Course Details

Diploma in Performing Arts

Sunway University




  • Description

    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.

    Field of Study

    Performing Arts

    Duration (Years)


    Course Fees (RM)

    RM 44,700 (USD 10,643)

    MQA No.


    Degree Type

    Internal Degree

  • Intake (Month)

Entry Requirements


    Pass with minimum 3 credits (including English)

  • O-Level/GCSE

    Pass with minimum 3 credits (including English)

  • UEC

    Pass with minimum 3 Grade Bs (including English) 

  • Other

    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%

Programme Structure

  • Year 1


    Theatre Practices

    Introduction to Audio-Visual Production

    Cinema Studies

    Professional Skills

    Malaysian Studies 2 or 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 or Islamic Studies

    Career Management

    Malaysian Arts & Culture

    World Cinema

    Collaborative Screen Production Project or Collaborative Stage Production Project

    Community Service


  • Others
    Additional MOHE compulsory General Studies Subjects:

    for Local Student

    Malaysian Studies 2

    Moral Education

    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 Student

    Malay Language for Communication 1

    Moral Education

    Community Service

Additional Information

  • Fees
    RM 44,700 (USD 10,643)

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