Find & Compare Top Foundation in Arts Colleges in Malaysia

Discover the various options in the arts and humanities field by studying Foundation in Arts. Learn more about each institution’s Foundation in Arts and find out which college / university suits you best.

  • Qualification
  • Campus
  • Intakes
  • Course Duration
  • Degrees Offered
  • Entry Requirements
  • Total Estimated Fees Fees are estimates only. Includes tuition, registration and general fees.
  • Scholarships
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  • Taylor's University
  • Intakes
    Mar, Jul
  • Total Estimated Fees Fees are estimates only. Includes tuition, registration and general fees.
    RM23,664
  • Qualification
    Foundation in Arts
  • Campus
    Subang Jaya, Selangor
  • Intakes
    Mar, Jul
  • Course Duration
    12 months
  • Degrees Offered
    Architecture
    Business
    Culinary Arts
    Education
    Graphic Design
    Hospitality
    Interior Architecture
    Mass Communication
  • Entry Requirements
    5 credits
  • Total Estimated Fees Fees are estimates only. Includes tuition, registration and general fees.
    RM23,664
  • Scholarships
    Up to 100% waiver Scholarships available via The Edge Award, Taylor’s Outreach Study Grant and Bumiputera Study Grant
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  • HELP University
  • Intakes
    Jan, Mar, May, Sep
  • Total Estimated Fees Fees are estimates only. Includes tuition, registration and general fees.
    RM24,300
  • Qualification
    Foundation in Arts
  • Campus
    Bukit Damansara, Kuala Lumpur
  • Intakes
    Jan, Mar, May, Sep
  • Course Duration
    12 months
  • Degrees Offered
    Business
    Childhood Education
    Communication
    Hospitality
    Psychology
  • Entry Requirements
    5 credits
  • Total Estimated Fees Fees are estimates only. Includes tuition, registration and general fees.
    RM24,300
  • Scholarships
    9(A+/A/A-): Up to RM 20,000
    8(A+/A/A-): RM 11,000
    7(A+/A/A-): RM 8,000
    6(A+/A/A-): RM 5,000
    5(A+/A/A-): RM 3,000
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  • Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)
  • Intakes
    Jan, May, Oct Oct intake only available in Kampar campus
  • Total Estimated Fees Fees are estimates only. Includes tuition, registration and general fees.
    RM8,910 (Malaysian)
    RM16,500 (Non Malaysian)
  • Qualification
    Foundation in Arts
  • Campus
    Kampar, Perak
    Kajang, Selangor
  • Intakes
    Jan, May, Oct Oct intake only available in Kampar campus
  • Course Duration
    12 months
  • Degrees Offered
    Chinese Studies
    Childhood Education
    Communication
    Graphic Design
    Psychology
  • Entry Requirements
    5 credits
  • Total Estimated Fees Fees are estimates only. Includes tuition, registration and general fees.
    RM8,910 (Malaysian)
    RM16,500 (Non Malaysian)
  • Scholarships
    9(A+/A): 100% waiver
    8(A+/A): 50% waiver
    7(A+/A): 25% waiver
    6(A+/A): N/A
    5(A+/A): N/A
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  • SEGi University
  • Intakes
    Jan, May, Sep
  • Total Estimated Fees Fees are estimates only. Includes tuition, registration and general fees.
    RM16,350
  • Qualification
    Foundation in Arts
  • Campus
    Kota Damansara, Selangor
    Subang Jaya, Selangor
  • Intakes
    Jan, May, Sep
  • Course Duration
    12 months
  • Degrees Offered
    Accounting
    Finance
    English Studies
    Mass Communication
    Music Studies
    Psychology
  • Entry Requirements
    5 credits
  • Total Estimated Fees Fees are estimates only. Includes tuition, registration and general fees.
    RM16,350
  • Scholarships
    10(A+/A): 100% waiver
    9(A+/A): 75% waiver
    8(A+/A): 50% waiver
    7(A+/A): RM 3,500
    6(A+/A): RM 3,000
    5(A+/A): RM 2,500
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  • UCSI University
  • Intakes
    Jan, May, Sep
  • Total Estimated Fees Fees are estimates only. Includes tuition, registration and general fees.
    RM20,030 (Malaysian)
    RM27,330 (Non Malaysian)
  • Qualification
    Foundation in Arts
  • Campus
    Kuala Lumpur
    Kuching, Sarawak
  • Intakes
    Jan, May, Sep
  • Course Duration
    12 months
  • Degrees Offered
    Architecture
    Animation Design
    Childhood Education
    Commerce
    Graphic Design
    Hospitality
    Mass Communication
    Music
    Tourism Management
  • Entry Requirements
    5 credits
  • Total Estimated Fees Fees are estimates only. Includes tuition, registration and general fees.
    RM20,030 (Malaysian)
    RM27,330 (Non Malaysian)
  • Scholarships
    9 A+ and above: RM 18,000
    10(A+/A/A-): RM 10,000
    9(A+/A/A-): RM 9,000
    8(A+/A/A-): RM 8,000
    7(A+/A/A-): RM 5,000
    6(A+/A/A-): RM 3,000
    5(A+/A/A-): RM 2,000
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  • International University of Malaya-Wales
  • Intakes
    Jan, May, Sep
  • Total Estimated Fees Fees are estimates only. Includes tuition, registration and general fees.
    RM11,950
  • Qualification
    Foundation in Arts
  • Campus
    Kuala Lumpur
  • Intakes
    Jan, May, Sep
