Faculty of Film & Television, which was originally known as the Cinematography Program was established in May 2002 with the first intake of 12 students. On May 23, 2005 (Academic Session 2005/06), a total of 43 students from the Film Academy of Malaysia (AFM) have been absorbed into the Department of Film & Television (before converting to Faculty) following the closure of the AFM. The faculty offers a comprehensive study of theoretical and practical in a variety of skills such as directing, cinematography, editing, sound design, production design and production management. The main focus of the faculty is to produce high calibre students as well as master the knowledge in various areas in film and TV production and research methodology.
The Diploma curriculum is formed based on the three (3) main modules that are the Theory Module and Appreciation, Creative Practices and Practical Management. Each student is required to take and pass all the modules in order to graduate.
Diploma in Film & Television
The main aim of the faculty is to produce knowledgeable human capital and professional graduates. The students need to master variety of fields in film production and research. The design of the curriculum is planned to emphasis on the theory aspects with a high number of hours of practice. The programme provides spaces and opportunities for students to gain knowledge and wide-ranging skills through several teaching and learning methods such as theory classes, workshop, studio and lab work, field work, production, film screening, academic discussion with the academic figures and guest artists from the industry, locally and internationally. The people and prominence from the film industry are involved directly together with the students as panels to evaluate the students piece of works, lead the discussion/workshop on production and became guest lecturers. The views and assessments from the prominence people/artists from the industry have become the guidelines for the students to improve the quality in creating their masterpiece. The faculty, on the other hand, gets to enhance the curriculum system and teaching methods from time to time.
The lecturers are truly qualified in providing the best education to the students as they are from the industry and their skills and experience are well-known in the academic and relevant to the industry. Wide exposure through the teaching and learning system are balanced between the theory and practical; usage of state-of-the-art equipment and tools are comparable with the one used in the industry and guidance from the experienced lecturers are able to contribute actively to the development of the film industry. This programme provides opportunity for extensive skills to the students through comprehensive activities such as workshop, film production, film appreciation and screening, academic discussion with the academic figures and prominence people/artists from the industry. The practical and hands-on teaching methods are able to produced high-skilled graduates. The faculty is also committed to equip the learning infrastructure facilities are comparable with the tools used in the industry to meet the current needs of the film and television industry.
Bachelor of Film & Television (Hons)
The Faculty of Film & Television aims to produce students who are well-rounded, well-trained and professional with broad knowledge and skills in various production of film and television as well as research methodology. The faculty offers comprehensive courses in various fields of skills and specialization for instance directing, cinematography, editing and sound, production design and animation. The core courses such as theory, history and production management will strengthen and complete the teaching and learning curriculum in order to balance between theoretical and practical knowledge. Based on the fundamental education in the traditional arts as core subjects in ASWARA, students will have high awareness to produce creative masterpiece in film and television productions. In tandem with this awareness, the works created and produced by the students will carry the spirit, enthusiasm and identity of the nation. Students are given the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills through different methods of teaching and learning such as theory classes, workshop, studio and lab work, field work, production, film screening, academic discussion with the academic figures and guest artists from the industry, locally and internationally. Special extension activities conducted by the faculty such as documentary production project, fiction, animation as well as seminars and film talk integrate the students with practical knowledge so that they are ready and well-equipped to contribute their expertise to the industry. The faculty is also dedicated to provide advanced learning infrastructure facilities meet the current needs of the industry. Students will be exposed with up-to-date learning tools and equipment in production such as digital format, High Definition (HD) and post production equipment for example non-linear visual editing studio, recording studio and sound, animation studio and lots more.
The lecturers are highly qualified and dedicated in guiding the students with the best education in their creative journey of artistic endeavours. They are also the expertise and people from the industry and their skills and experience are academically recognized and relevant to the industry. Wide exposure through the teaching and learning system are balanced between the theory and practical; usage of state-of-the-art equipment and tools are comparable with the one used in the industry and guidance from the experienced lecturers enable the students to make contribution to the growth of the film industry.