Dasein Diploma in Animation

Studying Animation opens the door to a unique form of art which takes great extent of persistence, passion and patience to produce marvel on screen. You will learn how to bring life to your drawings/CGI (computer generated imagery), creating an illusion of spirit and vigour. You will caricature the gestures and expressions in the drawings/CGI, giving them a fantastic array of characters and personalities, and making audiences believe that the drawings/CGI can actually think and have feelings.

Animation to Build Character

Beyond having a magnificent machine, superb software and good art sense, what makes an animator thick is simply the humble virtues of passion, patience and persistence; and that is where the character of an animator is first molded.

Syllabus of Moving Passion

An animator's job satisfaction always depends on his or her skills and story. Therefore, a combine training of strong drawing skills and software techniques has to be included with substantial exposure to script writing and movie appreciation.

This program empowers you with skills to dramatize and caricature life of characters acting and reacting on screen. The major part of animation involves a project of personal show reel and short movie starting from scratch. Therefore, exposure in areas such as 3D character design, storyboard development, special effects etc. is fairly crucial. The value of your work will be determined by the ability of swaying the emotions of the audiences by means of making the characters act.


Dasein Diploma in Animation is accredited with the Malaysian Qualifications Agency ( MQA / A6269 ).

Year 1
Painting Sketching Color Studies
Basic Design Computer Aided Design 3D Modeling Fundamental
Classical Animation Figure Studies Intermediate Digital Art
Digital Photography Material Methodology Gesture Studies
Bahasa Kebangsaan/
Critical Thinking
History of Art Pengajian Malaysia

 

Year 2
Essential Animation 3D Character Modeling Cinematography Studies
Concept Art 1 Communication Skills Character Animation
Digital Compositing and VFX Concept Art 2 Acting for Animation
Public Speaking Introduction to Digital Painting Penulisan Kreatif

 

Year 3
Pre-post Design Interactive Animation Post Production
Studio Work Production Management  

 

Concept Art by Lai Shao Heng
Environmental Design by Lai Shao Heng
Concept Art by Lee Jia Ze
Concept Art by Chen Vincy
Concept Art by Lai Shao Heng
Concept Art by Anson Teo Zi Heng
Character Design by Lee Jia Ze
Concept Art by Lim Sim Jieh
Concept Art by Lee Jia Ze
Concept Art by Soh Kai Seng
Concept Art by Lai Shao Heng
Environmental Design by Lai Shao Heng
Concept Art by Lee Jia Ze
Concept Art by Chen Vincy
Concept Art by Lai Shao Heng
Concept Art by Anson Teo Zi Heng
Character Design by Lee Jia Ze
Concept Art by Lim Sim Jieh
Concept Art by Lee Jia Ze
Concept Art by Soh Kai Seng
  • Video Producer
  • Matchmove Artist
  • Character Designer
  • Technical Director
  • Rig Artist
  • Animator
  • 3D Modeler
  • Concept Artist
  • Compositing & VFX Artist
Faber-Castell K-One Line-Drawing Contest Lui Kit Fai
Faber-Castell K-One Line-Drawing Contest 2021
Dasein Animation alumni Lui Kit Fai bagged the Grand Prize at the Faber-Castell K-One Line-Drawing Contest 2021 and cash prize worth RM1,000.00 with his extremely detailed portrait drawing.
LKE Musang Happy Family Mascot Design Competition 2021
LKE Musang Happy Family Mascot Design Competition 2021
Dasein Graphic Design, Animation, Illustration and Digital Media students swept all awards and a combined value of RM7350.00 cash prize at the Musang Happy Family Mascot Design Competition organized by Uniq Art Gallery and sponsored by LKE Musang Queen.
Animofest Bratislava 2020
Animofest Bratislava 2020 (Slovakia)
The "Guardian Lion" animated short by Dasein Animation students Lee Chi Cong, Chin Pei Qi, Seet Yong Wei, Tan Chao Ren and Tong Hao Yee has won another award recently at the ANIMOFEST Bratislava 2020 (Slovakia) after making its rounds in animation festivals from the USA to Europe!
Taiwan Bahamut ACG Competition 2020
Bahamut ACG Competition 2020 (Taiwan)
Animation fresh graduates Yong Xin Yi, Kheng Yong Guan, Lui Kit Fai and Ng Jia Zhen's final year project "The Cactus" is shortlisted as a finalist at the 2020 BAHAMUT ACG Competition - the number one game community in Taiwan!
Palm Spring International Animation Festival 2019 (USA)
Palm Spring International Animation Festival 2019 (USA)
Animation students Lee Chi Cong, Chin Pei Qi, Seet Yong Wei, Tan Chao Ren and Tong Hao Yee's final year project, 'Guardian Lion' animated short is selected for the official screening at the Palm Spring International Animation Festival 2019 (PSIAF) at California, USA.