Diploma in Performing Arts

Study Discipline: Arts & Humanities
Study Programme Details
City: Sunway
Country: Malaysia
Admission Sessions: Summer Session, Spring Session
Study Format: Full Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type



24 Months

Scholarship Available



About this Study Course

Embark on an exhilarating journey into the world of performing arts with our Diploma in Performing Arts. This interdisciplinary program spans two major disciplines, theatre, and film, offering a comprehensive curriculum that unfolds over two enriching years. Immerse yourself in a transformative learning experience, where you’ll refine your skills on stage, behind the scenes, in front of the camera, and beyond, guided by a diverse and dynamic faculty at the forefront of industry practices.


This distinctive program serves as a robust springboard for a fulfilling career in performing arts and its extensive spheres. Graduates from the Diploma in Performing Arts have seamlessly transitioned into thriving careers in theatre and film, and have made significant contributions to related industries such as television, radio, journalism, digital media, advertising, broadcasting, and social media.

Admission Requirements

  • STPM Average C or CGPA 2.0 (Minimum 2 principals) and a credit in SPM Bahasa Melayu
  • *A-Level Minimum 8 points *Points are calculated based on grades obtained for 2-3 subjects
  • Australian Matriculation ATAR 55
  • Canadian Matriculation 55%
  • Sunway Foundation in Arts CGPA 2.0
  • Sunway Foundation in Science Technology CGPA 2.0
  • Unified Examination Certificate Maximum 28 points from 5 subjects (all Grade Bs)
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Completed with minimum 24 points (excluding bonus points)
  • ELTS 6.0
  • MUET Band 4
  • SPM English B3 or B+
  • UEC English B4
  • O-Level English (1119) Credit
  • Sunway Intensive English Programme (IEP) Pass Level 4 with minimum 65%
  • ESL/English Satisfactory level in Pre-University programmes, where the medium of instruction is English
  • Improvisation
  • Theatre Practices
  • Audio-Visual Production
  • Cinema Studies
  • Professional Skills
  • Malaysian Studies 2 or Malay Language for Communication 1
  • Audio-Visual Production
  • Thought & Writing
  • Media & Culture
  • Script Writing
  • RM29,500
    for Malaysian students
  • USD6,843
    for international students

Future Career Outcomes

Graduates of our Performing Arts program not only thrive in traditional roles in theatre and film but also make a mark in evolving media landscapes. Your journey goes beyond stages and screens, with opportunities in journalism, digital media, advertising, and more.

Visa Requirements:

For visa information, please visit Malaysia page for student visa and student life.