  • Course Duration
    12 months
  • Degrees Offered
    Accounting
    Design
    Finance
    Marketing
    Management
    Professional Communication
  • Entry Requirements
    5 credits
  • Total Estimated Fees Fees are estimates only. Includes tuition, registration and general fees.
    RM11,950
  • Scholarships
    9(A+/A): 100% waiver
    8(A+/A): 70% waiver
    7(A+/A): 50% waiver
    6(A+/A): 50% waiver
    5(A+/A): 50% waiver
    Only applicable to students who progress to study their degree at IUMW
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  • Brickfields Asia College
  • Intakes
    Jan, Apr
  • Total Estimated Fees Fees are estimates only. Includes tuition, registration and general fees.
    RM15,900
  • Qualification
    Foundation in Arts
  • Campus
    Petaling Jaya, Selangor
  • Intakes
    Jan, Apr
  • Course Duration
    12 months
  • Degrees Offered
    Accounting
    Business Admin
    Communication
    Design
    Economics
    Finance
    Human Resource
    Management
    Marketing
    Logistics
    Supply Chain
  • Entry Requirements
    5 credits
  • Total Estimated Fees Fees are estimates only. Includes tuition, registration and general fees.
    RM15,900
  • Scholarships
    N/A
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  • INTI International College
  • Intakes
    Jan, Apr, Aug
  • Total Estimated Fees Fees are estimates only. Includes tuition, registration and general fees.
    RM18,900
  • Qualification
    Foundation in Design
  • Campus
    Subang Jaya, Selangor
  • Intakes
    Jan, Apr, Aug
  • Course Duration
    12 months
  • Degrees Offered
    Accounting
    English
    Finance
    Information Technology
    Mass Communication
    Design
  • Entry Requirements
    5 credits
  • Total Estimated Fees Fees are estimates only. Includes tuition, registration and general fees.
    RM18,900
  • Scholarships
    10(A+): 75% waiver
    9(A): 50% waiver
    8(A): 40% waiver
    7(A): 30% waiver
    6(A): 25% waiver
    5(A): 20% waiver
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  • The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus
  • Intakes
    Apr, Jul, Sep
  • Total Estimated Fees Fees are estimates only. Includes tuition, registration and general fees.
    RM23,350 (Malaysian)
    RM26,850 (Non Malaysian)
  • Qualification
    Foundation in Arts & Education
  • Campus
    Semenyih, Selangor
  • Intakes
    Apr, Jul, Sep
  • Course Duration
    12 months Sep intake is 8 months and is only for those with 12-year education
  • Degrees Offered
    Education
    English Language
    International Communication
    International Relations
  • Entry Requirements
    6 Bs
  • Total Estimated Fees Fees are estimates only. Includes tuition, registration and general fees.
    RM23,350 (Malaysian)
    RM26,850 (Non Malaysian)
  • Scholarships
    9(A+/A): 30% waiver
    8(A+/A): 25% waiver
    7(A+/A): 25% waiver
    6(A+/A): N/A
    5(A+/A): N/A
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  • Curtin University Sarawak Malaysia
  • Intakes
    Mar
  • Total Estimated Fees Fees are estimates only. Includes tuition, registration and general fees.
    RM15,968 (Malaysian)
    RM19,800 (Non Malaysian)
  • Qualification
    Foundation Studies (Commerce/Media Studies)
  • Campus
    Miri, Sarawak
  • Intakes
    Mar
  • Course Duration
    12 months
  • Degrees Offered
    Accounting
    Business Admin
    Finance
    Mass Communication
    Tourism & Hospitality
  • Entry Requirements
    5 credits
  • Total Estimated Fees Fees are estimates only. Includes tuition, registration and general fees.
    RM15,968 (Malaysian)
    RM19,800 (Non Malaysian)
  • Scholarships
    N/A
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  • Infrastructure University
  • Intakes
    Jan, Mar, Jul, Oct
  • Total Estimated Fees Fees are estimates only. Includes tuition, registration and general fees.
    RM11,968
  • Qualification
    Foundation in Arts
  • Campus
    Kajang, Selangor
  • Intakes
    Jan, Mar, Jul, Oct
  • Course Duration
    12 months
  • Degrees Offered
    Business
    Information Technology
    Accounting
    Corporate Communication
    English for Professional Communication
    Architectural Studies.
  • Entry Requirements
    5 credits
  • Total Estimated Fees Fees are estimates only. Includes tuition, registration and general fees.
    RM11,968
  • Scholarships
    N/A
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  • Tunku Abdul Rahman University College
  • Intakes
    Jan, Apr
  • Total Estimated Fees Fees are estimates only. Includes tuition, registration and general fees.
    RM8,300
  • Qualification
    Foundation in Arts
  • Campus
    Setapak, Kuala Lumpur
  • Intakes
    Jan, Apr
  • Course Duration
    14 months
  • Degrees Offered
    Accounting Communication Design Economics Finance Psychology Tourism & Hospitality
  • Entry Requirements
    5 credits
  • Total Estimated Fees Fees are estimates only. Includes tuition, registration and general fees.
    RM8,300
  • Scholarships
    9(A+/A): 100% waiver
    8(A+/A): 50% waiver
    7(A+/A): 25% waiver
    6(A+/A): N/A
    5(A+/A): N/A

