Foundation in Liberal Arts

  • Awarding Body: Raffles University – Malaysia
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Intake: January, May and September

Students are exposed to a range of topics in the humanities so they can appreciate the depth and subtlety of human nature and experience. Students completing Raffles University’s Foundation courses qualify themselves to enter the Bachelor degree programmes in their respective disciplines. Emphasis is placed on communication and study skills because these are essential for professional practice after students graduate from their degree programmes, as well as assisting them to successfully complete their studies.


Year 1

  • Learning Studies
  • Professional Communication
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • Elective 1
  • History of Art and Culture
  • Introduction to Professional Ethics
  • Introduction to Critical Thinking
  • Elective II
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Information Technology
  • Practical Mathematics
  • Elective III
  • Elective IV


  • Design Studio Commercial
  • Elective 1
  • Design Theory
  • Sustainable Design
  • Design Studio Retail
  • Elective II
  • Community Service
  • Public Space Design
  • Design Studio Exhibition
  • Building Materials and Technology

Minimum Entry Requirements:
  • O-Level: Credit Passes in 5 Subjects including English.
  • Others: Any other equivalent qualification recognised by the Sri Lanka or Malaysia Government which will be considered on a case by case basis.
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