Awarded by SEGi College


2½ years


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SEGi College Kota Damansara


Acquiring Diploma in Advertising Design

Advertising is a form of communication that influences potential customers to purchase or to consume a particular brand of product or service. Some of the commonly used media for advertising are TV, radio, websites, newspapers, magazines, billboards, and hoardings. The dawn of new technologies creates vast opportunities for advertising graduates.

The Diploma in Advertising Design programme combines theory and practice effectively, encouraging creative ideas with emphasis on conceptual, strategic thinking, mastery of technique and verbal presentation within an environment that stimulates innovation.


As a result of economic liberalisation and changing social trends, advertising industry has shown rapid growth in the last decade. Jobs within the Advertising industry are generally categorised into two areas, executive and creative.

The executive department manages clients’ needs, create new and retain existing business, selects appropriate media, analyse timing and placement of advertisements and negotiate the financial aspects of the business deals. The creative department then creates and meets the clients needs and requirements.

The advertising field offers a range of lucrative, interesting careers including:

  • Art Director
  • Creative Director
  • Production Manager
  • Visualiser
  • Copywriter
  • Account Manager
  • Account Executive
  • Advertising & Promotions Manager
  • Desktop Publisher
  • Editorial Designer
  • Packaging Designer
  • Advertising Management
  • Media Planning & Sales
  • Message Development
  • Research Design & Analysis in all facets of advertising, including pre-press, Public Relations, Newspaper & Magazine Publication Management, Television & Radio, New Media, Animation Production & others.

  • SPM
  • or O-Levels
  • or SM2
  • or Malaysian Independent Chinese Secondary School UEC Certificate
  • or Malaysian Certificate of Education (MCE)
  • or equivalent (3 credits) & Pass the interview session.

Year 1Year 2Year 3
Semester 1
  • 2 & 3 Dimensional Design
  • Colour and Form
  • Drawing Fundamentals
  • Fundamental Photography
  • History of Art
  • English
Semester 1
  • Pengajian Islam (Islamic Studies) or Pendidikan Moral (Moral Education)
  • Art Direction
  • Copywriting
  • Marketing Principles & Strategies
  • Video Production 1
Semester 1
  • Advertising Campaign
  • Public Relations
  • Industrial Training
  • Plus 1 of the following elective subjects:
  • Drawing Concept 2
  • Packaging Design
  • Text & Image
  • Black & White Photography
  • Colour Photography
Semester 2
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A
  • Advertising Principles
  • Graphic Design
  • Drawing Concept 1
  • Typography Design 1
  • Photography – Studio & Lighting 1
Semester 2
  • Advertising Creativity
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Visual Communication
  • Research Methodology
  • Plus 1 of the following elective subjects:
  • Drawing Concept 2
  • Packaging Design
  • Text & Image
  • Black & White Photography
  • Colour Photography
Semester 3
  • Pengajian Malaysia
  • Introduction to DTP
Semester 3
  • Computer Print Production
  • Presentation Skills
MPU courses: Subjected to further changes and approval/ feedback from MQA.