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BACHELOR OF PERFORMING ARTS (HONS)

KPT/JPS (N/212/6/0058) (MQA/PA11649) 06/24

In line with our commitment towards excellence in education, Taylor's University is proud to announce a collaboration with The Actors Studio to establish Malaysia's first Performing Arts Conservatory Degree. This programme is nestled in Taylors University's youngest school, the School of Liberal Arts & Sciences, and will be driven by its core vision to build innovation, inclusivity and reflective societies through the arts and social sciences. 

INTAKES: MARCH, AUGUST

 

3-year

programme

Dual-Campus

Learning Experience

Award winning lecturers

Established Industry Experience

INTRODUCTION TO CONSERVATORY DEGREE

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)
MALAYSIA'S FIRST CONSERVATORY DEGREE

All students will have the option to choose one of two specialisations: 

REQUIREMENTS

PREREQUISITES

*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.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

*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

*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.

AUDITION OR PORTFOLIO + INTERVIEW

All applicants are required to meet below additional requirements:

* Malaysia (Excluding Sabah & Sarawak) - Pass Audition
* International and Sabah & Sarawak  - Pass Theatre Portfolio and Online Interview

Performance Track

Two day guided audition will be held at Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre for local applicants.

Applicants will be asked to:

•Participate in activities that involve dance, sing, sight-read text, or improvisation

•Prepare two different monologues, one from Shakespeare and one from contemporary production

•Create a simple performance piece

 

Technical Theatre Track

For Technical Theatre track, applicants will have to sit for an interview to discuss on the production task, understanding of the course and career aspirations.

 

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

Students will learn from highly qualified academicians and industry leaders to become the next generation of industry-ready professionals in the field of performing arts. 

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

Click here to find out more about the Taylor's Curriculum Framework.

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

Specialisation

Option 1: Performance Track 

Option 2: Technical Theatre Track 

 

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

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.

 

  • Community Service Initiative
  • Hubungan Etnik / Malaysian Studies 3
  • Life Skills for Success & Well-Being/ Bahasa Kebangsaan A**
  • Millenials in Malaysia: Team Dynamics & Relationship Management
  • Tamadun Islam & Tamadun Asia / Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2*

 

*Students are requested to take Bahasa Kebangsaan A if they do not obtain a Credit for Bahasa Malaysia in SPM.

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

COMPLEMENTARY STUDIES

The Complementary Studies component provides student the flexibility to study modules in a related or unrelated field from the same or different school to complement the Primary Major. It may be completed in a form of free electives, an extension, minors or a second major that typically requires at least one (1) semester of student learning time.

Click here to see a full list of all available Complementary Studies Components.

 

Free Elective Module


Choose any ONE (1) Free Elective* offered by Taylor’s University. Refer to the Complementary Study Guide for the list of Free Electives. 

 

*Subject to availability.
*Meet min. module pre- & co-requisite.

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

FUTURE CAREERS

When you’ve successfully completed this programme, you could embark on any of these exciting careers, including:

Performance Track

Technical Theatre Track

FEES & SCHOLARSHIPS

Approximate Total Fees
(Local Students):

RM 84,900

Approximate Total Fees
(International Students): 

USD 24,255

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

ABOUT THE ACTORS STUDIO

Joe Hasham and Dato' Dr. Faridah Merican, co-founders of The Actors Studio, klpac and penangpac.

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.

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