Equator Academy of Art (EAA), commonly known as Equator was established in 1987. EAA is a private educational institution located in the Northern Region in Malaysia. Specializes in Art and Design courses, its two main campuses are located in Leith Street (opposite the famous Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion) and also in Amoy Lane. Renowned for its excellence in art and design quality education, Equator was established on April 28th, 1987 with only 7 students in total.
As Equator starts gaining popularity and leads to the increment of students, EAA officially launched Wisma Equator with 5-storeys at Amoy Lane on the 11th of April 1999. As a leading Art and Design college in northern Malaysia, EAA is determined to provide affordable holistic education emphasizes on high quality education to produce knowledgeable and skilled graduates for the industry’s needs.One of the most established art and design college, EAA offers a number of facilities to cater the students’ need.
Leith Street campus consists of Equator gallery, lecture hall, classroom, fashion studio and sewing room while Amoy Lane campus consists of Mac laboratory, architectural studio, photography room, multimedia room and also Internet facilities. The Equator gallery is a fully air-conditioned gallery catered for 100 to 200 people for exhibitions, conventions, seminars, education fairs and meetings.EAA has a proven track record in education field as the academy has produced creative and innovative students who have achieved the recognition by winning awards.
Among some of the more recent awards won are Nippon Paint Young Designer Award, Penang Tanjung Heritage Competition, Malaysia International Fashion Awards (MIFA), Special Recognition Award – Purify Your Art Competition 2008 and a lot more.EAA offers Diploma in Graphic & Multimedia Design, Diploma in Interior Design, Diploma in Architectural Technology, Diploma in Fashion Design Technology and Diploma in Fine Art as accredited by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).