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At Taylor's University, we are excited to announce a collaboration with The Actors Studio that brings you Malaysia's first Performing Arts Conservatory Degree. As a student, you can now enroll in the Bachelor of Performing Arts programme, offered by our dynamic School of Liberal Arts & Sciences, and be a part of this innovative venture.


Our commitment to excellence in education is at the forefront of this collaboration. We aim to provide you with a comprehensive education that combines artistic training, theoretical knowledge, and practical experience. Through this programme, you will have the opportunity to nurture your talents and develop your skills in various performing arts disciplines, such as theatre, dance, music, and more.


As you embark on your journey in the Bachelor of Performing Arts programme, you will benefit from a curriculum that integrates artistic training with critical thinking, cultural awareness, and social engagement.

Liberal Arts and Sciences 

Intake Month

February, April, and September

Study Options

Full-time only

Award Winning Lecturers
Established Industry Experience

Overseas Transfer Options

United Kingdom (UK) and Australia

Study Programme

3 years

Interested to know more? Start your journey with us now.

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Turn your knowledge into purpose for real-world impact. Explore our world-class learning environment and industry connections, propelling you to success at our elite institution, ranked among Asia's Top 50 and the World's Top 1%. 

Key Highlights of Bachelor of Performing Arts (Honours)


Prepare to embark on a transformative journey in the field of social sciences, where you will learn from a team of highly qualified academicians and industry leaders who are dedicated to shaping the next generation of industry-ready professionals. Our programme is designed to equip you with the knowledge, skills, and practical insights necessary to excel in your chosen field.


This programme is compatible with the new Taylor's Curriculum Framework that allows students to mix & match study modules.

Primary Major

Primary Major

This component consists of Common Core subjects, which are common modules across a discipline that provides the fundamental knowledge of the discipline.


Common Core

  • Introduction to Performing Arts
  • History of Theatre
  • Introduction to Creative Writing
  • Fundamentals of Choir Performance
  • Fundamentals Mechanics of Filmmaking
  • Introduction to Acting
  • Introduction to Dance and Creative Processes
  • Acting
  • Directing 1
  • Directing 2
  • Production and Stage Management
  • Research Method
  • Internship
  • Internship
  • Production Practicum

Note: All information is subject to change. Readers are responsible for verifying information that pertains to them by contacting the university.

University Core

University Core

This component aims to develop critical thinking, build up social intelligence and cultivate civic responsibility as well as broaden cultural knowledge. These consist of compulsory and nationally-mandated study modules required by the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education.


  • Penghayatan Etika dan Peradaban / Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2
  • Falsafah dan Isu Semasa
  • Emotional Intelligence in Action
  • Kursus Integriti Dan Antirasuah
  • Social Innovation Project


  1. Students are requested to take Bahasa Kebangsaan A if they do not obtain a Credit for Bahasa Malaysia in SPM.
  2. All information is subject to change. Readers are responsible for verifying information that pertains to them by contacting the university.


Bachelor of Performing Arts degree offers three exciting specializations for students passionate about the arts; whether you aspire to be an unforgettable performer, a skilled musician, or a captivating dancer, the program provides comprehensive training and opportunities to develop your talents to their fullest potential.


Performance Specialisation: This track is your gateway to a world of storytelling and expression, equipping you with the tools to bring characters to life. Dive into the art of devising performance texts, master the nuances of voice and speech, and let your body speak through movement. Through our acting modules, you'll also refine your skills to captivate any audience.


Music Specialisation: Perfect your language and diction, and learn the art of movement and stagecraft to become a versatile musician. Develop your ear and musicianship skills, and dive deep into vocal studies. Your talent is your instrument, so you will explore a rich repertoire of songs and scenes while honing your craft.


Dance Specialisation: Step into a world of movement and rhythm. Embrace the grace of Ballet, the expressive flair of Contemporary Dance, the vibrant energy of Hip Hop and Jazz Dance, and even the rich traditions of Silat and Malaysian Traditional Dance. Dance isn't just an art; it's a language of the soul, and this track guides you to become fluent.

Flexible Education

Flexible Education

You will need to select any one (1) of the Free Electives offered by Taylor's University. You can refer to the Flexible Education Guide for the complete list.


The free electives offered are subject to availability and you will need to meet the minimum module pre and co-requisite.

Are you ready to take the next step in your academic journey? Our programme offers an exciting opportunity for individuals passionate about the field of Bachelor of Performing Arts programme. To ensure a smooth admission process, please take note of our entry requirements listed below.



Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM)

A pass in SPM / O-Level or equivalent with 5Bs each in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics or Additional Mathematics and another subject.


