Malaysia Institute of Art (MIA)
Malaysian Institute of Art (MIA)
|Living cost||USD 431 per month|
|Student population||Small (1,000 or less)|
Malaysian Institute of Art (MIA) aims at producing trained students to become professional artists, designers, and musicians to fuel their respective industry with their creativity and innovativeness in Malaysia. Since its establishment in 1967 as a non-profit organisation, the institution has been providing a variety of Diploma courses particularly in the areas of art, design, and of course, music with quality and up-to-date contents.
Students are given the emphasis on mastering their creative skills, making in-depth inquires, initiate conceptual development, form critical thinking and acquire IT knowledge. The Institute makes every effort to merge the need to learn and utilise software applications and practising multi-ethnic cultural values into its courses in hopes that it can enrichen the learning experience for students.
At the Malaysian Institute of Art, the education in creative arts provided includes a conducive learning environment and the motivation for its students to drive their artistic passion in their respective course programmes. The success of their students cannot be made possible without the assistance and guidance from MIA’s academic staff who proudly possess genuine attributes from both local and abroad universities as well as their invaluable experience in the appropriate fields.
To ensure that they can enrichen students’ learning options, MIA has formed several partnerships with other prestigious institutions that are originally located in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, and China. This advantageous bond between these institutions allows MIA graduates to continue and participate in Degree programmes abroad. This can be equally applied to local universities and colleges as well.
On campus, students are surrounded by the modern interior environment that is hoped to inspire them in a supportive learning environment. Other than that, students will also have the opportunity to socialise and learn from their friends through daily campus activities including concerts, orientation events, creative competitions, and games.
Campus Facilities & Resources
- The computer lab is equipped with Apple iMac complete with Adobe Design software, PC with high-end processors and colour laser printers.
- Air-conditioned classrooms, studios, and labs are equipped with high end audio- visual teaching aid (plasma, laptop, LCD projectors etc.)
- A library with a collection of books, periodicals in Art, Design, and Music. Internet facilities are also available. All students can access WiFi.
- Art gallery to showcase creative works of art and design.
- A mini concert hall for Music programme students to do performance.
- Student common rooms with television, game sets, and reading materials.
- Accommodation is easily available in the neighbourhood.
- Easily accessible by public transportation.
Student Support Services & Student Development Activities
At the Student Affairs Department, students will be given assistance in terms of their accommodation and circulate vital information regarding opportunities for employment, activities, competitions, and others.
MIA campus can be located in Taman Melawati that provides students on campus with an abundance of activities and events to participate. To get around in or out of campus, students can easily utilise public transportation available such as bus, taxi, and LRT. Due to its strategic location, students can also head to their respective accommodation, eating joints, grocery stores, banks, and many others.
The monthly rental per resident is as follows (all rooms are non-air-conditioned unless specified):
- Triple/Quart sharing - RM350.00
- Twin sharing - RM380.00
- Single Room with attached bathroom - RM400.00 (subject to availability)
Schedule of Rental Payment
Termly payments in advance of 4 months, 4 months, 4 months respectively, to complete the 1st year.
Security deposit (refundable upon fulfillment of tenancy agreement)
RM700.00 or equivalent to 2 months rental whichever is higher.
Facilities & services
Personal wardrobe, bed with mattresses, study desk & chair, dining table & chairs, fridge, gas stove with gas tank (gas & utensils not include), hot water shower, twice weekly housekeeping service.
The student house that we offer is within a walking distance (10- 15 min).
MIA offers various types of scholarship such as the Academic Achievement Scholarships for students who had achieved the following minimum academic performance in their SPM or UEC examination (Malaysian students only):
- 9A’s and above – 100% tuition fee waiver
- 8A’s – 75% tuition fee waiver
- 7A’s – 50% tuition fee waiver
Other than that, students can try sending in their scholarship applications and get awarded through the annual Nationwide Art & Design Competition, 5 other full-scholarships through Dong Jiau Zhong, and 2 scholarships from Sin Chew Education Fun and Nanyang Education Fund respectively.
MIA also helps to guide students in obtaining study loan from PTPTN or Perbadanan Tabung Pendidikan Tinggi Nasional, SOCSO (Social Security Organisation), and other options.