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
  • Scholarships
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  • Taylor's College
  • Qualification
    Foundation in Arts
  • Campus
    Subang Jaya, Selangor
  • Intakes
    Jan, Apr, Aug
  • Course Duration
    12 months
  • Degrees Offered
    Architecture
    Business
    Culinary Arts
    Education
    Graphic Design
    Hospitality
    Interior Architecture
    Mass Communication
  • Entry Requirements
    SPM: 5 Cs
  • Total Estimated Fees
    RM25,500
  • Scholarships
    8A+/ 9 (A+/A/A-): RM15,000
    8 (A+/A/A-): RM10,000
    7 (A+/A/A-): RM6,000
    6 (A+/A/A-): RM4,000
    5 (A+/A/A-): RM2,000
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  • University of Nottingham Malaysia
  • Qualification
    Foundation in Arts & Education
  • Campus
    Semenyih, Selangor
  • Intakes
    Apr, Jun
  • Course Duration
    12 months
  • Degrees Offered
    Education
    English Language
    International Communication Studies
    International Relations
    Business
    Psychology
  • Entry Requirements
    SPM: 5 Bs
    O-Level: 5 Bs
    UEC: 5 Bs
  • Total Estimated Fees
    RM26,600
  • Scholarships
    10 (A+/A): 25% waiver
    9 (A+/A): 25% waiver
    8 (A+/A): 25% waiver
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  • Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation
  • Qualification
    Foundation Programme (Non-Engineering Pathways)
  • Campus
    Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur
  • Intakes
    Apr, Jun, Jul, Sep
  • Course Duration
    12 months
  • Degrees Offered
    Accounting
    Business
    Creative Media
    Design
    Finance
    Information Technology
    International Studies
  • Entry Requirements
    SPM: 5 Cs
  • Total Estimated Fees
    RM26,100
  • Scholarships
    10 (A+): 100% waiver
    9 (A+/A/A-): 50% waiver
    8 (A+/A/A-): 40% waiver
    7 (A+/A/A-): 30% waiver
    6 (A+/A/A-): 20% waiver
    5 (A+/A/A-): 10% waiver
    4 (A+/A/A-): 10% waiver
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  • Tunku Abdul Rahman University College
  • Qualification
    Foundation in Arts
  • Campus
    Setapak, Kuala Lumpur
  • Intakes
    Jan, May, Sep
  • Course Duration
    12 months
  • Degrees Offered
    Accounting
    Communication
    Design
    Economics
    Finance
    Psychology
    Tourism & Hospitality
  • Entry Requirements
    SPM: 5 Cs
  • Total Estimated Fees
    RM9,900
  • Scholarships
    8(A+/A): 100% waiver
    8 (A+/A/A-): 50% waiver
    7 (A+/A/A-): 25% waiver
    6 (A+/A/A-): 20% waiver
    5 (A+/A/A-): 15% waiver
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  • International University of Malaya-Wales
  • Qualification
    Foundation in Arts
  • Campus
    Jalan Tun Ismail, Kuala Lumpur
  • Intakes
    Jan, May, Sep
  • Course Duration
    12 months
  • Degrees Offered
    Business Administration
    Professional Communication
    Psychology
  • Entry Requirements
    SPM: 5 Cs
    UEC: 3Bs
  • Total Estimated Fees
    RM12,120
  • Scholarships
    8 (A+/A/A-): 100% waiver
    7 (A+/A/A-): 75% waiver
    6 (A+/A/A-): 50% waiver
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  • First City University College
  • Qualification
    Foundation in Art & Design
  • Campus
    Petaling Jaya, Selangor
  • Intakes
    Jan, May, Jul
  • Course Duration
    12 months
  • Degrees Offered
    Graphic Design
    Interior Architecture & Design
    Furniture & Product Design
    Fashion Marketing
  • Entry Requirements
    SPM: 5 Cs (incl. English)
    UEC: 4Bs (incl. English)
  • Total Estimated Fees
    RM16,200
  • Scholarships
    10 (A+/A/A-): RM15,000
    9 (A+/A/A-): RM15,000
    8 (A+/A/A-): RM9,000
    7 (A+/A/A-): RM9,000
    6 (A+/A/A-): RM6,000
    5 (A+/A/A-): RM5,000
    4 (A+/A/A-): RM4,000
    3 (A+/A/A-): RM3,000
    2 (A+/A/A-): RM2,000
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  • Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN)
  • Qualification
    Foundation in Accounting
  • Campus
    Muadzam Shah, Pahang
  • Intakes
    Jan, Jun, Sep
  • Course Duration
    12 months
  • Degrees Offered
    Accounting
    Finance
  • Entry Requirements
    SPM: 5 Cs (incl. Math)
  • Total Estimated Fees
    RM17,128
  • Scholarships
    N/A
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  • Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN)
  • Qualification
    Foundation in Business Administration
  • Campus
    Muadzam Shah, Pahang
  • Intakes
    Jan, Jun, Sep
  • Course Duration
    12 months
  • Degrees Offered
    Accounting
    Business
    Entrepreneurship & Venture Management
    Finance
    Human Resource Management
