Dasein Academy of Art is a private college in Malaysia, specializing in art and design programs. The college's diploma programs are accredited with the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) and recognised by the Ministry of Education (MOE).
‘Dasein’(‘da : za-in ), a connotation derived from German philosophy, has timelessly inspired creative thinkers to discover and redefine one’s true being and existence. With that ideal in mind, Dasein Academy of Art was established in 1996 by a team of avid educators and professionals from the creative industry. Aspired to revive the role of creative education from stereotyped qualifications back to the cultivation of individual distinction, an aspired team dedicated to personal enrichment was formed. Driven by this ingenuity, Dasein Academy believes that creative education is more than just merely a skill or job-market-oriented curriculum. After all, it is through the path of creative thinking and aesthetic learning that one discovers the beauty of one’s existence; and that, is a fulfilment of a lifetime.
The college takes pride in creative transformation via Edu-Mentoring® - essentially a people-centered approach when it comes to guiding and mentoring students on individual development and growth. Edu-Mentoring® is made up of three components. Edu-Clinic - where lecturers and students have one-to-one sessions to promote understanding and individual progress. Industry professionals are often invited to mentor and inspire our students via the Edu-Lab. Students are also exposed to social activities aimed at helping the underprivileged via Edu-Social programs.
Dasein Academy of Art is a boutique art college run by artists for future artists. All our staff are experts in their academic or administrative roles. We deliver specifically tailored courses to small groups of dedicated students. We focus on unearthing each student's creative best and personal development in preparing them for a multifaceted career.