AKADEMI SENI KEBANGSAAN (ASK) was established in 1994 under the Ministry of Culture, Arts and Tourism Malaysia. Now known as AKADEMI SENI BUDAYA DAN WARISAN KEBANGSAAN (ASWARA) established on August 1, 2006 through ACT Academy of Arts, Culture and Heritage, 2006 (Act 653).

ASWARA is the only institution in the field of high teaching art solely by the Royal Malaysian supported under the Ministry of Culture and ramble; it provides learning, inquiry and academic publishing and solemn professional advice in the field of arts culture and heritage. ASWARA aims to produce knowledgeable employees and authoritative arts to strengthen the sustainability of the art heritage of the country and meet the charging state of the art industry.

ASWARA are responsible for producing graduates who are able to become a scholar, advocate, foster, perpetrators and practitioners of art, culture and heritage at the course of diploma, degree and highest honors in the fields of theater, dance, writing, animation, music, film and television as well as arts and cultural management.