSpiral took me around to a few universities and advised me on which course that would suit me. Finally, after deciding, EduSpiral met up with me and my Dad to help me to register. Jia Jin, Foundation in Design at Taylor's University

First, EduSpiral took me around to a few universities and advised me on which course that would suit me. Finally, after deciding, EduSpiral met up with me and my Dad to help me to register. Jia Jin, Foundation in Design at Taylor’s University

  1. Taylor’s University – Graphic Communication DesignMultimedia DesignInterior Architecture & Interactive Multimedia Design
  2. The One Academy – 3D Animation & Multimedia Design
  3. Saito College – Graphic DesignFashion DesignInterior Design & Multimedia Design
  4. IACT College – Graphic Design and Advertising and Design
  5. KDU Penang University College– 3D Animation & Motion CaptureGame Design & Interior Design
  6. First City University CollegeInterior Design, Product Design & Graphic Design
  7. UCSI University3D Animation, Interior Architecture & Fashion Design with Marketing
  8. Raffles College – Fashion Design
  9. APIITAnimationTransport DesignVisual Effects degree and CGI & Digital Effects degree 
  10. Point CollegeDigital Animation, Graphic Design & New Media Design

Study Design at Top Private Colleges & Universities in Malaysia

"I met EduSpiral at their Education Fair in Ipoh. I don't come from a rich family but I very much wanted to go to KL to study. EduSpiral recommended First City UC to me and my parents. We found that First City UC is excellent for design and the fees are very affordable as well. Eric Lau from ACS Ipoh graduated from Diploma in Interactive Design at First City University College

“I met EduSpiral at their Education Fair in Ipoh. I don’t come from a rich family but I very much wanted to go to KL to study. EduSpiral recommended First City UC to me and my parents. We found that First City UC is excellent for design and the fees are very affordable as well.
Eric Lau from ACS Ipoh graduated from Diploma in Interactive Design at First City University College

How to Choose the Best Private University or College to Study Graphic Design in Malaysia

I met EduSpiral a few years ago after completing my Diploma at LKW. I wanted to continue my degree at a better university & EduSpiral showed the number of awards won by First City UC for interior design which convinced me. Jun Hao at his graduation showcase, Interior Design at First City University College

I met EduSpiral a few years ago after completing my Diploma at LKW. I wanted to continue my degree at a better university & EduSpiral showed the number of awards won by First City UC for interior design which convinced me.
Jun Hao at his graduation showcase, Interior Design at First City University College

The best private universities and colleges in Malaysia have excellent facilities, years of experience running the graphic design programme, strong student support services, internships and experienced lecturers.

They are also accredited by MQA and approved by the Malaysian Ministry of Education. The best private university or college in Malaysia will focus on quality, have award winners for the particular courses, years of experience offering the particular course, highly experienced lecturers, a good study environment (not a party university), internships, good mix of international & local students, extra-curricular activities and good facilities. The SETARA ranking is a guide for students to assess the quality of a private university in Malaysia.

When choosing a university and college in Malaysia, it is important for students to visit the campus and see the facilities and feel the culture of the students to see if it fits you. Talk to the lecturers and find out from the counselors there about the courses and check if the courses have been accredited by MQA.

The environment should be one where students speak mostly in English so that you can

I was planning to study at a "famous" university but EduSpiral provided facts & evidence that First City UC had won many awards compared to my "famous" university. Zi En, Interior Design at First City University College

I was planning to study at a “famous” university but EduSpiral provided facts & evidence that First City UC had won many awards compared to my “famous” university. Zi En, Interior Design at First City University College

improve your English and communication skills. If you are weak in English and choose a cheap university where the students speak mainly in Mandarin, it will be difficult for you to improve your English.

Star newspaper has reported that graduates with good English earn 25% higher salary and get faster promotion. The Ministry of Education reported that there were more than 70,000 public university jobless graduates and one of the main reasons was poor command of the English language. The decisions that you make now, can change your life forever. Remember the best university doesn’t mean it is the best university for you. The best university is one that fits your career goals, your personality and can push you to a higher level of success.

