Quality studies within reach
WITH over half a century of educational ties between Malaysia and the UK, there is no doubt more students are seeking better quality education beyond Malaysian shores.
Students seeking a UK education in art can now pursue it locally at The One Academy, Bandar Sunway campus.
Together with a prominent partner from the UK, the University of Hertfordshire, The One Academy has been offering three 3+ 0 Degree programmes in the past couple of years – the Bachelor of Art ( Honours) in Graphic Design, Bachelor of Art ( Honours) in Interactive Media Design and Bachelor of Art ( Honours) in Interior Architecture and Design.
University of Hertfordshire is ranked in the top 4% of universities worldwide based on the Times Higher Education rankings.
It was chosen as an education partner as it is renowned for its distinctive business- savvy education in various disciplines.
Coupled with The One Academy’s edge in practical skills and creative prowess, this results in a collaboration that not only cultivates students who are able to create quality work but also skilful at implementing creative ideas.
What makes these degree programmes different from other colleges?
According to The One Academy principal and managing director Tatsun Hoi, “In line with our Masters Train Masters philosophy, the key is to offer an international quality education based on industry- driven syllabuses and practical- coaching approach.
“Our UK Design Degree Programmes are the extension of our longstanding emphasis of superior quality education and training with real industry relevance.
“With strong industry links from both institutions and firm groundwork cultivated by industry professionals, I am confident students will benefit immensely from such an international degree.”
Such an education alliance definitely benefits the young aspiring creative talents of this region.
University of Hertfordshire School of Art and Design head Judy Glasman concurred, “By bringing together experiences of two longstanding and very successful art and design institutions, this partnership between the University of Hertfordshire, UK, and The One Academy, Malaysia, will certainly enhance the training and education available for young people at degree level.”
On the University of Hertfordshire, Glasman said, “The university has a strong reputation for good quality education on an international scale and the combined experience and expertise of the University of Hertfordshire and The One Academy will generate a better, deeper educational experience as well as an avenue for students to get international perspectives on design, media and communications.”
These 3+ 0 UK Degree programmes are also catered to meet the needs of parents.
With the programmes conducted at The One Academy campus in Bandar Sunway, these degrees save up to two- thirds of what would normally cost if one opts to study in the UK.
Nevertheless, with the flexibility to complete their final year in either Malaysia or in the UK, these programmes offer great opportunities for those who long for quality education.
Since the prominent collaboration was launched, many The One AcademyUniversity of Hertfordshire degree students have graduated with flying colours.
Under the guidance of lecturers, they have successfully organised their graduate works showcase – The One Academy Degree Show – in which various works on par with industry standard were showcased.
Some graduates also have participated and contributed tremendously towards The One Academy’s corporate identity rejuvenation campaign.
Many of these talented graduates are now employed in various multinational agencies, which certainly underscores their edge in this competitive world.
Courses are now open for registration. Interested students may obtain further details from The One Academy’s professional counsellors.
Diploma level programmes in Illustration, Movie and Game Art, Advertising and Graphic Design, Interior Design, Fine Arts, Multimedia Design with Digital Media and Interactive Design, Digital Animation with Game Development, Film Visual Effects, and Paris Fashion Design and Pattern Making are also available.
For details, call 03- 5637 5510, e- mail enquiry@ toa. edu. my or visit www. toa. edu. my.
The education alliance benefits the young aspiring creative talents of this region.
The collaboration cultivates students who are able to create quality work and skilful at implementing creative ideas.