BA (Hons) Contemporary Music (Audio Technology)

General

Program Description

The BA (Hons) Contemporary Music (Audio Technology) aims to train versatile musicians and music producers. It is both a technical and creative degree program, providing students with solid music theory and academic knowledge, while developing skills with audio technology through studio practice and interdisciplinary collaborative projects. Subjects and areas covered include composition, arrangement, sound design and film scoring, as well as music theory, history and aural training.

This program is ideal for any student with a strong interest in music, production, sound and audio technology. The program is also open to individuals with no prior formal musical training who are passionate about pursuing a career in music. Graduates will be equipped to work in the music industry as producers, composers, sound engineers and creative artists; or in the broader creative industries through work on film, TV, video games, theatre, dance, entertainment and many more.

Intakes

March & August

Duration

3 Years (full-time)

Career Prospects

Graduates could work within and beyond the music industry (such as film, radio, television, digital media, theatre, dance, events, concerts, advertising, entertainment-leisure industries) in the following areas:

  • Music Producer
  • Music Artiste (eg. Singer-Songwriter, Vocalist, Musician)
  • Composer
  • Film Composer
  • Recording Studio Engineer
  • Mixing Engineer
  • Sound Designer for Digital Media, Film, TV, Theatre
  • Sound Recordist for Digital Media, Film, TV
  • Music Supervisor for Digital Media, Film, TV
  • Video Game Sound Designer
  • Video Game Music Composer / Programmer
  • Digital Application (Apps) Sound Design
  • Digital Application (Apps) Music Programmer
  • DJ
  • Live Sound Engineer for Concerts, Events
  • Music Arranger
  • Orchestrator
  • Music Educator / Academic
  • Music Researcher / Consultant
  • Music Journalist
  • Creative Industry Entrepreneur
  • Music Business & Management
  • Online Music Platform Management
  • Artist Management
  • Entertainment Events Management
  • Studio Owner
  • Music Label Owner
  • Music Venue Owner

Modules

  • World Music
  • Audio Technology
  • Studio Technique
  • Contemporary Music Composition & Arrangement 1
  • Introduction to Filmmaking
  • Aural & Keyboard Skills 1
  • Aural & Keyboard Skills 2
  • Music Theory & Analysis 1
  • Music Theory & Analysis 2
  • Music History 1
  • Music History 2
  • Academic Writing & Communication Skills
  • Introduction to Sound Design
  • Contemporary Music Composition & Arrangement 2
  • Malaysian Music
  • Sound & the Environment
  • Research Methods
  • Film Scoring
  • Aural & Keyboard Skills 3
  • Aural & Keyboard Skills 4
  • Music Business
  • Research Project
  • Popular Music Studies
  • Creative Industries & Entrepreneurship
  • Arts & Society in Malaysia
  • Internship

Entry Requirement

  • STPM: Average C or CGPA 2.0 (minimum 2 Principals)
  • A Level: minimum 8 points
  • Australian Matriculation: ATAR 55
  • Canadian Matriculation: 55%
  • MUFY: 55%
  • Sunway Foundation in Arts: 50%
  • Sunway Foundation in Science and Technology: 50%
  • UEC: Maximum 28 points from 5 subjects (all Grade Bs)
  • IB: Completed with minimum 24 points (excluding bonus points)
Last updated February 2018

About the School

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