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05 August 2020

Taylor’s introduce innovative degrees for the future workforce

The global outbreak saw drastic changes to various industries, forever changing the way we work. It brought about innovations, calling for transformative teaching and learning methods – where virtual transactions in conducting business and receiving education now takes centre stage in the new normal.

In a commitment towards excellence in education, Taylor’s University has launched three new programmes and a culinary institute to meet the demands of the contemporary industry landscape.

 

BE YOUR OWN BOSS BY THE TIME YOU GRADUATE WITH THE BACHELOR IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP (TEAM ENTREPRENEURSHIP) (HONOURS)

Designed to equip graduates to becoming successful entrepreneurs, Taylor’s announced the launch of its new Bachelor in Entrepreneurship (Team Entrepreneurship) (Honours) undergraduate degree, parked under the Taylor’s Business School. The three-year programme is a first of its kind in Malaysia that will leverage action driven teaching methods through project work, team support, coaching and enhancing personal competencies – in readying graduates for their entrepreneurial journeys. The programme will also provide a supportive ecosystem for students to kickstart their business ideas even before graduating, assisting them to take the first big leap towards self-employment.

The Team Entrepreneurship programme focuses on three core areas – the enterprise, the team, and the individual. The degree cohesively brings these elements to life through an action driven approach, coaching with business mentors, learning support through Taylor’s MakerSpace, office collaborations through TheSetup and seed funding to bring their ideas to life in their graduation journey. This comprehensive approach to laying down strong foundations for a successful entrepreneurship journey also comes on the back of extensive business coaching and mentorship.

Taylor’s Bachelors in Entrepreneurship (Team Entrepreneurship) (Honours) will begin its first intake in August 2020. For more information and to download the e-brochure, click here: https://university.taylors.edu.my/en/study/undergraduate/business/team-entrepreneurship-degree.html

 

MASTER THE ART OF DESSERTS WITH THE BACHELOR OF PATISSERIE ARTS (HONOURS)

Starting August 2020, Taylor’s University introduced a specialised degree in confectionery and baking with the Taylor’s Bachelor in Patisserie Arts (Honours) programme. Offered under the Taylor’s School of Food Studies and Gastronomy, the programme incorporates the mastery of various pastry and baking skills along with technologies relevant to today’s industry requirements, while also equipping graduates with business and marketing capabilities to operate in a global scenario and become trendsetters in the industry.

Traditionally a French-dominated field of study, the programme will also expose students to local pastries, heritage desserts like Nyonya kuih, and Asian street desserts from Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam. Students will also have to produce and sell their creations at the on-campus Tiffin café and will be given opportunities to intern at Michelin starred restaurants and prestigious patisseries and boulangeries.

For more information on Bachelor of Patisserie Arts (Honours), click here: https://university.taylors.edu.my/en/study/undergraduate/culinary/bachelor-patisserie-arts-hons.html.

White Chocolate Tiramisu with Coffee Cremeux presented during a masterclass session with Chef Aaron Tang at the virtual launch of the Bachelor of Patisserie Arts 

 

TUTOR WITH MICHELIN STAR CHEFS AT THE TAYLOR’S CULINARY INSTITUTE

Aiming to make an impact in the culinary education scene in Malaysia and the region, Taylor’s University launched its Taylor’s Culinary Institute with plans to franchise the brand locally and Asia in the next three years. Currently, the Taylor’s Culinary Institute (TCI) houses the Diploma in Hotel Management, Diploma in Culinary Arts, and Advanced Diploma in Patisserie and Gastronomic Cuisine, and will be providing masterclasses, teambuilding activities and organising public events.

TCI’s students from a stable of well-known programmes, notably the Advanced Diploma in Patisserie and Gastronomic cuisine, have produced sterling achievements, winning several international competitions including three wins at the internationally prestigious Young Chef Olympiad in India. The institute has also produced alumni working with top industry leaders, celebrity chefs and Michelin Star restaurants.

To know more about TCI and the programmes they offer, click here: https://university.taylors.edu.my/en/study/undergraduate/taylors-culinary-institute.html.

(Left to right) Professor Dr Neethiahnanthan Ari Ragavan, Executive Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences & Leisure Management; Professor Dr. Pradeep Nair, Deputy Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer, Taylor’s University; Abby Loy, Executive Director, Taylor’s Education Group; Dato’ Loy Teik Ngan, Group Chief Executive Officer, Taylor’s Education Group; Chef Frederic Raymond Paul Cerchi, Director of Taylor’s Culinary Institute; Professor Michael Driscoll, Vice-Chancellor and President, Taylor’s University and Pierre-Louis Genier, Director of Trans-National Education, Taylor’s Culinary Institute, pose in front of Taylor’s Culinary Institute at the launch

 

LIGHT UP THE STAGE WITH THE BACHELOR OF PERFORMING ARTS (HONOURS)

Taylor’s University joined forces with The Actors Studio to launch Malaysia’s first ever Conservatory Degree Programme in Performing Arts. The Bachelor of Performing Arts (Honours) programme will be helmed by the Taylor’s School of Liberal Arts & Sciences, where students will be allowed to focus exclusively on their subject, develop a deeper understanding of the arts and receive very specific training opportunities relevant to their specialty.

Students in the TUTAS (Taylor’s University & The Actors Studio) Conservatory Programme will engage in 80% practical work and have the option to choose one of two tracks: Performance or Technical Theatre. Interested applicants would need to attend a two-day guided audition process (group audition and individual session) to gain admission.

Encapsulating modules ranging from Performance, Directing, Dance and Music, to Technical Theatre, Stage Lighting, Stage Sound, and Scenography, to name a few, the programme entails a rigorous professional development that prepares the students for a career in theatre and performing arts. Students will be taught theoretical and practical approaches as well as methodologies in the theatre by industry experts like such Joe Hasham OAM, Dato’ Dr. Faridah Merican, Chris Higgs, Ian Chow, Mark Beau de Silva, Omar Ali, Sandee Chew, Sayyid Shafiee, Tung Jit Yang, Yusman Mokhtar.

More information on the TUTAS Conservatory Programme can be found here: https://university.taylors.edu.my/performing-arts.html.

A captivating performance by The Actors Studio during the launch of the Bachelor of Performing Arts (Honours) at klpac

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