Diploma in Creative Multimedia Production

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In addition to its existing diplomas, DISTED also delivers the BTEC – Business & Technology Education Council Level 5 Higher National Diploma (HND). It is the only institution of higher learning in north Malaysia fully endorsed by Edexcel to exclusively offer the BTEC HND qualification in Engineering, Computer Science, Creative Multimedia, Business Studies, Accounting and Hospitality Business Management.

The BTEC HND Advantages

  • Awarded by Edexcel, UK’s largest awarding body regulated by The Office of Qualifications and Examinations (Ofqual).
  • Work-related qualification built to accommodate the needs of employers and allow progression to university.
  • Places emphasis on assignments, projects, practical learning and understanding of courses.
  • Recognised by 95% of higher education institutions in the UK, and over 200 leading universities worldwide – including several of The Times top-100 ranked universities in Australia, Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong.
  • Recognised by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).

The Diploma in Creative Multimedia Production helps students develop the necessary knowledge, skills and innovative thinking for creative and multimedia communications in art and design, entertainment, business, education and other related fields in an increasingly digitally merged world. Students will be equipped with a comprehensive education in the principles and practices of multimedia design, production, management and evaluation.

Upon completion, graduates can look forward to immerse themselves in exciting and rewarding careers in creative media and information industries such as graphic designer, multimedia designer, web designer, print publishing designer, video editor, audio editor, modeller, 3D/2D animator and artist, game developer, TV, radio and educational creative content developer, digital filmmaker, advertising designer and marketing personnel.

The typical course units, totalling 90 to 91 credits, are as follows:

Year 1

Multimedia Core

  • Introduction to Multimedia
  • Drawing for Concept Art
  • Fundamentals of Design
  • Colour Studies

Information Technology Core

  • Introduction to Information Technology
    & Information Systems
  • Introduction to Programming


  • Animation in 2D
  • Computer-Aided Drawing and Digital Typography


  • Digital Audio and Sound Technology
  • Digital Photography
  • Video Capturing
  • Digital Effects and Compositing

Soft Skills

  • Creative and Critical Thinking
  • Academic English

General Studies

  • Pengajian Malaysia 2 / Bahasa Komunikasi 1
  • B. Kebangsaan A / Customer Service Excellence

Year 2

Multimedia Core

  • Branding
  • Media Law in Malaysia
  • History of Media Art

Information Technology Core

  • Web Technologies
  • Database Organisation and Design


  • 3D Modelling and Animation
  • Desktop Publishing


  • Print Production
  • Video Production
  • World Wide Web Production
  • Audio Production
  • Project

Soft Skills

  • Intermediate English

General Studies

  • Khidmat Masyarakat and Ko-Kurikulum
  • Etika Perbandingan

Industrial Training

General Studies
Students are required to complete the compulsory General Studies prescribed by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).

Assessment System
Combination of assignments, projects, class tests, labs, presentations, quizzes and examinations.
For core computing subjects, students are required to attain a pass in their coursework and final examination in order to graduate.

Duration of Study
Intakes are available as follows:
January, March or August intakes – 5 long and 2 short semesters over 2 years and 4 months.
May or September intakes – 5 long and 3 short semesters over 2 years and 6 months.

SPM: 3 Credits and a pass in English
IGCSE O-Level: 3 credits and a pass in English
UEC: 3 Credits (Grade B) and a pass in English
Certificate or Foundation related to creative multimedia and accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).

Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government.

At DISTED, you experience an exciting, practical all-rounded tertiary education conducted in a conducive campus environment. Learning approach includes group classroom teaching, discussions, research projects and oral-aural activities.

  • Graduates of our diploma programmes are awarded with a dual certification from BTEC and DISTED.
  • Qualified, experienced, dedicated and caring lecturers supported by experienced technical staff.
  • Individual hands-on laboratory sessions to enhance your computing, science and engineering knowledge.
  • Strong and continually updated curriculum to meet the challenging ICT and engineering industry demands.
  • Industrial training to enhance job competence for future employment after graduation.
  • Close monitoring of your academic progress.
  • Ideal learning environment at our purpose-built Yeap Chor Ee Heritage Campus with excellent modern facilities.
  • Scholarships are available to Malaysian students.*

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