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
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 and Presentation Skills
  • Academic Research Skills
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Introduction to Information Technology
  • Thinking Skills
  • Information Systems
(Choose 7 modules)
  • Algebra
  • Statistics
  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Principles of Accounting
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Introduction to Communication Studies
  • Media Studies
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • 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 / SPMV/ O Level :
Minimum 5 Credits (5Cs)*
  • UEC :
UEC Minimum 3 Credits (3Bs)*
  • Home Schooling with SAT :
Pass Year 11 and SAT score of 1600*
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)
* In addition to the above mentioned requirements, students must fulfil the following requirements to continue in the degree programmes as listed below :
  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.
  3. Business – SPM / GCE O-Level / UEC Pass in Mathematics and English; SAT minimum score of 450 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 450 for Mathematics; or a 50% score in Mathematics equivalent.

Students who do not have the above requirements, must seek advice from the school before enrolment.

In addition to the list above, English requirements for International/Local Students in terms of the Minimum Band score for MUET, IELTS, TOEFL and SPM / 1119 / O-Level English may also vary according to the respective programmes.
Local Student :                     Credit (SPM / 1119 / UEC / O-Level English) 
International Student :Band 5.0 in IELTS; or a min score of 35 (IBT) or 415 (PBT) in TOEFL
*If English language requirements are not fulfilled, additional English module(s) may be taken at KDU University College.
Carmen Yong Kar Mun
A level (Liberal Arts), enrolled in July 2014,
Department of Law, University of Manchester, UK
KDU University College gave me a lot of help in education and personality shaping. When I first entered school, I was an introvert and only spoke when necessary. However, if you look at my character now, you will definitely feel unbelievable. Thanks to all my friends here.