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11 Aug 2016
Achieve Your Dream Of Becoming A Medical Doctor @ SEGi University

 

Why do you want to become a doctor?

Many students dream of studying medicine.

 

WHY?

From research, the reasons include

1. Passion and Dreams

The passion and burning desire to save lives and to help the sick.

 A caring heart will be a bonus 

 

Most medicine students have these dreams to help others. They strive to save every life in the world and some study medicine for family members. For them, having medicine knowledge provides better protection for family members and are able to provide the best treatment and care for family members. 

 

Opportunity to Work Overseas

 

 

Admission Requirements for Studying Medicine.

The minimal Criteria and Qualifications for entry into medical programme in Malaysia are set by the Malaysian Medical Council .

 

1. Academic  Requirements. 

Refer to Malaysia Medical council website: mmc.gov.my

Studying in Foundation (One Year)

SPM – at least 5 Bs (Including Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics/Additional Mathematics and any other), credits for BM and English, passing rate for Sejarah.

UEC – at least 3 B4s (Including Biology, Chemistry, Physics/ Mathematics, Add. Maths)

Direct Admission into Degree

STPM/A Levels – BBB, ABC or AAC in Biology, Chemistry, Physics/Mathematics.

UEC – at least 5 B4s (including Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Add. Math.)

If your certificate is not listed above, please contact.

 

2. Other Requirements:

a. Language requirement: English must achieve the target (SPM BM and English – at least credits).

b. Interview: All students have to go through interviews and make sure no mistakes in choosing the subject.

 

3. Duration of  the Course.

Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.,B.S.) is a 5 years course.

 

4. How much money needed for the course?

The amount required is NOT  less than RM 500,000 and includes tuition fees and living expenses

 

5. How much loan can PTPTN provide?

Only about 50% of the total fees.

 

Why study medicine @  SEGi University?

1. Instalment payment plan available

SEGi University can help to ease in the payment of this huge financial commitment.

 

Unlike other schools, PTPTN applicants need to pay a big amount of tuition and miscellaneous fees before the loan is granted. SEGI Uni allows student to pay the loan through monthly instalments, to ease students’ and families’ burden.

 

SEGI University’s “Instalment Payment Plan” 

- Paying around RM330 tuition fee monthly to finish a four-year Bachelor of Biomedical

Science.

- Paying around RM630 tuition fee monthly to finish a four-year Bachelor of Optometry to

become a qualified optometrist.

- Paying around RM1200 tuition fee monthly to finish a four-year Bachelor of Pharmacy to

become a qualified pharmacist.

- Paying around RM3000 tuition fee monthly to finish a four-year Bachelor of Medicine and

Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S.) to become a qualified doctor.

- Paying around RM4000 tuition fee monthly to finish a four-year Bachelor of Dental Surgery

to become a qualified dentist.

 

If tuition fee is your main obstacle to study in medicine, SEGI Uni is definitely your best

choice. On how to pay through instalment, please consult:

 

At the same time, SEGI Uni provides many scholarships for students with excellent results.

 

2. First-class Learning Environment

 

Students have the chance to use first class equipment facilities and become familiarized with the equipment’s operational procedure.

 

This programme emcompasses 3 phases:

Phase I spans across two years of the programme, where you are exposed to basic medical sciences covering subjects including Anatomy, Biochemistry, Physiology, Pathology, Medical Microbiology and Medical Parasitology, as well as Community Medicine and early clinical exposure in an intergrated system approach.

 

In Phase II, you will begin your early clinical clerkship with one year of rotational posting in internal medicine, paediatrics, surgery and women's health.

 

You gain further knowledge and clinical skills during your senior clerkship in Phase III, which covers two years in various clinical disciplines, namely community based medicine, psychiatry, palliative care and rehabitation, specialised postings of ophthalmology, otolaryngology, anaesthesiology, dermatology, diagnostic imaging and forensic medicine during your Year 4 of study.

 

In the final year, you will undergo orthopaedics and trauma posting and in preparation of the Final Professional Examinations, you will revisit the four major postings in clinical medicine i.e. internal medicine, paediatrics and neonatology, surgery and women's health.

