Bachelor On Campus

Acting and Directing (Honours)

University Sains Malaysia

48 months
3125 USD/year
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The Acting and Directing (Honours) programme at University Sains Malaysia is a 4 years course specialising in Acting, Directing and Scenography.


The Acting and Directing (Honours) programme at University Sains Malaysia is a combination of theory and practice focusing in history of theatre, Asian Theatre, western theatre, modern and traditional theatre. Apart from these, students are also taught Art Therapy and community theatre as mediums for community engagement. The aim of this programme is to produce thinking and critical actors, directors and art scholars through performances, research, dialogues, art forums and creative arts industry and community engagement.

Job Opportunities

Theatre and Film/TV Director, Producer, Professional Actor, Academician, Stage Manager, Events Manager, Broadcaster, Cultural Officer, Production and Company Management, Publicity and Marketing, Literary and Artistic Management, TV Research, Theatre Outreach Work.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fundamentals of Acting
  • Fundamental of Directing
  • Production Management
  • Intermediate Acting
  • Intermediate Directing
  • Malaysian Modern Theatre Studies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


125 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Minimum entry requirements to all programmes are Malaysian Higher School Certificate of Education and Malaysian Certificate of Education with a credit pass in Bahasa Malaysia. Applicants with previous professional / industrial experience may be accepted in lieu of some, or all, of the formal academic requirements.
  • As for the international students, academic qualifications which are considered to be equivalent will be placed into consideration. Applicants will be advised on the matter.
  • STPM with PNGK 2.00, MUET-band 2, interview & audition, art & design portfolio (to be reviewed during interview), matriculation with PNGK 2.00 (for applicants from matriculation programme only), diplomas with PNGK 2.00 that are recognized by the university senate (for applicants from diploma programme only) AND pass the USM interview.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3125 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3125 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for George Town

1755 - 2203 MYR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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