Diploma in Digital Animation

Our Diploma in Digital Animation is catered to deliver proficient animators to the industry. Students will be exposed to the real-life Animation Production Line i.e. Pre-Production, Production and Post-Production processes, trained by local and international specialists. This course will teach you with Design Fundamental, Fundamental of Drawing & Painting, Digital Media Production, 2D & 3D Animation, Conceptual Art, Digital Audio & Video Design, 3D Modelling, Animation & Sculpting, Visual Effects, etc. The course covers animation movie making idea from conceptualization to project prototyping to production.


The diploma provides pathways to:

  • Animation Industry is looking for entry level and qualified Cartoon animators. Hence, good career prospect and opportunities to join the workforce after the completion of the diploma program.

Program information

Most students who have graduated followed the Computer Science degree programme go into careers in software industry, extending from small and medium companies to multinationals. A number of our graduates have continued their studies at the universities, government services and teaching professions. More than 95% employment rate within the first 6 months upon graduation. On-campus career talks and walk-in interviews are regularly conducted for graduates.


Our computing curriculum, has covered wide range of specialization field areas knowledge of the theory and practice to apply problem-solving techniques using different programming languages. Apart from that it has included soft skills, together with the programme structure to allow students to train them communication skills in different cultural background.  Students are required to do Industrial training and computing projects during the course of study to future familiarize with industry related problems. The degree course is based on three bonded structures namely, academic consciousness, produce professional computing relevance and a sturdy commitment to employability.


Our academic staff has specialized in their field area, industry experience, and research activities. They are active researchers to bring innovative talents to share with students and in classroom. Our guest lecturers from industry also provide the current trends and technology enhancement among the students. Our facilitators are involved with Peer-Assisted Learning, in which the final year students provide optional support sessions during the semesters.


New opportunities are for the diploma students to improve the dynamic learning with Oracle universities student guide e-Kit on LVC (Live Virtual Classes), Microsoft Technical Assistant (MTA) examinations. Recently the department has initiated EC-Council’s, Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH-V9) examinations for the diploma level students. In short, if a student joined the diploma in computer studies or diploma in Games technology they will be graduation their programmes with professional certifications that really stands out from other IT graduates from competitors.


Department of Computing has a wide range of software packages to support the computer science, computer games, animation, networking and business intelligence curriculum, including tools for software/apps development, mobile development, network simulations and more. There is free access to commercial software and servers to staff and students are available. The students are able to use UOW Malaysia KDU Cloud API storage to store their projects deployment.


Today’s cutting edge technology and competitiveness have increased globally within complex environment. To this end, the department of computing works closely with the manufacturing and software industry. It is an essential criterion in creating a robust and complete industry driven curriculum to suit the students and fit to work right after their graduation as well as increasing and taking advantage of research opportunities. The Industry Board of Department of Computing are made up of industry professionals to provide constructive feedback on our curriculum.  Employers include Intel, DELL, National Instruments, Motorola, etc.


UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College graduates are most wanted by the industry either for internship or immediate recruitment.  95% of our graduates are observed by the software industry within 3 months either before or after the completion of studies with UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College.

2.5 years
Programme Location
UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College, George Town


  • Writing and Referencing
  • Fundamental of Painting
  • Design Fundamental
  • Fundamental of Drawing
  • History of Animation
  • Conceptual Art
  • Digital Media Production
  • Digital Storytelling
  • Personal Development & Leadership Skills
  • Digital Character Conceptual Drawings
  • Writing and Referencing



  • Computer Graphic Communication
  • 2D Animation
  • 3D Modelling
  • Motion Graphic Design
  • Digital Audio Production
  • Digital Video Production
  • 3D Digital Sculpting
  • Visual Effects
  • 3D Animation
  • Game Design and Development
  • Integrative Creative Media Project
  • Professional Practice and Management



  • Practical Training

Local Student:

  • Pengajian Malaysia 2
  • Oral Communication 2 / Bahasa Kebangsaan A
  • Ethics & Moral 2
  • Holistic Personal Development

International Student:

  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1
  • Oral Communication 2
  • Ethics & Moral 2
  • Holistic Personal Development

Intake dates


13 January 26 March 1 June 14 September


Estimated fees
Local students


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*Instalment Payment Plan Available

Academic Qualification

SPM / GCE O Level :
Min. 3 Credits


Min. 3 Credits (3Bs)


Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia (SKM) :
Pass Level 3 and a Credit in Mathematics at SPM Level


Any other qualifications deemed equivalent by the Ministry of Education, Malaysia (or as stated in the Document Senarai Nilai Taraf Kelayakan Akademik, Malaysian Qualifications Agency):
Pass (Subject to review and approval of certified transcripts)

English Requirement

Local Student:
Pass (English at SPM level or equivalent)


International Student:
Band 4 in IELTS; or a min score of 30 (IBT) or 397 (PBT) in TOEFL; or Cambridge English CAE (160) & CPE (180); or PTE Academic (30); or MUET Band 2



*If English language requirements are not fulfilled, additional English module(s) may be taken at UOW Malaysia KDU.