 

Throughout the five years of study, you will also develop your soft skills in communication, social responsibility, team building, critical thinking, problem solving, leadership and management.

 

Lets  look at the learning environment and medical students’ life in the SEGI University Faculty of medicine!

Auditorum/lecture is the best place to listen to lectures.

 

Anatomy & Pathology Museums are well equipped with models and specimens for teaching students

 

Students can get hands-on experience with human body models to facilitate learning.

 

Human brain model.

 

To learn about the liver, kidney and nervous system.

 

Learning the parts of the human body

 

The Clinical Skills Lab is used to learn the skills to perfom  physicial examination during the clinic phase of the training.

 

Students learning how to take a pulse and blood pressure before postings in hospital wards

 

The Clinical phase of training is conducted Sibu Hospital in Sarawak. Sibu is  the second largest town in Sarawak Sibu Hospital has more than 500 beds and is the referral centre for the Central Region of Sarawak.

 

The clinical campus is located in the compound of Sibu Hospital. Thus it will be convenient for the students to go to the hospital wards.

 

Training @ Emergency Unit

 

Learning to console the patients and family members and dealing emergency situations are part of the learning process.

 

The most cherished moment for a medical student and his family  is convocation day where the mortar board are throw  in the air to express the joy of becoming a medical DOCTOR. The FRUIT OF SUCCESS.

 

3. Dean of Faculty & Students’ Testimonials

Professor Dr. Samiah Yasmin Abdul Kadir

Dean, Faculty of Medicine

Professor Dr. Samiah Yasmin obtained her Medical Doctor degree (M.D.) from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) in 1991. She pursued her interest in Primary Medical Care and obtained a Masters in Family Medicine also from her alma mater university in 1998. Professor Yasmin has been in education for more than 20 years and was heavily involved in the development of the Faculty of Medicine, SEGI University since 2010. Prior to joining SEGI, Professor Yasmin was the Head for the Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, UKM. Her strong background in medical education has placed her to serve as panel in accreditation of medically related programmes. She is also involved in academic and research committees besides supervising Masters’ students in medical and health related fields.

 

 

Programmes of Health Sciences

1. Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.,B.S.)

2. Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons)

3. Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)

4. Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Hons)

5. Bachelor of Optometry (Hons)

 

SEGI University’s Health Science Month is started on 1 Aug 2016 until 30 Aug 2016.

 

DON’T miss the LAST chance to study these health science programs of for the year 2016

 

Very LIMITED seats and scholarship offer!

 

 

 

 

 

11 Jan 2016
7 Reasons To Attend Culinary School

When you decide to learn cooking from a top culinary school, you can do so for a variety of reasons. You have to decide if you are doing it because you want cooking to be your profession, or you simply want to learn more about your passion.

 

There are several different reasons why you may choose to attend a culinary arts professional school. Here are some compelling reasons to attend culinary school:

 

1. Learn How To Cook

If you have always wanted to learn how to cook, learn cooking from top culinary schools. This is where you can attend for the sheer art of knowing how to bake an apple lattice pie or carve up a beautiful turkey. You can’t learn everything from cookbooks and when you get a culinary arts education, you will learn how to do everything you ever wanted to do inside a kitchen.

 

2. Try New Flavors

Attending a culinary arts professional school is one of the best ways to try new flavors. Not sure what flavors go best together? You will be educated on all sorts of flavor profiles and this will help you immensely. You will learn what herbs and spices go within the different ethnic cuisines. You will learn about flavor pairing. And you will have the ability to taste them all as well.

 

3. Travel The World

As you receive a culinary arts education, you have the ability to travel the world. Many schools give you the opportunity to study abroad. What better way to learn about French food than studying the culinary arts in Paris for a semester? The same goes for learning about German food, Italian food, Asian food, and food from all over the world.

 

4. Work In Restaurants

When you learn cooking from top culinary schools, you will have the skills to work in any restaurant. You can choose to work in the front of the house or the back of the house based upon where your true passion lies.

 

5. Become Your Own Boss

You can become your own boss by attending a culinary school. You may want to open your own restaurant, start a food truck, create a catering company or do anything else inside of the culinary world. First, you have to know what you’re doing and a school will tell you how to cook and how to manage.

