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Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting & Directing)(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): SA06
Course Description

The BFA Degree in Acting and Directing is the most comprehensive practical degree offered in a Malaysian university. There are courses in contemporary acting, directing and scenography supported by performing skills courses in traditional theatre such as Mak Yong, Wayang Kulit and Bangsawan, preparing graduates for a flexible stage career. We embrace a global audience. Our highest aim is to train artistic leaders - in every theatrical discipline - who create bold new works that astonish the mind, challenge the heart, and delight the senses.

We foster curiosity, invention, bravery, and humour, promoting practical innovation and personal revelation as lifelong habits of the performing artist. This degree reflects the diversity and excitement of the subject in the new Millenium and gives students the opportunity to look at the theory and practice of performance in a range of media.

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 programme only), diploma that are recognized by the university senate (for applicants from diploma programme only) AND pass the USM interview.

Career Prospects

Theatre and Film/TV Director, Producer, Professional Actor, Academician, Stage Manager, Events Manager, Broadcaster, Cultural Officer, Production and Company Management, Publicity and Marketing, Literary and Artistic Management, TV Research, Theatre Outreach Work.

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

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