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BA Hons Game Design Fees Structure, Admission, Intake, Deadline

  Study Mode FULL TIME
  Duration 3 years (Full-time)
  Intake January, May, October
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Overview of BA Hons Game Design in Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman UTAR Malaysia

UTAR BA (Honours) Game Design aims to equip students with a multi-disciplinary approach towards the field of Game Art and Design. In addition to applying the fundamental principles in conceptualising game design projects, UTAR students will be provided with the practical experience and technical expertise to manage those projects through all the key stages from the beginning until the completion of game production.  

To enhance their insights on the field of game design, the programme also includes a historical component which provides a more astute understanding of the development of this field, from its inception to the rapidly expanding global industry that it is today. 

This game design programme comes with electives in advertising and marketing so that our students will know how to market and promote their game creation to local and international markets.  

At UTAR, we always encourage our students to work and learn in a team. This will help to develop students' interpersonal skills, positive group dynamics and effective communication traits. All these will greatly enhance their ability to meet the necessary industry demands on desirable work ethics, effective social skills and collaborative professionalism. 


  • Game 2D/3D Artist
  • Game Animator
  • Game Art/Creative Director
  • Game Cinematographer
  • Game Content Designer
  • Game Content Director
  • Game Level Designer
  • Game Music and Sound Director
  • Game Producer
  • Game Programmer

Year 1

  • 2D Animation 
  • Advanced Art 
  • Basic 3D Asset Modeling 
  • Creative Thinking and Idea Generation 
  • Elective I 
  • English for Games 
  • Foundations of Drawing 
  • Fundamentals of Imaging 
  • Fundamentals of Vector Graphics 
  • Game Design Foundation 
  • History of Game Art and Genre Studies 
  • MPU1* 
  • Narrative Design and Story Creation 
  • Perception Studies 
  • Programming for Games

Year 2

  • Art Law & Cyber Law 
  • Basic 3D Animation for Games 
  • Digital Video & Audio Production 
  • Elective II 
  • Game Development I 
  • Game Development II 
  • Game and Society 
  • Level Design 
  • Mobile Game Designing & Development 1 
  • MPU1** 
  • Music and Sound Effects for Games 
  • Science Fiction and Analysis 
  • Sun Zi's Art of War and Business Strategies 
  • User Experience and Interface Design 


Year 3

  • Elective III 
  • Final Project 
  • Industrial Training 
  • Mobile Game Designing & Development II 
  • MPU4 
  • National Language/Other Language 
  • Technoprenuership

Elective I - Choose 1 course(s)

  • Advanced 3D Asset Modelling 
  • Game Mechanics I


  • Elective II - Choose 1 course(s)

    • Creative Writing 
    • Public Speaking 


  • Elective III - Choose 1 course

    • Advanced 3D Animation for Games 
    • Game Mechanics II


National Language/Other Language - Choose 1 course(s)

  • Bahasa Kebangsaan (A) - For Malaysian only, without SPM-BM credit
  • Communication Tamil For Health Sciences
  • Introduction to French
  • Introduction to German Language
  • Introduction to Japanese
  • Introduction to Korean
  • Introduction to Tamil Language
  • Introduction to Thai Language


  • MPU 1* - Choose 1 course

    • Hubungan Etnik - For Local Students
    • Malaysian Studies 3 - For International Students


  • MPU 1** - Choose 1 course

    • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2 - For International Students
    • Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia (TITAS) - For Local Students


MPU 4 - Choose 1 course(s)

  • Art, Craft, and Design
  • Arts and Cultural Performance
  • Community Project
  • Music Performance


  • Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM)
  • Unified Examination Certificate (UEC)
  • A-Levels
  • South Australian Matriculation (SAM)
  • Canadian Pre-University (CPU)

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