    International Business
    Marketing
  • Entry Requirements
    SPM: 5Cs
    O-Level: 5Cs
    UEC: 4Bs
  • Total Estimated Fees
    RM17,908
  • Scholarships
    N/A
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  • Imperia Institute of Technology
  • Qualification
    Foundation in Arts
  • Campus
    Subang Jaya, Selangor
  • Intakes
    Jan, Mar, Jun, Sep
  • Course Duration
    12 months
  • Degrees Offered
    Business
    Finance
    Marketing
  • Entry Requirements
    SPM: 5Cs<
    UEC: 3Bs
  • Total Estimated Fees
    RM18,165
  • Scholarships
    100% tuition fee waiver upon meeting entry qualification
  • logo-Berjaya-College
  • Berjaya University College
  • Qualification
    Foundation in Arts and Social Sciences
  • Campus
    Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur
  • Intakes
    Jan, May, Sep
  • Course Duration
    12 months
  • Degrees Offered
    Mass Communication
  • Entry Requirements
    SPM: 5 Cs
  • Total Estimated Fees
    RM17,200
  • Scholarships
    5 (A+/A): 50% waiver
    3 (A+/A): 30% waiver
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  • SEGi University
  • Qualification
    Foundation in Arts
  • Campus
    Kota Damansara, Selangor
  • Intakes
    April, May, Jun, Sep
  • Course Duration
    12 months
  • Degrees Offered
    Accounting
    Business
    Communication
    Computing
    Creative Design
    Education
    Hospitality & Tourism
  • Entry Requirements
    SPM: 5 Cs
  • Total Estimated Fees
    RM18,000
  • Scholarships
    10 (A+/A): 100% waiver
    9 (A+/A): 75% waiver
    8 (A+/A): 50% waiver
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  • INTI International College
  • Qualification
    Foundation in Arts
  • Campus
    Subang Jaya, Selangor
  • Intakes
    Jan, Apr, Aug
  • Course Duration
    12 months
  • Degrees Offered
    Accounting
    English
    Finance
    Information Technology
    Mass Communication
    Design
  • Entry Requirements
    SPM: 5 Cs
  • Total Estimated Fees
    RM19,888
  • Scholarships
    10 (A+/A) with min. 8 A+: 100% waiver
    10 (A+/A): 85% waiver
    9 (A+/A): 80% waiver
    8 (A+/A): 55% waiver
    7 (A+/A): 55% waiver
    6 (A+/A): 35% waiver
    5 (A+/A): 35% waiver
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  • Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)
  • Qualification
    Foundation in Arts
  • Campus
    Kampar, Perak
    Kajang, Selangor
  • Intakes
    Jan, May, Oct
  • Course Duration
    12 months
  • Degrees Offered
    Chinese Studies
    Childhood Education
    Communication
    Graphic Design
    Psychology
  • Entry Requirements
    SPM: 5 Cs
  • Total Estimated Fees
    RM10,210
  • Scholarships
    9 (A+/A): 100% waiver
    8 (A+/A): 50% waiver
    7 (A+/A): 25% waiver
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  • UCSI University
  • 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
    SPM: 5 Cs
  • Total Estimated Fees
    RM17,812
  • Scholarships
    10 (A+/A) with min. 8 A+: RM18,000
    10 (A+/A/A-): RM10,000
    9 (A+/A/A-): RM9,000
    8 (A+/A/A-): RM8,000
    7 (A+/A/A-): RM5,000
    6 (A+/A/A-): RM3,000
    5 (A+/A/A-): RM2,000
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  • City University
  • Qualification
    Foundation in Arts
  • Campus
    Petaling Jaya, Selangor
  • Intakes
    Jan, May, Sep
  • Course Duration
    12 months
  • Degrees Offered
    Communication
    English
    Graphic Design & Multimedia
    Fashion Design
    Built Environment
  • Entry Requirements
    SPM: 5 Cs
    UEC: 3Bs
  • Total Estimated Fees
    RM23,850
  • Scholarships
    N/A
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  • Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur
  • 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
    SPM: 5 Cs
  • Total Estimated Fees
    RM13,183
  • Scholarships
    8(A+/A/A-): 100% waiver
    7 (A+/A/A-): 50% waiver
    6 (A+/A/A-): 50% waiver
    5 (A+/A/A-): 50% waiver
    Awarded for first semester only
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  • HELP University
  • Qualification
    Foundation in Arts
  • Campus
    Bukit Damansara, Kuala Lumpur
  • Intakes
    Jan, Apr, May, Jul, Sep
  • Course Duration
    12 months
  • Degrees Offered
    Business
    Childhood Education
    Communication
    Hospitality
    Psychology
  • Entry Requirements
    SPM: 5 Cs
  • Total Estimated Fees
    RM26,400
  • Scholarships
    9 (A+/A): RM13,000
    9 (A+/A/A-): RM10,000
    8 (A+/A/A-): RM10,000
    7 (A+/A/A-): RM8,000
    6 (A+/A/A-): RM6,000
    5 (A+/A/A-): RM6,000

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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