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Programme: DIPLOMA IN PERFORMING ARTS
Department: Performance & Media
To nurture well-rounded and versatile creative individuals.
• To impart professional skills, knowledge and discipline related to theatre and audio-visual production. • To present a variety of platforms for students’ continuous learning and self-development. • To nurture creative individuals who can contribute to the cultural vibrancy of their society.
DIPLOMA IN PERFORMING ARTS
The Diploma in Performing Arts programme aims to nurture well-rounded and versatile creative individuals by giving them a rigorous, 360° education and training in the fundamentals of performance and audio-visual production. The two-in-one programme attracts young people with interests such as performing, directing, editing, writing, and back-stage and production work, because it covers all these areas, and more, over 2½ years. Through practical hands-on and academic classes, students are exposed to new ideas, skills and knowledge. They acquire new abilities while developing their existing ones. Their learning is continuous and active with platforms being given along the programme for them to try out and apply skills and knowledge as they learn them.
On-stage, behind-the-scenes, in front of the camera, behind the camera.
It is a demanding programme that requires its students to practise professional behaviours regarding punctuality, deadlines, integrity and teamwork. Students who successfully complete the programme can start to work, usually in career-entry positions in a field of their choice. Those who want to further their education can do so by transferring to a degree programme, usually to one of our partner universities in Australia where they can enter straight into the third year of a degree programme in drama or film. While the Diploma in Performing Arts can open the door to a bright future, it is only the starting point to a long career for our students. Creativity researchers have come up with what they call the “10-year rule” which indicates that no truly great creative contributions can come without at least 10 years of intense effort and preparation. Therefore to give them a head-start, our students are taught by a dynamic team of established theatre and film practitioners and academics. Besides sharing their well-seasoned skills and knowledge with students, they also provide invaluable networking and artistic and professional insights. The medium of instruction is English. Classes are small, enabling students to grow and develop as individuals.
Single Intake Entry Requirements
March 2011 Pass SPM, O-Level, UEC, or equivalent, with 3 credits, including a distinction in English 2½ years English Call Information Centre at 03-7491 8622 www.sunway.edu.my/ dpm
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KPT/JPS (KR 10221) 04/14
Diploma in Performing Arts: CUR R ICULUM MATT
Providing 360° education and training in the fundamentals of performance and audio-visual production. Audio-visual production classes cover topics such as:
• Professional use of audio-visual tools: camera, lights, sound • Pre-production: story development, concept, production planning • Production: shooting, recording, directing, performing • Post-production: editing, mixing, test screening OUTCOME: Knowledge of the ‘big picture’ of performancemaking and audio-visual production from creation to output.
Performance and theatre production classes cover topics such as:
• Learning performance through theatre games and exercises • Building a character and script analysis • Creating and producing a performance for an audience • Voice and movement exercises OUTCOME: Sufficient skills to take part in performancemaking and audio-visual projects, including technical skills, interpersonal skills, self-learning skills (e.g. persistence to solve problems and finish tasks, reflection).
Diploma in Performing Arts: PROSPECTS
Partner Universities for BA programmes
We have formal agreements with three reputable institutions abroad for our students to further their studies after the completion of their Diploma in Performing Arts. Students with good results are eligible for credit waivers of two years. Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia: • Bachelor of Creative Arts (Drama) • Bachelor of Film and Digital Media University of Tasmania, Australia: • Bachelor of Contemporary Arts University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada: • Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dramatic Arts) Students can apply to other universities of their choice. Transcripts and referral letters are provided upon request for this purpose.
Start work in career-entry positions
Examples of jobs in Theatre • Actor • Administrator • Drama teacher • Director • Director’s assistant • Producer • Production assistant • Production crew • Stage manager Examples of jobs in Film & Television • Actor • Administrator • Director • Director’s assistant • Editor • Producer • Production assistant • Production crew Examples of jobs in Media & Advertising • Actor • Administrator • Editor • Production assistant • Voice-over talent
History and theory classes cover topics such as:
• Malaysian arts and culture • Theatre practices across cultures and times • The function of media in society: film, TV, internet, etc. • Film analysis, film genres, development of modern cinema • Production design and production management OUTCOME: Knowledge of concepts, influences and theories related to performance and media, and an understanding of historical expressions of such practices and art forms.
