Since its establishment in 1998, ALFA College has been recognized as one of the foremost design colleges in Malaysia. While staying true to its origins as a design academy, the College expanded its diploma offering to include Early Childhood Education (ECE) in 2010. ALFA College currently offers diploma and certificate programmes in:
- Art and Design
- Graphic Design
- Multimedia Design
- Interior Architecture
- Business Administration
- Early Childhood Education (ECE)
ALFA College provides a unique, close-knit learning environment for its students. Because the student-to-lecturer ratio in classrooms is kept low, students are able to work closely with lecturers while enjoying personalized attention and coaching. But it’s more than just numbers which contribute to ALFA’s uniqueness. The quality of its lecturers and a teaching philosophy which places a premium on practice-based training are two big reasons why families choose ALFA. Lecturers here are experienced, industry professionals concerned with the welfare of the individuals under their tutelage, and the teaching approach has proven itself over time. In 2012 ALFA College has presented the NAPEI Award for Education Excellence and ‘Tier 5 Excellent’ rating by MyQuest for 2012/2013.
Practical & Hands-on Courses
The academic curriculum consists of industry-relevant courses with a focus on professional readiness. 70% of these courses involve practical, hands-on content. Coursework is designed to teach industry best practices which provide ALFA graduates with a considerable advantage as they enter the job market. Local employers are discovering ALFA graduates to be standout professionals who are capable of performing jobs normally assigned to more senior team members. The College encourages students to explore new approaches and independent thinking while fostering a mindset geared towards problem-solving and practical solutions. ALFA students are empowered to clearly articulate unique viewpoints while working in a team-based context as preparation for life in the professional arena. As a result, ALFA graduates are able to produce industry-relevant solutions while performing at optimal levels either independently or in team-based settings.
ALFA students consistently have been recognized for their outstanding design work and have been awarded top honors in national competitions such as:
- The Tanjong Heritage Art Competition
- Batik Furniture Design Competition
- Dulux Emerging Talent Awards
- Nippon Paint Young Designer Award
- Kancil Awards
- and many more
Each of these winnings provides clear demonstration of the technical skills and design comprehension of our students and continues to inspire ALFA students and instructors alike.
A hallmark of ALFA’s curriculum is the ‘Industrial Attachment’ programme which takes place during a student’s final year of study. The programme offers students practical work experience and exposure to current industry demands and opportunities and effectively prepares students for entry into their chosen design profession. ALFA’s lecturers set strict guidelines for students (and employers) to follow during their industrial training in order to maximize the value of the experience for all parties involved.
Educational Study Trips
Customized educational study trips – whether local or international – are yet another opportunity for increased exposure and breadth of experience for its students. Study trips allow participants to appreciate Malaysia’s own rich cultural history and also encounter foreign design cultures which help students grow as designers. Design cannot thrive in a laboratory setting when the world serves as the ultimate classroom to inspire creative ideas. Students have the opportunity to further their studies with outstanding universities in Australia, United Kingdom, and New Zealand. Our graduates are recognized for their academic standing by internationally recognized partner universities through scholarship and credit-recognition avenues. Finally, the achievements of ALFA Alumni serve as a fitting demonstration of the caliber of ALFA’s educational programmes. Many ALFA graduates are now cultivating successful careers both locally and overseas. Some are thriving business owners while others serve vital roles in multinational organizations. To serve the ongoing needs of the Alumni community, the College organizes gathering for networking and alumni support purposes. This avenue promotes strong ties among graduates while providing a vital link between the academy and active members of the industry. All in all, the ALFA Experience offers an enriching pathway for young people en route to a creative and purposeful professional life. The training and experiences gained here will serve the successful graduate well throughout life.
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