Foundation in Arts


The Foundation in Arts (FIA) program is specially designed for SPM and O-Level school leavers or their 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 programs such as A-Level, STPM, or Matriculation.

The program 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 program, students will be able to gain entry into undergraduate Arts-based programs.

The demand for this program is high as the duration of study is shorter, one year compared to 1.5 to 2 years for other pre-university programs, and as such, it provides a faster route to undergraduate programs. It has become popular among school leavers in recent years. Our FIA program 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 strengthen students’ capabilities further.

Our program 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. At the end of the semester, students will be evaluated in a final exam to measure their course learning outcomes. These continuous assessment methods would allow academic staff to gauge students’ understanding and provide the necessary feedback for improvement.

The Foundation in Arts program aims to provide students with the academic preparation required for admission into undergraduate degree programs such as Business, Computer Science, and Humanities and Arts.

Low Student-to-Teacher Ratio:

The number of students in each class is relatively small to allow more individualized attention to students. This 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

  1. 5 Common Core Courses
  2. 6 Core Courses
  3. 2 Elective Courses

     a. Common Core Courses:

  1. Practical ICT Skills
  2. Academic English I
  3. Academic English II
  4. Mathematics
  5. Values and Complementary Skills


     b. Core Courses


  1. Introduction to Business
  2. Introduction to Management
  3. Introduction to Marketing
  4. Financial Accounting
  5. Principles of Economics
  6. Introduction to Human Resource Management


  1. Introduction to Psychology
  2. Introduction to Sociology
  3. Introduction to Management
  4. Introduction to Marketing
  5. Principles of Economics
  6. Writing and Research Skills


      c. Elective Courses:

  1. Digital Marketing
  2. Financial Accounting
  3. Introduction to Business
  4. Introduction to Finance
  5. Introduction to Human Resource Management
  6. Introduction to Law
  7. Introduction to Psychology
  8. Introduction to Sociology
  9. Statistics
  10. Writing and Research Skills


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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

Award Title:
Foundation in Arts

1 year (Full-time)

April, July and October

Academic Qualification Requirement

  1. Passed SPM/SPMV with a minimun of 5 credits (C) or
  2. Passed O-Level with a minimum of 5 credits (C) or
  3. Passed UEC with at least 3 Bs or
  4. Other equivalent qualifications recognized by the Malaysian Government.
English Language 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.

Malaysian Students

International Students

NOTE: The above tuition fee does not include miscellaneous charges. Kindly contact the University for more details.

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