Professional and academic subjects include:
• • • • • Critical thinking and writing Communication and presentation skills Career management Internship Collaborative performance and audio-visual projects by graduating students
OUTCOME: Capability to start work at career-entry levels (in supporting capacities) or to transfer to a BA programme in performance, dramatic arts or film.
Theatre Arts ED (Arts Education Programs for Young People) Dama Orchestra DramaLab Five Arts Centre Gardner and Wife Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPAC) The Instant Café Theatre Company (ICT) Musical on Stage Productions Film & Television Kino-i Red Communications Runningscript Da Huang Diversified Design Media Consult Media & Advertising Monsoon Records R Records AIC Exhibitions Kleo N Tony Cosmo Talents Others Penang Office for Human Development Kakiseni.com Changi General Hospital
Diploma in Performing Arts: FACULTY
Lecturers at the Department of Performance & Media come from many backgrounds in theatre, film and academia. Their combined qualifications, experience and accomplishments makes them a truly outstanding team in the field of arts education in the country.
ZAHIM ALBAKRI directed the multiple awardingwinning musicals Puteri Gunung Ledang The Musical and P. Ramlee The Musical. He has produced a string of outstanding works as a stage director and actor whose talent is sought after and celebrated in both Malaysia and Singapore. He is a founding member and artistic director and executive producer of the theatre company DramaLab. He trained as an actor at the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts in London, and holds an MA in Theatre Directing from Middlesex University. SOW YEE, AU is an experimental film/video artist whose works and film performances have been shown in Malaysia, Taiwan, Italy and USA. Her work is noted for its range and includes film and video performances, singlechannel experimental film/video and multimedia design for contemporary theatre performances. An MFA holder from the San Francisco Art Institute, her creations explore light and projected images as organic elements in space and time, besides revealing the abstract quality of everyday life. She was a recipient of the inaugural Krishen Jit Astro Fund award in 2006. In 2009, she curated a Malaysian experimental film/video programme for the Experimental Film Festival in Seoul. MARION D’CRUZ is a founder member of Five Arts Centre. She graduated with a BA in Performing Arts and an MA in Dance from Universiti Sains Malaysia and has studied classical, modern and contemporary dance in Malaysia, Indonesia, London and New York. Marion’s focus as an artist has been to create a contemporary Malaysian identity in dance and to make works that speak of what she is passionate about. A pioneering dancemaker in Malaysia, Marion now teaches, produces and choreographs – concentrating more on working with young people in multi-arts work. At the 2006 Boh Cameronian Arts Awards, Marion was awarded the Cross-Cultural Champion of the Arts Award. ZALFIAN FUZI is an actor and director with an MA in Theatre Directing from Middlesex University. An associate director of the Instant Café Theatre Company, he jointly runs its FIRSTWoRKS programme with its founding member and artistic director Jo Kukathas to develop new writing for the Malaysian stage. DR. NILOUFER HARBEN holds a PhD from Royal Holloway College, University of London and was a recipient of the American Council of Learned Societies/ Fulbright Fellowship and Harvard/Yenching Fellowship. Specialising in English drama history and literary criticism, she is the author of Twentieth Century English History Plays: From Shaw to Bond. ANNE JAMES was trained in theatre at Universiti Sains Malaysia and Northwestern University (USA). A much respected and awardwinning actor who has performed both locally and internationally, she has had the privilege of working with a number of famous directors and theatre companies including Krishen Jit, Richard Schechner, Ong Keng Sen (TheatreWorks, Singapore), Joe Hasham (The Actors Studio), William Gluth, Hiroshi Koike, Ivan Heng (WildRice, Singapore), Zahim Albakri (DramaLab), Edwin Sumun, Jo Kukathas (Instant Café Theatre Company) and Natalie Hennedige (Cake Theatre, Singapore). PUAY TIN, LEOW is a published playwright whose major plays Three Children, Ang Tau Mui and Family have been produced in Malaysia, Singapore, Tokyo, Berlin, Cairo, Adelaide, Melbourne, and New York. Her theatre experiments centre around writing and performance, and include the use of modular