Bachelor of Cinematic Arts (Hons.)

(N/213/6/0100) 01/18 (MQA/FA2287)

This three-year programme takes a comprehensive approach to the “script-to- screen” method of filmmaking, where students begin their studies with the basics of idea development right up to producing and showing work of their own. Cinematic Arts students are taught to merge theory and practice as well as work on short films, ranging from narrative fiction film and documentary to music video and interactive and experimental moving images.

Mentorship from full-time lecturers and industry professionals accelerates the synergy of theory and practice and stimulate critical reflection, intellectual growth and interpersonal communication; thus helping students to realise their personal goals and develop into well rounded members of our increasingly global society.


  • Pass Foundation / Matriculation in the related field from a recognised institution*; *Candidates from non-related field may be admitted subject to a rigorous internal assessment process; OR
  • Pass STPM or its equivalent with 2 principals; OR
  • Pass UEC with minimum of grade B in at least five (5) subjects inclusive of English; OR
  • Pass Diploma in the related or relevant field from a recognised institution with minimum CGPA of 2.50** **Candidates with CGPA below 2.50 but above 2.00 may be admitted subject to a rigorous internal assessment process.
  • English Entry Requirement for International Students: All programmes offered by Faculty of Cinematic Arts require a minimum score of 5.0 for IELTS or its equivalent.


Cinematic Arts Design 1
Cinematic Arts Design 2
Film Study 1
Film Study 2
Production Management
Principles of Directing and Acting
Post Production 1
Screenwriting Fundamentals
Sound Design
Workplace Communication
Hubungan Etnik (Local)
Pengajian Malaysia 3 (International)
Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia (Local)
Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2 (International)

Documentary Design
New Mode of Cinematic Arts Design
Fundamentals of Documentary
New Modes of Cinematic Production
Asian Cinema
Production Design and Art Direction
Visual Effects

Cinematic Arts Design Project 1
Cinematic Arts Design Project 2
Cinematic Research Project
Cinematic Applications
Portfolio Preparations
TV Production
Professional Practice and Management
Media Law
Business and Entrepreneurship in Malaysia
Bahasa Kebangsaan A (local)
Foreign Languages (Local and International)

Post-Production 2
Advanced Screenwriting
Advance Production
Motion Capture
Costume Design and Make-up
Mobile Cinema
Sound Design 2
Intro. To Special Effect


  • Film and Television Production
  • Television Programming
  • Advertising
  • Post-Production
  • Screenwriting
  • Documentarian
  • Education/Academia
  • Culture/Creative Industries


Dr. Boon Kia Meng


Ts. Kan Lume


Dr. Azlan Razif Yahaya


Ts. Saufee Mohammad


Syed Amar Ghazi Syed Ahmad Alkugsi


Ahmad Faris Shah Azman


Tan Jia Cheng

Assistant Lecturer



Founder of Da Huang Pictures

Born 1978 in Kuantan, she is the first Malaysian filmmaker who has won prestigious awards in international film festivals such as Busan International Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival and Oberhausen Short Film Festival. She is also the first Malaysian filmmaker invited to the Cannes Cinefondation Residency.

In 2005, she set up Da Huang Pictures and started the Malaysian New Wave.

Mui had also jury for International Film Festival Rotterdam, Busan Film Festival, Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival, Shanghai International Film Festival, Beijing Independent Film Festival, Hong Kong IFVA Award, Vladivostok International Film Festival etc.

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Associate Professor of Practice, Writing Division, School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California


  • Master of Fine Arts, screenwriting 1992
    School of Cinema-Television, University of Southern California
    Honors: Thesis passed ‘with distinction’
  • Bachelor of Journalism, news/editorial 1979
    School of Journalism, University of Missouri
  • Founded the Frank Daniel Endowed Fund for writing students at the USC School of Cinema.
  • Represented by WME.
  • Member of the Writers Guild of America-West.

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