Diploma in Sequential Art

Immerse in pop culture and be an entrepreneur of visual storytelling.

 

When we imagine comics, we think of heroes, villains, distant worlds and different lives beyond our imagination. Today, comics are a pop-culture phenomenon which brings new opportunities in intellectual property creation, media franchising and merchandising. At the heart of it all, stunning imagery and engaging narrative form one of history’s most powerful mediums of communication – “Sequential Art”.

With UOW Malaysia KDU University College collaborating with the Japanese publishing conglomerate, KADOKAWA, the Diploma in Sequential Art was born in an effort to cultivate visual artists and story-tellers with a high work standard synonymous with the Japanese with a flair for localised Malaysian content.

For those who are interested in pursuing a career in visual storytelling, the Diploma in Sequential Art is your best bet and UOW Malaysia KDU is the obvious choice.

Programme information

IDEAL SCHOOL FOR COMPUTER STUDIES – TAKE IT IN UOW MALAYSIA KDU

“An all-inclusive syllabus that produces computing wizards & games maestros”

 

THE BEST STREAMLINED SYLLABUS

Our syllabus is a direct result of in-depth analysis and collaborations with industry partners to ensure our graduates are not only employable but desirable talents that can integrate seamlessly into the industry. It evolves to stay relevant to current industry needs and practices.

 

Creative Media:

The Game Development degree programme at UOW Malaysia KDU is endorsed by a major UK-based game development studio and stalwarts in the local industry. The programme’s streamlined syllabus and industry insights produces sought-after graduates, drawing many a studio to headhunt and handpick talents before they even graduate. With three specialised streams to choose from, our programme is one of the most comprehensive Game Development programmes out there.

UOW Malaysia KDU also collaborates with Codemasters Studios in the adoption of industry benchmarking and standards for curriculum and assessment methods in programme delivery. Codemasters is one of Britain’s oldest video game development companies and is considered Europe’s largest independent games company with nearly 700 employees in the UK alone.

 

Computing:

UOW Malaysia KDU recognises the need to integrate and diminish the gap between industry requirements, practice and technology and academic delivery. Irrespective of the computing stream students choose to study, our syllabus ensure they have a strong grasp in the fundamentals on computing, from programming, to using complex algorithms, and designing, building and testing of applications or systems – all of which are critical in cultivating a graduate who is an analytical thinker and creative problem-solver.

UOW Malaysia KDU offers programmes in 3 out of the 4 major facets of computing (as stated by The Association for Computing Machinery, the world’s largest scientific and educational society for computing).

  • Computer Science
  • Software Engineering
  • Information Systems

“Our strong industry collaborations means students actively collaborate with potential future employers – before even graduating!”

 

Computing:

Strategic Partnerships:

We work with selected corporate industry and relevant organisations to obtain practical training materials and tools for knowledge transfer as well as the opportunity for events and networking. Students get a taste of real world experience in consultation with top technological companies such as IEEE Computer Society, and RapidMiner Master Reseller, Ouandatics (M) Sdn Bhd keeping updated with latest trends through projects and industry involvement.

 

Certification Ready:
Students are exposed to and prepared for external certification exams and professional certification processes through our partnerships.

 

MyGameDev Talent Development Initiative:
In 2012, the Ministry of Higher Education awarded UOW Malaysia KDU with a PEMANDU Entry Point Project initiative under the Economic Transformation Plan and the National Key Results Area (Education) to spearhead the Game Development industry in Malaysia, focusing on awareness and talent building activities. This Game Development Cluster represents the start of a strategic collaboration between educational institutions and the Game Development industry to create a High-Income, Sustainable Creative Economy in the area of Game Development.

The primary measure of success in a digital game region is a critical mass of talent. Without critical mass, it is difficult to find support, retain talent, and attract international visibility and credibility. In an effort to maintain a constant flow of talents into the Game Development Industry, MyGameDev’s role is to ensure that not only are the relevant institutions generating graduates which are industry ready but to also prepare a ready pool of raw post-secondary student talents to feed into this pipeline.

Duration
2 Years
Programme Location
UOW Malaysia KDU University College, Utropolis Glenmarie
Core

YEAR 1

  • Fundamentals of Drawing
  • Fundamentals of Design
  • Comic Culture and History
  • Traditional Art Media
  • Perspective and Environments
  • Figure Drawing and Anatomy
  • Introduction to Comic Writing
  • Typography and Desktop Publishing
  • Digital Illustration
  • Adaptation and Screenwriting
  • Layout and Lettering
  • Creature Visualisation

 

YEAR 2

  • Eastern and Western Sequential Art Studies
  • Digital Imaging
  • Mechanical Visualisation
  • Visual Storytelling
  • Comic Studio 1 & 2
  • Project Proposal Development
  • Character Design for Production
  • Acting and Staging
  • Merchandising
  • Business Management for Artists
  • Publishing
  • Studio Project
MPU
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A*
  • Malaysia Culture and Life
  • Co-Curricular Activities
  • Pengajian Malaysia 2 (Malaysian Students)
  • Tertiary English 1
Notes

Bahasa Kebangsaan A is compulsory for all Malaysian students

  • without a credit in SPM Bahasa Malaysia.
  • without SPM Bahasa Malaysia (applicable to students from UEC, O Level, or other equivalent programmes)

Intake dates

2019

14 January 27 March 9 May 4 September
4 November
Estimated fees
Local students

RM46,040

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International students

RM51,740

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Notes

*Terms and Conditions Apply
*Instalment Payment Plan Available

Academic Qualification

SPM / O Levels :
Min. 3 Credits (3Cs)

UEC :
Min. 3 Credits (3Bs)

English Requirement

Local Student:

Pass (SPM / 1119 / UEC / O-Level English)

International Student:

Band 4 in IELTS; or a min score of 30 (IBT) or 397 (PBT) in TOEFL ; or score 30 and above for Pearson English Test

Entrance Review

Upon fulfilling the entry requirement, a prospective student MUST submit a 2 (TWO) page comic panel or strip about him/herself and why they want to study in the Diploma programme. Non-submission of review work may result in non-acceptance into the programme. Please forward your entrance review work to creative@kdu.edu.my with the subject title “DSA ENTRANCE REVIEW.”

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