Multidisciplinary. Flexible.
Stimulating independence and creativity.

Foundation studies and foundation in arts are focused, one year programs of study that aim to prepare students for entry into a university level degree program. 

These programs provide students with a strong foundation and help students to adapt to university life, not just in terms of knowledge level but in the education and learning styles as well. 


What will I gain from a Foundation Studies Program?

You will be able to improve your academic skills and performance. 

A foundation studies program will give you the opportunity to develop the skills that you need to succeed in university. You will have the opportunity to develop, and put into practice, skills such as academic writing, independent study, and research as you take on courses that are of interest to you. 

You will also learn how to manage your time well, which will come in handy when you head on to your chosen bachelor degree program. 

You will be able to choose a stream that you are passionate about. Our Foundation Studies program covers several fields. This allows students to get started on subject areas that interest them and decide whether or not they later want to pursue tertiary education in that field. For example, there are foundation streams in Business, Communication, Computing, Digital Media, Hospitality, Game Development.

You will have the opportunity to adjust to a tertiary education environment. 

The course allows you the time to adjust to tertiary education before you actually do your degree. This means you will already know your way around campus, have a rough idea of what to expect in the subjects that you want to pursue and be well adjusted to university schedules even before your bachelor degree program starts!


Why do Foundation Studies / Foundation in Arts at UOW Malaysia KDU?

The UOW Malaysia KDU’s Foundation Studies (Art and Technology) is a one-year multidisciplinary foundation program aimed at preparing students for further study in the fields of:

Foundation Studies Foundation in Arts
  • Game development
  • Computing
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Hospitality


This flexible program ensures students are grounded with a strong grasp of core subjects according to their choice of programs at degree level, as well as a variety of other subjects to give them a broad-based education platform. It also helps them to explore new methods and ideas, as well as skills and concepts, to encourage independent and critical thinking. Upon completion, students will be able to articulate seamlessly into various degree programs, offered at UOW Malaysia KDU.


University Award:

Program information

The challenging world of business is more demanding now than ever. Managing changes, crisis, risks and human resource demands creativity and speed in getting solutions to problems. A good foundation in the fundamentals of management is crucial. Entrepreneurial skills are no longer an option but a requisite. Choosing a relevant business degree with all the requirements is essential. At UOW Malaysia KDU, our business degrees provide you with no less than what you require to succeed in the world of international business.


The Business School prides itself on the highest standard of teaching, research and our close links to industry, all of which lead to the development of high caliber graduates with employability.


The Business school curriculum connects with the world of commerce aiming to maximise employment for our graduates. Our academic staff are research active and engage in industry, which contribute and enhance the students learning experience.


The School increases the engagement of students in their own education by having students put their learning into practice. Our students are actively involved in testing their business acumen with enterprising schemes and entrepreneurial projects, all of which contribute to preparing you for the business environment.

1 year
Program Location
UOW Malaysia KDU University College, Utropolis Glenmarie

Total of 16 modules
(6 compulsory modules)

  • Creative Studies
  • Fundamentals of Information Technology
  • Foundation English/ Critical Writing and Research Skills
  • Introduction to Communication
  • Introduction to Business
  • Introduction to Sociology

Game Art / Game Design / Digital Media
(7 modules)

  • Design Practice
  • Design Studies
  • Media Appreciation
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Introduction to Multimedia
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Drawing 1&2
  • Introduction to Management


Game Technology / Computing

  • Design Studies
  • Information System
  • Introduction to Multimedia
  • Mathematics 1, 2 & 3
  • Programming Logic and Design
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Introduction to Marketing


Business / Communication / Hospitality/ Law
(7 modules)

  • Information System
  • Introduction to Management
  • Statistic
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Fundamental of Contract Law
  • Fundamental of English Legal System
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Introduction to Multimedia
  • Media Appreciation
  • Introduction to Economics
  • Design Practice
  • Pengajian Malaysia 1 (Malaysian Students)
  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1 (International Students)
  • Cultural Studies
  • Study Skills
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A*

Bahasa Kebangsaan A is compulsory for all Malaysian students

  • without a credit in SPM Bahasa Malaysia.
  • without SPM Bahasa Malaysia (applicable to students from UEC, O Level, or other equivalent programmes)

Intake dates


30 January 6 March 26 May 3 July 8 September 16 October
Estimated fees
Local students


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International students


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* Terms and Conditions Apply
* Instalment Payment Plan Available

Academic Qualification

SPM / O Levels :
Min. 5 Credits (5Cs)


Min. 3 Credits (3Bs)


Home Schooling with SAT :
Pass Year 11 and SAT score of 1050 over 1600


In addition to the above mentioned requirements, students must fulfil the certain other requirements in order to continue to specific degree programs.

English Requirement

Local Student :
Credit (SPM / 1119 / UEC / O-Levels English)


International Student :
Band 4.0 in IELTS; or a min score of 30 (IBT) or 397 (PBT) in TOEFL; or Cambridge English CAE & CPE (from 2015) (140); or PTE Academic (36); or MUET Band 2; or UOW Malaysia KDU English Entrance Test (60)


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