Malaysian Institute of Art (MIA)

Introduction

Founded in 1967 as a non-profit making organization, the Institute has trained thousands of professional artists, designers and musicians for the creative industries in this country. Today, the institute provides a range of Diploma courses in the field of art, design and music with comprehensive and well designed course contents.

The emphasis is placed on the mastery of creative skills, in-depth inquires, conceptual development, critical thinking and IT knowledge. The Institute makes every effort to integrate IT knowledge and multi-ethnic cultural values into its training programs to enhance the scope of learning and creative quality of the students.

Malaysian Institute of Art (MIA) endeavours to provide affordable and quality education in the creative arts by providing a conducive environment for the students to develop their creative potentials and strive for artistic excellence. Its aim is to train creative, innovative, confident and self-reliant professional artists, designers and musicians to meet the needs of national development. The Institute is committed to cater for the needs of human resources by providing well trained graduates who will contribute towards the advancement of the creative industry.

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Diploma in Fine Art

Campus Full time January 2017 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

The Diploma in Fine Art offers study of Fine Art as an educational process which provides opportunities for the students to develop creative skills and visual language to probe reality. [+]

Diploma in Fine Art Searching Beyond Visual Language The Diploma in Fine Art offers study of Fine Art as an educational process which provides opportunities for the students to develop creative skills and visual language to probe reality and express through the tangibility of form. The academic programme which stresses critical and creative thinking along with strong studio-based studies, also offers the students an opportunity to examine the challenging human values and search for individual meaning in the form of contemporary or historical context. The course begins with intensive work in drawing, painting, printmaking, figure drawing and non-traditional experimental projects to expose the students to the visual language necessary for them to explore and realize their individual artistic development. Advanced and in-depth studies are implemented progressively to enable the students to develop skills and techniques, and to express their ideas, perceptions, imaginations, responses and creativity. MAIN AREAS OF STUDY Fundamentals of Art & Design Oil Painting Acrylic Painting Mixed Media Ink Painting Experimental Studio History of Art Malaysian Art / World Art (Ancient to Contemporary) / Eastern Art Studio Drawing (Basic to advanced) Figure Drawing (Basic to advanced) Printmaking Fundamental of Art Criticism CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Fulltime Artist Art Teacher Exhibition Manager Muralist Designer Display Artist Freelance Artist Illustrator [-]

Diploma in Graphic Design

Campus Full time January 2017 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

The objective of the course is to prepare students wishing to pursue professional careers in the graphic communication industry. [+]

Diploma in Graphic Design Charting New Dimensions The objective of the course is to prepare students wishing to pursue professional careers in the graphic communication industry. Its aim is to train creative graphic designers who are capable of meeting the client’s demands by providing the appropriate design solutions in their work place. All students will learn manual skills and exploration of conventional and contemporary media in communication design. The course incorporates areas such as advertising, corporate identity, typography, illustration, computer graphics and photography into communication design. The students will be trained to learn the skills of advanced computer software applications and equipped with IT-based knowledge. But above all, the emphasis is placed on the quality of inventiveness and critical thinking. MAIN AREAS OF STUDY Fundamentals of Art & Design Typography Photography Symbol and Sign Promotional Design Publication Design Corporate Identity System Packaging Design 1 & 2 Digital Imaging and Text 1 Digital Imaging and Text 2 Interactive and Moving Images 1 Interactive and Moving Images 2 3-D Modeling CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Graphic Designers Typographers Packaging Designer Publication Designers Production Supervisors Art Directors Visualizer DTP Artists Account Executive Display Artists Animator Web Designers Art Teacher [-]

Diploma in Illustration

Campus Full time January 2017 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

The objective of the course is to train creative illustrators who are capable of producing creative, innovative and quality illustration work. [+]

Diploma in Illustration Mastering Creative Expression The objective of the course is to train creative illustrators who are capable of producing creative, innovative and quality illustration work. The course emphasizes the manual expression skills, and the exploration of various media in illustration and advertising related drawings and paintings. At the same time, the course will take advantage of the computer aided design software and use them to further enhance the quality of creative illustration. All illustration students will be required to go through the first common year of Foundation Studies in art fundamentals and general communication studies. The main area of studies include descriptive illustration, expressive illustration and interpretative illustration where students will learn illustration skills ranging from realistic, analytical, interpretative to expressive approaches. Students will begin with observational studies, then gradually moving towards the exploration of idea and concepts. The students will also learn general graphic design, typography, visual layout, colour studies, photography, computer graphics, studio drawing, figure drawing, desktop publishing design, etc. MAIN AREAS OF STUDY Fundamentals of Art & Design Illustration Studio & digital Drawing Figure Drawing Graphic Design Typography Photography Computer Graphics Digital Imaging Interactive & Moving Images 3-D Modelling Painting History of Art CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Illustrator for Publisher, Print Media / Online Media Animation Studio Motion Picture / Film and Television Advertising / Design Agency Commercial Production Company Artist Graphic Designer Theater Backdrop / Mural Designer Gallery Assistant Freelancer [-]

Diploma in Industrial Design

Campus Full time January 2017 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

The Industrial Design course begins with a grounding in design fundamentals, and later focuses on the study of aesthetics, functions, use of materials and manufacturing processes. [+]

