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 30,200 (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 campus, students are also required to participate in professional productions as well as producing a graduation public presentation. The courses are conducted in both Mandarin and English. After completing the course, students can continue their studies to further pursue a bachelor’s degree with sister colleges or universities affiliated with New Era University College.

This 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 will choose a major either in theatre or visuals (film and digital video) according to their respective interests. During the entire learning process while moving towards professionalism at the same time, students from different majors will be given the opportunity to exhibit their talents and develop their potentials under the supervision of well-trained and award-winning lecturers.

To widen the students’ prospects and thinking ability, we have good connections with local as well as overseas’ theatre advocates and film directors.

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

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

Programme Modules *

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

* Selected programme modules

Minimum Entry Requirement

  • SPM with 3 Credits, AND Pass in Chinese
  • UEC with 5 Passes (including Chinese)
  • O Level / IGCSE / Other qualifications deemed equivalent by MQA

*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.



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43000 Kajang, Selangor.


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