• Faculty of Creative Arts
  • creativearts@um.edu.my


This programme offered with 42 credits and the duration of the course is three (3) semesters minimum and eight (8) semesters maximum. Candidates will be able to understand and analyze advanced theory of music in classical music as well as contemporary music which will help in research of analytical writing skill. Candidates will also able to discuss critically issues pertaining to music education and pedagogy. Candidates also have the opportunity to learn the technique of composing, knowledge of using the computer and studio at a higher level, ethnomusicology, and music production.

Career Opportunity

Music Producer; Composer; Ethnomusicologist; Researcher; Music Arranger; Lecturer; Music Teacher

A Bachelor's Degree or its equivalent in the related field*

* Note:

  • Preference will be given to applicants with a Bachelor's Degree with CGPA 3.0 and above or its equivalent.

  • Applicants with a Bachelor’s Degree with CGPA 3.7 and above can apply directly for the PhD programme.

English Language Requirement

International applicant must possess at least:

  • A band 5.5 for IELTS (Academic); or

  • A score of 550 for paper-based total, a score of 213 for computer-based total, or a score of 80 for internet-based total for TOEFL.

Semester I of the academic year commences in September while Semester II commences in February.

Application Deadline: May for Semester I intake and October for Semester II intake.

For more information, please refer : https://study.um.edu.my/download-brochures

Last Update: 21/10/2021