Diploma In Performing Arts

Sunway University
Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Study mode
2 years
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About this course

This programme has the distinction of covering two disciplines – theatre and film; it gives the students an interdisciplinary curriculum rarely found in other programmes. Students who select this programme will be surrounded and supported by like-minded and equally passionate classmates, lecturers and staff, with whom you will collaborate and learn from. Apart from lectures, you will be introduced to a variety of other learning methods, such as demonstrations, practical sessions, tutorials, viewings, discussions, performances and field trips.

The lecturers are dynamic individuals who are artistic and professional people known in film, television, media and theatre. They not only provide the guidance but also are the links to the industry for students’ future work contacts.

The programme aims to give you a rounded, rigorous, 360° education and training in the fundamentals of theatre and film production, and acting. This comprehensive training and education in the inter-related disciplines of theatre and film production will give you a great head start in employment and further education upon graduation.


Entry Requirements

Entry Requirement

  • SPM / O-Level: Pass with minimum 3 credits (including English)
  • UEC: Pass with minimum 3 Grade Bs (including English)
  • Other Qualifications: Any other equivalent qualifications. Applicant with no standard qualification will be considered on a case-to-case basis

English Requirements

  • Sunway Intensive English Programme (IEP)
  • Pass Level 4 with minimum 50%


Year 1

  • Improvisation
  • Theatre Practices
  • Introduction to Audio-Visual Production
  • Cinema Studies
  • Professional Skills
  • Malaysian Studies 2 / Malay Language for Communication 1
  • Audio-Visual Production
  • Thought & Writing
  • Media & Culture
  • Script Writing
  • Acting & Text
  • Theatre Project
  • Production Management

Year 2

  • Production Design Theory
  • Modern Theatre
  • Directing for the Camera
  • Audio-Visual Post-Production
  • Moral Education / Islamic Studies
  • Career Management
  • Malaysian Arts & Culture
  • World Cinema
  • Collaborative Screen Production Project / Collaborative Stage Production Project
  • Community Service
  • Internship

For Local students:

  • Malaysian Studies 2
  • Moral Education / Islamic Studies
  • Community Service
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A (applicable to students who did not sit for SPM or did not obtain a Credit in SPM Bahasa Melayu)

For International students:

  • Malay Language for Communication 1
  • Moral Education / Islamic Studies
  • Community Service

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