Performing Arts

Graeme Tan Jie: Making it Happen Behind the Scenes

From Student Ambassador to class Valedictorian, alumnus received the whole Sunway experience while pursuing his BA (Hons) in Digital Film Production.

Prisca Leong: From Passion to Profession

Two AM Music Global music composer Prisca Leong reflects on how the BA(Hons) Contemporary Music (Audio Technology) programme brought her closer to her dream of pursuing music as a career.

Yap Khai Zhen: Fully Equipped to Pursue a Full-Time Passion

Artist, music producer, and audio engineer Yap Khai Zhen reflects on his university experience in the BA (Hons) Contemporary Music (Audio Technology) programme and how it cultivated his passion for the Malaysian music industry.

Murasaki Haru: The Theatre All-Rounder

Theatre director, visual-audio artist, stage director, production manager, and artistic director Murasaki Haru kickstarted his journey in the theatre industry through the Diploma in Performing Arts programme. He documents how the programme contributed to his personal growth, with the values he…

Kirthana Kuhendran: Discovering New Pathways through Quality Education

Kirthana Kuhendran, alumni from the BA (Hons) Contemporary Music (Audio Technology) programme, uses 3 words to share about her time at Sunway University: Education, Experience, and Expansion.

Power the Point: Classroom Presentations in Focus

By Associate Professor Dr Andrew Brian Filmer
Over the past four years, the author has been on a mission to help make classrooms more effective with better presentations, much like an eco-warrior out to reduce text emissions. 

KL Sing Song: Alternative Voices in the Kuala Lumpur Singer Songwriter Circuit (2000–2009)

By Mohd Azmyl Md Yusof
This paper charts the emergence of the Kuala Lumpur (KL) singer-songwriter circuit through the annual singer-songwriter showcase, KL Sing Song. The showcase, which ended its run in its sixth instalment (from 2005 to 2009) serves as a case study for the fostering of communal spirit amongst…

Gaming and Learning: Facilitating Play in Digital Environments

Play and playfulness in informal spaces are closely connected to learning and knowledge internalisation. As educators are increasing their digital literacy in these extraordinary times, the notion of virtual informal spaces and digital play should be further explored to fully understand students’…

Dominic Seow Jia Hoong: Inspiring the Local Musician

An alumni from the Contemporary Music (Audio Technology) programme, Dominic Seow Jia Hoong recalls fond memories of forming a band with like-minded classmates and pursuing music professionally with the help of the knowledge and experience gained as a Sunway student. 

Striking the Iron while Its Hot: Theatre Education at Tertiary Level

By Kelvin Wong Kee Wai
Malaysian theatre has changed tremendously over the past few decades. This is widely attributed to better and higher quality productions as well as more contemporary performances from audiences across the country. There is a constant call for a more uniform and formal education programme in this…

Performing Musicology: Carving a Place for Research-Creation in Western Classical Music

By Associate Professor Dr Andrew Brian Filmer
The area of research-creation in Western classical music needs one, and I propose it be called “performing musicology”. In music performance, there is a perceived split between those who focus on the creative process, and those on research. For the former, there are the likes of composers and…

Digital Film Production Students Win Laurel Leaves at Virtual International Film Festivals

During the Movement Control Order in 2020, film students and lecturers at the Department of Film and Performing Arts found themselves at the crossroads. As gathering in groups was strictly prohibited, and filmmaking not allowed, a pivot was needed. An opportunity presented itself when film…