The SPM requirements will only be applicable to: Diploma in Science / Pharmacy / Matriculation in Science / Pre-Medical studies or Pre-Pharmacy / Foundation in Science


All Malaysian students are required to attain a Pass in Bahasa Melayu and English in SPM / O-Level / UEC / IGCSE or equivalent


  • All information is subject to change. Readers are responsible for verifying information that pertains to them by contacting the university.
Entry Pathway

Entry Pathway

Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM)

CGPA 2.00 for 2 subjects with min. Grade C for each subject


Unified Examination Certificate (UEC)

Pass with min. 5Bs


A Levels

Min. EE


South Australian Matriculation (SAM) / SACE International

Min. ATAR 50


Canadian Pre-University (CPU)

Min. average of 50% in 6 subjects

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Min. 24 points in 6 subjects


Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY)



Taylor’s Foundation and Diploma programmes

CGPA 2.00


Other Equivalent Qualification

Pass Foundation / Diploma / Matriculation from any other institution recognised by MOHE


  1.  All Malaysian students are required to attain a Pass in Bahasa Melayu and English in SPM / O-Level / UEC / IGCSE or equivalent.
  2. All information is subject to change. The above entry requirements serve as a guideline. Readers are responsible to verify the information by contacting the university’s Admissions Department.
English Requirements

English Requirements


Pass English


1119 (GCE-O)

Grade C


Taylor's EET

Overall Score 5.0

Taylor's IEN

Level 2 - Grade C



Completed Pre-U/Diploma that was conducted in English



All applicants are required to meet below additional requirements:


  1. For Malaysian Student (Excluding Sabah & Sarawak): Pass Audition
  2. For International and Sabah & Sarawak: Pass Theatre Portfolio and Online Interview


Performance Track

A face-to-face audition or a virtual audition.

Participants will need to prepare two difference monologues, one from Shakespeare and one from contemporary production.


  • All information is subject to change. Readers are responsible for verifying information that pertains to them by contacting the university.

We provide the option for you to complete your Bachelor of Pharmacy degree through our trusted partner university in Australia and United Kingdom (UK).


University of Leeds

University of Leeds

  • BA Theatre and Performance | 1 + 2 years
Middlesex University London

Middlesex University London

  • BA Theatre (Acting), BA Theatre (Design), BA Theatre (Directing) | 2 + 1 years


Queensland University of Technology

Queensland University of Technology

  • Bachelor of Creative Industries (Creative & Professional Writing, Drama & Performance, Entertainment, Media & Communication, Music & Sound, Screen Content Production) | 1 + 2 years
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (Drama) | 1+2 years
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (Technical Production) | 1 + 3 years (Feb intake only)
Deakin University

Deakin University

  • Bachelor of Creative Arts (Drama) | 1 + 2 years

When you've successfully completed this Bachelor of Performing Arts programme, you could embark on any of these exciting careers, including:

Performance Track


  • Actor / Actress
  • Director
  • Performer
  • Scriptwriter
  • Producer
  • Presenter
  • Movement Coach
  • Voice Coach
  • Corporate Training
  • Teacher / Lecturer
  • Speech & Drama Teacher
  • Storyteller

Technical Theatre Track


  • Stage Manager
  • Light Technician
  • Lighting Designer
  • Stage Technician
  • Sound Technician
  • Sound Designer
  • Stage Designer
  • Costume Designer
  • Set Designer
  • Backstage manager
  • Theatre manager
  • Event manager
  • Production designer
  • Audio Visual Technician

The programme contains modules that include Performance, Directing, History of Theatre, Devising Performance Text, Voice and Speech, Movement, Technical Theatre, Stage Costume, Hair and Makeup, Stage Lighting, Stage Sound, Stage Set Design, Stage Management, Scenography, Dance and Music.

  • Led by Joe Hasham OAM, Adjunct Professor & Programme Artistic Director, Dato' Dr. Faridah Merican, Adjunct Professor & Programme Development Director, and Dr. Muhammad Sayyid Shafiee, Programme Director

  • Co-created, co-designed and co-delivered by The Actors Studio, Taylor's University and top industry professionals

  • Collaborative teaching & learning by leaders in education and performing arts

  • Flexible learning spaces at Taylor's University Lakeside and The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac)


In 1989, two people joined hands to pursue a dream. This dream of theirs became a phenomenal driving force that has and continues to redefine the arts in Malaysia. Armed with a mission to nurture the arts in Malaysia, Joe and Faridah have groomed countless artistes, created a string of theatre spaces and enriched lives by improving access to the arts.


With 30 years' experience as a multi award-winning show producer and presenter, venue designer, operator and respected arts educator, The Actors Studio has a solid track record in arts education, corporate training & arts outreach / therapy.


Seven venues on, hundreds of award-winning productions later, The Actors Studio's expertise remains unrivaled. It has presented almost 600 productions and over a million people have passed through the doors of its theatres.

logo of the Actors Studio
portrait of joe hasham and dato dr faridah merican

Bachelor of Performing Arts (Honours)

I am Approximate Total Fees
Local Student
MYR 99,734
International Student
USD 26,623

We offer scholarships to help brightest minds

reach their fullest potential.

Note: Fees will be reviewed annually. For the avoidance of doubt, Taylor’s reserves the right to revise the fee payable for any given semester.