Faculty of Dance offers a comprehensive study in mastering different techniques in various genres of dances from Malaysia, Asia and Western. In the Diploma level, the main focus of the faculty is to produce high calibre and professional dancers who are well-trained and knowledgeable especially in the fundamental knowledge of arts as well as techniques in traditional and contemporary dances. The objective of this faculty is to produce graduates who are able to generate creative work and conduct workshops and courses in the area of dance.

Based on Malaysian traditional dances, Faculty of Dance explores the dance’s field globally through studio activities, lectures and production through hands-on learning method from the teaching experts such as master teachers, prominence artists and experts from the industry, professionals and experienced lecturers, reading references, dance workshops with prominence artists from the industry as well as project implementation. The extensive course syllabus provides the skills, experience and enthusiasm among the graduates in dance who are able to contribute to the development of Malaysian dance industry.


Diploma in Dance

Faculty of Dance offers a comprehensive study in mastering different techniques in various genres of dances from Malaysia, Asia and Western. In the Diploma level, the main focus of the faculty is to produce high calibre and professional dancers who are well-trained and knowledgeable especially in the fundamental knowledge of arts as well as techniques in traditional and contemporary dances. The objective of this faculty is to produce graduates who are able to generate creative work and conduct workshops and courses in the area of dance.

Based on Malaysian traditional dances, Faculty of Dance explores the dance’s field globally through studio activities, lectures and production through hands-on learning method from the teaching experts such as master teachers, prominence artists and experts from the industry, professionals and experienced lecturers, reading references, dance workshops with prominence artists from the industry as well as project implementation. The extensive course syllabus provides the skills, experience and enthusiasm among the graduates in dance who are able to contribute to the development of Malaysian dance industry.

Bachelor of Dance (Hons)

The faculty offers a degree in Bachelor of Dance (Hons) in two courses, (i) Performance (Traditional and Contemporary) and (ii) Choreography. This comprehensive programme aims to produce graduates with mastery skills in various techniques of Malaysian, Asian and Western dances in general, and acquired one major course in one particular field. The main objective of the programme is to produce international standard of professional dancers and choreographers who are well-educated in the theory and history aspects.

The essential aim of the faculty is to produce dancers and choreographers with excellent knowledge and professionalism and to contributes more performers in the field of dance who are able to be a good leader and work dynamically in the effort to improve the nation’s creative industry. Through the study programme that focuses on the education of theory and philosophy, the faculty equipped the graduates with knowledge and methods to conduct research so that they can also be practitioners, educators, consultants and reference centre for dance ethnology.

The programmes offered under the Faculty of Dance in Bachelor of Dance (Hons) are:

i.BACHELOR OF DANCE (HONS) (PERFORMANCE)

This module aims to train and nurture student’s talent in performances in order to produce high calibre dancers. The courses offered include the Malay, Chinese and Indian traditional dances as well as the form and technique of Ballet, Jazz, Tap and Contemporary. The purpose of the programme is to fulfil the shortage of talented dancers in the performance of dance drama or musical theatre in performing arts industry in Malaysia.

ii.BACHELOR OF DANCE(HONS) (CHOREOGRAPHY)

Through the module, students will be taught on the methodology and knowledge to raise the inner creativity in oneself with the wide exposure in the latest working style. Courses include music composition for dance, lighting design, stage and dance management, and multimedia. The form and style of the choreography required for the industry are totally different from ‘Broadway’ to dance drama and contemporary or commercial. Therefore, students will be equipped with all the skills and knowledge needed through the major course.

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