 

6. Become A Celebrity Chef

Want to be the next Gordon Ramsay or Rachael Ray? It all starts with attending culinary school so you can understand all of the basics. Then you have to work your way up to that status by entering culinary competitions and stepping outside of the ordinary.

 

7. Earn A Great Salary

When you choose the best cooking schools in the country, you have access to the better (and higher paying) jobs in the area.Many of the better restaurants and resorts recruit out of the cooking schools and this gives you a better chance of working for these places. These places also pay higher than your average restaurant, giving you the opportunity to earn a great salary.

There are many reasons to go to culinary school and it’s all going to come down to two: is it for the arts or for the profession?You will have to decide which based upon your own goals in life.


Find out more Culinary Arts courses available in Malaysia HERE !


Article source: http://www.careerealism.com/reasons-attend-culinary-school/ 

08 Jan 2016
10 reasons why hospitality jobs are great!

You probably also know exactly why your industry is so popular, and why so many people want to work in it. Yes, the shifts can be long and tiring, but you'll rarely find someone with a hospitality job who doesn't have a passion for it. Here are just Ten of the reasons why a career in hospitality is well...GREAT!

 

1. You make people’s day (Good mood, everything goes smooth)

Whether you’re a concierge in a hotel, or a kitchen porter working behind the scenes, or even if you’re involved in the management of a hospitality business, every time you come into work, you’re making someone's day that little bit better. Your business is all about people. It’s not about widgets or spreadsheets; it’s about making people happy. They SMILE You SMILE.

 

2. It’s creative (Think outside the box)

As well as being a people-oriented industry, hospitality is creative. You are creating a product — be that food, drink, or an experience — and there's always scope to dream up new ways of making it more enjoyable for your customers. Think outside the box to serve customers.

 

3. It opens a door to the world (Opportunities were everywhere)

Every country in the world has a hospitality industry, and the skills you learned here are readily transferable, meaning that a career in hospitality can easily be the key to discovering new countries, new culture and new people. Hospitality will be an opportunity for individuals who urged to explore new stuffs in new place. You can consider to take your skills abroad!

 

4. There’s no need to get stuck (More experience)

There is such enormous scope within the hospitality industry that there’s never any need for you to get stuck in one niche. You could very easily stay with the same employer and in the space of a few years, move between receptionist jobs, reservations manager to concierge and beyond. Where else could you get that sort of variety?
 

5. You can take on early responsibility (Young manager to-be)

Just as there is the potential for rapid horizontal movement, you can also make your way up the ladder very quickly in hospitality. If you work hard, acquire your qualifications, get on with customers and colleagues, and show initiative, very soon, you'll find yourself in a senior position managing people and projects.


6. Not 9-5 (Say no to tradition)

If you’re the sort of person who likes getting up at the same time in the morning, having the same breakfast, putting on a suit and tie, and then catching the same train into the same office, day after day after day, then hospitality probably isn’t for you. It involves a great deal of variety, not only in terms of the hours you work, but also the work you do during those hours. It is more flexible, and you will be energetic during your work.


7. Clear route in (Keep calm because Tag Course will help you)

There is a clear set of hospitality qualifications that are accepted across the industry and there are hundreds of places up and down the country where you can train to achieve those qualifications. You can find out more about getting qualified in our dedicated training section.

Tag Course, which is Malaysia’s largest education online platform, can help you with the information of entry level, and colleges which offered hospitality courses.


8. Great perks (You can have fun with everyone)

If you work in an office then the perks probably don’t go much further than a dismal Christmas party with cheap drinks, dire music and everyone looking a bit awkward. In hospitality things are different. Besides we’re here to help our customers to have fun, we also share some of that fun with each other in the form of employee perks. Rubbing shoulders with celebrities and gourmet meals are just some of the perks those in hotel jobs could enjoy. PARTY DURING WORK!

 

9. Great atmosphere (Relax and cheers)

In any workplace, there are always colleagues you don't get on with, and one or two who are a bit unfriendly, but the good news is that not many of unfriendly individuals work in hospitality. We don’t hire people who are unfriendly to our customers, which is why the hospitality industry contains some of the most vibrant, lively and fun people you’ll ever meet. You will truly enjoy working in hospitality industry!


