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Foundation in Arts

Programme Overview
(R/010/3/0160) (06/23)(MQA/FA3101)

The Foundation in Arts programme at IUMW acts as a prerequisite for students who intend to pursue their degree within the fields of arts, humanities, business, law, social sciences, and information technology. Students gain the knowledge to be able to think independently and creatively, communicate their knowledge effectively with others, operate in a constructive, ethical and professional manner, and boost their proficiency in the English language.

A solid foundation programme can give students an advantage over others who are entering higher education directly after high school. Using tertiary-style teaching with plenty of lectures, tutorials, and seminar-type classes, students are able to kick-start their undergraduate endeavours on a firm platform. With IUMW, you will find yourself academically ready and personally confident enough to succeed at your chosen undergraduate course.
  • SPM/SPMV Credit in any five (5) subjects
  • O Level Grade C in any five (5) subjects
  • UEC Grade B in three (3) subjects
  • IB-Middle Year Programme 28 total points across the certificate’s 7 components
  • Other qualifications recognised as equivalent
Semester 1
  • *Mathematics
  • *Introduction to Media Production and Presentation
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Basic Business
  • Introduction to Legal Studies
  • Study Skills
  • Co-Curricular
*Choose any ONE (1) elective

Semester 2
  • *Basic Accounting & Finance
  • *Introduction to Creative Visual Studies
  • Introduction to Humanities
  • Introduction to Communication
  • English 1
  • Critical Thinking
  • Project Integration
*Choose any ONE (1) elective

Semester 3
  • *Introduction to International Integration
  • *Introduction to Event Management
  • Introduction to Media Studies
  • Statistics & Probability
  • English 2
  • Information & Communication Technology
*Choose any ONE (1) elective

Students may choose either stream (Business/Media) at the beginning of the semester. Elective modules for the streams are fixed.
Assessments under the Foundation in Arts are varied, and are either based on; full coursework (100%) or a combination of coursework (40 – 60%) and final exam (40 – 60%). Classes are held face-to-face through lectures, tutorials (offline and online), discussions, activities (classroom-based or outside-classroom-based) or blended learning. Our students are expected to demonstrate their understanding through several forms of assessment, including but not limited to; examinations, quizzes, reports, projects, and presentations.

Students are expected to undergo three (3) semesters which amounts to 51 credit hours to complete their study.
Malaysian Students

Total fees: MYR 13,410

International Students

Total fees: 18,350

  • Local & Worldwide Recognition.
  • Global exposure through opportunities to travel abroad for educational visits, including a trip to the UK in collaboration with our partner university, the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD).
  • Accredited by MQA
  • Exposure to industry through visits to local and international organisations in the public, private and voluntary sector & industry-focused syllabus.

Meet Your Lecturers

Meet IUMW’s team of accomplished and passionate and academicians, here to support you in your studies every step of the way.

Nurhasmira Azmi IUMW Foundation

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