Currently the Centre offers the following programmes :

Undergraduate Programmes


  1. Bachelor of Performing Arts (Music)
  2. Bachelor of Performing Arts (Drama)
  3. Bachelor of Performing Arts (Dance)


Bachelor of Performing Arts in Music

Designed to develop students musical craft and creativity in performance, theoretical studies and applied music. Four main streams of study – performance, composition, ethnomusicology and music education – are interwoven into the curriculum allowing students to focus on areas of their particular interests. Faculty members include musicologists, practitioners and educators.

Programme Highlights:

  • Instrument / vocal studies for every students throughout the entire study period.
  • Studies on Malaysian and non-western music traditions and practice
  • Regular participation in a wide range of ensembles and masterclasses.
  • Participations in national-level productions and ensembles.

Entrance Requirements:

  • A high school diploma equivalent to Cambridge A-Level or D3 Diploma in music or music education from an accredited institution of higher learning.
  • And, a music proficiency certificate (minimum of Yamaha Grade 7 or ABRSM / Trinity Grade 5 in Practical and Theory) or other certificate of equivalent standing.


Bachelor of Performing Arts in Drama

Provides a comprehensive grounding in the theories, techniques, aesthetics, management and technologies of drama and theatre. Offers flexibility for students to choose between two trajectories, i.e. towards either professional or academic-based careers. Faculty members include experts in Asian and Southeast Asian theatre, Malaysian drama, television drama and films, acting and directing, arts and theatre management and theatre for education.

Programme Highlights:

  • Professional trajectory focussing on dramatic movements, acting, directing, theatre technology, videography, management and enterpreneurship.
  • Academic trajectory focussing on Asian and Malaysian theatre theory and history, criticism, writing, education and research.
  • Value added opportunity for students to register for inter deparmental electives and inter-faculty minor studies. Current popular minor packages are Media Studies and Malay Studies.
  • Rigorous hands-on experience through regular group and independent performances, capped with a compulsory industrial training in performing arts.

Entrance Requirements:

A high school diploma equivalent to Cambridge A-Level or D3 Diploma in performing arts or related fields from an accredited institution of higher learning.

Bachelor of Performing Arts in Dance

Aims to produce graduates proficient and skilled in professional practice and academic study of dance. Students study western and non-western dance, with particular emphasis on Malaysian dance, thus offering a well-rounded multi-cultural and cross cultural dance education at tertiary level. Dance faculty members include pioneers and experts in the field of ethnochoreology, modern and traditional choreography and dance education.

Programme highlights:

  • Modular approach facilitating students planning career in dance performance, pedagogy, critique, management and research.
  • Cross-cultural experience through studies in traditional, classical, western and contemporary dance forms.
  • Experimental learning and structured training in choreography, stage production and management.
  • Special focus on ethnochoreology and Labanotation.

Entrance Requirements:

A high school diploma equivalent to Cambridge A-Level or D3 Diploma in dance or dance education from an accredited institution of higher learning.

Last Update: April 11, 2017