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The One Academy

The One Academy

The One Academy of Communication Design, Malaysia (formally known as The One Academy) is a Malaysian arts and design academy. Located in Bandar Sunway in the state of Selangor, the Academy is today one of Asia’s top institutions in art, design and creative multimedia, and its graduates have achieved success worldwide in places such as New York, San Francisco, New Zealand, Spain, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur.

Founders

The One Academy was founded in 1991 by Tatsun Hoi and Veronica Ho. At the time of founding, Hoi became the youngest principal at the age of 29 in the history of Malaysian Education. The academy remains under their joint management, with Hoi serving as Principal and Ho serving as Dean of Studies. Veronica Ho was a Dean's List Scholar from New York's Parsons School of Design.

Programmes

Diploma Programmes

The One Academy’s Diploma Programmes are full time 3-year courses that prepare students to be proficient in both the practically and theoretically. The Art & Design Fundamental Studies is the 1st part of the Academy’s 3-year diploma programme. It takes 2 semesters and aims to give students a strong foundation in art & design sense, history & theory of art appreciation, communication skills, computer knowledge and character building before advancing to their chosen major. The third semester is devoted to the basics of major-specific skills before students begin their majoring years in earnest, and plan and execute their own graduation campaigns.

The Academy offers diploma programmes in :

  • Multimedia Design Programme KP/JPS(KR 7609) 9/11
  • Advertising Design Programme KP/JPS(KR 6632) 4/11
  • Digital Animation Programme KP/JPS(KR 7675) 9/11
  • Illustration Programme KP/JPS(KR 7674) 9/11
  • Interior Design Programme KP/JPS(KA 7587) 10/12

University of Hertfordshire - The One Academy Design Degree Programme

In 2008, The One Academy partnered with the University of Hertfordshire from UK to provide the following courses, where students are able to gain international degree locally or overseas:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Graphic Design & Illustration
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Multimedia Design

To enter this degree programme, students need to undertake the Foundation in Communication Design, which is a one-year programme. The first intake was in May 2008.

Degree programmes with Affiliated Universities

University of Wolverhampton, UK

  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Graphic Communication
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Multimedia
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Illustration
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Animation
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Interior Design

Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

  • Bachelor of Design (Communication Design)
  • Bachelor of Design (Multimedia Design)
  • Bachelor of Design (Interior Design)

University of Waikato, Wanganui School of Design, New Zealand

  • Bachelor of Computer Graphic Design (Digital Graphic Design)
  • Bachelor of Computer Graphic Design (Time - Based Media)

Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

  • Bachelor of Design (Graphic Design)

Birmingham City University (Birmingham Institute of Art and Design (BIAD), UK

  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Visual Communication (Graphic Design)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Visual Communication (Illustration)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Visual Communication
(Animation & Moving Images)

University of The West of England, UK

  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Graphic Design
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Graphic Design with Animation

College for Creative Studies, USA

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Advertising Design
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Animation & Digital Media

Savannah College of Art and Design, USA

  • Master of Fine Art in Digital Animation
  • Master of Fine Art in Graphic Design
  • Master of Fine Art in Interactive Design & Game Development

Intake commencement

The One Academy’s academic calendar is divided into 3 intakes a year – January, April and August.

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