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Diploma in Cinematography

Offered by: Multimedia University (MMU)
Exam BodyInternal Diploma, Malaysia
Course Duration2 years
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
FacultyFaculty of Cinematic Arts (FCA)
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Level of StudyDiploma Level
Field of StudyAudio-visual Techniques & Media Production
Course Description

Diploma in Cinematography is a programme that brings students on a journey to discover the art of storytelling through the craft of lighting and camera technology. Adopting a practical and theoretical approach, students will develop the competence of a professional cinematographer comfortable with the latest equipment, while seeking to advance the art form of Cinema.

The programme goes beyond the cinematographer’s camera to explore the integral peripheral equipment used in the entire cinematography department. The practical stages of pre-production, production and post-production are covered, while the theory of image-making is investigated through film screenings, analysis and discussions.


Year 1

  • Ideation
  • Artistic Visualisation
  • Creative Expression
  • Storytelling Through The Lense
  • Pitching & Fundraising
  • Basic Photography
  • Visual Engineering
  • Lighting Design 1
  • Camera Operation
  • Art History
  • Literary Readings
  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Pop Culture
  • Creative Leadership
  • Persuasive Media

Year 2

  • Sound Appreciation
  • Short Media Content
  • Final Year Project
  • Color Grading
  • Lighting Design 2
  • Camera Technology
  • History of Cinema
  • Cinema and Sociology
  • Social Media as Marketing Tools
  • Industrial Training

University Subjects

  • Basic Academic Writing
  • Co-Curriculum
  • Pengajian Malaysia / BM Komunikasi 1
  • Family and Society in Malaysia
Entry Requirements
  • Pass SPM/O-Level or its equivalent with a minimum of Grade C in at least three (3) subjects; OR
  • Pass UEC with a minimum of Grade B in at least three (3) subjects ; OR
  • Pass in STPM or its equivalent with a minimum of Grade C (GP 2.00) in at least one (1) subject; OR
  • Pass in STAM with Grade Maqbul (Pass) OR
  • Recognised Creative Multimedia Certificate or its equivalent; OR
  • Recognised related Technical and Vocational Certificate or its equivalent with one (1) year relevant work experience or one (1) semester bridging programme; OR
  • Pass SKM Level 3 or any qualifications equivalent to Certificate (Level 3, MQF) in a related field AND Pass SPM with a minimum of 1 Credit in any subject.
Career ProspectsDirector of Photography, Cinematographer, Photographer, Videographer, Camera Operator, Lighting, Grip

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

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