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‘Dasein’(‘da : za-in ), a connotation derived from German philosophy, has timelessly inspired creative thinkers to discover and redefine one’s true being and existence. With that ideal in mind, Dasein Academy of Art is established in 1996 by a team of avid educators and professionals from the creative industry. Aspired to revive the role of creative education from stereotyped qualifications back to the cultivation of individual distinction, an aspired team dedicated to personal enrichment was formed. Driven by this ingenuity, Dasein Academy believes that creative education is more than just merely a skill or job-market-oriented curriculum. After all, it is through the path of creative thinking and aesthetic learning that one discovers the beauty of one’s existence; and that, is a fulfilment of a lifetime.

Dasein Academy of Art is a boutique art college run by artists for future artists. We deliver specifically tailored courses to small groups of dedicated students. We focus on unearthing each student's creative best and personal development in preparing them for a multifaceted career.

Dasein Academy of Art is a private college in Malaysia, specializing in art and design programs. We offer programs in (3D) Animation, Illustration, Graphic Design, Digital Media (Multimedia), Fine Art and Mass Communication.

The college's diploma programs are accredited with the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) and recognized by the Ministry of Education (MOE).

The college takes pride in creative transformation via Edu-Mentoring® - essentially a people-centered approach when it comes to guiding and mentoring students on individual development and growth. Edu-Mentoring® is made up of three components. Edu-Clinic - where lecturers and students have one-to-one sessions to promote understanding and individual progress. Industry professionals are often invited to mentor and inspire our students via the Edu-Lab. Students are also exposed to social activities aimed at helping the underprivileged via Edu-Social programs.

The college offers hostel and student accommodation arrangement at condominiums within 5-10 minutes walking distance to the campus and the nearest LRT station which is Sri Rampai LRT Station. The college’s Student Affairs Department offers counselling support to students, an array of clubs and societies (both course-based and non-course-based) and Student Council which hosts many exciting events and outings every year.

The college is a partner with NALA Employment which provides job placement assistance and service to our graduates who wish to work in Singapore and locally in Malaysia. The college is affiliated with many art galleries and creative agencies in Malaysia – industry professionals are invited to provide workshops and trainings to students from time to time as part of the top-up learning and to stay updated with the market trends and demands.

Each year, our students participate in a variety of competitions both nationally and internationally. Some of the recent accolades include Taiwan International Student Design Competition 2019 (Jury Special Prize) by New York’s The One Show ADC Award, USA 3x3 Magazine of Contemporary Illustration Student Award Shows 2019, Audience Favorite’s Prize at Florida Animation Festival 2019 and special feature at California’s Palm Spring International Animation Festival 2019, multiple wins in various categories in Kancil Awards 2019, Amsterdam Indigo Design Awards 2018, UOB Painting of the Year (2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019), Grand Mapping Projection (Champion) at Putrajaya Light & Motion Festival 2019, Japan’s Asia Student Package Design Competition 2017, Asia Forbes 30 under 30, 4A’s Student Awards, Cannes Lions to name a few.

Students are honoured and endorsed for their distinguished talents and abilities, reflecting the betterment and upward mobility of the college’s teaching philosophy.

The tertiary education of art and design is ever costly as compared to other courses due to the increase in academic standards and additional amenities, equipment and art materials. However, the reward of a creative career is usually more satisfying as it will eventually become a life-long professional exploration and personal achievement. The college offers full scholarships and partial tuition fee subsidy in the form of study grant to talented and well-qualified students to support their studies.

Courses Offered

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Certificate in Visual Communication
Level: Certificate Level
Fees (Local): RM12,000 - RM14,000
Duration: 1 Year 4 Months
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Diploma in Animation
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): RM44,000 - RM50,000
Duration: 2 Years 8 Months
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Diploma in Digital Media
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): RM44,000 - RM48,000
Duration: 2 Years 8 Months
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Diploma in Fine Art
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): RM40,000 - RM45,000
Duration: 2 Years 8 Months
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Diploma in Graphic Design
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): RM44,000 - RM48,000
Duration: 2 Years 8 Months
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Diploma in Illustration
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): RM44,000 - RM48,000
Duration: 2 Years 8 Months
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Diploma in Mass Communication
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): RM25,000 - RM30,000
Duration: 2 Years 4 Months
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Contact Details

Dasein Academy of Art

Address:
12-G, Jalan Wangsa Delima 10
Desa Wangsa, Sec 5, Wangsa Maju
53300 Kuala Lumpur
Wilayah Persekutuan

Type: Private College

Tel: 603-4142 2990
Fax: 03-4142 1992
Website: http://www.dasein.edu.my

Active Scholarships

  • Scholarship / Fund / Loan
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  • Dasein Special Study Grant (by Portfolio)

    Deadline: Ongoing
    Partial tuition fee subsidy for students who are eligible to apply base on relevant art portfolios, previous school activities, personal hobby / interest / skills in relevant field.
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  • Dasein – EXSIM Study Grant

    Deadline: Ongoing
    Partial tuition fee subsidy for students who are eligible to apply base on academic results and parents’ annual income.
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Key Personnel

Henz Gooi Hean Chye

President , Dasein Academy of Art

It is often said that, the proper way of doing things is to do something you are sure of, that you can foresee both the outcome and consequences. Art and design are, however, the total opposite.

The ‘unknown’ factor allows us to create art pieces that are not bound nor shackled by the norm, for there are no predecessor to set any rules that will govern you nor withhold you from attempting something new a hundred times, a thousand times even. In this discovery process, there are bound to be errors and mistakes, but they are the hard proof of your efforts in attempting something new. The mistakes made are invaluable, for the lessons learnt might turn out to be your ultimate lifesaver.

An art career cannot happen overnight, but that does not mean doing art gets you no job opportunities. Companies and firms need good, creative ideas all the time – a plain presentation can be made more impactful with the right design. It is a big and competitive market out there. You can pursue a great career as a professional artist if you have talent, skills and dedication.

Student Testimonials

Lee Jun Cong

Diploma in Animation (2018)

I really like the environment here as they provide me a conducive place to learn. It is indeed fun to study here because the lecturers are nice, and they are professional when I ask for consultation. I realised that assignments in Dasein are quite challenging thus it motivates me to work even harder to achieve the standard of Dasein. The Dasein Study Grant has helped me eased my family’s financial burden for my school fees. I can now focus more on my studies.


Tan Xin Peng

Diploma in Illustration (2019)

I joined the Creative Battleground holiday art camp and got to know more about Dasein. I met like-minded people at the college and made many new friends, it was very fresh. I feel like I have been very productive since coming to Dasein, in just one semester, I can really see my improvement and I am really proud of myself for that.

Dasein Academy of Art Videos

Dasein Students & Alumni Achievement Highlights 2018/2019

Dasein Academy of Art is a boutique art college in Malaysia run by artists for future artists. We deliver specifically tailored courses to small groups of dedicated students, and we focus on unearthing each student's creative and personal development in preparing them for a multifaceted career.

Each year, our students participated in a variety of competitions both nationally and internationally. Students/ alumni/ staffs are honoured and endorsed for their distinguished talents and abilities, reflecting the betterment and upward mobility of the college’s teaching philosophy.

The college offers programs in Animation, Illustration, Graphic Design, Fine Art, Digital Media & Mass Communication.