Diploma in Industrial Design Understanding & Appreciation of the Fundamentals The Industrial Design course begins with a grounding in design fundamentals, and later focuses on the study of aesthetics, functions, use of materials and manufacturing processes. Its aim is to train competent designers who are able to develop innovative designs for human needs and improve the quality of living. The program emphasizes hands-on skills and methods for solving design problems. The students will be trained in various aspects of design, from original ideas to building 3-D prototypes while learning the manufacturing processes and marketing strategies. Design projects cover areas such as consumer goods, leisure and sporting equipment, workshop machinery and hardware, medical and educational equipment, products for disabled people, electronics and design for transportation. MAIN AREAS OF STUDY Fundamentals of Art & Design Industrial Design Transportation/Vehicles Communication Products Toys Furnitures Electrical Home appliances Lighting Presentation Techniques Workshop Practice Ergonomics Material & Processes Design Methodologies Engineering Drawing CAD, etc CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Furniture Designer 3-Dimensional Designer Kitchen System Designer Office System Designer Wood-Base Product Designer Plastic-Base Product Designer Metal-Base Product Designer Display & Exhibition System Designer [-]

Diploma in Interior Design

Campus Full time January 2017 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

The programme aims to equip students with the ability to make decisions and solve problems that interior designers are confronted with. [+]

Diploma in Interior Design Transforming Space The programme aims to equip students with the ability to make decisions and solve problems that interior designers are confronted with. Students receive education in both the aesthetic and technical aspects required for professional practice. Throughout the programme, students develop creative and innovative design abilities by working on individual projects which deal with the different aspects of theoretical, conceptual and practical design problems. Students will be exposed to complex problem of modern environments in the context of style, taste, culture and humanity. The Institute maintains a close relationship with the industrial sectors in the country and endeavours to keep abreast with current developments in design and technology. At the end of the programme, students will be able to meet the challenges and demands of the design profession in an effective manner. MAIN AREAS OF STUDY Fundamentals of Art & Design Design Projects Residential Project Commercial Project Recreation & Entertainment Project Educational Project Hotel Project Cultural Project Computer Aided Design Interior & Architecture Study Building Construction & Environment Study Furniture Study & Lighting Design Interior Specification & Contract CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Self-practice in Interior Design Designer in Architecture and Interior Design Firms Practice In Furniture Industry Showroom/Window Display Designer 3-D Visualizer Building Model Maker Colour Scheme Adviser Sales Personnel for Building Materials Exhibition/Event Designer [-]

Diploma in Music

Campus Full time January 2017 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

The Department of Music provides an opportunity for music enthusiasts, who meet the minimum academic qualifications to pursue their study in music. [+]

Diploma in Music Rhythmic Expression & Interpretation The Department of Music provides an opportunity for music enthusiasts, who meet the minimum academic qualifications to pursue their study in music. The Institute’s full-time course encompasses both Western classical & Eastern aspects of music. The course emphasizes the pursuit of expressional skills in voice, composition, keyboard and string instruments as well as an in-depth understanding of theory and principles of music. The curriculum also covers the study of Computer Music and Music Business. The study and appreciation of ethnic music also forms part of the curriculum. The incorporation of local cultural contents in music composition and a higher level of musical craft performances are encouraged. MAIN AREAS OF STUDY Principal Study & Second Study Keyboard Strings Woodwind Brass Percussion Chinese Instruments Composition Vocal Music History Aural Skills & Ear Training Harmony & Counterpoint Musical Form & Analysis Performance Ensemble Computer Music Music Business World Music, etc CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Music Director Choral Conductor Instrumental Conductor Concert Band Instructor Music Teacher & Instructor Music Producer Music Consultant Composer Performer [-]

Diploma in Textile and Fashion Design

Campus Full time January 2017 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

The Textile and Fashion Design course caters to the needs of students interested in becoming a textile or fashion designer. [+]

Diploma in Textile and Fashion Design Creative Interpretation & Trend Setting The Textile and Fashion Design course caters to the needs of students interested in becoming a textile or fashion designer. The Diploma course consists of two major modules, namely Textile Design and Fashion Design. Textile Design provides training in conceptual development, creative interpretation and technical production as well as knowledge relevance which is crucial to the textile design industry. On top of that, traditional design and local content will be emphasized. An industrial attachment and a practical workshop will further provide valuable practical experience for the students. Fashion Design equips the students with fashion and textile knowledge, marketing and practical skills. Design concepts and technical skills are inter-dependent and mutually enhancing in the training approaches. The programme is structured to cover all aspects of fashion design from basic to advanced drafting, draping, construction and designing. Studio projects include functional to experimental clothing designs. MAIN AREAS OF STUDY Textile Design Fundamentals of Art & Design Textile Design 1-5 Repeats Furnishing Scarf Print Fabric Collection & etc Printing Workshop Resist Textile (Batik)Surface Designs Textile Technology Colour Studies Drawing Theory of Design Historical Aspects of Textile Interior Decoration Fashion Design Fundamentals of Art & Design Fashion Design 1-5 Basic Design Ready to wear Vogue Malaysia Wedding Gown Label Image, etc Fashion workshop practice Common Subjects History of Fashion Professional Practice Fashion Illustration Fashion Merchandising Digital Imaging and Text 1 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Fashion Purchasing Officer Pattern Drafter Fashion Designer Fashion Buyer Fashion Coordinator Stage Costume Designer Fashion Management Assistant Fashion Display Artist Textile Designer Textile Quality Controller Surface Designer Textile Consultant [-]