Perdana University

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Foundation in Arts

  Study Mode FULL TIME
  Duration 1 year
Intake Deadline

Overview of Foundation in Arts in Perdana University Malaysia

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.


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


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.

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