10. It’s a safe bet (No worries, be happy)

People always need food, drink and somewhere to sleep, don't they? So, even in shaky economic climates like the recent credit crunch, the hospitality industry is relatively secure. In fact, in late 2009, Bob Cotton, CEO of the BHA said of the recession:

"The past 12 months [since October 2008] have been some of the most difficult the [hospitality] industry has experienced for many years, but it is noticeable that both hotels and restaurants are surviving, largely unscathed."

SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?  
Click
HERE to apply for Hospitality courses now! 

 

Article Source: http://www.caterer.com/careers-advice/life-at-work/ten-reasons-why-hospitality-jobs-are-great

31 Dec 2015
Winner of our ‘Christmas Rewards for SPM Graduates 2015’

CONGRATULATIONS to all the prize winners of the “Christmas Rewards for SPM Graduates 2015”. The entrant is randomly selected to be crowned the winner!  TagCourse want to send out a big thank you to everyone who give us all the precious feedback, your support is really appreciated!

To claim your prize, please follow these steps:

1.Send an email to wilson@tagcourse.com within 5 days to claim your prize

       i.In the email, please confirm that’s it OK for us to publish your name on our social channels
       ii.This one is totally optional, but if you’re excited about winning, we’d love for you to share your win
         with our Fans and Followers!

       iii.If you have any questions, just email me at wilson@tagcourse.com - I’m happy to help :)

Thanks to everyone who participated and helped make this contest a success! Stay tuned for our coming contest!  Wishing everyone a happy and healthy Christmas and New Year.

 

Cheers,
Wilson
 

04 Dec 2015
MyQUEST - Rating System for Private Colleges



MyQUEST is an abbreviation for Malaysian Quality Evaluation System for Private Colleges. The system was developed by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) Malaysia, as an instrument to evaluate the current performance of private colleges in Malaysia in terms of students, programmes, graduates, resources and governance. The evaluation of private colleges is necessary in order to push the education level in Malaysia to a higher standard. It is also a direct contribution to achieving the Key Results Area (KRA) that could drive the quality of education industry in Malaysia.

What are the qualifying criteria?

In order to be fair to participating colleges, the qualifying criteria have to take into account the readiness of these colleges to be evaluated. Only private colleges that are registered with the Ministry of Higher Education are invited to participate in the evaluation. It is believed that for a private college to mature it takes time and maturity, as we are all aware is the prerequisite to quality. Hence, in order for a private colleges to qualify to be rated in MyQUEST, the following criteria must be fulfilled:

  • Must have at least 1 cohort graduated
  • Must complete the entries of all five evaluation criteria (students, resources, quality management systems, programmes recognition and graduates recognition)

What are the evaluation criteria?

All participated colleges are evaluated based on five main criteria, and each criterion carries different weights. The evaluation criteria are:

  1. Students (10%)
  2. Resources (30%)
  3. Quality Management Systems (30%)
  4. Programmes Recognition (10%)
  5. Graduates Recognition (20%)

The evaluation involved two phases. In the first, the private colleges are allowed to self evaluate by declaring their status and practices in the evaluation form that is web-based. These responses are actually answers to quality based indicators that will assign scores automatically and appropriately. The private colleges are able to determine their scores. The second phase involves an audit by a MOHE assigned audit involving the private college to obtain evidence for the declaration made in the first phase. Scores will be added or deducted accordingly with reference to the availability to unavailability to provide the evidence respectively.

How MyQUEST will benefit the public?

MyQUEST results will be able to assist the potential students, and their parents to select the best colleges in terms of an overall rating (college-based rating), as well as in their specific area of interest (cluster-based rating). This is one of the efforts of the Government of Malaysia to provide a quality education system for all citizens. For potential international students, they can refer to the results of International Students Readiness rating.

What is an International Students Readiness Rating?

An international student readiness rating is a reflection of the readiness of the private college to receive or handle international students. Some indicators that are taken into consideration are hostels, quality management systems for
international students, and security and safety.

What is the rating given to the colleges?

