Foundation in Arts JPT/BPP(MQA/FA6536)11/20


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The Foundation in Arts (FIA) programme is a pre-university level programme designed to equip students with the knowledge and understanding of a wide range of courses in the field of social science. The successful completion of this programme allows students to progress directly into a Bachelor's degree-level programme.


Programme Objectives:


  • To provide quality Pre-University qualifications with a broad and balanced curriculum that prepares students for the demands of undergraduate study.
  • To equip students with critical thinking and independent learning skills, relevant to the needs of the modern world.
  • To train students to be strong analytical problem-solvers who are able to operate within an ethical framework.
  • To provide students with excellent communication skills in both written and verbal contexts.
  • To equip students with the knowledge they need to satisfy admission requirements for higher education.

The following courses are offered in the Foundation in Arts (JPT/BPP(MQA/FA6536)11/20):

Core Courses

● Principles of Management
● Critical Thinking
● Personal Development
● Fundamental English
● Computer Applications
● Interpersonal Communication
● Social Media and Networking
● Creative Writing
● Introduction to Social Behavior
● Introduction to Event Management

Elective Courses (4) ● Introduction to Creative Studies
● Introduction to Mass Communication
● Media Cultural Studies
● Media, Technology and Society
● Principles of Education
● Learning Strategies & Study Skills
● Leadership in Education
● Fundamentals of Psychology
● Fundamentals of Sociology
● Principles of Counselling


Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) / ‘O’ Levels Pass with any five (5) credits
Other Qualifications Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Government of Malaysia

3 intakes in a year (April, July and September)


Mode of Study: Full-time


Duration: 1 year


Students’ abilities are gauged through continuous assessments and final examinations. The continuous assessment component comprises of a combination of tests/quizzes, mid-term examinations, presentations, and projects/assignments that account for 60 to 100 marks, depending on the course. The balance of the marks is allocated for the final examination.