MMU offers bachelor’s degree in cinematic arts

The Multimedia University (MMU) will be offering a Bachelor of Cinematic Arts (CAP) programme at its newest campus in EduCity Iskandar Malaysia by 2014 in a bid to boost the country’s creative industry.

MMU Chairmam Dr Halim Shafie said for the first five years they aim to enrol 500 students to pursue the programme jointly carried out with the University of Southern California’s (USC) School of Cinematic Arts.

“Student intake will be done in June next year, whereby students will be placed at the Cyberjaya campus before continuing their studies at EduCity in June 2014,” he told reporters after signing an agreement of cooperation between the two universities, yesterday.

He added that USC offered a prestigious film programme and MMU was happy to work together on developing the Bachelor of Cinematic Arts programme which was different from the typical film and television production courses in Malaysia.

Meanwhile, USC School of Cinematic Arts Dean Elizabeth M. Daley welcomed the collaboration saying it would result in more graduates who were capable of making quality films in Malaysia.

Halim represented MMU while USC was represented by Daley in the ceremony.

- Bernama