texts from diverse sources. She graduated with an MFA in Theatre from the University of Hawaii, and currently heads the Department of Performance & Media. IMRI NASUTION is a versatile filmmaker. His skills include cinematography, sound recording, editing, and even acting, but it is directing that has always been his core strength. Graduated with a diploma in filmmaking, Imri has been directing documentaries, music videos, business programmes and TV series since 1999. He is also a co-founder of Kino-i, a production company that has been playing a key role in nurturing talents by conducting certified trainings and workshops on new film techniques for young people. Together with his team in Kino-i, Imri believes in productive growth through effective knowledge-sharing. MARK TEH is one of the busiest and most versatile talents in contemporary Malaysian theatre. His projects are particularly concerned with the issues of Malaysian history, education and participation. Starting out in college as a member of the ARTicle 19 and Akshen youth theatre collectives, he has since been engaged in a range of collaborative projects which include facilitating community arts workshops, directing documentary performances, researching and teaching. He was the inaugural recipient of the Most Promising Artist Award at the 2002 Boh Cameronian Arts Awards and is a member of Five Arts Centre. Mark is the creative producer for new media projects such as the PopIN information network for Malaysian youth, The Fairly Current Show and MP3. MELISSA TEOH holds a BA in Theatre (Directing and Production Design) from Pepperdine University, USA. She was an active theatre practitioner in Los Angeles, working as a production stage manager, designer, and in theatre operations before relocating home to Malaysia. Melissa now lectures and works freelance both locally, with theatre companies such as Instant Café Theatre Company and Dama Orchestra, and abroad.
AZMYL MD YUSOF a.k.a. AZMYL YUNOR holds a MA (Communication) from RMIT University, Australia. A singer-songwriter, musician, and academic in the area of media and cultural studies, he has shared the stage with acts as diverse as underground punk luminaries Carburator Dung and sound artist Goh Lee Kwang and mainstream icons M. Nasir and Khatijah Ibrahim. He is a co-artistic director of Troubadours Enterprise (which organises the annual KL Sing Song music showcase and promotes local original music) and a co-founder of the Experimental Musicians and Artists Co-operative Malaysia (EMACM). He is also a member of Projek Wayang with theatre actor and writer Fahmi Fadzil.
Sharmila Subramaniam BA in Mass Communication, UKM
Rajesh Subramaniam a.k.a. Raje Sound engineer and designer trained at the School of Audio Engineering (S.A.E.), and professional drummer
Niki Cheong Social media advocate, one of Malaysia’s top bloggers and Twitterers, Deputy Editor of The Star’s youth platform R.AGE and columnist of The Bangsar Boy. James Lee Award-winning film director, noted for works The Beautiful Washing Machine, Waiting for Love, Call If You Need Me. Also a theatre director, photographer, performer and trained graphic designer. Lee Jia Ping Jia Ping has over 10 years stage and production managing experience and gained her Stage Managing experience working with the best theatre companies in KL and the UK. Fikri Jermadi Filmmaker and educator Fikri Jermadi holds an MFA in Filmmaking (Directing) from the Korea National University of Arts. Recently appointed filmmaker-inresidence at Monash University, Sunway Campus. Nik Jassmin Hew Began freelance TV writing in 2005, and has since written TV magazines, documentaries, tele-movies and drama series, including hit Disney series Waktu Rehat, legal series Sadiq & Co, biopic Apa Dosaku, The Story of Sybil Khatigasu, Impian Illyana and its spin-off Impian. Her works have been aired on every national television channel in Malaysia, as well as Singapore’s Suria Channel. Eddin Khoo Writer, journalist, translator and director of the Centre for the Study and Documentation of Traditional Performance. Dr. Susan Philip Academician specialising in teaching drama and active researcher of Malaysian and Singaporean theatres; PhD from Australian National University. Grey Yeoh A trained multimedia designer who collaborates in sociallyengaged arts projects both online and for live performances. Co-curated the Emergency Festival 2008 and collaborated in Five Arts Centre’s production of Gostan Forward and Wayang Fajar. Currently a creative producer for PopIN, information network for Malaysian youth.
