Foundation in Arts



This Foundation in Arts Programme is our in-house, one-year pre-university preparatory course designed to equip you with the academic foundation and skills needed to excel in your chosen bachelor’s degree. Here’s why it’s the perfect launchpad for your academic success:

  • Tailored for Success: Our curriculum is meticulously designed to seamlessly link to specific SIUC bachelor’s degrees, ensuring a smooth transition to your chosen field.
  • Immerse Yourself in University Life: Gain valuable experience in a university environment, participating in lectures, tutorials, and workshops alongside current SIUC students.
  • Affordable Excellence: Enjoy competitive program fees and explore scholarship opportunities to make your foundation year accessible.
  • Continuous Assessment for Progress: Regular assessments and a final exam provide you with feedback and opportunities to showcase your learning.

  The SIUC Foundation Programme offers more than just academic preparation. You’ll also benefit from:

  • Skills Development: Hone your critical thinking, research, and communication skills, essential for university success.
  • Personalized Support: Receive dedicated guidance from experienced faculty and academic advisors throughout the program.
  • Confidence Boost: Graduate feeling confident and prepared to tackle the challenges of your chosen bachelor’s degree.

Upon completion of this programme, the graduates will be able to:

  1. Utilise facts to describe and discuss concepts, principles, and processes in a specific field of study
  2. Apply fundamental principles in the field of study to identify and solve problems
  3. Conduct academic activities such as collect, analyse, organise, and process data/information to make conclusions individually or in groups
  4. Communicate effectively orally and in writing
  5. Utilise basic digital technology applications to seek and process data related to a specific field of study
  6. Search, interpret, and use relevant information to pursue lifelong learning independently.

The eligibility to enter the Foundation Course is one of the following:

  1. Pass SPM/SPMV with at least honours in 5 subjects
  2. Pass UEC with at least a B grade in 3 subjects
  3. Pass O-Level with at least grade C in 5 subjects
  4. Other recognized equivalent qualifications.




Programme Structure


Semester   1


Thinking Skills (CFS1013)

Basic ICT (CFS1023)

English I (CFS1033)

Essentials of Economics (FIA2014)

Introduction to Law (FIA2024)



Semester 2


English II (CFS1043)

Mathematics (CFS1054)

Introduction to Management (FIA2034)

Introduction to Marketing (FIA2044)

Co-Curriculum (CFS1062)



Semester 3


Financial Accounting (FIA2054)

Management Accounting (FIA2064)

Writing and Research Skills (FIA3014)

Introduction to finance (FIA3024)


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