Se­quence-ing out­stand­ing de­signs

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A TO­TAL of 108 de­sign stu­dents from First City Univer­sity Col­lege teamed up to present the 15th edi­tion of SE­QUENCE, the an­nual grad­u­a­tion show­case for the Fac­ulty of De­sign and Built En­vi­ron­ment held re­cently.

From the first week­end of July, the pub­lic and vis­i­tors at 1 Utama Shop­ping Cen­tre were able to view the stu­dents’ fi­nal year projects from the BA (Hons) Graphic De­sign, BA (Hons) In­te­rior Ar­chi­tec­ture and De­sign and BA (Hons) Fur­ni­ture and Prod­uct De­sign pro­grammes.

The launch of the show­case was well at­tended by First City UC’s ex­ec­u­tive man­age­ment team, aca­demic staff, rep­re­sen­ta­tives from Not­ting­ham Trent Univer­sity UK, Guest of Hon­our, Datuk Eric Lee and the del­e­gates from Kuala Lumpur-Se­lan­gor Fur­ni­ture In­dus­try As­so­ci­a­tion (KLSFIA), in­dus­try key play­ers and prospec­tive em­ploy­ers.

All the dis­play works were care­fully cu­rated and com­piled based on the theme “Be­yond The Limit”, which epit­o­mises the stu­dents’ sac­ri­fices and will­ing­ness to work be­yond their nor­mal lim­its to go the ex­tra mile to achieve their goals.

First City UC takes pride in its de­sign pro­grammes, which of­fer holis­tic de­sign ed­u­ca­tion com­bin­ing its ex­pe­ri­ence in run­ning UK fran­chised pro­grammes for over 20 years and har­ness­ing the vast knowl­edge and teach­ing abil­ity of its aca­demic staff com­ple­mented by state-of-the-art fa­cil­i­ties and equip­ment such as 3D print­ers, laser cut­ter and Mac­in­tosh lab­o­ra­to­ries.

Ad­di­tion­ally, the Fac­ulty of De­sign and Built En­vi­ron­ment is well known for its strong in­dus­trial link­ages, which pro­vide real-life ex­pe­ri­ence in the in­dus­try in its ef­forts to pro­vide the best learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ence for stu­dents, al­low­ing them to ex­plore and work on ac­tual projects out­side the usual class­room lec­tures.

It works closely with the Graphic De­sign As­so­ci­a­tion of Malaysia (wREGA), Malaysian In­sti­tute of In­te­rior De­sign­ers (MIID) and KLSFIA in co-host­ing events, par­tic­i­pat­ing in ex­hi­bi­tions or­gan­ised by the as­so­ci­a­tions and at­tend­ing var­i­ous talks and work­shops held in col­lab­o­ra­tion with th­ese part­ners.

Stu­dents’ learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ence is fur­ther en­hanced through in­tern­ship op­por­tu­ni­ties in the fac­ulty’s part­ners’ as­so­ciate com­pa­nies, train­ing pro­grammes and mod­ules de­vel­oped with First City UC’s in­dus­try part­ners, par­tic­i­pa­tion in com­pe­ti­tions both lo­cally and in­ter­na­tion­ally, where they have emerged as reg­u­lar win­ners of de­sign awards and ac­co­lades such as the MIID Reka Awards, Nip­pon Paint’s Asia Young De­signer Award and more.

Start­ing this year, the fac­ulty of­fers a new post­grad­u­ate de­gree pro­gramme – Mas­ter of De­sign Man­age­ment – to com­ple­ment and pro­vide op­tions for higher stud­ies in ad­di­tion to the ex­ist­ing foun­da­tion, di­ploma and de­gree pro­grammes cur­rently avail­able.

Prac­tis­ing de­sign­ers and de­gree hold­ers are en­cour­aged to take ad­van­tage of this new course, as it pro­vides them skills in de­sign man­age­ment, which can help ex­pand their knowl­edge through re­lated fields in brand­ing, de­sign think­ing, en­trepreneur­ship and de­sign in­no­va­tion.

With this myr­iad of skills, grad­u­ates will be able to ad­vance them­selves and se­cure se­nior man­age­ment po­si­tions in the de­sign field.

In 2018, two new pro­grammes will be added to the in­creas­ing list of ed­u­ca­tion path­ways be­ing of­fered by the fac­ulty as First City UC adapts to the chang­ing de­mands of the de­sign in­dus­try – Di­ploma in Graphic De­sign and BA (Hons) in Fash­ion Mar­ket­ing.

Stu­dents are wel­come to visit the cam­pus dur­ing the next Open Day on Aug 12, 13, 19 and 20 from 10am to 6pm.

Reg­is­tra­tion is open for in­takes in Au­gust, Septem­ber and Oc­to­ber for var­i­ous pro­grammes at di­ploma and de­gree lev­els.

Stu­dents who reg­is­ter be­fore Aug 14 are en­ti­tled to en­joy the limited 50% Early Bird dis­count off their tu­ition fees (terms and con­di­tions ap­ply).

Vis­i­tors will be able to check out First City UC’s new fa­cil­i­ties and meet the aca­demic staff to get in-depth in­for­ma­tion about pro­grammes and en­quire about schol­ar­ships, in­cen­tives and tu­ition fee waivers dur­ing the Open Day.

The at­ten­tive coun­sel­lors are avail­able to at­tend to any queries dur­ing Ex­tended Coun­selling, which lasts un­til Aug 27.

■ For fur­ther de­tails, con­tact First City Univer­sity Col­lege, Ban­dar Utama at 03-7727 3200, e-mail en­quiry@firstc­ or visit www.firstc­ .You­canalso con­nect with the in­sti­tu­tion via its of­fi­cial Face­book (@firstc­i­tyuc) and In­sta­gram (@first_c­i­ty_uc) pages.

Stu­dents dis­play their best fi­nal year projects in this show­case.

SE­QUENCE is an an­nual grad­u­a­tion show­case that is much looked for­ward to by stu­dents as their projects are ex­hib­ited to the pub­lic, at­tract­ing po­ten­tial em­ploy­ers and in­dus­try play­ers.

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