Diploma in Performing Arts: FREQUENTLY ASKED
What is this programme about?
It’s a unique diploma programme that covers two fields: performance and audiovisual production. It gives professional training as well as an academic education in theatre and video-making.
Besides SPM and O-levels, what about other qualifications?
We also accept students with qualifications such as UEC, CIMP, STPM and diploma and degree. Mature students are accepted, so long as they meet the entry criteria.
What about scholarships?
They are available. Please visit the University’s website www.sunway.edu.my for updated information.
What about study loans?
Fees can be paid using PTPTN loans and EPF funds.
What kind of classes do students attend?
Students take practical classes in acting, directing, scripting, shooting, sound recording, editing, production planning and management. They also take history and theory classes in theatre, cinema and media studies, which involve critical thinking and writing. In a nutshell, they learn all the fundamental skills and knowledge related to performance, theatre and audio-visual production, and also industry-related skills through internship, career management and communication and presentation skills classes. As they learn, students are required to apply their skills and knowledge by participating in projects which include the production of short videos and performances. This means they have to work outside of class for project planning, rehearsals, shooting, editing, etc.
Must potential students have experience in the performing arts?
Experience is good but what is most important is their interest, and their desire to learn new things. Very often a student comes in with an expressed interest in only one area of performance, such as acting. But because the programme requires them to take classes in all aspects of performance and audio-visual production, they may discover, for example, a new talent and interest in directing for the camera or theatre-stage management along the way. They find that their options for work and further education gradually expanding. For this reason, we have students who have prior training or interest in other related fields such as music, dance and writing also joining this programme precisely because it helps to open up the horizon for their future. Their existing skills stand them in good stead on the programme, because they can make use of them in their projects.
Can I work and study part-time?
No, this is a full-time course. Besides attending classes, students are required to spend time outside of class, including evenings and weekends when necessary, on rehearsals, editing, research, group projects and discussions.
How are students assessed?
Two types of assessment are practised: on-going coursework and final essays or projects. On-going coursework assessment includes items such as tests, quizzes, in-class assignments, presentations, participation or contributions to discussions, journals, written reports. Project-based assessment includes video projects and performances.
What about jobs?
The Diploma in Performing Arts makes a great starting point to where one wants to go in the future. Students who want to pursue an academic career can progress from the Diploma to a BA, then Masters, and finally to a PhD or its equivalent MFA (Masters of Fine Art, the highest level in post-graduate studies for arts practitioners). The post-graduate qualifications would qualify them to teach at tertiary institutions of learning. Those who want to work can also do so. Usually when students finish their studies, they are about 19 or 20 years old. They are young but they can start work in supporting positions such as production assistants, production crew, director’s assistants, junior administrators, assistant editors, drama teachers and so on. Where one goes from here is really up to individual effort and talent. The performance and creative industries are open fields with a lot of possibilities, a lot of scope to do good and worthwhile things. They may not be the most lucrative in terms of income, but they yield a kind of satisfaction and an understanding about life that can’t be found in other professions.
Is it an easy programme?
It’s hard work plus fun. The programme can be quite a shock to those who think that the creative arts is easy, just get up and act or just shoot with the camera. But actually one needs to be mentally and physically prepared for the challenge. Rehearsals, shoots and editing can be exhausting, taking long hours. Students who do well are selfmotivating, focused and have self-discipline.
What are the entry criteria?
Because the level of difficulty of the programme is high, we encourage those with good results in SPM or O-levels to apply although the minimum qualification is a pass in SPM or O-levels with three credits. Potential candidates should have a distinction in English or at least a strong credit. It doesn’t matter if their subjects were from the Arts or Science stream.