The rating given by MyQUEST will be in a form of different achievement levels as follows:

6✮ Outstanding (Terbilang)

5✮ Excellent (Cemerlang)

4✮ Very Good (Amat Baik)

3✮ Good (Baik)

2✮ Satisfactory (Memuaskan)

1✮ Poor (Lemah)

How the data/rating is verified?

All private colleges have been trained on how to key in the data into the system. Then, based on the data entered by them, a few trained and unbiased auditors are appointed to check and verify the data. Because all indicators and benchmarks are made transparent to them, this allows the private colleges to self-assess and self-improve themselves to obtain better rating.

 

Top Private Colleges in Malaysia – MyQUEST Rating 2014/2015
A total of 9 colleges received 6 stars and 52 colleges received 5 stars. Top colleges like KDU, Segi, Sunway, Taylor’s, Stamford and APIIT are popular choices among students and the 6-star award will boost the students’ confidence as well as the colleges’ commitment to offer an all-round conducive student learning experience.

For Arts & Humanities programmes, KDU and Segi colleges came tops. In Engineering, Manufacturing & Construction, APIIT, KDU, INTI and Segi scored 6 stars.

For subjects like Science, Mathematic & Computing, APIIT, KDU, Disted and PTPL were some of the top colleges.  

 

✮✮✮Bonus Tips✮✮✮: While the MyQUEST 2014/2015 rating can be a good guide in helping you choose your college, it shouldn’t be the ONLY factor. Decide what are some of most important things to you, whether it’s tuition fees, distance from your home or course options, and slowly work from there! You are always welcome to look for us to find out more information on the most suitable & available options for you! 


Find us on 
TagCourse Facebook (English) TagCourse Facebook (Chinese) or drop us an email to info@tagcourse.com 

 

Sources:-
Information of MyQUEST
MyQUEST 2014/2015 [RESULTS]

03 Aug 2015
UCSI Music Audition on 8 August 2015!

UCSI University's Institute of Music is having their Music Audition on August 8, 2015!

Are you interested in pursuing your study in music? Well, what are you waiting for? Head on to UCSI University's Institute of Music, also known as IMus wehre a Music Audition is happening this Saturday!

 

As Malaysia's premier music school in both the classical and contemporary fields, IMus has opened doors for some of the most prominent figures in the Malaysian music industry. It empowers hundreds of musicians every year for more than 25 years. Many start their journey not knowing how good they really are. And some had no inkling of how great they were going to be. But IMus changed their lives and help them see how far they can go.

 

We are recently paid a visit to IMus and we are very pleased and honored to have been given the opportunity to write about the Institute. Let us share with you the things we learn about the premier music school!

 

PROGRAMMES OFFERED

  1. Foundation in Music
  2. Bachelor of Classical Music (HONS)
  3. Bachelor of Contemporary Music (HONS)
  4. Master of Music in Performing Studies

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

For SPM leavers, you may be admitted into the foundation programme by meeting BOTH the academic and music requirements below:

And after completing and passing all courses with a minimum of Grade C in the foundation programme, you are more than welcome to pursue either the Bachelor of Classical Music (Hons) or the Bachelor of Contemporary Music (Hons) programme.

 

As for the Master programme, a bachelor's degree with minimum CGPA of 2.50 or equivalent would be one of the entry requirements followed by passing the Entrance Audition as well as a completion of Placement Tests in Music History Theory and Aural. However for candidates who do not meet the entry requirements, you may be considered for admission if you have working experience of at least five years in the relevant field.

 

TEACHING AND LEARNING

In IMus, the teachers practices the one-on-one teaching method where students receives the undivided attention of the teacher. This way, you will learn more and helps building your confidence because you are taught at your pace, and special attention is paid on your strengths and areas that need development.

 

To study in IMus, you are required to choose 2 instruments:

  • Major instrument - you are required to have a baisc knowledge on this
  • Second instrument - this can be either an instrument that you had learned before or something new to pick up

 

FACILITIES AND RESOURCES

In this section, we bring the Institute to you. Come! Let’s have a tour with us!

 

Firstly, have a look at their recital hall - a place for the students to practice and perform. It is well-designed for professional performances and functions and furnished with theatre-style seating for 450 people. It is also well-equipped with sound systems, audio/visuals, and recording facilities.

