The 21st century communication designer is one who not only develops a message content for printed or electronic media, with emphasis on aesthetics in media, but also has the ability to create new media channels to ensure the message reaches its target audience.
This programme aims to nurture passionate, creative thinkers who have a good understanding of key communication and information design concepts towards the application of these to new design trends and projects. It builds on and values the understanding of historical and contextual referencing and the capability to source for original materials through research. You will be engaging with traditional areas of communication as well as having access to cutting edge design, technology, software and digital media. From a broader perspective, you will be encouraged to not only develop your individual creative skills, but also your teamwork and networking skills through participation in creative collaboration teams.
This degree is validated by Lancaster University and upon successful completion of the programme, graduates are awarded two certificates; one from Sunway University and another from Lancaster University.
January, March & August
3 Years (full-time)
Average C or CGPA 2.0 (Minimum 2 principals)
Minimum 8 points *Points are calculated based on grades obtained for 2-3 subjects
Monash University Foundation Year
Sunway Foundation in Arts
Sunway Foundation in Science Technology
Unified Examination Certificate
Maximum 28 points from 5 subjects (all Grade Bs)
Completed with minimum 24 points (excluding bonus points)
Sunway Diploma in Related Field*
Why is a Portfolio necessary?
A Portfolio provides some indication of your ability in design and allows us to assess your creative potential.
What should a Portfolio Contain?
A portfolio should contain three examples of drawings in any media.
MQA Programme Standards require local students to possess a MUET qualification in order to register for the Design Communication programme. Students who have attained the IELTS or TOEFL qualifications may apply to be exempted from this requirement.
TOEFL 550 paper-based, 213 computer-based, 80 internet-based
PTE Academic 50 overall (minimum 46 in each skill)
MUET Band 4
SPM English B3 or B+
UEC English B4
O-Level English (1119) Credit
Sunway Intensive English Programme (IEP) Pass Level 4 with minimum 65%
ESL/English Satisfactory level in Pre-University programmes, where the medium of instruction is English
Note: Any other qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
*Sunway Diploma holders may obtain advanced standing if credit transfer requirements are met.