I have good results for my SPM. My family and friends think it would be a waste if I joined this programme.
The more A’s the better – your scholastic skills will be put to good use on our programme. We have had many students who come in with excellent results (see list below, 2010-2007). In fact, at Sunway University College, students with excellent results are eligible for entrance scholarships from the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation.
STUDENT Ameer Nazrin Moore Chong Chan Win Chang Wing Thai Keilly Lim May Harn Irena Georgia De Filippou Shakira Kavanagh Mikaail Kavanagh Thong Kar Mun Jewel Yip Sally Ann Chan Joanna Soh SCHOOL SM Dato’ Abdul Razak, Seremban, Negri Sembilan SM Chong Hwa Persendirian, Kuala Lumpur SM Chong Hwa Persendirian, Kuala Lumpur SMK Assunta, Petaling Jaya, Selangor Kolej Tuanku Ja’afar, Negri Sembilan Kolej Tuanku Ja’afar, Negri Sembilan SMK Seri Bintang Selatan, Kuala Lumpur SMJK Katholik, Petaling Jaya, Selangor SMK Taman Connaught, Kuala Lumpur SMK Sultan Sulaiman, Kuala Terrengganu, Terengganu ACADEMIC LEVEL SPM SPM SPM SPM O-Levels O-Levels SPM SPM SPM SPM A’s 4 9 6 6 5 5 6 6 10 10 SCHOLARSHIP RM 2,000 RM 8,000 RM 4,000 RM 4,000 RM 3,000 RM 3,000 RM 4,000 RM 4,000 RM 3,000 RM 8,000
Diploma in Performing Arts: INTERNSHIPS & FUTU
Grace Lee I interned with Da Huang Pictures at Kampung Tungku SS1 in Petaling Jaya as a production assistant dealing with paperwork, accounts, on-set shooting and video-editing. Next, I will be looking for work at production houses. I will also be working on my own event management company. Negar Daghighi Masouleh I interned with Musical on Stage Productions company from March 2010 till June 2010. I was a production assistant for the musical ‘Kita’. It was fun and I learnt a lot about production management and a stage manager’s work. I am glad to have the opportunity to work with a very big production in Istana Budaya. I am applying to Deakin University in Melbourne to study drama. In the meantime, I will be looking for work to get more experience in the industry.
Lynn Loo I did my internship at Da Huang Pictures as a production assistant. I helped out whenever there was a shoot. I also did data entry and assisted with the preparation of materials needed for submitting short films to film festivals. After this, I will be going around looking for jobs especially in places like Kino-i, Da Huang Pictures, and so on. Siti Nur Aishah (Shasha) My internship was different from the others’. I interned at Changi General Hospital in Singapore under the Corporate Communication Department. I was a coordinator/facilitator. My work was to coordinate corporate photo shoots and video shoots. I never expected that the skills that I have acquired throughout my years here at Sunway would allow me to end up in a different industry. This internship has proved that not only can we make a
difference in the arts industry; the arts can be used in any other industry. Performing Arts does not bind you, it gives room to grow and explore. I plan to pursue a degree in producing at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT). My interest lies in producing. Diandra Arjunaidi I interned under Monsoon Records, a new upand-coming boutique recording company under the supervision of Hardesh Singh, Mario Wehle and Petrina Roach Reddy. My main tasks included handling marketing and publicity online, scouting for talents, helping to organise monthly shows, and recording audio and video footages of the events. Having just completed my diploma programme, I will be spending the next year focusing on my music career before hopefully going to the UK to pursue a degree in film. In the past six months,
I interned at Changi General Hospital… This internship has proved that not only can we make a difference in the arts industry; the arts can be used in any other industry. Performing Arts does not bind you, it gives room to grow and explore.
Students of March 2008, from left to right: Grace Lee, Negar Daghighi Masouleh, Lynn Loo, Siti Nur Aishah (Shasha), Diandra Arjunaidi, Sally Ann Chan, Melinda Wong, Lee Zhi-Li, Joanne Ooi & Nagisa Nair.
