• Faculty of Creative Arts
  • creativearts@um.edu.my
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This programme aims to produce graduates who are proficient and skilled in the professional practice and academic study of dance. Students study western and non-western, dance techniques, choreography, dance notation and dance education with particular emphasis on Malaysian dance, thus offering a well-rounded multi-cultural and cross cultural dance education at the tertiary level. Dance faculty members include pioneers and experts in the field of ethnochoreology, modern and traditional choreography and dance education.

Career Opportunity

• Choreographer
• Journalist
• Cultural Officer
• Educationist
• Producer
• Arts Manager
• Lecturer
• Dancer
• Networking
• KakiSeni
• RimbunDahan
• MyDance
• Dance Researcher
• Director Dance Critic
• Asia Dance Channel
• Cultural Ambassador
• Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia (Kementerian Pelancongan dan Kebudayaan Malaysia)
• National Department for Arts and Culture (Jabatan Kebudayaan dan Kesenian Negara)
• Johor Heritage Foundation (Yayasan Warisan Johor)
• Lembaga Kebudayaan Negeri Sabah Sarawak Cultural Village (Kampung Budaya Sarawak)
• Dayak Cultural Foundation (DCF)
• Akademi Seni Budaya dan Warisan Kebangsaan (ASWARA)
• Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM)
• Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Center (KLPAC)
• Nusantara Performing Arts Research Center (NusPARC)
• World Dance Alliance – Asia Pacific International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM)

Course Structure

Students must complete a total of 127 credits in order to be awarded the Bachelor of Dance. The programme is to be completed in three (3) academic years, including 6 Normal Semesters and 1 Special Semester.

The course structure for the programme are as follows:

Course Component Credits
University Course 24
Faculty Core Course 7
Programme Core Course 63
Faculty Elective Course 6
Programme Elective Course 27
Total Credits for Graduation 127

Entry Requirement

QUALIFICATION

REQUIREMENTS

STPM
(Current Year)

Passed the STPM with at least CGPA of 2.0 and Grade C in any three (3) subjects including General Studies;
AND
Obtained at least Band 2.0 in the Malaysian University English Test (MUET) for the examination starting session 1 of 2021 or Band 2 for the examination until 2020 according to the validity period on the date of application;
AND
Passed audition and interview.

MATRICULATION / FOUNDATION

Passed the Matriculation/Foundation with at least CGPA of 2.00;
AND
Obtained at least Band 2.0 in the Malaysian University English Test (MUET) for the examination starting session 1 of 2021 or Band 2 for the examination until 2020 according to the validity period on the date of application;
AND
Passed audition and interview.

DIPLOMA / EQUIVALENT

REQUIREMENT 1

Possess a Diploma or any other qualification recognized as equivalent by the Government of Malaysia and the University Senate with at least CGPA of 2.00;
AND
Obtained at least Band 2.0 in the Malaysian University English Test (MUET) for the examination starting session 1 of 2021 or Band 2 for the examination until 2020 according to the validity period on the date of application;
AND
Passed audition and interview.
OR

REQUIREMENT 2

Have working experience in the related field for three (3) years;
AND
Obtained at least Band 2.0 in the Malaysian University English Test (MUET) for the examination starting session 1 of 2021 or Band 2 for the examination until 2020 according to the validity period on the date of application;
AND
Passed audition and interview.
OR

REQUIREMENT 3

Passed the STPM not the current year with at least CGPA of 2.0 and Grade C in any three (3) subjects including General Studies;
AND
Obtained at least Band 2.0 in the Malaysian University English Test (MUET) for the examination starting session 1 of 2021 or Band 2 for the examination until 2020 according to the validity period on the date of application;
AND
Passed audition and interview.
OR

REQUIREMENT 4

Passed the Matriculation/Foundation not the current year with at least CGPA of 2.00;
AND
Obtained at least Band 2.0 in the Malaysian University English Test (MUET) for the examination starting session 1 of 2021 or Band 2 for the examination until 2020 according to the validity period on the date of application;
AND
Passed audition and interview.

OTHER QUALIFICATION

REQUIREMENT 1

Possess a GCE A-Level qualification with at least Grade B in any two (2) subjects;
AND
Obtained at least Band 2.0 in the Malaysian University English Test (MUET) for the examination starting session 1 of 2021 or Band 2 for the examination until 2020 according to the validity period on the date of application;

Nevertheless, candidate with no MUET result but having the following may be considered for admission subject to completion of MUET requirement within one (1) academic session:
• Obtained at least Band 4 in IELTS; or
• Obtained at least 437 (PBT), 123 (CBT), and 41 (IBT) scores in TOEFL;
AND
Passed audition and interview.
OR
 

REQUIREMENT 2

Passed the Foundation Studies in Creative Arts (ASWARA)/ Private Foundation of the Institute of Higher Learning with at least CGPA of 2.00;
AND
Obtained at least Band 2.0 in the Malaysian University English Test (MUET) for the examination starting session 1 of 2021 or Band 2 for the examination until 2020 according to the validity period on the date of application;
AND
Passed audition and interview.

Semester I of the academic year commences in September while Semester II commences in February.

Deadline for Malaysian Applicants : April for Semester I Intake.

Deadline for International Applicants : May for Semester I Intake and October for Semester II Intake.

For more information, please refer : https://study.um.edu.my/download-brochures

Last Update: 26/03/2022