Diploma In Performing Arts

Course overview

Qualification Diploma
Study mode Full-time, Online
Duration 2 years
Intakes April
Tuition (Local students) $ 12,605
Tuition (Foreign students) $ 13,442


Our Diploma in Performing Arts interdisciplinary curriculum covers two major disciplines: theatre and film. Over two years, students rigorously develop their knowledge and hone their fundamental skills in relation to both disciplines: onstage, backstage, in front of the camera, and behind the scenes. Students are supported by a diverse, experienced and dynamic faculty who reflect today's industry practices. Apart from lectures, students also learn through demonstrations, practical sessions, tutorials, viewings, discussions, performances and field trips. Students are encouraged to find a voice and be critical of their work. They also have ample opportunities to create for the here and now.

Upon completion, students may choose to further their education in Sunway, or with our partner universities in Australia and the UK.

This unique programme provides a strong head-start for employment. Students from the Diploma in Performing Arts have had successful careers not only in theatre and film, but also its related industries in television, radio, journalism, digital media, advertising, broadcasting, and social media.





$ 12,605
Local students
$ 13,442
Foreign students

Estimated cost as reported by the Institution.


$ 31
Local students
$ 147
Foreign students

Student Visa

$ 507
Foreign students

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Entry Requirements


SPM / O-Level

Pass with minimum 3 credits (including English)


Pass with minimum 3 Grade Bs (including English)

Other Qualifications

Any other equivalent qualifications.
Applicant with no standard qualification will be considered on a case-to-case basis

An APEL.A Certificate (APEL T-4) (Recognition of Prior Learning) 
(Click on this link for further information on APEL.A)


Year 1

  • Improvisation
  • Theatre Practices
  • Introduction to Audio-Visual Production
  • Cinema Studies
  • Audio-Visual Production
  • Thought & Writing
  • Media & Culture
  • Acting & Text
  • Theatre Project
  • Production Management
  • Production Design Theory

Year 2

  • Modern Theatre
  • Directing for the Camera
  • Audio-Visual Post-Production
  • Career Management
  • Malaysian Arts & Culture
  • World Cinema
  • Collaborative Screen Production Project or Collaborative Stage Production Project
  • Script Writing
  • Internship

Additional MOHE compulsory General Studies subjects

For Local Students

  • Appreciation of Ethics and Civilisation
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A (applicable to students who did not sit for SPM or did not obtain a Credit in SPM Bahasa Melayu)
  • Community Service for Planetary Health
  • English for Artists & Designers
  • Integrity & Anti-Corruption
  • Moral Education/Islamic Studies

For International Students

  • Malay Language for Communication 1
  • Community Service for Planetary Health
  • English for Artists & Designers
  • Integrity & Anti-Corruption
  • Moral Education/Islamic Studies

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