Diploma in 3D Animation

Be a 3D Animator

Intake starts in March, July, October


Full-time, 2.5 years

Programme Level


Awarding Institution

University of Cyberjaya Main Campus


March, July, October
Available to International and Domestic students.
(N/0211/4/0003) 06/28 (MQA/PA 16353) 04/28


Is Diploma in 3D Animation for You?

Step into the world of limitless imagination and cutting-edge technology with UoC's Diploma in 3D Animation. In the upcoming digital rapid era, this field is set to soar as one of the most sought-after career paths. With industries spanning from entertainment and gaming to architecture and medicine demanding captivating visuals, your skills will be in high demand. This diploma not only nurtures your creativity but equips you with a diverse skill set, from character modelling to lighting and rigging. Guided by experienced professionals, you'll gain hands-on experience, build an impressive portfolio, and connect with a thriving community. Embrace the future of animation, where you'll craft immersive experiences and contribute to a dynamic and evolving landscape – making your mark in the exciting realm of 3D animation.

Career Impact

Career Prospect

  • 3D Animator
  • Character Designer
  • Visual Effects (VFX) Artist
  • Game Animator
  • Motion Graphics Designer
  • Architectural Visualization Artist
  • Storyboard Artist
  • Special Effects Artist
  • Virtual Reality (VR) Animator
  • Augmented Reality (AR) Animator
  • Medical Animator
  • Content Creator

Career Organisation

  • Film Industry and Broadcasting Companies
  • Gaming Studios
  • Advertising and Multimedia Agencies (Digital Content))
  • Design Studios (Motion Graphics, Visual Effects)
  • Medical and Scientific Communication (Healthcare Visuals)
  • Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) Development
  • Content Creation Platforms (Online Content, Social Media)
  • Animation Studios (Specialized Animation Content)
  • Post-Production Companies (Visual Effects)
  • Visual Effects (VFX) Studios
  • Web Design and Development

Course Structure

Course Description

The Diploma in 3D Animation is a 2-year and 6-month programme that teaches the basics of 3D Animation technology. It shows how to use computer software for creating 3D animations. Students learn about things like lighting, textures, and making things look real in 3D. They also learn about the ideas and methods behind creating characters and worlds in 3D. Students make their own short animations, using what they learn in class along with their own creativity. This programme helps students get ready for jobs in design and prepares them for further studies at University of Cyberjaya's Creative Arts and Design degree programmes. Students are graded based on assignments (30%), projects and presentations (30%), and a final project portfolio (40%).

Year 1

  • Visual Art and Design History
  • Computer Graphic
  • Creative and Idea Generation
  • Basic Drawing
  • Design Fundamentals
  • Digital Illustration
  • English Language For Workplace
  • 3D Structure and Texturing
  • Typography Studies
  • Storyboard for Animation
  • Digital Imaging

Year 2

  • 3D Character Modeling
  • Introduction to 3D Animation
  • Elective 1
  • Compositing and Video Editing
  • 3D Lighting and Rendering Techniques
  • 3D Rigging Techniques
  • 3D Character Animation 1
  • 3D Character Animation 2
  • Animation Production Timeline
  • Asset Development
  • 3D Design and Texturing
  • Sound Design

Year 3

  • E-Portfolio
  • Final Year Project
  • Industrial Training


  • Motion Graphics
  • Story And Script
  • Creative Copywriting
  • Multimedia Audio Visual

The Experience

Who is teaching?

Students are taught by:

  • Lecturers employed by UoC
  • Animation Instructors
  • 3D Modelers and Texturing Experts
  • Industry Professionals and Guest Lecturers
  • Technical Experts

The learning mode will be a combination of traditional classroom teaching, practical hands-on projects, workshops, and industry exposure, including the following:

  • Lectures and Demonstrations
  • Industry Project-Based Learning
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Guest Lectures and Industry Involvement
  • Critiques and Feedback
  • Portfolio Development
  • Projects and Showcases

On Campus Learning

Classes are held at Cyberjaya Campus with our state of the art facilities.
Virtual Tour of University Cyberjaya Campus

Off Campus Learning

Off campus learning can include, but are not limited by the following:

• Field Work Excursions
• Industry Internships and Seminars
• Collaborative Projects
• Guest Speaker Events
• Networking Events
• Workshops and Conferences
• Animation Competitions
• Art and Design Galleries
• Industry Webinars and Digital Collaboration
• Art and Animation Festivals

Solve World Challenges

Graduates with a Diploma in 3D animation have the power to bring about positive changes in the emerging economy. By creating captivating animations for movies, games, and virtual reality experiences, they can shape entertainment trends and revolutionize how we learn, communicate, and engage with technology. These animators can contribute to advertising and marketing innovation, make complex topics understandable through educational animations, and bridge cultural and language barriers. Their work can impact industries like healthcare, architecture, e-commerce, and social causes by visually communicating ideas, enhancing user experiences, and promoting sustainability. Ultimately, these graduates have the potential to influence the way we interact with digital media, fostering creativity, education, and meaningful connections in the new economy.

Entry Requirement



SPM/ O-Levels
SPM/ O-Levels

Possesses SPM with at least credit in 3 subjects or its equivalent.


Possesses SKM Level 3 / Sijil Vokasional Malaysia (SVM) subject to screening by the University.


A Certificate (Level 3, MQF) in a relevant field with at least a CGPA of 2.00.


A Pass in STPM with at least Grade C (GP 2.00) in any subject or its equivalent.


A pass in STAM with at least Grade Maqbul.


A pass in A-Level with at least Grade D in any subject.


A pass in UEC with minimum Grade B in 3 subjects.


Other relevant equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government, acceptable to the University.

For International Students Only

Achieve a minimum score of High Band 2 in the Malaysian University English Test (MUET) or equivalent to CEFR Mid B1.




Pass an interview (online/conventional) OR submission of student’s portfolio, to be determined by the University as required.

How to Apply

Applications can be made using our Online Registration System.
Create Account
Create an account in Student System
Complete your documentations
Choose your programme
Upload your documents
Submit your application

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