Foundation in Arts

KPT/JPS(PA 4777)08/19

Broaden horizons. Open the mind. A study in humanities teaches one how to think creatively and critically, to reason, and to ask questions.

Take up the challenge of studying across a range of disciplines with the KDU Foundation in Arts programme. In preparation for a bachelor’s degree in the humanities stream, students will have an opportunities to be exposed to basic modules of various disciplines such as:
  • Economics
  • Accounting
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Communications and Media Studies
  • Law
This programme exposes students to the vigorous demands of tertiary education, preparing them to be critical thinkers necessary for university life. Here, students will learn:
  • Critical and analytical skills
  • Skills to work effectively in teams
  • To hone their entrepreneurial spirit
  • Curiosity to new ideas
  • Social and ethical responsibility
Programme Structure
1 year
KDU College, Damansara Jaya
Total of 16 modules
(6 Compulsory modules)
  • Academic Writing Presentation and Research Skills
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Introduction to Information Technology
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Introduction to Communication Studies
  • Introduction to Business
(Choose 7 modules)
  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Media Studies
  • Principle of Accounting
  • Statistics
  • Fundamental of Contract
  • Fundamental of English Legal System
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A* 
  • Pengajian Malaysia 1 (Malaysian Students)
  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1 (International Students)
  • Study Skills
  • Cultural Studies

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)
Study Route
Fees & Intakes
  • 14 Jan
  • 27 Mar
  • 9 May
  • 4 Sep

  • RM17,630
  • RM23,330


*Terms and Conditions Apply
*Instalment Payment Plan Available
Entry Requirements
  • SPM / O Levels :
Min. 5 Credits (5Cs)
  • UEC :
Min. 3 Credits (3Bs)
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)

  1. Accounting/Banking and Finance – SPM/GCE O-Level/UEC credit in Mathematics and a “Pass” in English; SAT minimum score of 550 for Mathematics; or a 60% score in Mathematics equivalent.
  2. Communication – SPM/GCE O-Level/UEC credit in English, SAT minimum score of 550 for Evidence-based Reading and Writing; or a 60% score in English equivalent.
  3. Business - SPM/GCE O-Level/UEC “Pass” in Mathematics and English; SAT minimum score of 530 for Mathematics; or a 50% score in Mathematics and English equivalent.
  4. Game Art/Game Design – SPM/GCE O-Level/UEC “Pass” in Mathematics; SAT minimum score of 530 for Mathematics; or a 50% score in Mathematics equivalent.
  5. Law – SPM/GCE O-Level/UEC Credit in English and Bahasa Malaysia; Band 5.0 in IELTS; or a score of 35 (IBT) with 415 (PBT) in TOEFL ; score of 36 and above for Pearson English Test
Local Student :                     Credit (SPM / 1119 / UEC / O Levels examination)
International Student :Band 5.0 in IELTS; or a score of 35 (IBT) with 415 (PBT) in TOEFL ; score of 36 and above for Pearson English Test
*If English language requirements are not fulfilled, additional English module(s) may be taken at KDU.
Akmal Hisyam Azman
UNSW Foundation Studies, Class of 2015,
Top scorer in Science Stream Semester 1 Examination
My one and a half year journey of doing the UNSW Foundation Studies programme has been remarkable as this programme has prepared me to be in good shape before entering my degree course in UNSW.
Orientation Day
Date :
5 - 25 Sept 2019
Time :
8.00am - 6.00pm
Venue :
KDU College, Damansara Jaya