A lot of you guys have been PM-ing me on what did I study back then.
Let me bring you back when I was only 18 years old. (I’m so old already? D:)
Papa Chong didn’t allow me to study design, plus it was super expensive.
After arguing with him, I went and took a scholarship from IACT College which offers Advertising and Marketing Communications which I thought was the next best thing haha.
And during my first semester, I got exposed to Adobe Illustrator, and that really ignited my interest in design. Although the course proceeded to focus in advertising and marketing communications, I kept practicing and learning about illustration and design, which really helped in assignments.
I volunteered to do most of the design works besides contributing on research and report in group assignments. I learned to accept criticism, and although it was hard, I knew it was important.
As I progress throughout my college life, I began to incorporate both marketing communications and design together. With those professional knowledge and practical skills, I am capable to execute campaign concepts from a holistic view. Imagine, you are taught to brainstorm creative ideas and to brand something uniquely, how fun is that! Even better, you are also equipped with the right art direction to make sure that the project has an X Factor in it. 😀
Nevertheless, I enjoyed my college life a lot, and flew to Australia for my degree. Back then, there weren’t any degree program offered by IACT College, but ta-dah! My ex classmate told me that degree programs are being offered already! 😀
To anyone who is interested in whatever I am doing, which is to have both strategic thinking and design skills, 3+0 B.A. Hons in Advertising and Design is the course that you should take. Many opportunities opened up for me, in both career options and design jobs. In fact this comic blog resulted from my first meet up with Adobe Illustrator as well hehehe.
And in conjunction with the launch, first 20 students who sign up for the May intake will get 50% discount, and that’s like half scholarship fuh! Please contact for more information okay?
One of the greatest advantages I am proud to learn from my studies is that I am able to produce a mix of design features which supports the conceptual idea thus giving my clients a big smile. 😀
P/S/S: If you sign up under ‘cheechingy.com’, you can get RM250 off when you register for any courses in IACT College hehehe! This offer is especially valid just for my readers. See you IACT if I ever drop by okay!