Pi­o­neer in field of arts

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - HIGHER EDUCATION -

SINCE its es­tab­lish­ment in 1967 as a pi­o­neer­ing non- profit in­sti­tu­tion of­fer­ing art cour­ses, Malaysian In­sti­tute of Art ( MIA) has played an im­por­tant role in the de­vel­op­ment of art education in Malaysia.

MIA cur­rently of­fers seven diploma cour­ses in Fine Art, Il­lus­tra­tion, Graphic De­sign, In­te­rior De­sign, Tex­tile & Fash­ion De­sign, In­dus­trial De­sign and Mu­sic. All the cour­ses of­fered are ac­cred­ited by Malaysia Qual­i­fi­ca­tions Agency ( MQA).

The in­sti­tute has es­tab­lished in­ter­na­tional links with pres­ti­gious univer­si­ties and col­leges in the UK, Aus­tralia, Tai­wan and China among oth­ers and op­por­tu­ni­ties are widely avail­able for stu­dents who are keen to fur­ther their stud­ies over­seas through ad­vanced place­ment or credit trans­fer.

MIA has been con­sec­u­tively awarded a five- star rank­ing un­der Malaysian Qual­ity Eval­u­a­tion Sys­tem for Pri­vate Col­leges ( MyQUEST) since 2011.

This rank­ing is a tes­ti­mony of MIA’s pro­vi­sion of a holis­tic aca­demic cur­ricu­lum, am­ple and up- to- date re­sources, good ad­min­is­tra­tion and well sought af­ter grad­u­ates.

The in­sti­tute is known for its qual­ity education that pro­duces com­pe­tent grad­u­ates who are in­dus­try ready.

Over the years, stu­dents have won many awards and recog­ni­tion at both lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional com­pe­ti­tions. Some of the ma­jor wins in­clude Nip­pon Paint Young De­signer Award 2015, Piala Seri En­don Batik De­sign Com­pe­ti­tion 2015, 2015 UOB Paint­ing of the Year Com­pe­ti­tion and Con­queror Happy De­sign Con­test 2014, to name a few.

In the in­ter­na­tional field, stu­dents from the mu­sic depart­ment won in the 4th In­ter­na­tional Viet­nam Choir Com­pe­ti­tion 2015 as well as the 3rd Seoul In­ter­na­tional Har­mon­ica Fes­ti­val 2015.

MIA is now open for its new in­take which com­mences on April 25. In con­junc­tion with that, MIA will be hold­ing its Open Day on March 26 and 27 from 9.30am to 4pm. There will be talks and coun­selling ses­sions by var­i­ous de­part­ments re­gard­ing Art, De­sign and Mu­sic. An ex­hi­bi­tion is also on at MIA’s art gallery, fea­tur­ing a wide range of art and de­sign works cre­ated by its young tal­ents.

MIA will ex­tend its week­end coun­selling hours on Satur­days and Sun­days from 9.30am to 4pm from April 2 to 30.

For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact MIA at 03- 4108 8100 ( gen­eral line), or 03- 4106 4697 ( Mu­sic Depart­ment), e- mail registry@ mia. edu. my or log on to www. mia. edu. my.

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