AKADEMI SENI KEBANGSAAN (ASK) was established in 1994 under the Ministry of Culture, Arts and Tourism Malaysia. The organisation is now known as AKADEMI SENI BUDAYA DAN WARISAN KEBANGSAAN (ASWARA) established on August 1, 2006, through ACT Academy of Arts, Culture and Heritage, 2006 (Act 653).
ASWARA is the leading arts higher education institution supported under the Ministry of Culture; it provides learning, inquiry and academic publishing and professional advice in the fields of arts, culture and heritage.
ASWARA aims to produce knowledgeable employees and authoritative arts to strengthen the sustainability of the arts heritage of Malaysia and meet the charging state of the arts industry.
ASWARA is responsible for producing graduates who will become scholars, advocates, perpetrators and practitioners of art, culture and heritage in the fields of theatre, dance, writing, animation, music, film and television as well as arts and cultural management.
Diploma in Music
Modules that are offered in the program of study Diploma in Music are as follows:
- Musical Instruments Manufacturing Technology
- Music Technology
- Music Performance Management
Diploma in Music is divided into courses of instrumental and vocal performances geared to traditional musician’s ethnic communities in Malaysia and Western music (classical and modern). Emphasis is given to the technique of playing a musical instrument with the correct style and form beliefs appearance during the show. This module focusses on conservation and the manufacture of musical instruments, Malay drum tool, stringed instrument, wind instrument and tuning the sound system for the gong. This module gives emphasis to the students to compose and create songs. The main emphasis is given to the author’s technique score, rhythm section, analysis of scores and compositions. Modular Technology has approach with technical and creative in handling the equipment and the software to create high quality music records. In addition, students learn about conservation techniques in the form of audio or music manuscript and managerial skills in the form of music information database and the web. This module will introduce the theoretical aspects, creative and technical in publishing a music production. Students will be given the opportunity to operate a staging as a guest.
Bachelor of Music with Honours
Faculty of Music Degree program module contains courses that form as an intermediate technology to traditional and modern music in order to produce a new form of work in line with current developments in the music industry. The modules offered in the Faculty of Music are:
- Presentation Module
- Module Composition and Technology
- Module Production Music
- Music Business
It is divided into courses for instrumental and vocal performances leading to Traditional Malay, Chinese, Indian and Ethnic and Western music (classical and modern jazz). This module focusses on the analysis and criticism of music and performance management in more detail. This module is an advanced course in which they are involved in an arrangement, composition techniques and the application of more specific harmony. Emphasis is given to the use of equipment and software used in music production techniques bleak recording, editing and mastering. Students are exposed to more creative use of technology to produce high quality and professional work. This module is introduced for entrepreneurs in the music industry, particularly in the areas of management, marketing and publishing.