The One Academy

George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

About The One Academy

The One Academy (TOA) was established in 1991 as a private arts and design university in Malaysia. The Penang branch was opened in 2009 in George Town, Penang, Malaysia. The One Academy adapt to 'Masters Train Masters' teaching philosophy that provides 'Just World Class Results' which allow students to expose real-world experience in creativity. 

TOA is a Malaysia leading art and design with fully accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency for their Diplomas and Degrees programme. All of its programmes are granted MSC status and recognised by the China Embassy which makes them a widely reputable university. It offers a UK design degree programme in collaboration with the world-renowned University of Hertfordshire giving the chance for students to pursue an excellent UK design education and be ready for future creative professions.

Graduates of TOA are highly sought after by professional industries. Most graduates have gained employment in the growing creative and digital industries in both international and local companies.

The university is widely recognised for its credibility in offering top-notch education specifically in the art and design field to meet both local and global demands. In addition, TOA offers an up-to-the-mark modern facilities with conducive learning environment and allow students to experience high quality education through various masterclasses and talk sessions.

Why Study at The One Academy


A Global Recognition
TOA is recognised by China Embassy as a tertiary education with the benefit of international community


Top-Ranking University Partnership
Expose to UK, US, New Zealand and Australia design education locally and acquire uncompromised creative education


Industry and Employability Driven
Be part of industry players and leaders through any of its internationally-recognised courses 


World Class Facilities
Experience the high-end facilities standard extended from the physical campus to their environment

Campus Location

The One Academy main campus is located in Bandar Sunway, a town in the Klang Valley conurbation in Selangor, Malaysia. Meanwhile, The One Academy Penang branch was expanded due to high demand for creative education. It is located in Taipu Association Building along Anson road. 

Courses Offered

TOA offers a wide range of programmes at the foundation, diploma, degree and certificate in the fields of arts and design. For a full list of programmes available at The One Academy, check out below.

  • Foundation in Communication Design
  • Foundation in Interior Architecture Design
  • Diploma in Digital Media Design
  • Diploma in Advertising & Graphic Design
  • Diploma in Digital Animation
  • Diploma in Illustration
  • Diploma in Interior Design
  • Diploma in Fashion Design & Pattern Making
  • Diploma in Fine Art
  • Diploma in Film Visual Effects
  • BA (Hons) in Digital Media Design
  • BA (Hons) in Graphic Design
  • BA (Hons) in Interior Architecture and Design
  • Certificate in Communication Design

Featured programmes at The One Academy