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Foundation in Arts

Programme Overview
(R2/0011/3/0160) (06/28)(MQA/FA3101)

What is a Foundation in Arts?

The Foundation in Arts is a prerequisite for students who want to pursue a degree within the fields of arts, humanities, business, law, social sciences, and information technology. As a pre-university programme, you can usually take it after secondary school/high school. You will gain the knowledge to be able to think independently and creatively, communicate your knowledge effectively with others, and boost your proficiency in the English language.

Why Study a Foundation in Arts?

A solid foundation programme gives you an advantage over others who are entering higher education directly after high school. Using tertiary-style teaching with plenty of lectures, tutorials, and seminar-type classes, students are able to kick-start their undergraduate endeavours on a firm platform. With IUMW, you will find yourself academically ready and personally confident enough to succeed at your chosen undergraduate course.
  • SPM/SPMV Credit in any five (5) subjects
  • O Level Grade C in any five (5) subjects
  • UEC Grade B in three (3) subjects
  • IB-Middle Year Programme 28 total points across the certificate’s 7 components
  • Other qualifications recognised as equivalent
Semester 1
  • *Mathematics
  • *Introduction to Media Production and Presentation
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Basic Business
  • Introduction to Legal Studies
  • Study Skills
  • Co-Curriculum
*Choose any ONE (1) elective

Semester 2
  • *Basic Accounting & Finance
  • *Introduction to Creative Visual Studies
  • Introduction to Humanities
  • Introduction to Communication
  • English 1
  • Critical Thinking
  • Project Integration
*Choose any ONE (1) elective

Semester 3
  • *Introduction to International Integration
  • *Introduction to Event Management
  • Introduction to Media Studies
  • Statistics & Probability
  • English 2
  • Information & Communication Technology
*Choose any ONE (1) elective
Students may choose either stream (Business/Media) at the beginning of the semester. Elective modules for the streams are fixed.
Assessments under the Foundation in Arts are varied, and are either based on; full coursework (100%) or a combination of coursework (40 – 60%) and final exam (40 – 60%). Classes are held face-to-face through lectures, tutorials (offline and online), discussions, activities (classroom-based or outside-classroom-based) or blended learning. Our students are expected to demonstrate their understanding through several forms of assessment, including but not limited to; examinations, quizzes, reports, projects, and presentations.

Students are expected to undergo three (3) semesters which amounts to 51 credit hours to complete their study.
Malaysian Students

Total fees: MYR 13,410

International Students

Total fees: 18,350

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    • Local & Worldwide Recognition.
    • Industry exposure: Students are exposed to real working environments through industry visits to local and international organisations.
    • Quality assured: Programme accredited by MQA
    • General or focused streams: Choose a focused stream for more exposure to your subject of interest

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