Career Guide

Fields of Study: Arts and Design

by StudyMalaysia.com on March 17, 2017

Arts and Design

What’s It About ?

The arts is the study of creating and performing works of art, music, dance and drama; and includes the study of design. This field aims to develop an understanding of the artistic and technical aspects of the creation, production and performance of music, dance and drama, as well as of design and craft. It also includes the study of the history, development and theory of performing arts, fine arts, visual arts, design and more.

In performing arts you will acquire the skills to arrange, transcribe and conduct musical compositions and scores, play musical instruments, sing as a soloist or member of a group. You may learn to critique, choreograph and produce performances.

In design and fine arts, you will use techniques to harmonise line, colour, design and form; develop ideas for artistic presentation; and select artistic media, methods and materials to produce artistic objects and creations.


Possible Occupations

  • Actors
  • Agents and Business
  • Managers
  • Art, Drama, and Music Teachers
  • Choreographers
  • Cinematographer
  • Commercial and Industrial Designers
  • Craft Artists
  • Creative Directors
  • Curators
  • Dancers
  • Directors
  • Directors- Stage, Motion Pictures, Television, and Radio
  • Event Managers
  • Exhibition Designers
  • Fashion Buyers
  • Fashion Designers
  • Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators
  • Interior Designers
  • Make-up Artists
  • Model Designers
  • Music Composers and Arrangers
  • Music Directors
  • Musicians
  • Photographers
  • Poets, Lyricists and Creative Producers (TV, Film, Radio and Print)
  • Productions Managers
  • Program Directors
  • Set and Exhibit Designers
  • Singers
  • Talent Directors
  • Visual Display Artists
  • Writers and Authors
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Courses Offered In This Field
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Source: Education Guide Malaysia 14th Ed.