Bachelor of Applied Arts with Honours (Drama and Theater)

The Drama and Theater Programme is among other programs that are offered at the Department of Performing Arts and Production Technology, Faculty of Applied and Creative Arts. The vision of this program is to strive towards a teaching, learning and research center for Drama and Theatre studies in Borneo that focuses on local performing arts. The local performing arts culture is introduced through teaching and learning of its various under graduate courses, research, publication and community engagement. The focus of this program is experimental theatre that embeds strong roots of local culture and technology. The Drama and Theatre program emphasizes theoretical and practical performing arts knowledge integrated with technology to produce sensitive, critical, creative and confident graduates in the performing arts, specifically in theatre, whom are able to offer idea and produce creative work. This holistic learning approach enables understanding, exploration, analysis of form and structure, management, creative process and production of drama and theatre. Among courses that are offered in this program are stage design, acting, directing, design for directors, scenography, theatre management, stage management, theatre production, Malaysian modern theatre, introduction to Mise en Scene, and dramatic theory and criticism. These courses are designed to empower students with strong professional values, and critical and analytical mind in the field of drama and theatre. The marketability of Drama and Theatre Program graduates are substantial and are not confined to Borneo, specifically Sarawak. The graduate of this program can join the professional work force as a scenographer, artistic director, actor, director, prop master, technical designer, audio designer, stage manager, event coodinator, lighting designer, production manager, event manager, cultural marketing officer, producer, academic officer at schools and higher learning institution, and cultural and arts officer.

Career Prospects

Scenographer, artistic director, actor, director, prop master, technical designer, audio designer, stage manager, event coodinator, lighting designer, production manager, event manager, cultural marketing officer, producer, academic officer at schools or higher learning institutions, and cultural & arts officer.

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For further information, please contact:
Dr Musdi bin Hj Shanat
Deputy Dean (Undergraduate & Student Development),
Faculty of Applied & Creative Arts (FACA),
Universiti Malaysia Sarawak,
94300 Kota Samarahan,
Tel : +(60-82) 581439
Fax : +(60-82) 581354 / 40
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