• Faculty of Creative Arts
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The Bachelor of Music is one of the core programmes started in 1997. After decades of educating and producing quality graduates in music, our programme has been striving to improve teaching and learning on par with leading universities worldwide. The curriculum is designed to develop students' musical craft and creativity in performance and theoretical studies in related domains. The Bachelor of Music focuses on four areas of study - Performance, Composition, Ethnomusicology and Education and students can expect to be taught by leading ethnomusicologists, musicologists, music composers, music educators, and professional performers of various backgrounds.

Career Opportunity

• Composer
• Orchestra
• Conductor
• Music Writer
• Music Performer
• Music Lecturer

• Choir Conductor

• Music Director
• Recording Artist
• Music Producer
• Music Arranger
• Instrument Instructor
• Session Player (Sessionist)

Course Structure

Students must complete a total of 127 credits in order to be awarded the Bachelor of Music. The programme is to be completed in three (3) academic years which consists of 6 Normal Semesters. Students must take and pass all courses / subjects prescribed as:

Course Component Credits
University Course 24
Faculty Core Course 7
Programme Core Course 69
Faculty Elective Course 6
Programme Elective Course 21
Total Credits for Graduation 127

Entry Requirements

QUALIFICATION

REQUIREMENTS

STPM
(Current Year)

Passed the STPM with at least CGPA of 2.0 and Grade C in any three (3) subjects including General Studies;
AND

Candidate must have one (1) of the following qualification:
• Yamaha Certificate Minimum Grade 7;
• The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) Certificate Minimum Grade 5;
• Trinity College London (TCL) Certificate Minimum Grade 5;
• London College of Music (LCM) Certificate Minimum Grade 5;
• Australian GUILD Music & Speech Exam Board Certificate Minimum Grade 5;
• Possess other related certificate(s) in Music;

OR

Obtained at least Grade B for Music subject at SPM level;

OR

Have working experience in Music field for at least three (3) years by submitting related evidence;

AND

Obtained at least Band 2.0 in the Malaysian University English Test (MUET) for the examination starting session 1 of 2021 or Band 2 for the examination until 2020 according to the validity period on the date of application;

AND

Passed audition and interview.

MATRICULATION /              FOUNDATION

Passed the STPM with at least CGPA of 2.0 and Grade C in any three (3) subjects including General Studies;
AND

Candidate must have one (1) of the following qualification:
• Yamaha Certificate Minimum Grade 7;
• The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) Certificate Minimum Grade 5;
• Trinity College London (TCL) Certificate Minimum Grade 5;
• London College of Music (LCM) Certificate Minimum Grade 5;
• Australian GUILD Music & Speech Exam Board Certificate Minimum Grade 5;
• Possess other related certificate(s) in Music;

OR

Obtained at least Grade B for Music subject at SPM level;

AND

Obtained at least Band 2.0 in the Malaysian University English Test (MUET) for the examination starting session 1 of 2021 or Band 2 for the examination until 2020 according to the validity period on the date of application;

AND

Passed audition and interview.

DIPLOMA / EQUIVALENT

REQUIREMENT 1

Possess a Diploma in Music from Malaysia Public University or other institution recognized by the Government of Malaysia and the University Senate with at least CGPA of 2.00;
AND

Obtained at least Band 2.0 in the Malaysian University English Test (MUET) for the examination starting session 1 of 2021 or Band 2 for the examination until 2020
according to the validity period on the date of application;

AND

Passed audition and interview.

OR
REQUIREMENT 2

Have working experience for at least three (3) years as teacher/lecturer in Music field by submitting related evidence;
AND

Obtained at least Certificate Grade 8 from one (1) of the following Board:

The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM); 

• Trinity College London (TCL); 

• London College of Music Examination (LCME); 

• Australian Music Examination Board (AMEB); 

• Australian GUILD Music & Speech Exam Board 

OR

Possess at least Yamaha Certificate Minimum Grade 6
OR

Possess at least one (1) of the following qualification in Music field: 

• Sijil Perguruan Asas Malaysia and Sijil Khas Perguruan Khas; 

• Diploma Perguruan Malaysia; 

AND
Obtained at least Band 2.0 in the Malaysian University English Test (MUET) for the examination starting session 1 of 2021 or Band 2 for the examination until 2020 according to the validity period on the date of application; 

AND

Passed audition and interview. 

OR
REQUIREMENT 3 

Passed the STPM not the current year with at least CGPA of 2.0 and Grade C in any three (3) subjects including General Studies

AND 

Candidate must have at least one (1) of the following qualification: 

• Yamaha Certificate Minimum Grade 7

• The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) Certificate Minimum Grade 5

• Trinity College London (TCL) Certificate Minimum Grade 5;

•London College of Music (LCM)Certificate MinimumGrade 5;

•Australian GUILDMusic&SpeechExam BoardMinimumGrade 5;

•Possess otherrelated certificate(s) inMusic;

OR 

Obtained at least Grade B for Music subject at SPM level;

OR 

Have working experience in Music field for atleast three (3) years by submitting related evidence;

AND

Obtained at least Band 2.0 in the Malaysian University English Test (MUET) for the examination starting session 1 of 2021 or Band 2 for the examination until 2020 according to the validity period on the date of application;

AND

Passed audition and interview.

OR
REQUIREMENT 4

Passed the Matriculation / Foundation not the current year with at least CGPA of 2.00;

AND

Candidate must have at least one (1) of the following qualification:

•Yamaha Certificate Minimum Grade 7;

•The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) Certificate Minimum Grade 5;

•Trinity College London (TCL) Certificate Minimum Grade 5;

•London College of Music (LCM) Certificate  Minimum Grade 5;

•Australian GUILD Music&Speech Exam Board Minimum Grade 5;

•Possess otherrelated certificate(s) inMusic;

OR

Obtained at least Grade B for Music subjectat SPM level;

OR

Have working experience in Music field for atleast three (3) years by submitting related evidence; 
 

AND 

Obtained at least Band 2.0 in the Malaysian University English Test (MUET) for the examination starting session 1 of 2021 or Band 2 for the examination until 2020 according to the validity period on the date of application;  

AND

Passed audition and interview.

OTHER QUALIFICATION

REQUIREMENT 1 

Possess a GCE A-Level qualification with at least Grade B in any two (2) subjects; 

AND

Candidate must have at least one (1) of the following qualification: 

• Yamaha Certificate Minimum Grade 7

• The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) Certificate Minimum Grade 5

• Trinity College London (TCL) Certificate Minimum Grade 5

• London College of Music (LCM) Certificate Minimum Grade 5

• Australian GUILD Music & Speech Exam Board Minimum Grade 5; 

• Possess other related certificate(s) in Music
 

OR

Obtained at least Grade B for Music subject at SPM level; 

AND

Obtained at least Band 2.0 in the Malaysian University English Test (MUET) for the examination starting session 1 of 2021 or Band 2 for the examination until 2020 according to the validity period on the date of application; 

Nevertheless, candidate with no MUET result but having the following may be considered for admission subject to completion of MUET requirement within one (1) academic session: 

• Obtained at least Band 4 in IELTS; or 

• Obtained at least 437 (PBT), 123 (CBT), and 41 (IBT) scores in TOEFL

AND 

Passed audition and interview. 

OR
REQUIREMENT 2 

Passed the Foundation Studies in Creative Arts (ASWARA) with at least CGPA of 2.00

AND

Obtained at least Band 2.0 in the Malaysian University English Test (MUET) for the examination starting session 1 of 2021 or Band 2 for the examination until 2020 according to the validity period on the date of application; 

AND

Passed audition and interview. 

Last Update: 25/03/2022