The One Academy (TOA), Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

Year founded
January, May, August
Student population
Male : female student ratio
52 : 48
Local : international
80 : 20

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28 Jalan PJS 11/28A, Bandar Sunway, Petaling Jaya,

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

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The One Academy is a top international art & design institution in Malaysia renowned for its 20 years of excellent creative education experience and carrying formal affiliations with reputable design universities and colleges worldwide. The One Academy nurtures creative talents at the pinnacle of creativity as one of the leading colleges while committing to its role as the most prominent creative education provider. The One Academy dynamically gears students forward to stand at the forefront of pioneering global success! This constant accomplishment has taken the industry by storm, resulting The One Academy to become top-notch. This is because The One Academy equips its students with knowledge & abilities through its prominent Masters Train Masters teaching philosophy.


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In 1991, The One Academy of Communication Design was established with a mission is to elevate the region as the world's centre of creative reference.

The One Academy was founded by Tatsun Hoi, Principal & Managing Director and former Dean of Studies, Late Veronica Ho. More than two decades ago, the creative industry was alarmed by the acute shortage of professionally trained creative experts in the market; in response, a panel of leading gurus from the creative industry came together to form the ideal training centre.

In 2003, The One Academy were awarded with the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) status, an acknowledgement for IT-related organisations for their compliancy and facilitation to Malaysia's k-economy.

Its programmes are accredited by the National accreditation board Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) and was recently conferred a Special Award by the Education Ministry of Malaysia in acknowledgement of the strongest record in nurturing global high achievers.

Today, The One Academy is one of Asia's most respected institutions of new media and communication design that nurtures not only professionals but also respected figures of creative communication and leadership.


The One Academy's campus is an integral part of the urban surroundings – the city is your classroom. Within walking distance of the main campus and its facilities you will find housing, recreation and your own living research and reference hub: Sunway Pyramid, a mall alive with myriad products and services to explore.

  • 2D Animation Laboratory
  • 3D Animation Lab
  • Audio Visual Hall
  • Computer Graphic Lab
  • Contemplation & Recreation
  • Counselling Room
  • Degree Base Room
  • Digital Art Lab
  • Digital Print Room
  • Field Research On Brands
  • Game Room
  • General Discuss Room
  • ID Drafting Room
  • ID Material Library
  • Incubation Laboratory
  • Interior Design Classroom
  • Interior Design Lab
  • International Office
  • Lecturer Lounge
  • Library
  • Life Drawing Classroom
  • Manikin Studio
  • Market-Proven Design Reference
  • Multimedia Labs
  • One TGV AV Hall
  • Photography Studio
  • Print Room
  • Real World Business Promotions
  • Reception Lobby
  • Sound Recording Studio
  • Student Lounge
  • Student Services Department
  • The One Gallery
  • Ubisoft Incubation Centre
  • Video Lab

Bandar Sunway is a well-developed and concentrated township that portrays the ideal city lifestyle, with the advantages of good infrastructure, a wide range of amenities and conveniences. The One Academy is situated right in the center and surrounded by tranquil residential areas and thriving creative and commercial district.

We are located next to the town’s famous pyramid-structured shopping complex called Sunway Pyramid, a water theme park – Sunway Lagoon Theme Park and a world-class hotel – Sunway Lagoon Resort Hotel. These exciting places offer you a spectrum of entertainment and access to an array of art forms and resources.

We are around 20 minutes’ leisurely drive to Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia. From there, the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) is only 30 minutes away by express rail.

This self-sustaining cosmopolitan centre is highly accessible by car and public transportation such as public buses, taxis, feeder buses servicing the Kelana Jaya Light Rail Transit (LRT) station and Commuter Trains (KTM Komuter) station.

There are accommodation units provided for outstation students, with 12 furnished accommodations carefully selected to make your study life comfortable and carefree. The One Academy Student Hostel is designed to provide a homelike environment and an independent living for students. All accommodation units are equipped for the convenience of students, and are located within walking distance from The One Academy campus itself.

  • All hostel units are fully furnished. Facilities provided are bed & mattress, study table & chair, wardrobe, curtains, dining table set, television, fridge, water heater & washing machine.
  • Weekly housekeeping is provided for all hostels.
  • Interested students are required to pay a booking fee of RM 400 to confirm accommodation, there will also be a two months rental deposit and utility deposit upon check-in.
  • Ng Chun Seong, Lead Modeler at The Moving Picture Company (MPC) in Canada
  • Yap Hon Wui, Digital Artist at the Lucasfilm Animation Singapore
  • Tan Bee Jin, International Compositor at The Orphanage in Los Angeles
  • Sia Nyuk Fung, Assistant Art Technical Director at Ubisoft Singapore
  • Gan Chin Lee, Fine Arts Artist/Senior Lecturer at the Gan Chin Lee Studio

The international awards and recognition garnered by The One Academy students showcases their outstanding creativity on achievement-oriented results, ensuring a repeat success in the global arena. The accolades gained are:

  • Gold Winner, Student Kancil Award 2012
  • Sasaran Art Festival Short Film Contest 2012
  • First Prize, San Diego Comicon Challenge 2011
  • Junior Designer Awards (JDA) 2010 (Gold)
  • Panasonic Digital Film Fiesta 2010 - Semi Pro Category - Best Script, Best Sound, Best Editing, and Best Cinematography
  • Asiagraph Awards - CG Animation Theater Division
  • Autodesk Asia Pacific Animation Challenge Hong Kong (1st & 2nd Place)

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