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Diploma in Game Design - KPTM Ipoh

Diploma in Game Design is a full-time program which is conducted in a minimum duration of 6 semesters or three years. The program aims to develop skilled designer who has a deeper knowledge of how writing, art, and the social sciences all come into play when creating games, interfaces, and other interactive experiences. The program is project oriented and provides a unique possibility for developing game design skills while also building conceptual understanding on games.

The program is designed according to the present industrial needs which emphasize on the game mechanics, design documentation, scripting and programming, 2D and 3D level design, character design, playtesting, interface design, product management, and team game project implementation. Students will also learn the professional and personal skills needed for success in the industry.

Learning Outcomes

The program educational objectives are to prepare game designers who are:
• Knowledgeable and technically competent in game design development.
• Effective team members with appropriate values and attitudes in their profession and society.
• Effective in communication and information management in providing solutions and administrative support to the organization.
• Able to demonstrate entrepreneurial skills and recognize the need for lifelong learning for career advancement.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to:
• Demonstrate knowledge and comprehension of game design fundamentals.
• Apply skills and techniques in the game development process.
• Perform social obligation through community services.
• Demonstrate professional ethics, holistic values, and humanities in organizational management.
• Demonstrate communication, teamwork and leadership skills in the related working environment.
• Solve problems in designing and developing creative game products.
• Pursue studies at a higher level for successful career development and engage in life-long learning.
• Seek opportunities and recognizing entrepreneurship avenues in related to games.
Programme :
Diploma in Game Design

Programme Duration :
2 Years 6 Months

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Reference :
N/213/4/0337 (MQA/PA 9506) 04/2023

Minimum Requirement :

i. Pass Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) with at least 3 credits in any subject; OR

ii. Pass Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) with at least B grade in 3 subjects; OR

iii. Pass O-Level with at least C grade in 3 subjects; OR

iv. Pass Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) or equivalent with at least C Grade (NGMP 2.0) in 1 subject; OR

v. Pass Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia (STAM) with at least Maqbul grade; OR

vi. Pass SKM Level 3 in the related field and pass in SPM with at least 1 credit in any subject; OR

vii. Pass Community College Certificate (Level 3 MQF equivalent) in the related field and pass SPM with at least 1 credit in any subject; OR

viii. Pass Technical/Vocational Certificate (Level 3 MQF equivalent) in related field with at least PNGK 2.00 and 1-year relevant working experience or 1-semester bridging program; OR

ix. Pass Certificate (Level 3 MQF equivalent) in related field with at least PNGK 2.00; OR

x. Other equivalent qualification that is recognized by the Malaysian Government


Conceptual Design
Introduction to Multimedia
Prop and Character Design
Critical & Creative Thinking
Proficiency English
Bahasa Kebangsaan A / Study Skills / Pengucapan Awam / Human Communication / Kemahiran Menulis / Asas Keusahawanan 1


Game User Interface Design
Fundamentals of Programming
Interactive Multimedia Authoring
Game Design Principles
Flowboard and Architecture
Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1 / Pengajian Malaysia 2


Game Programming
Digital Illustration
2D Animation
Art and Animation
Pengajian Islam/Etika dan Nilai
Digital Photomedia / Digital Photography / Typography


3D Modelling
Responsive Game Design
Game Production Management
Game Audio and Video
Khidmat Masyarakat 1 / Pengurusan Masjid / Sports Event Management 1


Game Design Document
Game Project
Game Testing
Portfolio Production
Digital Entrepreneurship


Game Design Industrial Training
Graduates of the Diploma in Game Design program are prepared to enter the game industry as:
1. Game Designer
2. Level Designer
3. 2D / 3D Artist
4. Game Tester
5. Character Designer / Artist
6. Storywriter / Scriptwriter
7. Game Producer


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