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The Drama and Theater Program is one of the 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 undergraduate 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 ideas and produce creative works. This holistic learning approach fosters 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. Graduates of this program are able to delve into the professional work force as 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.
The minimum requirements for entry into most undergraduate programmes are as follows:-
1. A good pass in the Sijil Tinggi Peperiksaan Malaysia (STPM) with a minimum of:
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