Dean's Message

Welcome to the Faculty of Applied and Creative Arts (FACA), a dynamic and artistic innovative driven faculty formed in 1994 as part of UNIMAS’s mission and vision. FACA is one of the leading Arts Institute in Borneo, with over 1000 active students. There are seven programs offers in the faculty includes Design Technology, Fine Arts, Cinematography, Music, Arts Management, Drama & Theatre, and Animation. All programs are rich with unique and innovative pedagogy that emphasize creativity, theory, performance, and research to facilitate students achieve the success in their academic and professional pursuits. Our curriculum is formulated to develop great interpersonal development, particularly the ability to work well with others, and build leadership and communication skills.

For the first time FACA has been shortlisted for the prestigious award - THE Awards Asia 2020 under the category of Excellent and Innovation in the Arts. This award is the long-standing platform for recognising and celebrating excellence in education.  With a teaching program underpinned by stakeholders and academician feedbacks collected over time, and incorporating lessons learned, we able to create a teaching program with a continuous spiral of improvement. We believe our students capable to be more creative, better problem solvers, smart communicators – skilled for the future.

We are excited about our programs and we want you to learn more about us as we get to know you. Throughout the program students are encouraged, challenged, and inspired to integrate their abilities, to engage in critical thinking, and follow their intuition. We are not only focusing academic per se but the students have chances to explore and engage learning experiences via community engagement projects, entrepreneurship activities, ethical practices, and embark project from multi-dimensional disciplines that not only provide the learning of art theories, but also a channel to exercise students’ latent creativity and expression of innovative ideas. Our goal is to produce knowledgeable graduates with a multi-tasking and cross-disciplinary capability in the field of creative arts as well as for them to prepare for the challenges of a very complex 21st century environment.

There is numerous outstanding recognition received and achieved on academic excellent and research outcomes, including the faculty flagship events such as International Conference of Applied and Creative Arts (ICACA), Exhibition on Creativity, Innovation and Technology in the Arts (eCITRA) and The Final Year Project showcase (CIPTA). The recognition and achievement have increased the faculty’s visibility nationwide and pursue innovation to develop the societies of the future on the global stage.

Last but not least, feel free to explore the possibilities and opportunities offered by our faculty in academic studies, research, and consultancy.

"Explore, imagine, experiment and create with us."

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Musdi bin Hj. Shanat