FAQs about Studying Foundation in Arts (FIA) in Malaysia

What is Foundation in Arts?

Foundation in Arts (FIA) is a Pre-University programme that delivers subjects that are related to the arts and humanities discipline. This course can be taken after completing SPM, and can be considered as a Year 12 qualification, which is equivalent to STPM or Malaysian Matriculation (Matrikulasi).

Foundation in Arts programmes are administered by the universities themselves, as opposed to courses like A-Level and Australian Matriculation which are managed by a central body. This means that the syllabus, course structures and assessment method at one university is likely to differ from another university. However, in general, most universities evaluate based on a combination of both coursework and exams.

Most students who complete a Foundation in Arts course will often pursue a degree at the same university.

By taking Foundation in Arts, you will get to explore different subjects from various disciplines, such as Business, Economics, Communication, Education and even Psychology.

Who knows, you could end up with a totally different career in the future!

What are the minimum entry requirements for Foundation in Arts?

Foundation in Arts programmes in Malaysia typically require you to have at least 5 credits (C and above) at SPM, O-Level or equivalent. Certain institutions may require you to have a credit in English and Mathematics, depending your area of study.

What is your education pathway if you study Foundation in Arts?

In order to study Foundation in Arts, you will need to have an SPM qualification or equivalent.

Most universities offer a 12-month long programme.

Completing a Foundation in Arts allows you to pursue a non-science degree in university.

What are the advantages of Foundation in Arts?

Here are some of the top advantages of studying Foundation in Arts:

  • Easy transition to a non science-related degree (arts, business, humanities) at the same university
  • Offers subject electives that allow you to get a head start on learning subjects related to your degree
  • Shorter duration compared to A-Level, IB and STPM
  • Certain universities may offer better scholarships and more affordable fees

Important Note: Switching universities for your degree after completing a Foundation in Arts is possible, but is often subject to evaluation on a case-by-case basis.

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