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Malaysian Institute of Art (MIA)
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MIA Diploma in Graphic Design / Illustration leading the Bachelor of Design for University of Waikato

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via Global pathways

Level of Study

Bachelor's Degree


4 years total: 2.5 year Malaysian Institute of Art Diploma + 1.5 years of study at Waikato on completion of MIA Diploma in Graphic Design or Illustration

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Global Pathways to New Zealand:

Study options: Students who complete the Malaysian Institute of Art Diploma in Graphic Design or Illustration may enter to the University of Waikato Bachelor of Design, majoring in Communication Design and achieve this qualification after a further 1.5 years of successful study (2.5 years + 1.5 years).

New Zealand Qualification

Bachelor of Design (BDes) graduates are trained to use a variety of skills to operate in a wide range of social contexts using a diverse array of media. During your studies, you will develop a comprehensive understanding of Design and its role in the process of innovation.

The Bachelor of Design offers four majors: Communication Design, Industrial Design, Interface Design, and Media Design.

As a BDes graduate you will have the capability to articulate effective design solutions in the contemporary technological context. You will have a solid understanding of design methods and theories together with advanced technical skills.

Students who graduate with a Design degree from Waikato have proven to be capable performers in the design industry. In addition to career opportunities in Design, Waikato graduates have a broad range of options to choose from with further research in Design possible at graduate and postgraduate levels.

Entry criteria

Successful completion of the Malaysian Institute of Art Diploma in Graphic Design or Illustration with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

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