 

 

Next, it is the Music Technology Lab  - a lab with 10 fully configured Apple iMac workstations that runs Finale 2013 and Logic Pro X music software.

With its advanced and user-friendly equipment, this Music Tech Lab provides a home-styled, effective yet economical production environment for students to complete their projects in MIDI sequencing, arranging, composition and song-writing.

 

 

In addition to that, in IMus, they also have ensemble rooms for ensemble rehearsals such as those for modern band, chamber music, choir, and orchestra. Through ensembles, you will gain vital experience in performing with other musicians.

 

 

Moving on to their practice rooms.

Here they have a keyboard lab with 20 MIDI-compatible electronic keyboards (to be used with or without headphones) that are linked to a lecturer's central listening desk and a master digital piano. A fully configured MIDI workstation is also available for class demonstration and project use.

 

 

With over 20 private practice rooms (most equipped with a piano) for students' use, the Institute also offers classroom space and pianos during the evening hours for students' practice sessions.

They have 19 piano practice rooms, 2 guitar practice rooms, 2 drum practice rooms, 5 piano teaching studios and 3 chamber music rooms.

Every piano practice room comes with 2 pianos to make it easier for the lecturers to demonstrate something to the students.

 

 

Last but not least, the band room. As a matter of facts, 3 band rooms! Equipped with drum sets, amplifiers and keyboards! This is the most exciting place for band lovers!!

The rooms are mainly used by students reading the Bachelor of Contemporary Music (Hons) programme but feel free to join them and have a good time!

 

 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AND JOB PROSPECTS

Studying music does not limit one to the field. Music graduates are more employable thatn you might think. With unique skills and a broad range of graduate jobs on offer, music students have better prospects than people imagine. So, what can you do with a degree in Music?

 

These are some of the career paths for music graduates:

1. Musicians:

Musicians can work on their own, as a freelance artist, in collaboration with others, or as a salaried member of an orchestra, opera company, choir, theatrical ensemble or band etc.

2. Composers:

This includes composing for professional and school band/orchestra film/TV/gaming; educational publishing; children's music; religious music; musical theatre and commercials, to name a few. Besides being a composer, music graduates can also choose to work as sound technicians, broadcasters, producers etc.

3. Artists:

If you have a unique voice and is interested in singing, you may also try your luck as a recording artist in the industry.

4. Educator:

Being an instructor, music teacher or even a professor at college-level, community music schools, religious organisations or even for a private studio are also a few of the possible career paths for you.

5. Music therapist:

Music therapists use music creatively to help their clients address social, emotional or physical difficulties. They work with children and adults of all ages and social backgrounds and in a variety of settings. Music therapy is considered to be a new field in Malaysia. However, if you are interested, there are few organisations in Malaysia offering jobs for music therapists. Take note that you will be required to take some psychology courses to work as a music therapist.

 

HALL OF FAME

 

 

Want to know more? Fill in the form for inquiries now!

>> http://www.tagcourse.com/course/foundation-in-music

 

14 Jul 2015
Harold's Academy —— Heaven of Baking Lovers

If you are in love with baking, pastry, sugar craft or even chocolate making, you may love to study at Harold’s Academy.

 

Here are the 6 reasons why you may love Harold’s Academy:

 

1) Gain more experience

Practice makes perfect, especially when it comes to hands-on courses and baking is one of them. Students of Harold’s Academy are very lucky because with a partnering Bakery & Cafe just below the academy, students get more exposure and real-life experiences compared to others. These experiences are very helpful for students who wish to start their careers or even be an entrepreneur in this industry.

 

Harold’s Bread has total 11 franchise outlets across Malaysia.

 

2) Fantastic course scopes

Baking lovers, you will be surprised of the things you can learn throughout the course. Other than cake, biscuits, breads, you get to learn fondant, sugar pulling, desserts and even chocolate making! Let’s have a quick look on their students’ artwork.

 

Can you believe it? Their students make all these!

 

Mousse & creative desserts

 

Chocolate Showpieces

 

3) Experienced chef as your mentor

In order to make sure the quality of courses, Harold’s Academy hired experienced chefs as their instructors. Not only that, international chefs are invited to do demonstrations occasionally. Let’s have a glance on the technique of instructors.

