Dasein Academy of Art
Dasein Academy of Art

Dasein Academy of Art


Last Updated: 2024-01-03 17:10:06
Type of Institution
Professional college
Areas of Program
Art & Design
Year of Establishment
Henz Gooi Hean Chye (President)
Dasein Academy of Art (Old Klang Road)(Main Campus)
Student Number (local)
Number of Teaching Staff


‘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.

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, Moscow GOLDEN BEE Global Biennale of Graphic Design awards and more. Every year, our students participate in various art exhibitions and sweep awards in competitions, making waves in both local and international art scenes.

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.

Dasein Academy of Art is also proud to be voted as one of the institutions with high employability ratings according to the 2021 National Employability Index (formerly known as Talentbank Best Universities) - 100% voted by leading graduate employers.

The college continually invest in facilities for students to ensure that their learning experience at Dasein is enjoyable and practical. The new campus located at Millerz Square, Old Klang Road, Kuala Lumpur is set to be a local art and design hub with multiple art galleries and exhibition spaces, art studios, state of art auditorium, co-working space and more student facilities spanning across 85,000 square feet.


Small-group teaching to ensure best learning experience and communication.
Studio and company visits, art trips during studies for early exposure.
Edu-Mentoring® is where individualized approach is used.
Edu-Clinic : Advice and guidance on one-to-one basis.
Edu-Lab : Sharing by industry professionals as eye and mind-opener.
Edu-Social : Opportunities for students to reach out to the underprivileged.
99% Graduate rate | 98% Graduates employment rate | 1:10 Lecturer to Student ratio
Boutique art college, delivering specifically tailored courses to small groups of dedicated students


Dasein wins most prizes in Usaha Tegas (Tanjong) Heritage Art Competition over the past 10 years.
Dasein students and alumni swept UOB Painting of the Year awards and cash prizes from 2013 till 2021
Visual Arts Pitch (VAP) Grand Prize Winner - 2020, 2018 & 2017
2020 Bratislava (Slovakia) European Animation Festival - Honorable Mention Award
2019 Taiwan International Student Design Competition | New York ADC Special Jury Prize
2020 the 14th Golden Bee Moscow International Biennale of Graphic Design | Finalist
2017 Asia Student Package Design Award (ASPaC) - Japan Foundation Award
(Amsterdam) Indigo Design Awards 2018 | Professional Branding Category - Gold Prize
Nando's YOUthReka Art Competition 2018 | Top Prizes in both Fine Art & Digital Painting Category
2017 Taiwan International Student Design Competition | Honorable Mention Prize
Winners of Long Xi International Award, Maybank MYTiger Values Art Competition, Red Dot Design Award
2019 USA Florida Animation Festival - Honorable Mention in Audience Favourites
Crew support for the filming of Lee Chong Wei the movie, 'Ah Beng' movies by Jack Lim (2012 & 2014)
2022 iNYALA Beyond Light New Media Art Competition- The Best Creativity and The Best New Media Art
Dasein students have demonstrated outstanding performance at the Kancil Awards with earning numerous
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