KDU University College - Glenmarie Campus

Diploma in Entertainment Arts

Fees (Malaysian students)
RM 40,510 RM 28,357 30% OFF *
Fees (International students)
USD 10,517 USD 8,414 20% OFF *
Course Length
2 years
January, March, May, September
About the course

KDU’s Diploma in Entertainment Arts ensures students are exposed to a variety of roles such as singing, dancing, acting and management skills to make them all-rounded talents. This vibrant programme offers hands-on experience with industry professionals who will teach and guide students how to brand, position and market themselves so they may steer their own career in this highly competitive space.

The great thing about our programme is that it prepares students for work in today’s entertainment industry. Students will be guided to expand on existing talents and amass an impressive portfolio even before graduation. They will be exposed to opportunities to attend workshops and seminars, to undertake practical projects such as concerts and arts festival participation, as well as of idea pitching to executives.

*The 20% bursary is applicable to the tuition fee component only.
Entry Requirements
  • SPM / GCE 'O' Level : Pass with min. 3 Credits;
  • UEC: Min. 3 Credits;
  • Any other qualifications deemed equivalent by the Ministry of Education, Malaysia (or as stated in the Document Senarai Nilai Taraf Kelayakan Akademik, Malaysian Qualifications Agency): Pass (Subject to review and approval of certified transcripts);

English Language Requirement

  • Pass (SPM / 1119 / UEC / O Levels examination)
  • Band 5.5 in IELTS; or a score of 196 (computer-based) or 69 (internet-based); or 525 (paper-based) in TOEFL


  • Introduction to Contemporary Film Industry
  • Introduction to Entertainment Industry
  • Critical Thinking and Reading Skills
  • Public Speaking Skills
  • Media, Culture and Society
  • Communication Law
  • Navigating Hollywood
  • Writing and Referencing Skills
  • Technopreneurship
  • Introduction to Singing and Composing Music
  • Acting and Performance on Stage (Acting Lab 1)
  • Acting for the Camera

Year 2

  • Photo Communication
  • Multimedia and Web Development
  • Entertainment Marketing
  • Acting Lab 2
  • Movement & Dance
  • Directing Lab
  • Playwright’s Lab
  • Internship
  • Performance Showcase


  • Co-Curricular Activities and Community
  • Malaysia Culture and Life
  • Pengajian Malaysia 2 (Malaysian Students)
  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1 (International Students)
  • Personal Development Planning

*Bahasa Kebangsaan A is compulsory for all Malaysian students:

  • without a credit in SPM Bahasa Malaysia.
  • without SPM Bahasa Malaysia (applicable to students from UEC, O Level, or other equivalent programmes).