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Design your dreams, keep your passion alive

Date: 25 March 2014
Media Contact : Chan Lai Khay
Sr. Marketing Communications Executive

Design your dreams, keep your passion alive

Pursuing a programme or a career you are passionate in is always a dream to fulfil. If you aspire to become a creative director in a design firm or see yourself getting a career in interior architecture and interior design, C.O.D.E. is certainly a place to begin as it is where the 21st century designers are produce.

C.O.D.E., an abbreviation for Centre of Design Excellence, under the School of Art and Social Sciences (SASS) of KDU Penang is offering two notable programmes in the field of design and the programmes are the Diploma in Creative Media Design and Diploma in Interior Design.

Its comprehensive programme syllabi provide students the opportunities to acquire knowledge as well as practical skills in diverse areas in order to broaden their career pathways. The one-of-a-kind syllabi also expose the students in ‘real-life’ setting for creative process and production to meet the industrial requirements and needs. The structure of the syllabi also gives students the avenue to experience external exposure through internships, regional competitions, industry expert critiques and student exchange programmes.

Students of these programmes will be exposed to international learning experience through the ‘out-ofclass’ study trip to South East Asia countries. The notion of these unique learning practices is to instil respect for foreign culture through appreciation of local arts and heritage as well as to expose the students to different design cultures that will help expand their creative horizon. Through the various cultural exchanges with neighbouring countries, it also promotes independent thinking and cross cultural immersion and experience.

KDU Penang has the best and up-to-date Art & Design facilities in Penang and its students learn by using industry-standard facilities which practitioners used in the industry such as the state-of-the-art iMac Lab, 3D Modelling studios with 3D printers, Animation Lab, Drafting room, InteriCAD Lab, Photography and Videography Studio complete with Green Screen and editing facilities, Interior Design Studio, Dry & Wet Studios, The Gallery @KDU and The Creative Hub. Learning through all these up-to-date software and facilities, KDU students are well prepared for the industry and are ahead of their peers.

Under the wings of SASS, C.O.D.E. lecturers have vast teaching experience and are master degree qualified in their respective field, furthermore they are industry practitioners who provide consulting services. In the era of technology and Internet, the team of lecturers at C.O.D.E. are techno-savvy and are able to creatively blend technology with teaching to meet the needs of the Gen-Y students who are accustomed to the Internet and ICT.

The diploma programmes offered by C.O.D.E. are approved by MQA and meet the industry expectations and demands. Upon completion of the study, students can choose to further their degree studies in UK, Australia or New Zealand with KDU’s advance standing with the foreign universities. For those who choose to work after their diploma, they can start their career in Advertising, Branding, Graphic Design, Printing or Digital Medium, Interactive Content Development, Movie Production, Interior Design, Landscape Planning, Architectural Draughting and many more.

C.O.D.E. of KDU College Penang is for people with passion in arts and those who would like to explore their talents to the fullest! Aptly to the C.O.D.E.’s motto, we offer unique learning experiences and encourage our students to be different and dare to be different. At C.O.D.E., all our lecturers strive to be the best in producing dynamic and industry-ready graduates as well as always inspire and help turn dreams into reality.

Our next intake starts on 7 April 2014, visit us at KDU Penang at 32, Jalan Anson or call 04-2386368 for further enquiry. Beside design diploma programmes, the School of Arts and Social Sciences offer many more diploma programmes in Mass Communication and Business. For a detail explanation do approach our experience counsellors today.

About KDU College Penang:
KDU College Penang is a member of the KDU Education Group, a fully integrated provider that offers quality education from primary and secondary, both local and international, through to undergraduate and post-graduate levels, as well as executive and professional development programmes. The KDU Education Group celebrates its 30th Anniversary this year, and is proud to have had 80,000 students since its inception, some of whom include corporate leaders, entrepreneurs and celebrities around the globe.

The KDU Education Group is the education arm of Paramount Corporation Berhad, a public company that is listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad and whose diversified business interests include property development and construction.