"DASEIN" ('da:za-in), a connotation derived from German philosophy, has timelessly inspired philosophers, artists, writers, and creative thinkers alike 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 art and design industry. Aspired to revive the role of a future generation dedicated to the creative and cultural development for personal enrichment was formed.
A quote by Enrich Fromm, "People are born equal, but they are also born different", has since become the academic hallmark of Dasein Academy of Art; whereby the craft of imagination is about training the creative minds of individual talents; for great artists bear the timeless imprint of identity in his or her masterpiece.
Driven by this ingenuity, Dasein believes that the education for art and design is more than just a mere 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.
Dasein Academy provides facilities that help enhancing the academic experience of students. These inspirational spaces stimulate the creativity and imagination to foster idea exploration.
Located in a greenery side of Kuala Lumpur, Dasein Academy is surrounded by a pleasant environment with hilly landscape where nature and city coexist in harmony.
being away from the hustle and bustle of city life, the accessible amenities create an ideal environment for academic living.
The maza-like interior structure of Dasein Academy features the style of Brutalism architecture, which projects a raw ambience of creative freedom for the curious minds to explore endless possibilities; tranforming original ideas into artistic expressions.
Over the years of advocating individual distinction, Dasein Academy of Art has developed a unique set of teaching principles called edu-mentoring. As part of the methodology in Edu-mentoring, it enables personalized guidance for students to uncover their niche virtues with better attention and results. Self- value starts from personal virtues.
An interview with industry people, guest lecturer, parents, graduates, and students about their point of view on Edu-Mentoring. Please log on to http://www.dasein.edu.my/ for more information.
Created by Dasein Academy of Art students Tan Zher Yung, Ong Ervin, Chia Ken Chee through the Dasein Academy Animation program.
Dasein Academy Animation Lecturer and students building a team called VS GAG to make fun in their own way. A short animation film created by VS GAG - "Power Ranger vs Kamen Rider Black RX - 3d Animation ( Parody!!)"
Digital Media is one of the rapidly developing areas in the creative industries. It spans across art, science, and media practice; a multi-media communication platform for the exploration of technology and aesthetic. With limited resources and various unpredictable problems in this projects, Dasein Academy students learnt different ways of problem solving and critical thinking. With a limited budget, the students were able to creatively formulate their conductive paint. After 5 failed attempts and several long nights, the students were able to create a unique musical pillar inspired by the piano.
Dasein Academy Digital Media course challenging student how smart ideas can be both cost-efficient & awesome for high tech interactive design. Visitors were invited to stand on a designated spot to express their feelings with movement and sound expressions. The audio device in the room picks up sound which gets transformed into projected wall graphics. By waving and dancing, instance, soft yellow light which indicates happiness radiating through the paper crafted pyramids, reminiscent of the crystallized glass pyramid of the Louvre Museum by night. As the mood changes, from happy to angry with loud grouchy voice, the backdrop changes accordingly by reflecting red light like the dancing musical fountain; offering the visitors a fun-filled experience of visualizing human emotions via technology.