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Bachelor of Arts (Fine Arts) (Hons) #

Offered by: Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
Exam BodyInternal Degree, Malaysia
Course Duration8 Sem
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees (International Student)USD3056/Year
FacultyApplied Arts - School of the Art
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyArts & Design
Stream RequirementsArts/Science Stream
Additional NotesUPU Code (for reference): SA07
Course Description

Fine Art is a vital form of cultural expression that enriches our lives and challenges our views of the world. We rely on the arts to enrich our lives as well as to challenge our interpretation of the world around us. The discipline of Fine Arts invites us to expand our vision through creative experimentation and the unique possibilities of communicating with our surroundings through art.

The Fine Art programme at USM's School of the Arts offers the opportunity for students to concentrate and explore their specific area of interest via traditional and new forms of art. Explorations in new art forms such as media and electronic arts enable students to further develop conceptual thinking and creative possibilities presented by rapidly expanding technology. The Fine Art degree programme is designed to present a number of distinguished approaches to art making and analysis on a broad overview of technique, theory, and history.

The Fine Arts programme encourages independent thinking, self-motivation, and an experimental approach to studio practices. Courses are offered in art history, sculpture, painting, drawing, photography and printmaking. An integral part of the Fine Art major's undergraduate final year asessment is Projek Seni (Final Art Project) that focuses on students' area of concentration, culminating in an exhibition on campus at the end of the academic year

Entry Requirements

Minimum entry requirements to all programmes are Malaysian Higher School Certificate of Education and Malaysian Certificate of Education with a credit pass in Bahasa Malaysia. Applicants with previous professional / industrial experience may be accepted in lieu of some, or all, of the formal academic requirements.

As for the international students, academic qualifications which are considered to be equivalent will be placed into consideration. Applicants will be advised on the matter.

STPM with PNGK 2.67, MUET- band 1, interview & audition, art & design portfolio (to be reviewed during interview), pass the USM MunsYI Test, matriculate with PNGK 2.67 (for applicants from matriculation programonly), diploma that are recognized by the university senate (for applicants from diploma program only) AND pass the USM interview. 

Career Prospects

Freelance / full time artists, Art Consultant, Cataloguer, Art Teacher / Educator /Researcher / Academic, 3-D Digital Sculptor, Academic Advisor, Art Handler, Director of Photography, Artistic Director, Curator, Artist Works Associate, Director of Art Events, Gallery Assistant, Grant Writer, Media and Communication Designer, Production Manager, Studio Assistant.

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

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