Diploma In Digital Media Design



KP/JPS(R3/213/4/0290)11/28 (A7609)

Unleashing the Power of Digital Innovation

In today’s technology-driven world, the demand for digital professionals is growing exponentially. Digital Media Design aims to nurture talents needed for this rapidly evolving economy in keeping up with digital trends. We designed the curriculum to help individuals reach their fullest potential through an education enriched with real-industry experience. Students will be able to acquire and hone the knowledge and skills needed to be a professional in this industry, including that of digital trends such as immersive media, extended reality (XR), experiential design, and so on. Our selection of collaborative networks further enhances students’ exposure and confidence in their endeavours. We are committed to witness our graduates go forth into the creative industry as inventors, the changemakers of today and the leaders of tomorrow.

  • Intake

    January, April, August

  • Location

    Bandar Sunway Campus, Penang Campus

  • Accreditation

    5-Star College-Based Category

    About This Programme!



    Learning That Pushes Boundaries

    Digital Media Design provides interdisciplinary practices in art and design, moving image and interactive design. Our courses and projects value individual perspective development, critiques, visual literacy, digital media fluency, experiential learning and innovation. Students make meaningful and notable contributions in the industry with these comprehensive learnings.

    Art & Design

    First-year coursework introduces fundamental theories, methodologies and skills central to art and design. Students explore design thinking and processes that engage research, contexts, audiences, visual art, technology, experimentation and play in the construction of meaningful visual forms.

    Interactive Design & Moving Images

    Second-year courses focus on developing students’ sensibilities to define and design connected interactive experiences between people and technology. Students will be able to apply contemporary practices in creativity and technology resulting in the production of 2D and 3D digital motion arts as well as meaningful interactive designs.

    Specialisation, Integration & Industry Practices

    In the final year, students uncover individual specialisation or sets of interests inside this multidiscipline course in their chosen area of emphasis. Students integrate their learnings with industrial practices to create professional works that launch their careers in the digital-driven industry.

    Course Modules
    • Design Fundamentals
    • Drawing
    • Visual Communication
    • Advanced Drawing
    • Typography Design
    • Principles & Practices for Digital Media
    • Programming Methodology
    • Perspective Studies
    • Design Methodology
    • Interactive Design
    • Video Production
    • Web & Mobile Design
    • Motion Graphic Design
    • UI/UX Design
    • 3D Motion Design
    • Digital Fabrication
    • Integrated Media & Communication
    • Creative Technologies
    • Final Project
    • Digital Portfolio
    • Industry Training & Practices
    Contextual Courses
    • Language & Communication Skills
    • History of Art & Design
    • Survey of S.E.A. Art & Culture
    • Business & Marketing
    • Adobe Photoshop
    • Adobe XD
    • Adobe Audition
    • Processing
    • Maxon Cinema 4D
    • Blender
    • Adobe Illustrator
    • Adobe After Effects
    • Adobe Premiere
    • Arduino IDE
    • Digital Fabrication Tools
    • Unity 3D
    Personal Development
    • Interpersonal Skills & Development Workshops
    • Team Building Activities
    (Note: Subjects offered are subject to change based on the requirements of the Academic Board and MQA.)


    • Pass Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) with minimum 3 credits (3Cs) including a Pass in Bahasa Melayu and Sejarah
    • Pass Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) with minimum 3 credits (3Bs)
    • Pass IGCSE / O-Level with minimum 3 credits (3Cs)
    • Pass The One Academy’s Certificate in Communication Design OR Certificate from other Institutions of Higher Learning in related field with minimum CGPA 2.00
    • Pass Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia (SKM) Level 3 in art & design field (subject to internal assessment process)
    • Other equivalent qualifications recognized by the Malaysian Government AND
    • Pass Portfolio Review or Drawing Test conducted by The One Academy for candidate who does not have a Pass in Art subject or without an Art subject at SPM level or its equivalent

    Explore the complete list of Entry Requirements for domestic and international students here



    The Digital Media Industry’s Global Revenue is Projected to Exceed US$421 Billion by 2025

    *source: statista.net
    • Digital Agencies
    • Web Design Companies
    • Mobile App Developers
    • Digital Media Design Studios
    • Game Developers
    • Advertising Agencies
    • Media Agencies
    • Broadcast Companies
    • Post-Production Houses
    • Motion Graphics & Animation Studios
    • Event / Audio Visual Companies
    • Retail / Props Design Companies
    • Corporations (banks, insurance companies, etc.)
    • Digital Product Companies
    • Production Houses
    • Your Own Digital Design Studio
    • Interactive Designer
    • Web Designer
    • Front-End Developer
    • Game Designer
    • Digital Media Designer
    • UI Designer (User Interface)
    • UX Designer (User Experience)
    • Digital Product Designer
    • Art Director
    • Creative Director
    • Creative Technologist
    • Digital Media Producer
    • Social Media Strategist
    • Video Composer
    • Motion Graphic Designer (Mograph Designer)
    • Film Director
    • Production Manager
    • Design Entrepreneur


    The One Academy is an Academic Partner of Unreal Engine in Malaysia. The world’s most advanced real-time 3D creation tool, Unreal Engine enables game developers and creators access to bring real-time 3D content to life for groundbreaking photoreal visuals and immersive experiences. Unreal Engine prepares students with the skills needed to succeed in game development, architecture, film and TV, automotive, simulation and more through Game Design, Motion Capture, Virtual Production and Immersive Reality.

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