BA (Hons) Digital Film Production

Sunway University
Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Bachelor's Degree
Study mode
3 years
March August
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About this course

The BA (Hons) Digital Film Production explores the creative and professional aspects of film production including short film and documentary, scriptwriting, sound design, acting, transmedia content creation, post-production, entrepreneurship and internship with the widest and most value-added applications.

The programme aims to produce versatile creative producers who are skilled in audio-visual production and transmedia application across multiple screens to enhance capability and competency in Malaysia’s growing creative economy. The expertise acquired in this programme will be relevant to a diverse range of conventional and new career options within and beyond the current media landscape that has been revolutionised by digital technology.

With our innovative Hands-on Approach to teaching, you will find yourselves completely immersed in your course of study, surrounded by award-winning faculty and working with up-to-date equipment and facilities. You will also be trained to foster critical thinking and communication skills in order to fulfil your full academic potential. Upon completion of the programme, you would have amassed an impressive portfolio of work, the best of which will be screened at our end-of-year Public Graduation Showcase.

This degree is validated by Lancaster University and upon successful completion of the programme, graduates are awarded two certificates; one from Sunway University and another from Lancaster University.

Entry Requirements

  • A Level: DD / DEE (minimum 8 points)
  • Australian Matriculation: ATAR 55
  • Canadian Matriculation: 55%
  • MUFY: 220 (55%)
  • Sunway Foundation in Arts: 50%
  • Sunway Foundation in Science and Technology: 50%
  • UEC: Maximum 28 points from 5 subjects (all Grade Bs)
  • IB: Completed with minimum 24 points (excluding bonus points)

English Language Requirements

  • TOEFL: 550 (paper based), 213 (computer-based), 80 (internet based)
  • IELTS: 6.0
  • PTE Academic: 50 overall (minimum 46 in each skill)
  • MUET: Band 4
  • SPM English: B3 or B+
  • UEC English: B4
  • O-Level English (1119): Credit
  • Sunway Intensive English Programme: Pass Level 4 with minimum 65%
  • ESL/English: Satisfactory level in English in Pre-University programmes where the medium of instruction is English
  • Cambridge English (Advanced): Minimum 67


Year 1

  • Introduction to Filmmaking
  • Film Studies
  • Editing Techniques I
  • Scriptwriting
  • World Cinema
  • Filmmaking: Documentary
  • Producing for Film
  • Directing for Film

Year 2

  • Asian Cinema
  • Screen Acting
  • Editing Techniques II
  • Filmmaking: Short Film
  • Media Writing
  • Principles of Media Practice
  • Visual Culture
  • Media & Cultural Studies
  • Collaborative Projects

Year 3

  • Research Project
  • Digital Cinematography
  • Creative Project
  • Arts & Society in Malaysia
  • Creative Industries & Entrepreneurship
  • Internship

Electives (choose 1 in Year 3)

  • Topic Studies 1
  • Topic Studies 2

For Local students:

  • Islamic and Asian Civilisations
  • Ethnic Relations
  • Community Service
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A (applicable to students who did not sit for SPM or did not obtain a Credit in SPM Bahasa Melayu)

For International students:

  • Malay Language for Communication 2
  • Malaysian Studies 3
  • Community Service

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