BA (Hons) in Animation

Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)

Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Quick Facts


3 years


Full-time, On-campus


Mar, Jul, Sep, Nov

Tuition Fees


Course Highlights

  • Dual-award degree – one from De Montfort University (UK) and one from APU
  • Recognised as the first Toon Boom Centre of Excellence (COE) in Malaysia, giving APU students various privileges such as Free Desktop Subscription of the award-winning software and granted full assess to Toon Boom Learning Resources
  • Among the first universities in Malaysia awarded Premier Digital Tech University status by the MDEC and MOHE
  • Ranked top 2.1% university in the world with a 5 Stars Plus rating in the QS World University Rankings 2025

Course Structure

Common Modules:

  • Illustration for Concept Art
  • 3D Pipeline
  • Creative Project
  • Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship
  • Digital Illustration

Specialised Modules:

  • Animation Principles
  • Digital 2D Animation
  • Digital 3D Animation
  • Motion Graphics

Common Modules:

  • From Script to Screen
  • Digital Film Production
  • Effects & Simulation
  • Rigging for Animation
  • Visual Culture
  • Innovation Process

Specialised Modules:

  • Film Shorts & Stings: Proposal
  • Film Shorts & Stings: Production
  • Character Creation
  • Facial Animation & Lip-synching
  • Character Animation

Internship (16 weeks)

Common Modules:

  • Sound Design
  • Animation Techniques for Games
  • Research Project Report
  • Design Futures
  • Exhibition Design
  • Venture Creation

Specialised Modules:

  • Animation Project: Proposal
  • Animation Project: Production
  • Team Animation Project: Proposal
  • Team Animation Project: Production

Entry Requirements

Direct Entry to Level 1 of the Degree:

  • STPM: A Pass with a minimum Grade C (GP 2.00) in any 2 subjects
  • A Level: 2 Passes
  • UEC: 5 Grade Bs
  • Foundation/Matriculation: A Pass with minimum CGPA of 2.00

Direct Entry to Level 2 of the Degree:

  • Diploma and equivalent:
    • A Diploma (Level 4, MQF) with a minimum CGPA of 2.00, or its equivalent
    • A pass in DKM/DLKM/DVM with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 subjected to HEP Senate/Academic Board's approval.

Portfolio: Pass an Interview OR submission of Design Portfolio as required

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