Foundation in Arts

Duration:1 year

Intakes:April, July & October

Campus:Perdana University, Kuala Lumpur

Level of Study:Foundation/Pre-U

Faculty:School of Liberal Arts, Science and Technology (PUScLST)

Course Code:JPT/BPP (N/010/3/0533) (MQA/PA13804) 07/25

About this course

The Foundation in Arts (FIA) program is specially designed for SPM and O-Level school leavers or their equivalent, who would like to progress to university but do not have the relevant qualification to enter. It is an alternative to the other pre-university programs such as A-Level, STPM, or Matriculation.

The program will provide students with the theoretical and practical foundations for knowledge and skills acquisition in various disciplines of study in the Arts and prepares them for undergraduate studies at Institutions of Higher Learning in Malaysia. Upon completion of the program, students will be able to gain entry into undergraduate Arts-based programs.

The demand for this program is high as the duration of study is shorter, one year compared to 1.5 to 2 years for other pre-university programs, and as such, it provides a faster route to undergraduate programs. It has become popular among school leavers in recent years. Our FIA program will provide students with a broad exposure to the core subjects in Business, Data Science, Arts, and Humanities. Additional supporting subjects such as English and Information Technology are also provided to strengthen students’ capabilities further.

Our program ensures that student performance is monitored throughout the semester as they will be evaluated through quizzes or tests, assignments, presentations, group discussion or participation, and a midterm examination. At the end of the semester, students will be evaluated in a final exam to measure their course learning outcomes. These continuous assessment methods would allow academic staff to gauge students’ understanding and provide the necessary feedback for improvement.

Total Course Fees

Malaysian Students: RM10,000
International Students: RM11,000

NOTE: The above tuition fee does not include miscellaneous charges. Kindly contact the University for more details.

There is currently a waiver package available. For more information, please e-mail

Subject Listing

Core Units: Business OR Humanities

  1. 5 Common Core Courses
  2. 6 Core Courses
  3. 2 Elective Courses

     a. Common Core Courses:

  1. Practical ICT Skills
  2. Academic English I
  3. Academic English II
  4. Mathematics
  5. Values and Complementary Skills


     b. Core Courses


  1. Introduction to Business
  2. Introduction to Management
  3. Introduction to Marketing
  4. Financial Accounting
  5. Principles of Economics
  6. Introduction to Human Resource Management


  1. Introduction to Psychology
  2. Introduction to Sociology
  3. Introduction to Management
  4. Introduction to Marketing
  5. Principles of Economics
  6. Writing and Research Skills


      c. Elective Courses:

  1. Digital Marketing
  2. Financial Accounting
  3. Introduction to Business
  4. Introduction to Finance
  5. Introduction to Human Resource Management
  6. Introduction to Law
  7. Introduction to Psychology
  8. Introduction to Sociology
  9. Statistics
  10. Writing and Research Skills

Entry RequirementsApplicants must have one of the following Entry requirements:

Academic Qualification Requirement

  1. Passed SPM/SPMV with a minimun of 5 credits (C) or
  2. Passed O-Level with a minimum of 5 credits (C) or
  3. Passed UEC with at least 3 Bs or
  4. Other equivalent qualifications recognized by the Malaysian Government.
English Language Requirement

Local Students: a pass in English Language at the SPM / O-Level / UEC Level / Other equivalent qualifications.

International Student Only

A pass in English Language at equivalent academic qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government.

In the event that the English Language requirement is not met, as assessment of a student’s English Language proficiency will be conducted through an interview.

Please contact Perdana University for more information

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