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Course Fees and Duration

Course Duration:
(24 m) 2 years
Course Tuition Fees:
Course Miscellanous Fees:


Not provided
Location of Study:
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time
Awarding University:
KDU University College

Diploma in Entertainment Arts

  Institution: KDU University College

Field Of Study:
Creative Arts, Design & Music
Level Of Study:
Course Subject:
Course Intake:
January, May, September

This course is your first step towards becoming an artiste in the entertainment industry. It aims to make you an all-rounded talent taking on a variety of roles such as singing, hosting and modelling. More importantly, you learn how to manage your own career in this highly competitive business. Hear directly from industry
professionals how to brand, position and market yourself. Whether you are rehearsing for concerts in the Black Box, participating in arts festivals, pitching your ideas to broadcasting executives or exchanging views in academic seminars, you will have a substantial portfolio even before you graduate. Another plus point of this programme is that you may actually work in the performing arts without disrupting your study plans. You can also go onto undergraduate courses for the performing arts or communication and media studies.



Course Outline

Year 1

  • Acting for the Camera
  • Acting Lab I : Performance / Showcase
  • Communication Law
  • Critical Thinking & Reading Skills
  • History & Aesthetics of World Theatre
  • Introduction to Contemporary Film Industry
  • Introduction to Entertainment Industry
  • Media, Culture & Society
  • Navigating Hollywood
  • Public Speaking Skills
  • Technopreneurship
  • Writing & Referencing Skills
Year 2

  • Acting Lab II
  • Directing Lab
  • Entertainment Marketing
  • Internship
  • Movement & Dance
  • Multimedia & Web Development
  • Personal Development Planning
  • Photo Communication
  • Playwright’s Lab

  • Introduction to Computing & Information Technology
  • Introduction to Radio Production
  • Principles of Copywriting


  • Introduction to Computing and Information Technology
  • Introduction to Radio Production
  • Principles of Copywriting

 MPU Subjects

  • Malaysian Studies
  • Islamic Studies or Moral Studies
  • Bahasa Malaysia

Entry Requirement

Academic Qualification
SPM / GCE O Level
Any other qualifications deem equivalent by the Ministry of Education, Malaysia
(or as stated in the Document Senarai Nilai Taraf, Malaysian Qualifications Agency)
Entry Requirement
Min. 3 credits
Min. 3 credits
Pass (Subject to review and approval of certified transcripts)


English Requirement

Local Student Pass (SPM / 1119 / UEC / GCE O Level examination) / Min. score of Band 4 in MUET
International Student Band 5.5 in IELTS; or a score of 213 (computer-based) or 79 (internet-based); or 550 (paper-based) in TOEFL

If English language requirements are not fulfilled, additional English module(s) may be taken at KDU UC.


Duration: 2 years

Course mode: Full time
Intakes: Jan, May and Sept
Course location:
Damansara Jaya Campus

Career Opportunities
Actors (Stage and Film) / Branding Managers / Dancers (Musical Theatre and Events) / Directors (Stage and TV) / Drama Educators / Entertainment Managers Agents / Hosts (Events and TV) / Playwrights / Production Managers / Co-ordinators