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BA (Hons) Digital Film Production

BA (Hons) Digital Film Production

School of Arts


JPT/BPP(U)(N/213/6/0264/PA6233) 09/20

About The Programme

The BA (Hons) Digital Film Production explores the creative and professional aspects of film production including short film and documentary, scriptwriting, sound design, acting, transmedia content creation, post-production, entrepreneurship and internship with the widest and most value-added applications.

The programme aims to produce versatile creative producers who are skilled in audio-visual production and transmedia application across multiple screens to enhance capability and competency in Malaysia’s growing creative economy. The expertise acquired in this programme will be relevant to a diverse range of conventional and new career options within and beyond the current media landscape that has been revolutionised by digital technology.



Validated by:

The BA (Hons) Digital Film Production is validated by Lancaster University and upon successful completion of the programme, graduates are awarded two certificates; one from Sunway University and another from Lancaster University.

March & August

3 Years (full-time)

Career Prospects

  • Audio-Visual Producer
  • Transmedia Designer
  • Documentary Filmmaker
  • Creative Entrepreneur
  • Videographer
  • Director
  • Production Designer
  • Video Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Mobile Content Designer
  • Cinematographer
  • Sound Designer
  • Digital Project Coordination Specialist
  • Post Production Producer
  • Editor
  • Art Director
  • Actor
  • Production Manager
  • Production Planner
  • Casting Director
  • Lighting Technician
  • Location Manager
  • Camera Operator
  • Sound Recordist
  • Social Media Producer
  • Journalist
  • Writer
  • Artiste Management
  • Publicist
  • Events Management
  • Distributor
  • TV Executive
  • Station Manager
  • Studio Owner
  • Media Analyst
  • Media Buyer
  • TV Host
  • Copywriter
  • Account Executive
  • Archivist
  • Researcher
  • Educator
  • Fixer


Programme Structure

  • Introduction to Filmmaking
  • Filmmaking: Documentary
  • Editing Techniques 1
  • Scriptwriting
  • Film Studies
  • World Cinema
  • Media & Cultural Studies
  • Acting & Improvisation
  • Acting & Text
  • Academic Writing & Communication Skills
  • Filmmaking: Short Film
  • Editing Techniques 2
  • Media Writing
  • Collaborative Projects
  • Film Scoring
  • Principles of Media Practice
  • Research Methods
  • Asian Cinema
  • Visual Culture
  • Screen Acting
  • Creative Project: Short Film
  • Creative Project: Documentary
  • Research Project
  • Arts & Society in Malaysia
  • Internship
  • Creative Industries & Entrepreneurship
  • Popular Music Studies

For Local students:

  • Islamic and Asian Civilisations
  • Ethnic Relations
  • 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 2
  • Malaysian Studies 3
  • Community Service

Entry Requirement

STPM Average C or CGPA 2.0 (minimum 2 Principals)
A Level minimum 8 points
Australian Matriculation ATAR 55
Canadian Matriculation 55%
MUFY 55%
Sunway Foundation in Arts CGPA 2.0
Sunway Foundation in Science and Technology CGPA 2.0
UEC Maximum 28 points from 5 subjects (all Grade Bs)
IB Completed with minimum 24 points (excluding bonus points)

Other Qualifications
Any other qualifications will be considered on a case-to-case basis

English Language Requirements

TOEFL 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), 80 (internet-based)
PTE Acedemic 50 overall (minimum 46 in each skill)
MUET Band 4
SPM English B3 or B+
UEC English B4
O-Level English (1119) Credit
Sunway Intensive English Programme Pass Level 4 with minimum 65%
ESL/ English Satisfactory level in English in Pre-University programmes where the medium of instruction is English
Cambridge English (Advanced) Minimum 67


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