Course Details

Award: Diploma in Drama & Visuals (DDV) (R2/212/4/0011) (14.02.2018-24.02.2023)
MQA Approval A8536
Duration 2.5 years (total up 7 semesters)
Intakes February & May
Total Course Fees RM 29,700 (To view complete fee structure, please click HERE)
Remark: This fee structure is applicable to Malaysian students only. Fee structure for international students please consult Institute of International Education (IIE), NEUC.
Medium of Instruction English

Course Introduction

This is a 2.5-year programme. Besides attending courses in the college, students are also required to participate in professional productions as well as producing a graduation public presentation. The courses are conducted in Mandarin and English. After completing the courses, students can continue their studies for a bachelor’s degree with sister colleges or universities of New Era College.

The course includes all aspects of performing arts on and off the stage as well as the creative field of film and digital video production.

The learning process is divided into two stages. In the first stage, students are trained in the basic aesthetics of both theatre and visual creativity including film production. In the second stage, students choose a major either in theatre or visuals (film and digital video) according to their respective interest. In the whole learning process towards professionalism, students choosing different majors  have the opportunity to exhibit their talents and develop their potentials under the supervision of well-trained and award-winning lecturers.

In order to widen the prospects and thinking ability of students, we have good connections with local as well as overseas’ theatre activists and film directors.

Apart from the professional training, our students are encouraged to participate in as many theatre activities as possible so that they can interact with the community and learn from the community.

Our aim is to nurture talents in theatre and film production. We utilize and incorporate resources from the community. It is hoped that through their participation and support, we can elevate the quality of life in the community.

Programme Modules *

  • Introduction to Drama
  • Fundamentals of Acting
  • Visual Studies
  • Introduction to Film & Video
  • History of Theatre
  • History of Cinema I
  • Basic of Theatre Production
  • Introduction to Digital Filmmaking
  • Appreciation and Analysis of Drama
  • Modern Drama
  • Elementary of Theatre Production
  • Introduction to Directing
  • Playwriting
  • Professional Apprenticeship
  • Graduation Production
  • Costume and Make Up
  • Set Design
  • Sound Design
  • Lighting Design
  • Intermediate Acting
  • Mandarin Phonetics I, II
  • Malaysia Traditional Theatre
  • Introduction to Experimental Film
  • Film and Cultural Studies
  • Documentary Production
  • English
Major in Drama
  • Directing
  • Intermediate of Theatre Production
  • Children Creative Drama Teaching
  • Mandarin Phonetics III
Major in Visuals
  • Visuals Editing
  • History of Cinema II
  • Advanced Digital Filmmaking
  • Special Topic on Film

* Selected programme modules

Minimum Entry Requirement

  • UEC with 5 Passes inclusive of Chinese
  • SPM with 3 Credits, and Pass in Chinese
  • Certificate in Humanities and Social Sciences, New Era University College
  • Other equivalent qualifications

*For detailed information on entry requirements, please contact Marketing & Sales Department.

Career Prospects

Director, Playwright, Performer, Assistant Director, Producer, Art Facilitator, Stage Manager, Lighting Designer, Set Designer, Make-up Artist, Stage crew, Drama Facilitator in primary and secondary schools, etc.

Director, Script writer, Actor, Editor, Photographer, Visual Designer, Art, Assistant Director, Production Manager, Producer, Assistant Producer, Boom Operator, Gaffer, Educator, Production crew, etc.



Blok B&C, Lot 5, Seksyen 10, Jalan Bukit,
43000 Kajang, Selangor.




Monday to Friday: 8:30am - 12:00pm; 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Saturday: 8:30am - 12:30pm

(Off on Sunday and public holidays)