Organization - Faculty of Music and Performing Arts, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris

Faculty of Music and Performing Arts, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris
Basic Information
English Faculty of Music and Performing Arts, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris
Local language Fakulti Muzik dan Seni Persembahan, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris
Country Malaysia
Category Government Agency
Domain Performing Arts
Function Policy and System
Education and Training
Established year 2010


  • To be an excellent faculty in the education of music and performing arts in order to produce competent, holistic and balanced professionals.


  • To generate and enhance knowledge in music and performing arts through teaching, research, publication, performance, and innovation, contributing to the well-being of a global society.

In 1997, following the establishment of UPSI as a university, the Music and Arts Department was included within the Faculty of Social Science and Arts. After several years, a restructure of faculties occurred and, for the first time at UPSI, an independent faculty of music and arts was created. Further refinement and growth led, in 2010, to the present form of the faculty as the Faculty of Music and Performing Arts.

This faculty offers a growing range of programs and degrees in music, theater, and dance. These highly regarded degrees are offered at diploma, bachelor, masters, and doctoral levels. The Faculty of Music and Performing Arts cherishes the diversity of local and global musical and performing arts traditions. It has world renowned and specialist teachers and researchers in a wide range of music and performing arts styles to meet the needs and expectations of professionals working in the current global market.

Our courses encompass the rich and diverse range of Malaysian ethnic music, both traditional and contemporary, in addition to our performing arts traditions. We are equally proud of the wide scope of courses in Western art, world and popular music in addition to courses in contemporary theater and dance.

Major Activities

The Faculty of Music and Performing Arts is proud of the conducive learning environment that provides students with optimum opportunity for professional and artistic development. Its academic staff comprises expert local and international academic staff from Indonesia, Australia, the United States, and the United Kingdom. As an international faculty, the skills provided will prepare students for the global music and performing arts industry.

The faculty is very proud of Malaysian culture. Subjects offered include gamelan, caklempong, kompang, traditional dance, and Malaysian music. The faculty offers comprehensive courses in Western music performance and pedagogy. Students also have the opportunity to study oriental music, Indian music, jazz and popular music.

Contact Information (Organization)
Address Faculty of Music and Performing Arts Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris 35900 Tg. Malim Perak
Tel +605-4505515
Fax +605-4583602

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