Dasein Diploma in Illustration

Illustrators today are more than just craftsmen. They define visual languages and styles that traverse geographical and cultural boundaries. As the world evolves, so does the business of illustration. Historically, an illustrator’s artworks are featured in books, newspapers, advertising, on packaging and other printed mediums, yet today, the possibilities are endless. The demand for illustration opens up in animation, web design, interactive media and so much more. In the increasingly competitive environment, there is growing demand for creativity, innovation and uniqueness, and this is where illustrators come in.

Illustration Communicates Faster

If a picture speaks a thousand words, imagine what illustrators can convey. The illustrator defines his or her style in visual languages that cut across the borders of countries and cultures and goes right to the viewer's heart.

Syllabus of Vision

An illustrator today is an entrepreneur of style and vision. The syllabus therefore covers the need to develop a signature style and the importance of self promotion for independent illustrators.

The course has been developed in close connection with industry experts, covering a balanced education of classical art skills with contemporary idea development and new media, and giving you the knowledge and insight to advance in your signature style while improving the inherent artistic aptitude for illustration.

Dasein Diploma in Illustration is accredited with the Malaysian Qualifications Agency ( MQA / A5506 ) (R3/213/4/0001) 10/2024

Year 1
Painting Drawing Basic Design
Color Studies Computer Aided Design Art History
Penghayatan Etika
& Peradaban (MPU)
Watercolor Still Life Digital Art
English 1 Figure Drawing Aesthetic Studies
Leadership (MPU) OR
Bahasa Kebangsaan A (MPU)
Community Service (MPU) Digital Photography
English 2    

 

Year 2
Illustration Techniques Contemporary Illustration 1 2D Digital Application
Painter English 3 Contemporary Illustration 2
Character Design 2D Animation (Publication Design) Perception Light & Color
Environment Design    

 

Year 3
Compositing Studies Concept Design 1 Publishing Illustration
Digital Photo Manipulation Creative Illustration Concept Design 2
Digital Imaging Story Board  
Compositing Studies by Chew Song Kee
Perception Light & Color by Lu Yen Ying
Perception Light & Color by Lu Yen Ying
2D Digital Application by Hee Qian Yi
2D Digital Application by Hee Qian Yi
2D Digital Application by Hee Qian Yi
2D Digital Application by Hee Qian Yi
2D Digital Application by Hee Qian Yi
2D Digital Application by Hee Qian Yi
Compositing Studies by Chew Song Kee
Compositing Studies by Chew Song Kee
Perception Light & Color by Lu Yen Ying
Perception Light & Color by Lu Yen Ying
2D Digital Application by Hee Qian Yi
2D Digital Application by Hee Qian Yi
2D Digital Application by Hee Qian Yi
2D Digital Application by Hee Qian Yi
2D Digital Application by Hee Qian Yi
2D Digital Application by Hee Qian Yi
Compositing Studies by Chew Song Kee
  • Product Designer
  • Photographer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Comic Artist
  • DI / Retoucher
  • Graphic Novelist
  • Concept Artist
  • Illustrator
  • Visualiser
Stories & Art Illustration Award 2022 Dasein Academy
Stories & Art Illustration Award 2022
Dasein Illustration graduate Lim Chee Siang and lecturer, Lim Kok Chun's respective works titled 'The Era of Information' and 'Momotaro Fights the Monsters' received the Jury Honorable Mentions at the Stories & Art Illustration Award 2022 organized by The Museum of Picture Book Art, Malaysia.
Tee Fu Yuan
Magic: The Gathering Art Contest 2022
Dasein Illustration alumni Tee Fu Yuan's own rendition of the Mistblade Shinobi card was selected and crowned the Southeast Asia Grand Prize Winner in the art contest by Magic: The Gathering, the million-player popular digital collectible card game.
MAYBANK MYTIGER VALUES ART COMPETITION 2021
MAYBANK MYTIGER VALUES ART COMPETITION 2021
Dasein Illustration students are announced as winners and finalists at the Maybank MyTIGER VALUES Art Competition 2021 and bagged cash prize worth RM4,000.00.
LKE Musang Happy Family Mascot Design Competition 2021
LKE Musang Happy Family Mascot Design Competition 2021
Dasein Graphic Design, Animation, Illustration and Digital Media students swept all awards and a combined value of RM7350.00 cash prize at the Musang Happy Family Mascot Design Competition organized by Uniq Art Gallery and sponsored by LKE Musang Queen.
Maybank MyTIGER VALUES Art Competition 2020
Maybank MyTIGER VALUES Art Competition 2020
Dasein fresh graduates and students from the Illustration, Fine Art and Graphic Design programs are announced as winners and finalists at the Maybank MyTIGER VALUES Art Competition 2020 and bagged a combined cash prize of RM6,500.00.