Founded in 1967 as a non-profit making organization, the Institute has trained thousands of professional artists, designers, and musicians for the creative industries in this country. Today, the institute provides a range of Diploma courses in the field of art, design, and music with comprehensive and well-designed course contents. The emphasis is placed on the mastery of creative skills, in-depth inquiries, conceptual development, critical thinking and IT knowledge. The Institute makes every effort to integrate IT knowledge and multi-ethnic cultural values into its training programs to enhance the scope of learning and creative quality of the students. Malaysian Institute of Art (MIA) endeavors to provide affordable and quality education in creative arts by providing a conducive environment for the students to develop their creative potentials and strive for artistic excellence. Its aim is to train creative, innovative, confident and self-reliant professional artists, designers and musicians to meet the needs of national development. The Institute is committed to cater for the needs of human resources by providing well-trained graduates who will contribute towards the advancement of the creative industry.