Affordable UK degree in design and architecture
STUDYING abroad can be a farfetched dream for many Malaysian students due to multiple factors.
However, students seeking a quality UK education in art, particularly interior design, can do so locally at The One Academy, Bandar Sunway campus.
In partnership with the University of Hertfordshire, The One Academy offers BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design.
Based on the UK syllabus, it promises a high standard expected from a foreign qualification.
The University of Hertfordshire is among the top universities worldwide based on Times Higher Education rankings.
It has also recently been ranked one of The Best Creative Schools in The World in 2017 by The Rookies.
The university was chosen as an education partner due to its distinctive business-savvy education in various disciplines that complements The One Academy’s edge in practical skills and creative prowess.
What makes these degree programmes different from other colleges?
According to The One Academy principal and founder Tatsun Hoi, “In line with our ‘Masters Train Masters’ pedagogy, the key is to offer an international quality education based on industry-driven syllabi and practical coaching approach.
“Our UK Interior Design programme is the extension of our long-standing emphasis on quality education and training with industry relevance. With strong industry links from both institutions, I am confident students will benefit immensely from such an International degree.”
The BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design programme is an ideal platform for undergraduates to kick-start their career pathway.
It combines interior design and architecture disciplines for students to study and develop intricate knowledge in interior architecture design.
Students learn how to create functional and quality living space while mastering interior architect ability to conceptualise living spaces that meet the demands of the industry.
The course offers undergraduates the opportunity to develop excellent knowledge in creative interior design and architecture to become an interior architect expert or a professional interior designer, who provides a functional and experiential environment to clients with wide-ranging preferences.
Besides the flexibility for students to complete their final year in either Malaysia or UK, this 3+0 UK degree programme in interior architecture and design also allows students to save up to two-thirds of what it would normally cost should one opt to study in the UK.
As the demand to live in comfort and style grows rapidly, it has essentially drawn more potential talents to venture into the interior design and architecture industry.
With people eager to live in an improved and balanced lifestyle, various interior design and architecture firms are propelled to look for more well-trained young professionals to redefine existing buildings, spaces and interiors with fresh innovative designs.
Many enthusiastic youths are determined to create a diverse environment for society to live in, thus building their career in the interior design and architecture industry to rise as the next leading interior designer and interior architect.
With the rise in development of shopping malls, public transportation and luxury housing, fresh graduates need not worry about job opportunities and prospects.
Working professionals will get the chance to improve their knowledge and skills while accumulating valuable experience to live a comfortably creative lifestyle fuelled by lucrative income and revenue.
The One Academy’s BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design is headed by internationally renowned celebrity designer Dr Eric Leong, also known as Raja Hias.
Under his guidance, many of Dr Leong’s students have produced countless award-winning designs for various prestigious competitions.
On top of that, he is also Malaysia’s Famous Lifestyle Guru and has hosted the country’s first interior design TV show Casa Impian and the popular ID! Creative Home, the TV show on Astro Wah Lai Toi channel.
On top of the BA (Hons) programme, The One Academy’s Interior Design Department also offers Diploma in Interior Design.
This programme is designed to train prospective interior designers to plan and design commercial and residential interiors for effective use with emphasis on space creation, planning and factors that affect our responses to living and working environments.
At The One Academy, students’ learning experience are also enriched with the introduction of Advanced 3D Visualisation course to guide them through the steps of creating 3D graphics, modelling, animation with 2D and 3D software applications to create realistic, accurate and beautiful representations of their designs, which are crucial in the industry’s design practices.
As one of the leading creative institutions in the region, The One Academy is committed to providing the best art education through diploma and degree courses.
The academy offers Interior Architecture and Design, Advertising and Graphic Design, Digital Animation with Game Development, Visual Effects with Film and Game, Multimedia Design with Digital Media and Interactive Design, Illustration, Movie and Game Art, ESMOD Fashion Design and Pattern Making as well as Fine Arts.
Architecture artwork by a student of The One Academy.
Leong (far right) and other Interior Architecture and Design lecturers in a sharing session with students.