May 2017
Images: (1) Group photo of TAR UC staff members and final year Graphic Design and Multimedia students at the /’mӕtә/ showcase. (2) Students attending pre-briefing by Mr Bernard Kong (seated on a chair), Programme Leader of Multimedia Design before the event. (3) /’mӕtә/” showcase at KL East Gallery.

Images: (4) Poster of /’mӕtә/ showcase. (5) Ms Dearna Kee June Chen, Dean of FSAH (leftmost) and Ms Teng Sok Hooi, Associate Dean of Creative Arts (rightmost) posing with proud student and parent. (6) Great support from Programme Leaders & Lecturers (standing from left to right) Pn Nurulhuda Binti Zainudin, Ms Tan Yar Shi, Mr Foo Yi Chyuan, Ms Ooi Siew Fong, Mr Royer Wan, Associate Professor Dr Hj Ruslan Rahim, member of the Programme Advisory Panel (PAP), and En Mohamed Asri Ahmad, Creative Industry Expert, (squatting from left to right) Mr Tham Chen Tong and Mr Bernard Kong.

(7) Multimedia students presenting their work to Associate Professor Dr Hj Ruslan Rahim (standing second from right) member of the Programme Advisory Panel.

(8) En Mohamed Asri Ahmad (in maroon shirt), Creative Industry Expert viewing through student’s work while Mr Royer Wan (leftmost), lecturer looks on.

(9) & (10) Booth design, project and portfolio display showcased by Bachelor of Design (Hons) in Graphic Design students to public audiences.

Photo credit: Robinson Soo Kuan Yee, TAR UC student - Bachelor of Design (Hons) in Graphic Design.

17 May 2017
Graphic Design & Creative Multimedia Degree Showcase 2017

The Creative Arts graduate showcase was presented with great success by the Faculty of Social Science, Arts & Humanities (‘FSAH’), showcasing final year projects by Bachelor of Design (Honours) in Graphic Design and Bachelor of Creative Multimedia (Honours) students with the support of Creative Arts Society (CAS) as the students had reached the ultimate journey of their professional practice with TAR UC, and they marked this milestone by presenting their masterpieces. This year, the showcase was held at KL East Gallery from 27 till 29 April 2017.

Associate Professor Dr Hj Ruslan Rahim, member of the Programme Advisory Panel (PAP), and En Mohamed Asri Ahmad, Creative Industry Expert were invited to the showcase to view and provide their feedback on the students’ works.  Students also demonstrated their progress through their works to both Internal and External Moderators, while industry partners scouted for talents at the same time.

/’mӕtә/” is this year’s exhibition theme, derived from the word “matter”. The idea of symbol “ӕ” was incorporated into the showcase logo. The merging of “a” and “e” represents joint efforts of two different disciplines – Graphic Design and Multimedia Design. It portrays the coming-of-age of young design graduates, as they emerge as highly polished designers ready to embark on a journey into their future careers.

Another dimension of “ӕ” is related to its meaning as an encoding symbol, through which information is converted into a particular form. In this case, the forms  take the shape of unique visual communication designed by TAR UC Creative Arts students  as shown in their projects ranging from mobile game, UI design, short film, projection mapping, animation, motion graphic, web and interactive content, photography to print design, delivered through various mediums  such as traditional methods and digital platforms. .

The annual design showcase not only serves as an open portfolio review platform but also an excellent opportunity for TAR UC design graduates to exchange creative ideas with family, friends and peers, as well as  networking with local professionals and members of the public.




Ooi Kim Huat who won the CIMA Prize Winner 2016 in Malaysia for paper E3 Strategic Management

9 May 2017
TAR UC Student Aces Out Others to be CIMA Prize Winner

In the recent announcement released by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (‘CIMA’), TAR UC graduate, Ooi Kim Huat emerged as the CIMA Prize Winner 2016 in Malaysia for paper E3 Strategic Management. The young graduate who completed his Bachelor of Accounting (Hons) in TAR UC in October 2016 was delighted with his achievement.

“I was very surprised when I found out about my achievement as the examination was challenging. Although the examination questions were in the form of multiple choices, the questions were very much industry related and I had to analyse each option properly before choosing my answer. Looking back, I am very grateful to my lecturers who not only pushed me to revise extensively for the examination, but they provided the relevant study materials for me and frequently met up with me to discuss the areas that I was not sure of. Through my discussions with them, I also learnt to think critically and this experience will be of great help to me in my career,” he said.

With an ambition to become an educator in the field of Management, Kim Huat shared the reasons that led him to pursue his tertiary education in TAR UC. “What led me to TAR UC is the various professional accreditations the institution has received from renowned professional bodies especially CIMA. I am looking at building my expertise in Strategic Management. Thus, a professional qualification from CIMA will certainly carry weight in pursuit of my ambition. Given the fact that TAR UC is CIMA’s Global Learning Premium Partner and  maximum exemptions accorded to TAR UC’s Bachelor of Accounting (Hons) (11 out of 16 papers) by CIMA, studying in TAR UC was the smartest choice for me,” he explained.

The young and determined graduate is working towards obtaining his CIMA qualification and Chartered Global Management Accountant (‘CGMA’) designation before he hits 30 years old. With this focus in mind, Kim Huat will be joining CIMA Malaysia as the Project Coordinator in mid May 2017 where he will be working towards acquiring valuable work experience while pursuing other relevant papers from CIMA.


Mr Johan Lim (standing) presenting the MBA programme to the participants.

Mr Mammed Bagher (standing in white shirt) sharing about Edinburgh to the participants at the beginning of his presentation.

The participants visiting the postgraduate library.

5 May 2017
Preview on TAR UC MBA Programme

TAR UC through the Centre of Postgraduate Studies and Research successfully held a comprehensive and informative preview on the Master of Business Administration (‘MBA’) programme on 26 April 2017. The programme preview aimed to provide the necessary information and unique features of TAR UC’s MBA programme such as Dual Award to potential students who are planning to pursue their masters’ degree in TAR UC.

Mr Johan Lim Kii Geat, Associate Dean of Management from the Faculty of Accountancy, Finance and Business (‘FAFB’) conducted the preview where he explained the programme’s content and structure as well as the entry requirements. He also introduced the Dual Award arrangement with Edinburgh Napier University (‘ENU’), UK after which Mr Mammed Bagher, Director of MBA Programmes, The Business School, ENU, continued by sharing more specific details about the Dual Award arrangement.

“Students pursuing the MBA programme will be required to attend a two-week workshop in ENU. Such arrangement provides a platform for students to interact with students from other countries in Asia, Europe and America. What you will learn is more than just the skills but looking at business with global perspective. In the two week period, you will be taken on business tours, visit cultural activities and festival as well as having the opportunity to hold discussions with our academic staff on your final project for the programme. After two weeks, you can either choose to continue the project at ENU or return to TAR UC to complete the final project,” added Mr Mammed Bagher.

The Dual Award arrangement is incorporated in TAR UC’s MBA programme to provide international perspective in today’s globalised business world. This will help students to develop in them the required competencies to achieve business excellence with global sense which is valued highly in the industries worldwide. The study abroad in ENU also provides an avenue for TAR UC students to build strong network with their classmates from all over the world which will be synergistic in mapping their business ventures when they have graduated. Most important of all, students stand to receive two prestigious MBA qualifications, one from TAR UC and another from ENU and this will greatly enhance their career prospect locally and internationally.