Bachelor of Cinematic Arts (Hons.)

Faculty of Cinematic Arts (FCA)

(R/213/6/0100) 01/23 (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.


  • Entry Requirements
    • • 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.
  • Programme Structure
    • Core
      • Year 1
        • Cinematic Arts Design 1
          Film Study 1
          Production Management
          Principles of Directing and Acting
          Screenwriting Fundamentals
          Cinematic Arts Design 2
          Film Study 2
          Sound Design
      • Year 2
        • Documentary Design
          Fundamentals of Documentary
          Asian Cinema
          New Modes of Cinematic Arts Design
          New Modes of Cinematic Production
          Production Design and Art Direction
          Visual Effects
      • Year 3
        • Cinematic Arts Design Project 1 & 2
          Cinematic Research Project
          TV Production
          Professional Practice and Management
          Cinematic Applications
          Portfolio Preparation
          Media Law
    • Elective Modules
      • Year 1
        Advanced Post-Production
        Advanced Screenwriting
        Motion Capture

        Year 2
        Advanced Production
        Sound Design 2
        Special Effects

        Year 3
        Costume Design and Make up
        Mobile Cinema

    • University Subjects
      • Year 1
        Workplace Communication
        Hubungan Etnik (Local)
        Pengajian Malaysia 3 (International)
        Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia (Local)
        Bahasa Melayu Komunakasi 2 (International)

        Year 2
        Bahasa Kebangsaan A (Local)
        Foreign Languages (Local and International)

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