Foundation in Arts

The Foundation in Arts is a 1-year full time intensive comprehensive programme designed to provide students with the necessary knowledge and learning essential for the smooth transition to undertake an undergraduate degree at UTAR.  

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

Accreditation Status:  

Fully Accreditated - Kampar

Fully Accreditated - Sungai Long

Duration:1 year (Full time)
Intakes:January, June, October
Fees:RM10,900 (Malaysian), RM19,600 (International)  
Medium of Instruction:English
Campus:Kampar and Sungai Long
Faculty:Centre for Foundation Studies (CFS)

Programme Structure

Core Courses:

  • Academic English
  • Computing Technology
  • Critical Thinking
  • Effective Communication Skills
  • English for Business Communication
  • English Language Proficiency
  • Management
  • Marketing

Elective Courses:

Accountancy and Management

  • Financial Accounting
  • Financial Management
  • Mathematics for Business I
  • Mathematics for Business II
  • Microeconomics and Macroeconomics
  • Principles of Economics

Arts and Social Science (Chinese Studies)

  • Introduction to Chinese Literature
  • Introduction to Chinese Writing
  • Introduction to Social Psychology
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Mathematics for Social Science
  • Selected Texts of Modern Chinese Literature

Arts and Social Science (Social Science)

  • Introduction to Social Psychology
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Mathematics for Social Science
  • Microeconomics and Macroeconomics
  • Principles of Economics
  • Socialization as a Process

Arts and Social Science (Graphic Design and Multimedia, Game Design and Architecture)

  • 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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