Common Factors in Choosing the Best Private University in Malaysia to Study

EduSpiral spent time with me on Facebook to help me to choose the right course. I recommended my friend to EduSpiral as he was planning to join a "popular" college for interior design. EduSpiral took us around the college for a campus tour and we are very happy that we made the right decision. Chin Xien & Zhi Yih, Interior Design at First City University College

EduSpiral spent time with me on Facebook to help me to choose the right course. I recommended my friend to EduSpiral as he was planning to join a “popular” college for interior design. EduSpiral took us around the college for a campus tour and we are very happy that we made the right decision.
Chin Xien & Zhi Yih, Interior Design at First City University College

Here’s a list of common criteria in choosing a top private university in Malaysia:

  • Diploma and degrees offered
  • Subjects offered in the diploma or degree (Are they relevant, up-to-date, and help you to achieve your career goals)
  • Accreditation by MQA and other relevant professional bodies in Malaysia
  • Type of programme (local degree, 3+0 UK or Australian degree, 4+0 American degree, degree transfer programme, etc)
  • Entry requirements (Branch campuses in Malaysia have higher entry requirements)
  • Location of the university
  • Size of the student population
  • Student culture (English-speaking environment, ambitious, serious about studies, lifestyle or party university, etc)
  • Public vs. Private (STPM is tougher and choice of course & university is determined by the government)
  • Costs (tuition, hostel, food, transportation, etc.)
  • Financial assistance (Scholarships, PTPN Loan, EPF withdrawal, MARA Loan, etc)
  • 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

    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

    Campus resources (labs, libraries, wifi, computer access, sports facilities, etc.)

  • Internship and co-op programs
  • Class size (Small class size for personal attention)
  • Faculty contact/classes taught by full-time qualified & experienced faculty
  • Quality/reputation/ranking of the private university in Malaysia
  • Safety (campus, community)
  • Make up of the student body (diversity, international students, gender, etc.)
  • Extra-curricular activities (Student organisations, clubs, sports, etc.)
  • Housing options (on-campus, off-campus apartments)
  • Student support services
  • Intake dates

Talk to the Best Education Consultant in Malaysia to Help you Make the Right Choice in your Studies

After STPM, my dream was to study 3D Animation but I did not have much information about it. EduSpiral gave me a lot of information including the future job prospects so that I could make a good choice. Chun Poh, 3D Animation at UCSI University

After STPM, my dream was to study 3D Animation but I did not have much information about it. EduSpiral gave me a lot of information including the future job prospects so that I could make a good choice.
Chun Poh, 3D Animation at UCSI University

Choosing a course to study after SPM is not a science, it is a process. Students in Malaysia need to talk to the right education counselors so that you get the right information to help you in making this life-changing decision.

Ask the right Education Counselors in Malaysia to help you. Would you ask a Doctor on how to repair your car? Or would you ask a mechanic for medical advise? Although this sounds ridiculous, but many students do listen to advise from young and inexperienced counselors from universities, colleges or agents’ offices.  Talking to an experienced education advisor in Malaysia would help you to navigate through this confusing time of choosing the best course that fits you.

Experienced education counselors are able to analyse your interests, personality and exam results to help you make a list of possible courses for consideration. EduSpiral Consultant Services staff have more than 15 years experience in counseling students. Having worked in the private education industry, we have in-depth knowledge of each private university and college in what they are good at.

EduSpiral Consultant Services has worked with our partner universities and colleges for many years while

EduSpiral showed me proof that First City UC has the experience & that the partner university is a Top 10 Design University in UK. Zi Xi, Furniture & Product Design at First City University College

EduSpiral showed me proof that First City UC has the experience & that the partner university is a Top 10 Design University in UK. Zi Xi, Furniture & Product Design at First City University College

the counselors at the private universities or agents’ offices change every few years therefore they would not have the in-depth knowledge of the courses and the university that they are working at.