I have managed to make a name in the local singer-songwriter scene. So, I plan to pursue that even more now that I have the time. I also hope to dabble in some film acting. Hopefully post-degree, I will be an established musician and filmmaker. Sally Ann Chan I got to meet a lot of people in the arts through helping to organise events at Instant Café’s House of Art and Ideas (CHAI), and learned to make tea from Jo Kukathas while interning as a production assistant with theatre company Instant Café Theatre Company in Petaling Jaya. I wanted to apply for a BFA (in acting) after college. However, it is very pricey. So, I got a job with Singapore Airlines as a flight attendant, to create funds for the future. I will be leaving a week after finishing my studies.
Melinda Wong I interned with music producer Hardesh Singh and was mainly based in R Records. But I helped out in Monsoon Records as well. I helped with video and sound editing, recording and music composing. I also got to help to produce my first single. I will be working part-time in R Records and also pursuing music as a career. Lee Zhi-Li I interned in the Instant Café Theatre Company (ICT) for three months, under the supervision of its associate director Zalfian Fuzi. I plan to have a personal syllabus that I tailormake for myself. I want to delve deeper into expanding my skill set for knowledge. After that, the pursuit of happiness.
Joanne Ooi I interned with a company called Musical on Stage Productions, and worked on the production of the musical ‘Kita’ at Istana Budaya in Kuala Lumpur. My role was as assistant stage manager. I was also a backstage crew. I am happy to get into the film and theatre industry. I am not planning to further my studies at the moment. I am planning to work for experience. Nagisa Nair I did my internship at Kakiseni (which was then winding down) as a general assistant. I helped my bosses with that process and learned a lot about permits and the technical side of the business. I hope to further my studies as a theatre practitioner. My target at the moment is to study drama at Deakin University, Melbourne.
Diploma in Performing Arts: TESTIMONIALS FROM
Enrolling in this programme has helped a lot in helping me decide what I really like and what to do in the future. Being exposed to theatre, film, musical theatre, writing, media etc, has really widened my options. Also, one of the biggest benefits I have gotten from DPA (Diploma in Performing Arts) would be self-confidence and self-esteem. Prior to DPA, I couldn’t talk to a crowd. And last but not least, DPA has taught me most of everything I know about the arts. Two-and-a-half years here taught me life, fun and survival! It’s fun, exciting, challenging. We learn a lot of things, from behind the camera to in front of the camera, on-stage and off. You should enter this programme if your dreams and passions are located in the theatre or film industry. It is a world where you discover your true self.
Tania Prabha, 2009 intake
Besides performing, with its wide range of classes, it has also equipped me with skills to be a writer, producer and even filmmaker.
Yong Zhen Kheng, 2009 intake
I have always wanted to be an actor, but now, instead of acting only, I would also like to be a professional stage director and stage manager and work in different kinds of productions in different places with different people.
Amelia Chen, 2005 intake
DPA has changed me to be a better person. I used to be the quietest in the class and dared not voice out anything even though I spotted problems. But now I have opened up and am not afraid to voice out anymore.
Diandra Arjunaidi, 2008 intake
I have had no regrets having chosen this programme over a normal Pre-U course even though my SPM results (10A’s) invited scholarship offers. I chose this programme because I believe in doing what I love. The arts is a very broad field and all the experiences and things I have learned at the department and outside came to be of use in surprising ways. And the skills I have developed here, from writing to management, can be applied to any other fields. For example, I used my improvisation and acting skills to get a job with SIA.
Olivia Kang, 2007 intake
I have been acting professionally since 2002 being involved in sitcoms, dramas, tele-movies, commercials and films. I loved what I was doing but then I started to think that acting just wasn’t enough. I wanted to learn more. What goes on behind the camera, how to produce, how is a screenplay written, what are the acting methods? I wanted to know it all.
Lynn Loo, 2008 intake
If you are interested in acting, stagemanaging, directing, designing, theatre and film, it’s a good place to enrol yourself because the programme introduces you to many different various subjects. Then, your job scope will be very wide.
