Bachelor of Graphic Design (Hons)

@ Raffles University Colombo Campus

Bachelor of Graphic Design (Hons)

  • Accreditation - Malaysian Qualification Agency - MQA/FA 0541
  • Awarding Body - Raffles University - Malaysia
  • Duration - 3 Years
  • Intake - January, May and September
The focus of Bachelor of Graphic Design programme is to be industry-ready. Students will graduate with a strong portfolio of practical work and will be able to start working immediately in the real world of both print or online publishing.

The course starts with a foundation period in which students will learn about design principles, drawing skills, typography, creativity, and idea development. History of Design and Graphic Design are also covered which provide context and background for students' knowledge and inspiration in their future works.

Students will improve their software knowledge by doing practical work throughout the course using the Adobe Creative Suite. They will then learn how to apply their designs to print, digital, or interactive platforms with the right media.

There are three (3) Major Studio projects and a compulsory internship, which will prepare students to deal with the industry, giving them real-life situations to work with.

Students will learn what to expect when working in a studio, developing and selling their ideas, meeting with clients and dealing with deadlines. Students will graduate with a strong portfolio of different art forms and will be able to create artwork for printed media like magazines, outdoor media like installation art or even advertisements for digital platforms.


Year 1

  • Design Principle
  • Typography
  • Visual Studies
  • 20th Century Design & Culture
  • Digital Image Processing
  • Drawing for Designers
  • Visual Exploration
  • Historical and Critical Studies
  • Print Media and Graphic Design
  • Screenplay and Storyboarding
  • Creative Thinking / Bahasa Kebangsaan A
  • Web Design

Year 2

  • Project Management
  • Digital and Applied Illustration
  • Digital Photography
  • Integrated Design Project
  • Motion Graphics
  • Identity System Design
  • UI/UX Design
  • Environmental Graphic Design
  • Advertising Design
  • Packaging Design
  • Sustainable Design

Year 3

  • Final Major Project 01
  • Graphic Design and Society
  • Community Service
  • Final Major Project 02
  • Professional Practice
  • Law for the Creative Industries
  • Entrepreneurship and New Business Development
  • Industry Experience
Career Opportunities

In today's economy, where the marketplace increasingly rewards creativity more than knowledge alone, graphic designers are in high demand. Their career can take many different pathways. Some graphic designers specialise in a particular skill, such as typography or editorial design, others may pursue careers as creative director or strategic planners.

  • Advertising Art Director
  • Editorial Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Website Designer
  • Branding and Packaging
  • Communication Design
Minimum Entry Requirements
  • A-Level - Full Pass in 2 subjects or
  • Foundation / Matriculation - min. CGPA 2.00 or
  • Diploma / Advance Diploma - min. CGPA 2.00
  • Others - Any other equivalent qualification recognised by the Sri Lanka or Malaysia Government which will be considered on a case by case basis
  • Additional Requirement - Pass "RU Portfolio Assessment and Interview"
Course Fee
  • Application Fee - LKR 35,000.00
  • Admission Fee - LKR 365,000.00
  • Course Fee - LKR 92,858.00 / month


3 Years

Course Level





Graphic Designing

Contact Details

+94 11 4 375111

74, Galle Road , Colombo 04

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