At EduSpiral Consultant Services, I have worked in the private higher education industry in Malaysia for more than 15 years advising students with facts and evidence on how to choose the right course after SPM. You should carefully think about what are the options available to you. To choose the best course that fits you, students may fill up our EduSpiral Career Assessment form for evaluation.

The EduSpiral Career Assessment form is a simple form designed by us that gathers information from students after SPM, O-Levels, UEC, STPM or A-Levels in order to assess their aptitude helping us to determine the most suitable course and career progression.

EduSpiral Consultant Services- Your Personal Online Education Advisor

Established since 2009, EduSpiral Consultant Services helps provide information and counselling on

courses and universities in Malaysia & Singapore.

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 course at Saito 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 course at Saito College

EduSpiral Consultant Services represents the best colleges and universities in Malaysia offering a wide range of choices for students to choose from. These colleges and universities offer value for money in the quality of education and excellent facilities that you get.

These universities and colleges are chosen by EduSpiral because they represent the best in their fields in Malaysia and affordable. EduSpiral provides in-depth information and counseling on their courses so that students are able to make the right choice.

If you are still not sure what to study, please contact us and we will send you a free EduSpiral Career Assessment Form.

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  1. Interior Architecture & Design, is it hard to find a job ? If I managed to find one, is the salary high?

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  2. Hi, I m interesting in fashion design and I would like to apply the course in Malaysian Institute of Art (MIA). But the entry requirement must submit a portfolio of art works since i am a science stream student what should i do?

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  3. Taylor’s University or KBU International College is more famous/
    better in Interior Design?

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  4. what is the job opportunity for food technology in malaysia ?

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  5. Im not sure if I want to study graphic design or marketing. Ive heard that it is tough to find a job if u study graphic design n even if u manage to find job, the pay is very low whereas marketing has more job opportunities

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    • Graphic Design, if you are good, your salary will be good but it won’t be like very high. Marketing can be higher if you are well trained and possess a strong command of the English language. You have to choose what your passion is. If you go for money but there is no passion, there is no point. For more details, you can email me at info@eduspiral.com.my with your full name and mobile number.

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      • What is the average salary for marketing and graphic design fresh grad? Do I have to be an outspoken person if I want to do marketing? What other jobs can I do when I study marketing besides direct sales?

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      • The average salary for fresh graduates in Malaysia is RM2100. In marketing, you do not necessarily need to talk a lot, it is not sales. It is about strategy. Why would you work in direct sales with a marketing degree?? For more details, you can email me at info@eduspiral.com.my with your full name and mobile number.

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  6. where offers degree in graphic design? which college or uni better?

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    • You can consider small specialist award-winning colleges like ALFA College or Saito College. Not many people know that KBU International College is very good for design. They have a 13-acre campus and have won many design awards. For more details, you can email me at info@eduspiral.com.my with your full name and mobile number.

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      • Saito college no degree courses.. Is it ok to get a job right after graduating from diploma or will it be very tough?

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      • For design course, generally a diploma is sufficient to find work. If you cannot draw, a degree, masters or PhD won’t make you a better artist. If you are talented and with good guidance from experienced lecturers, you can go far. If you want a degree, you can always go to KBU International College as they are the first to offer the degree in design. For more details, you can email me at info@eduspiral.com.my with your full name and mobile number.

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  7. what do you think of pjcad? i am considering taking graphic design

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    • PJCAD is not bad but not that famous. You can consider small specialist award-winning colleges like ALFA College or Saito College. Not many people know that KBU International College is very good for design. They have a 13-acre campus and have won many design awards. For more details, you can email me at info@eduspiral.com.my with your full name and mobile number.

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  8. what course should i take if i interest in lightning design? I don think i can find this kind of couse in Malaysia University.

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