KDU Foundation Programme in Arts and Technology

KPT/JPS(FA 2523 )02/23

Multidisciplinary. Flexible. Stimulating independence and creativity.

The KDU Foundation Studies (Art and Technology) is a one-year multidisciplinary foundation programme aimed at preparing students for further study in the fields of
  • Game development
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Computing
  • Hospitality
This flexible programme ensures students are grounded with a strong grasp of core subjects according to their choice of programmes at degree level, as well as a variety of other subjects to give them a broad-based education platform. It also helps them to explore new methods and ideas, as well as skills and concepts, to encourage independent and critical thinking.

Upon completion, students will be able to articulate seamlessly into various degree programmes, offered at KDU.
 
Programme Structure
DURATION
1 year
PROGRAMME LOCATION
KDU University College, Utropolis Glenmarie
Total of 17 modules
CORE
(6 compulsory modules)
  • Creative Studies
  • Fundamentals of Information Technology
  • Critical Writing and Referencing * / Foundation English **
  • Introduction to Communication
  • Introduction to Business
  • Social Science
STREAM
(7 modules according to stream)
GAME ART / ANIMATIONGAME DESIGN / COMMUNICATION / DIGITAL MEDIAGAME TECHNOLOGY / COMPUTINGBUSINESS / HOSPITALITY / ACCOUNTING

 

  • Design Practice
  • Design Studies
  • ​Drawing 1, 2 & 3
  • History of Art and Media
  • Media Appreciation or Digital Photography

 

  • Design Practice
  • Design Studies
  • Digital Photography
  • History of Art and Media
  • Introduction to Multimedia
  • Media AppreciationIntroduction to Marketing

 

 

  • Design Studies
  • Information System
  • Introduction to Multimedia
  • Mathematics 1, 2 & 3
  • Programming Logic and Design

 

  • Mathematics 1
  • Information System
  • Introduction to Management
  • Introduction to Quantitative Methods
  • Introduction to Economics
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Introduction to Accounting
MPU
  • Cultural Studies
  • Pengajian Malaysia 1 (Malaysian Students)
  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1 (International Students)
  • Study Skills or Bahasa Kebangsaan A ***

Notes :

* Students with Credit in English (SPM/1119/UEC/O Levels examination) will enrol into Critical Writing and Referencing.

** Students without a Credit in English (SPM/1119/UEC/O Levels examination) will enrol into Foundation English and obtain IELTS certification. The IELTS certification incurs additional tuition fees.

*** Bahasa Kebangsaan A is compulsory for Malaysian students
  • Without a credit in SPM Bahasa Malaysia
  • Without SPM Bahasa Malaysia (Applies to students from UEC, O Level or other equivalent programmes)
Study Route
Fees & Intakes
2018 INTAKE DATES
  • 15 Jan
  • 26 Mar
  • 10 May
  • 3 Sep
ESTIMATED FEES
  • RM17,330 (MALAYSIAN STUDENT)   

  • RM22,030 (INTERNATIONAL STUDENT)
*Terms and Conditions Apply
*Instalment Payment Plan Available

INSTALMENT PAYMENT PLAN

Programme

No. of
Semesters

No. of Instalments
Per Semester

Maximum No.
of Instalments

Foundation in Arts

3

3

9

Foundation Studies (Art and Technology)

3

3

9

Foundation in Engineering

3

3

9

Cambridge A Levels

3

3

9

Entry Requirements
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONMINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENT
  • SPM / O Levels :
Pass with min. 5 Credits
  • UEC :
Min. 3 Credits
Any other qualifications deemed equivalent by the Ministry of Education, Malaysia (or as stated in the Document Senarai Nilai Taraf Kelayakan Akademik, Malaysian Qualifications Agency)Pass (Subject to review and approval of certified transcripts)
Notes:
  1. Students who will be continuing their studies in Accounting and Finance degree programmes, or in the Game Technology specialisation of the Game Development programme, must have obtained a Credit in Mathematics at SPM level. 
  2.  Students who will be continuing their studies in Computer Science and Software Engineering degree programmes must have obtained a Credit in Additional Mathematics at SPM level.
  3. Student who will be continuing their studies in Business programmes, must have obtained a Pass in Mathematics at SPM level.
  4. Student who will be continuing their studies in Communication programmes, must have obtained a Credit in English at SPM level.
  5. Students who do not have the above requirement, must seek advice from school before enrolment. 
ENGLISH REQUIREMENT
Local Student :                     Credit (SPM / 1119 / UEC / O Levels examination) 
International Student :Band 5.5 in IELTS; or a score of 196 (computer-based) or 69 (internet-based) or 525 (paper-based) in TOEFL
*If English language requirements are not fulfilled, additional English module(s) may be taken at KDU University College.
STUDENT TESTIMONIALS
Calvin Chew Meng Kit
Calvin Chew Meng Kit
UNSW Foundation Studies (Commerce),
Bachelor of Commerce, UNSW
Graduated 2013
​The journey in Pre-U in KDUUC although short, was definitely a memorable experience.