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Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman


Foundation in Arts

The UTAR Foundation Programme is a full-time intensive programme that has been designed to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills for a smooth transition into the undergraduate studies in UTAR. 

It offers the shortest path for eligible students to progress into the undergraduate studies of their choice within one year. With the flexible programme structure, students may complete their Foundation programmes to their desired pace of up to two years.  

There are various courses that will enhance students' academic knowledge, expose students to latest developments in the respective areas of studies and foster their critical thinking skills. Simultaneously, it also sharpens student's presentation skills and English language proficiency. 

Programme Details:

Award:Foundation in Arts
MQA Approval:(R2/010/3/0210)05/24(A10335) - Kampar
(R2/210/3/0010)11/22(A8661) - Sungai Long
Duration:1 year (Full time)
Intakes:January, May, October
Fees:RM9,150 (Malaysian), RM16,700 (International)  
Medium of Instruction:English
Campus:Kampar & Sungai Long
Faculty:Centre for Foundation Studies (CFS)

Programme Structure

Management and Accountancy Stream

- Academic English

- English Language Proficiency

- Computing Technology

- Critical Thinking

- Effective Communication Skills

- English for Business Communication

- Management 

- Marketing

- Financial Accounting

- Financial Management

- Mathematics for Business I

- Mathematics for Business II

- Microeconomics and Macroeconomics

- Principles of Economics

Chinese Studies Stream

- Academic English

- Basic English

- Computing Technology

- Critical Thinking

- Effective Communication Skills

- English for Communication

- Management

- Marketing

- Introduction to Chinese Literature

- Introduction to Chinese Studies

- Selected Texts of Modern Chinese Literature

- Introduction to Sociology

- Introduction to Social Psychology

- Mathematics for Social Science

Social Science Stream

- Academic English

- Basic English

- Computing Technology

- Critical Thinking

- Effective Communication Skills

- English for Communication

- Management

- Marketing

- Introduction to Sociology

- Introduction to Social Psychology

- Socialization as a Process

- Microeconomics and Macroeconomics

- Principle of Economics

- Mathematics for Social Science

Graphic Design and Multimedia, Game Design, and Architecture Stream

- Academic English

- Basic English

- Computing Technology

- Critical Thinking

- Effective Communication Skills

- English for Communication

- Management

- Marketing

- Analytical Drawing

- Design Fundamentals

- Figure Drawing

- Introduction to Social Psychology

- Introduction to Sociology

- Mathematics for Social Science

Minimum Entry Requirements:


  • SPM with 5 credits, OR
  • O-Level with 5 credits, OR
  • Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) with Grade B in 3 subjects, OR
  • Other equivalent qualifications.
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