Limkokwing Digital Media Creativity Centre
Limkokwing Academy of Creativity & Innovation Melaka

Jalan D'Albuquerque, Portuguese Settlement, Ujong Pasir, 75050 Melaka, Malaysia

Tel: +606 281 8635
Fax: +606 286 7888

Foundation in Design

The Foundation in Design is a one-year programme, which provides the essential preparation for entry into our Degree programmes in Art, Design and Multimedia. The programme emphasizes in building your creative thinking, research and drawing skills. You will learn how to visualise ideas using different media, whether it is drawing, photography or 3D products. You will develop practical skills in two and three dimensions, exploring issues of space, structure, surface, texture, and colour. Progressively you will experience and experiment across all areas of art and design and later concentrate on your chosen field.

This programme is aimed at instilling in you:

  • The elements and principles of design
  • The skills and techniques of drawing
  • The creative thinking and problem solving techniques
  • The ability to carry out primary and secondary research
  • The ability to communicate ideas visually and orally

This programme emphasizes the various skills, techniques and learning so that you will benefit in being a globally aware, mature and forward thinking creative individual.

The Limkokwing Foundation programme is specifically designed for students to enter University immediately after high school. Equivalent to an STPM/Yr12/‘A’ Levels qualification, students will access Limkokwing’s wide range of undergraduate Bachelor’s Degree programmes upon successful completion of the Foundation year.

However, it is compulsory for students enrolling into a design or multimedia related programme to undertake the Foundation programme unless they have a portfolio for assessment of prior learning, demonstrating their grasp of basic skills.

Every student of the Foundation programme will enter a stream related to their studies as they proceed to their degree programme. They won’t have to study subjects not related to their planned career line. Key focus for all Foundation programmes is on developing skills in ICT and creative skills.

Students in foundation are not expose to this level of learning but the fundamental (basic) level such as design studies for graphic design and they learn basic computer graphic covering illustrator and photoshop, not website or multimedia.

The Foundation programme relies on intensive English training that is applied through communication modules of the programme. Native English speakers can spend more time on professional writing, reporting, creative writing, etc.

Students who have completed a recognized STPM/Yr12 /A’ Levels or equivalent higher certificate or diploma programme with the required subjects and credits may be exempted from the Foundation programme upon review of their past results or portfolio (where applicable).

Programme structure

Semester 1 Semester 2
Communication Studies 2 Dimensional Design
Creative Studies 1 Figure Drawing
Design Fundamental Creative Technologies
Drawing Fundamental Eastern Art
Analytical Drawing Colour Studies
Bahasa Kebangsaan A/B* Malaysian Studies*
Semester 3
Communication Studies 2
Advance Colour Studies
Digital Photography
History of Art
Moral Studies/Islamic Studies*

Where will it lead ?

  • B Des (Hons) in Professional Design
  • BA (Hons) in Industrial Design
  • BA (Hons) in Fashion & Retailing
  • BA (Hons) in Brand Packaging Design
  • BA (Hons) in Animation
  • BA (Hons) in Creative Multimedia
  • Bachelor of Arts (Design) (3+0)
  • BA (Hons) in Graphic Design (3+0)
  • BA (Hons) in Graphic & Web Design (3+0)
  • Network of Partner Universities