Bachelor of Cinematic Arts (Hons.) new-icon

Faculty of Cinematic Arts (FCA)

(R2/213/6/0100) 01/28 (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
        1. Pass Foundation/Matriculation studies in related field from a recognised institution; OR
        2. Pass STPM or its equivalent with a minimum of Grade C (GPA 2.00) in any two (2) subjects; OR
        3. Pass A-Level with a minimum of Grade D in any two (2) subjects; OR
        4. Pass UEC with a minimum of Grade B in at least five (5) subjects inclusive of English; OR
        5. Recognised Creative Multimedia Diploma or its equivalent with a minimum CGPA of 2.50; * OR
        6. Pass DKM/DLKM/DVM with a minimum CGPA of 2.50. Candidates with CGPA below 2.50 MUST have at least two (2) years of work experience in the related field. ** AND
        7. Pass an interview OR submission of student’s portfolio, to be determined by MMU as required.

    * Candidates with CGPA below 2.50 may be admitted subject to a rigorous internal assessment process..

    ** DKM/DLKM/DVM candidates may be required to undergo Bridging Programme as an additional requirement.

  • 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
        • New Modes Production
          New Modes of Cinema
          Production Design and Art Direction
          Visual Effects
          Documentary Production
          Fundamentals of Documentary
          Asian Cinema
      • Year 3
        • Cinematic Arts  Design Project 1 (FYP1)
          Cinematic Research Project
          Professional Practice and Management
          Cinematic Arts  Design Project 2 (FYP2)
          Cinematic Applications
          Portfolio Preparations
          TV Production
          Media Law
    • Elective Modules
      • **Choose 1 only
        Motion Capture
        Costume Design and Make-up
        Mobile Cinema
        Sound Design 2
        Intro. to Special Effect
        Zombies, Monsters, Cyborgs
      • **Choose 2 only
        Advanced Post-Production
        Advanced Screenwriting
        Advanced Cinematography
        Advanced Producing
    • University Subjects
      • Workplace Communication
        Hubungan Etnik (Local)
        Pengajian Malaysia 3 (International)
        Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia (Local)
        Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2 (International)
        Stress and Wellbeing among Malaysian
        Bahasa Kebangsaan A (local)
        Foreign Languages (Local and International)
  • Career Prospects
    • Film Director, Film Producer , Script writer, Film Editor, Film & Television Production, Television Programming , Showrunner, Advertising, Post Production, Screenwriting for Film & Television, Documentary Filmmaking, Film Education, Culture & Creative Industry.