Af­ford­able UK de­gree in de­sign and ar­chi­tec­ture

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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.

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