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The Foundation in Arts (FIA) programme is specially designed for SPM and O-Level school leavers or its equivalent, who would like to progress to University but do not have the relevant qualification to enter. It is an alternative to the other pre-university programmes such as A-Level, STPM or Matriculation.
The programme will provide students with the theoretical and practical foundations for knowledge and skills acquisition in various disciplines of study in the Arts and prepares them for undergraduate studies at Institutions of Higher Learning in Malaysia. Upon completion of the programme, students will be able to gain entry into undergraduate Arts-based programmes.
The demand for this programme is high as the duration of study is shorter, 1 year compared to 1.5 to 2 years for other pre-university programmes and as such it provides a faster route to undergraduate programmes. It has become popular among school leavers in recent years. Our FIA programme will provide students with a broad exposure to the core subjects in Business, Data Science, Arts and Humanities. Additional supporting subjects such as English and Information Technology are also provided to further strengthen students’ capabilities.
Our programme ensures that student performance is monitored throughout the semester as they will be evaluated through quizzes or tests, assignments, presentations, group discussion or participation, and a midterm examination. These types of continuous assessment methods would allow academic staff to gauge students understanding and provide the necessary feedback for improvement. At the end of the semester, students will be evaluated in a final examination to measure their achievement of the course learning outcomes.
The Foundation in Arts programme aims to provide students with the academic preparation required for admission into undergraduate degree programmes such as Business, Computer Science, and Humanities and Arts.
Low Student-to-Teacher Ratio:
The number of students in each class is relatively small in order to allow more individualised attention to students. This also will encourage student engagement with lecturers during class discussions or tutorials.
Student Support System:
An Academic Advising Session will be arranged for each student every semester to provide academic guidance and mentoring.
Core Units: Business OR Humanities
a. Common Core Courses:
b. Core Courses
c. Elective Courses:
Recognition & Accreditation:
This programme is accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
Course Approval Number:
JPT/BPP (N/010/3/0533) (MQA/PA13804) 07/25
Foundation in Arts
1 year (Full-time)
April, July and October
Academic Qualification Requirement
Local Students: a pass in English Language at the SPM / O-Level / UEC Level / Other equivalent qualifications.
International Students: a pass in English Language at equivalent academic qualifications recognized by the Malaysian Government.
In the event that the English Language requirement is not met, an assessment of a student’s English Language proficiency will be conducted through an interview.
NOTE: The above tuition fee does not include miscellaneous charges. Kindly contact the University for more details.