New Era University College
New Era University College

New Era University College


Diploma in Performing Arts (DPA)


Diploma Program
Year Established
Qualification Awarded
Diploma in Performing Arts
Awarding Institution
New Era University College
Recognition of Qualification
Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA)
Course Duration
2.5 years (total up 7 semesters)
February, May
Class Location
  • New Era University College (Kajang)


Besides attending courses in the college, students are also required to participate in professional productions as well as producing a graduation public presentation.
The courses are conducted in Mandarin and English. After completing the courses, students can continue their studies for a bachelor’s degree with sister colleges or universities of New Era College.
INSPIRATION: Rooted in native land, eyes for the world.
The course includes all aspects of performing arts on and off the stage as well as the creative field of film and digital video production.
The learning process is divided into two stages. In the first stage, students are trained in the basic aesthetics of both theatre and visual creativity including film production.
In the second stage, students choose a major either in theatre or visuals (film and digital video) according to their respective interest.
Students choosing different majors have the opportunity to exhibit their talents and develop their potentials under the supervision of well-trained and award-winning lecturers.
In order to widen the prospects and thinking ability of students, we have good connections with local as well as overseas’ theatre activists and film directors.
Apart from the professional training, our students are encouraged to participate in as many theatre activities as possible so that they can interact with the community and learn from the community.
Our aim is to nurture talents in theatre and film production. We utilize and incorporate resources from the community. It is hoped that through their participation and support.

Course Syllabus

Major Subjects
● 戏剧概论 Introduction to Drama
● 表演基础训练 Fundamentals of Acting
● 艺术管理概论 Principles of Arts Management
● 影视概论 Introduction to Film and Video
● 语音 Mandarin Phonetics
● 剧场史 History of Theatre
● 电影史 History of Cinema
● 排演 I, II Basic of Theatre Production/Elementary of Theatre Production
● 影视制作基础 Introduction to Digital Filmmaking
● 导演基础 Introduction to Directing
● 剧本创作 Playwriting
● 专业实习 Professional Apprenticeship
● 毕业制作 Graduation Production
● 美学鉴赏 Art Appreciation
● 剧本鉴赏与分析 Appreciation and Analysis of Script
● 造型设计与实习 Costume and Make Up
● 布景设计与制作Set Design
● 声效设计 Sound Design
● 灯光设计Lighting Design
● 马来西亚传统戏剧 Malaysian Traditional Theatre
● 儿童创意戏剧教学 Children Creative Drama Teaching
● 影像剪接处理 Visuals Editing
● 进阶影视制作 Advanced Digital Filmmaking
● 电影专题 Special Topic on Film
● 表演实践 Performance Practice
● 声音演绎 Voice Acting
● 职涯管理 Career Management

Entry Requirement

• SPM with 3 Credits, AND Pass in Chinese
• UEC with 5 Passes (including Chinese)
• O Level / IGCSE / Other qualifications deemed equivalent by MQA

Course Fees

< RM30000 (estimated total amount of the tuition and miscellaneous fees for the entire program)
Tuition Fee
RM30,200 (Including Application Fee )
Application Fee

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