Course Details

BA (Hons) Visual Effects

Asia Pacific University




  • Description

    This programme aims to produce  students with the knowledge and skills to  support  the  study  and development of conceptual artwork, digital assets for both film or games industries and visual effects (VFX) work as a creative and dynamic activity. To develop the organizational qualities, communication skills necessary for the effective exchange of ideas, information and teamwork; with particular emphasis on understanding production ‘pipelines’ associated with VFX industries.

    Field of Study

    Audio-Visual Media & Production

    Duration (Years)


    Course Fees (RM)

    RM86,400 (USD 21,610)

    MQA No.


    Degree Type

    Internal Degree

  • Intake (Month)

    March, April, October, November

Entry Requirements


    STPM A Pass in STPM with a minimum Grade C (GP 2.0) in any 2 subjects.

  • A-Level

    2 Passes in A-Level in any 2 subjects, and a Pass in English at SPM/O-Level/IGCSE or its equivalent.

  • UEC

    5 Grade B’s in UEC.

  • Matric/Foundation

    Successful completion of the APU Foundation/Matriculation with CGPA 2.0 and above.

  • Direct Entry to Year 2 of Degree


    A Diploma in Animation or equivalent with a minimum CGPA of 2.50. Candidates with CGPA below 2.50 but above 2.00 may be admitted subject to a rigorous internal interview or submitting a relevant portfolio.

    Any other Diploma in creative programme with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 may be admitted subject to a rigorous internal assessment process.

  • English Requirements

    IELTS : 5.0

    TOEFL PBT : 410-417

    TOEFL IBT : 35-45

    Pearson (PTE) : 36

    MUET : Band 3

Programme Structure

  • Year 1

    Cinema Film Analysis

    Illustration for Concept Art

    3D Pipeline

    Creative Project

    Ethnic Relations (Local) / Malaysian Studies 3 (International)

    Digital Compositing for Film

    Digital Illustration Techniques

    Advanced 3D Pipeline

    Motion Graphics

    Co-Curriculum 2

  • Year 2

    Character Concept Design

    Set Design

    Advanced Digital Compositing

    From Script to Screen or DM016-4-2 Digital Film Production

    Islamic Civilisation & Asian Civilisation (Local) / Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2 (International)

    Digital Sculpting

    CGI Production

    Visual Culture

    Effects & Simulation or Rigging for Animation

    Malaysian Development

    Industrial Training 1

  • Year 3

    Industrial Training 2

    Team VFX Project: Proposal

    VFX Project: Proposal

    Research Project Report

    Sound Design or DM003-4-3 Animation Techniques for Games

    Exhibition Design

    Team VFX Project: Production

    VFX Project: Production

    Employability Skills

Additional Information

  • Fees
    RM86,400 (USD 21,610)

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