Oh my god! These are all made by chocolates!!! Amazing~

 

4) Smaller class size

Harold’s Academy emphasizes a lot on practical part of students. Their courses are 80% on practical while 20% on theory. Limited students per group can also ensure personal attention to every student. Students are also encouraged to utilize portable tablets during classes for more efficient study.

Students learn to work in a team for projects

 

5) Opportunities of joining national & international competitions

Harold’s Academy encourages all of their students to take part in national and international competitions. Thus their students have very outstanding achievement in all the competitions.

These are the masterpieces of students from Harold’s Academy

 

6) Financial aid and other student benefits

Students who experience financial problems can apply for Harold’s Academy Financial Aid (HAFA). HAFA is a study loan offered by Harold’s Academy with 0% interest, which helps to cover 40% of your tuition fees. You can pay back within 2 years after graduated. Harold’s Academy also offers accommodation for students for other states. Students from Harold’s Academy can also enjoy discount benefits when purchasing items at Harold’s Bread.

 

Course duration: 12 months (9 months Diploma Course + 3 months Internship)

 

Further details (Course scopes, fees, schooling hour etc)

Apply / Enquire Now

>> >> http://www.tagcourse.com/course/full-time-diploma-course-of-patisserie

 

09 Jul 2015
6 Reasons Why You Should Study at Arte Academy

6 Reasons Why You Should Study at Arte Academy

 

Arte Academy is one of the best academies in Malaysia that offers 3D Animation & Digital Film Production.

 

Here are the 6 reasons why you should choose Arte Academy:

 

Reason 1: Small Class Learning

Smaller size classes provide more opportunities for personal attentions and instructional helps when necessary. Besides, the lessons are more communicative and student-centered. As a result, the instructors are able to understand the strengths and weaknesses of each student better. Students, too, are able to feel more comfortable in voicing their questions and opinions during lessons.

 

Reason 2: Pleasant study environment

Step into Arte Academy and you will be surprised by the friendliness and hospitality of our instructors and students. They are more like a big family rather than the usual teacher-student relationship.

On the other hand, Arte Academy is mostly fully equipped with Apple products as well as other course related equipment. In other words, students need not have to purchase their own equipment such as cameras and video cameras as they are able to use them for free. The academy even has its own chroma key compositing (green screen) for students who study digital film production. Who knows another James Wan may be produced?

 

Reason 3: Experienced instructors to keep you on the right track

Arte Academy hires industry experts as their instructors. They are highly experienced and are aware of the essential skills needed in the current industry. Thus, the course syllabus are always up-to-date as they understand the requirements of companies when job hunting.

The picture below is Jeff Yee, who is the owner of Startrack Entertainment and also a lecturer of Digital Film at Arte Academy.

 

These are the partners of Arte Academy:

 

Reason 4: A visit to Japan

Students of Arte Academy have an opportunity to explore Tokyo, Japan, together with their instructors each year. They get the chance to visit the Tokyo Design Technology Centre (TECH.C.) to enhance some skills from international masters. They, too, are able to experience the different lifestyle of Japan.

 

Reason 5: High quality student artworks

Let’s say no more and take a look at how amazing our students’ artworks are!

This is what you are able to achieve as well after joining Arte Academy.

Architecture Visualization

Create Your Own Cartoon Characters

 

Vehicle Modeling

Digital Illustration

 

Reason 6: Providing students a second chance

For the students who do not have enough credits to enter colleges, Arte Academy is able to give them a second chance. It is one of our concepts. We welcome students who carry the same passion and ambition regardless of their academic results.

As one of the business director, Mr. Han, has said, “We believe every student deserves a second chance.” We believe this will make a huge difference in their lives. Nonetheless, they also believe that the enthusiasm of students are more valuable than their academic results.

 

Arte Academy students doing their internship at Animonsta Studio

 

It is no surprise that Arte Academy can rise up become one of the best design academies in Malaysia with the 6 reasons listed above.

