Malaysian Institute of Art (MIA)
Malaysian Institute of Art (MIA)

Malaysian Institute of Art (MIA)


Last Updated: 2019-11-19 16:29:52
Type of Institution
Professional college
Areas of Program
Art & Design
Year of Establishment
Founded Body/ Founder
Malaysian Institute of Art (Non-profit) College
Dr Lok Lay Hong (CEO)
Malaysian Institute of Art (MIA) (Kuala Lumpur)(Main Campus)
Number of Teaching Staff


Founded in 1967 as a non-profit making organization, MIA has trained and produced thousands of creative professionals who have contributed their creative skills to various industries in this country. In decades of successive generations, this institution has expanded, offering a range of Diploma courses in the field of art, design and music with comprehensive and well designed course contents.

The emphasis is placed on the mastery of creative skills, in-depth inquires, conceptual development, critical thinking and digital knowledge. MIA makes every effort to nurture talents, encourages creative expressions from our students while integrating multi-ethnic cultural values into our programs to enhance our students' learning experience.

We endeavor to provide affordable and quality education in the creative arts by providing a conducive environment for our students to develop their creative potentials and strive for artistic excellence. MIA is committed to cater for the needs of human resources by providing innovative, confident, independent and creative professionals who will contribute towards the advancement of this country's creative industry.


Our very own Art Gallery
50 Years of Art Excellence
Excellent graduates
Connecting You with the World
Comprehensive Facilities & Services
Over 15 competitions & awards per year


5 Star Rating (COLLEGE BASED CATEGORY) by MyQUEST in 2016/2017
MIA's Ladies Chorus won Gold Diploma Award (Level IV) in 2017-5th Vietnam Intl. Choir Competition
MIA's student won the Third Prize in MOBILI 2016 Furniture Design Competition
MIA's student won the Gold, Bronze & Judge's choice Awards in 2014-Conqueror Happy Design Contest
MIA's student won the Best Graduates Award (Diploma Category) in New Generation Fashion Awards 2014
MIA's student won Mention Award in 2014 Malaysian Institute of Interior Designer (MIID) Reka Awards