Sharifah Sofia, 2005 intake
Joyce Tay, 2007 intake
Sally Ann Chan, 2008 intake
STUDENTS PAST AND PRESENT
I have learnt how to communicate with people better and expand my contacts. I have also become more confident in being around people. This diploma has set me on a path where I now know where I stand in the world and where I go from here. It has also made me more worldly and empathetic, with a more knowledgeable, understanding perspective of our universe. In other words, I have become more human. The programme shattered my impression that the performing arts were a fun and easy-going occupation. It was fun, no doubt, but it also required a great deal of team-work, discipline and passion.
Joanne Ooi, 2008 intake
I chose to study here because of the quality of the lecturers, the subjects in the programme, and the reputation of the college. Also because I can go for further studies after finishing my studies here.
Tengku Amalia Zahirah, 2005 intake
It takes perseverance and a lot of hard work to finish this programme as the lecturers, who are also industry practitioners, are passionate and take their job very seriously. Truth be told, it is a painful process BUT you’ll be glad with the end results.
Lee Zhi-Li, 2008 intake
I personally think that this programme will help you build self-confidence, independent and creative thinking, presentation skills, discipline, time management and all these will be essential to any career you pursue.
Barbara Tiu, 2009 intake
Because the programme covers a wide variety of studies in theatre and film. It has given me a better perspective of knowing what I want. I also chose it because I have always wanted to explore acting.
Adrian Teh, 2006 intake
Aaron Teoh, 2006 intake
June Wong, 2007 intake
Diploma in Performing Arts: GRADUATES
Out in the creative industries and furthering their studies
Transferred to Tasmania University, Australia; Bachelor of Contemporary Arts. Switched jobs in 2010, from production assistant in a film production company to working at a bank in Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur. When asked what was the relevance of her diploma to the job at the bank interview, she replied “people skills”. Production manager (Five Arts Centre), assistant director (Gospel Assembly, Sungai Buloh), assistant stage manager.
Transferred to Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia; Bachelor of Creative Arts (Drama)
Editor of new media projects, That Effing Show, PopIN, information network for Malaysian youth, and PopTeeVee.
Transferred to Glamorgan University, Wales: BA in Performance and Media, with two years’ credit waiver on application.
Sarvinder Kaur a.k.a. Soni Deol
Went into commercial music production after completing his DPA studies. Planning to study business, to learn international marketing to market his own music and his family business.
Faiq Syazwan Kuhiri
Stage and film actor, including Waiting for Love directed by James Lee.
Transferred to the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada; BFA in New Media, with one year’s credit waiver on application.
Transferred to Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia; Bachelor of Film and Digital Media.
Balram Tikaram Kami a.k.a. Ballu
TV and film actor, including Pisau Cukur directed by Bernard Chauly.
Stage and commercial actor, including Cuci: The Musical directed by Zahim Albakri.
Roger Liew, June Wong, Khoo Ee Ping, Syamsul Azhar Mohamad Azmi & Howard Law
FINAL-YEAR COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS
BY STUDENTS 2010 -2007
Ini Tak Boleh Ini and Bird Flu, final-year stage projects by March 08 intake students, October 2010. Da Bao: Takeaway, final-year screen projects by March 08 intake students, October 2010.
Snapshots of Broken (Noir), (Acting and Directing for the Camera)
Crumbling Cookie and The Props of Life, final-year screen projects by March 07 intake students, July 2009. Jiwa Hari-hari, final-year screen project by August 06 intake students, December 2008. All in the Timing, final-year stage project by March 06 intake students, July 2008. Propping Up Daisies, final-year stage project by September 05 intake students, December 2007. On Peak Hill, final-year screen project by September 05 intake students, December 2007. Trojan Women, final-year stage project by January 05 intake students, April 2007.
Scene from Trojan Women, (Final-Year Stage Project)
Snapshots from Insomnia, Electric President, (Audio-Video
Snapshots from Jiwa Hari-hari, (Final-Year Screen Project)
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