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Diploma in Performing Arts

Diploma in Performing Arts

School of Arts


JPT/BPP(U)(R/212/4/0020/A4657) 4/19

About The Programme

The programme has the distinction of covering two disciplines – theatre & 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.


2 Years 6 Months (full-time)

Success Stories
Rising star

Career Prospects

  • Actor
  • Voice Over Talent
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Production Manager
  • Stage Manager
  • Cinematographer
  • Editor
  • Production Designer
  • Script Writer
  • Drama Teacher


Programme Structure

Film, Television, Media, Theatre:

  • Theatre Project
  • Improvisation
  • Theatre Practices
  • Cinema Studies
  • Video Tools
  • Introduction to Audio-Visual Production
  • Professional Skills
  • Media & Culture
  • Script Writing
  • Thought & Writing
  • Voice & Movement
  • Acting & Text
  • Modern Theatre
  • Audio-Visual Production
  • Production Design Theory
  • Production Management
  • World Cinema
  • Malaysian Arts & Culture
  • Directing for the Camera
  • Audio-Visual Post-Production
  • Career Management
  • Collaborative Screen Production Project
  • Internship
  • Collaborative Stage Production Project

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

Entry Requirement

  • SPM / SPMV / O-Level : Pass with minimum 3 credits (including a pass in Art /Technical Drawing / Portfolio)
  • UEC : Pass with minimum 3 Grade Bs (including a pass in Art /Technical Drawing / Portfolio)
  • Other Qualifications
    Any other qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis


English Requirements

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


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