Over 20 years of Creative and Academic Excellence
‘Dasein’(‘da : za-in ), a connotation derived from German philosophy, has timelessly inspired creative thinkers to discover and redefine one’s true being and existence. With that ideal in mind, Dasein Academy of Art was established in 1996 by a team of avid educators and professionals from the creative industry.
Dasein Academy believes that creative education is more than just a skill or job-market-oriented curriculum. After all, it is through the path of creative thinking and aesthetic learning that one discovers the beauty of one’s existence; and that, is a fulfillment of a lifetime.
Every year, our students participate in various art exhibitions and sweep awards in competitions, making waves in both local and international art scenes. In 2018 alone, our students and alumni participated in more than 60 solo and group exhibitions not just in Malaysia, but in Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, Indonesia, Japan, United Kingdom and more.
Students are constantly honoured and endorsed for their distinguished talent and ability in various platforms, reflecting the betterment and upward mobility of the college’s teaching philosophy. Some of these recognition include Malaysia's prestigious Kancil Awards, UOB Painting of the Year Awards, Usaha Tegas Heritage Art Competition (formerly known as Tanjong Heritage National Art Competition), London D & AD Student Awards, New York's The One Show Awards, US renowned 3x3 Magazine of Contemporary Illustration's Student Award Shows, Florida Animation Festival, Japan's Asia Students Package Design Award and more.
Dasein Academy of Art is a boutique art college run by artists for future artists. All our staff are experts in their academic or administrative roles. We deliver specifically tailored courses to small groups of dedicated students, and we focus on unearthing each student's creative and personal development in preparing them for a multifaceted career.