We feel like sharing how much we enjoy the time spending in Arte Academy with you. We hope that all of you can feel the happiness of the students after watching this video:

 

 

Further details about minimum requirements, tuition fees, course details and job prospects etc, please refer to the links below:

 

Course Details for 3D Animation

>> http://www.tagcourse.com/course/advanced-diploma-in-3d-animation

Course Details for Digital Film Production

>> http://www.tagcourse.com/course/advanced-diploma-in-digital-film-production

01 Jul 2015
How to Choose The Right Course?

Guidance – How to Choose The Right Course?

 

What should high school graduates be prepared for after their secondary-school education?
This is the common question students have always been asking. What major to study in the university after their high school? Though there is no definite answer, there are a few points to be considered from past experiences.

 

1) Interest - What am I interested in?

No doubt, what you study will tell what your future career goal will be. Choose what you like to do what you love and that will determine your success in the future.


If you are not even loving what you are doing, how are you sure you will really enjoy what you are going to do? Remember, your work is going to take up most of your time. Without passion and motivation, you will feel miserable at your work. You are likely to be unmotivated and chances are you will not be successful in your career.


Case study: Though many know what their interests are, the dilemma is to choose between interests and job prospects. My interest is in bakery but I am worried about the job prospects. Being a baker does not pay well either. What now?


Suggestion: All roads lead to Rome. There is certainly a value in each profession. It is not about what you choose but how you perform in each profession. If you are inspired to make great burgers, you need to be the best like you are McDonald’s in the fast food world. There is no point in choosing something you don’t like and failing in it. Ask yourself: do you want to be number one in a specialized field or be mediocre in a popular course?

For list of courses, you can refer to >> http://www.tagcourse.com/categories

 

2) Results – Do I have what it takes?

Admission process is another important factor.

For Form 4 or Form 5 students, we always encourage you to check the entry requirements of the courses you wish to study so that you will have a better idea on which subjects you should work harder.

For students who do not meet the minimum entry requirements, always feel free to seek for advices. There are always pathways, just depends on how much you are willing to work on it.


Case study: Many found out they cannot meet admission requirements. What now?


Suggestions: You may consider retaking certain subjects in your SPM examination or equivalent in your high school graduation exam. You can also choose other related certificate or diploma courses and further your study in a specific degree course.

 

 

 

 

3) Affordability – Can I afford the tuition fee?
There is huge difference among various courses and majors. You may need to re-assess your financial ability before taking up the course.


Case study: I would like to study in a private college or university but I cannot afford it. What do I do?


Suggestion: Students coming from less fortunate families need not worry as you may consider applying for different study loans or scholarships such as PTPTN loans. Bumiputras may consider MARA study loans. EPF also allows account holders to withdraw portion of their saving to pay for their children’s tuition.
 

 

 

4) Job Prospects – What work am I going to do after graduation?
What kind of work can I do after graduation? What are the job prospects? How much is the entry-level salary? Are there good prospects?


Case study: There is no harm in understanding your job prospects and work salary for what you will be doing. Very often, the job description, working hours, and working environment are ignored. Entry-level salary cannot be the only criterion in deciding your career. You may need to look at your chances for career growth and future development.

 

 

5) Challenges – What challenges might I face?
What kinds of challenges would you face in your work? Can I handle them?


Case study: “I want to save lives and I want to be a doctor.”

Suggestion: Many choose the major because likely they are passionate and inspired about it. But few realize that it comes with all kinds of challenges. For instance, you want to be a doctor but you are scared of blood. Can you work continuously for more than 36 hours without sleep? Consider the difficulties you may face at work. If you are still so determined to pursue this course, you might have found what you really love.

 

 

Factor 6: Future life – How you want your future life to be?

How do you picture yourself 10 years later? And how are you going to achieve that?

These are related to the course you select and the career after that. Do you prefer your future life to be stable or risky? How much free time will you have? Can your salary afford the lifestyle you wish to live in? Will you be happy with your job?

After knowing all the options you have and all the challenges of your future career, the final step is to get to know about yourself. What is your personality and who you really are? How well can you see yourself fitting into these selections? These are the questions that will find you true answer.

 

Author:

   Rebin Wong

   International School Teacher

   Former media practitioner

   Graduated from Mass Communication,

   Towson University, Towson, Maryland, U.S.A.

   TagCourse Advisor