The Foundation in Art & Design programme provides pathways to pursue further undergraduate studies in Graphic Design, Interior Architecture and Design and Furniture and Product Design. During the one-year programme, students will be exposed to a general art and design education to enable them to gain experience and knowledge in practical studio work, 2D and 3D design, research and writing skills for design. The modules are specially-crafted so as to develop student’s skills on visual analysis, fundamental drawing, colour studies, research and critical writing skills. Once they complete the course, they would be able to start Year 1 of the degree programme of their choice.

On completion of the programme, students will be able to:
• Understand drawing as a fundamental process for visual research and the development of communication ideas.
• Demonstrate an ability to conceive and develop ideas in a wide range of media.
• Demonstrate a professionally oriented attitude to studio practice and ability to work as part of a team.


1 year (3 semesters) 


January, April and July

Entry Requirement

5 relevant credits in SPM / GCE ‘O’ Level or equivalent qualifications

Portfolio Review

For students who wish to enrol in this programme but have not taken an Art subject their SPM or 'O' Levels, they need to submit a portfolio for review by the faculty to gauge their abilities


• Introductory & Diagnostic Projects
- Visual Analysis
- Colour Studies
- Fundamental of 2D & 3D Designs
- Workshops (Printmaking, Photography and Computer)
• Drawing 1
- Basic Skill and Techniques
• Critical Studies 1
- Research and Critical Writing
- History and Theory of Art & Design
• English 1
- Academic Writing Skills
- Grammar and Mechanics


Pre Specialist Projects
- Applied 2D and 3D Designs
- Applied Drawing and Colour
• Drawing 2
- Advanced Skills and Techniques
• Critical Studies 2
- Research and Critical Writing
- History and Theory of Art & Design
• English 2
- Academic Writing Skills
- Research and Presentation Skills


• Specialist Projects
- Final Project: Indication towards choice of degree studies in various specialisations:
Graphic Design, Interior Architecture & Design and Furniture & Product Design
• Drawing 3
- Drawing in Specialised Areas


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