BA (Hons) Contemporary Music (Audio Technology)
JPT/BPP(U) (N/212/6/0029/ PA 6234) 09/20

 

About The Programme

This programme aims to train versatile musicians and music producers. It is both a technical and creative degree programme, providing you with solid music theory and academic knowledge, while developing your skills in 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.

If you have a strong interest in music, production, sound and audio technology, this programme is ideal for you. It 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

  • Music Producer/Director
  • Music Artiste (eg. Singer-Songwriter, Vocalist, Musician)
  • Recording Studio Engineer
  • Sound Designer and Recordist for Digital Media, Film, TV & Theatre
  • Sound Designer and Music Composer for video games, digital applications (apps)
  • Orchestrator
  • Music Journalist
  • Creative Industry Entrepreneur
  • Online Music Platform Management
 

Programme Structure

  • Music Theory & Musicianship 1
  • Audio Recording and Production
  • Applied Contemporary Musicianship 1
  • Music Theory & Musicianship 2
  • Recording Studio Techniques
  • Applied Contemporary Musicianship 2
  • World Music
  • Music Theory & Musicianship 3

  • Applied Sound Design
  • Contemporary Music Composition & Arrangement
  • Audio Post-Production and Mastering
  • Applied Contemporary Musicianship 3
  • Studio Composition
  • Malaysian Music
  • Applied Contemporary Musicianship 4
  • "Music History: Classical to 20th Century"
  • Collaborative Project

  • Research Project
  • Popular Music Studies
  • Creative Project
  • Arts & Society in Malaysia
  • Creative Industries & Entrepreneurship
  • Internship [12 weeks]

  • Topic Study 1
  • Topic Study 2

Additional MOHE compulsory General Studies subjects


for Local Student
  • Islamic and Asian Civilisations
  • Ethnic Relations
  • Community Service
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A (applicable to students who did not sit for SPM or did not obtain a Credit in SPM Bahasa Melayu)


for International Student
  • Malay Language for Communication 2
  • Malaysian Studies 3
  • Community Service

Entry Requirement

STPM
Average C or CGPA 2.0 (Minimum 2 principals)

A-Level
Minimum 8 points

Australian Matriculation
ATAR 55

Canadian Matriculation
55%

Monash University Foundation Year
55%

Sunway Foundation in Arts
CGPA 2.0

Sunway Foundation in Science Technology
CGPA 2.0

Unified Examination Certificate
Maximum 28 points from 5 subjects (all Grade Bs)

International Baccalaureate
Completed with minimum 24 points (excluding bonus points)

Sunway Diploma in Related Field*
CAVG 50% 

 

Specific Requirements

Contemporary Music (Audio Technology)
All candidates must undertake a LIVE audition. To prepare three 1.5- minute pieces to be sung or performed on any instrument of your choice.

Music Performance
All candidates must undertake an audition, either LIVE or by video conference. Candidates should prepare three short pieces to be sung or performed on any instrument of their choice. 

Design Communication and Interior Architecture
Pass a portfolio review and interview conducted by the University.

Why is a Portfolio necessary?
A Portfolio provides some indication of your ability in design and allows us to assess your creative potential.

What should a Portfolio Contain?
A portfolio should contain three examples of drawings in any media.

Design Communication
MQA Programme Standards require local students to possess a MUET qualification in order to register for the Design Communication programme. Students who have attained the IELTS or TOEFL qualifications may apply to be exempted from this requirement.

 

English Requirements

TOEFL 550 paper-based, 213 computer-based, 80 internet-based
IELTS 6.0
PTE Academic 50 overall (minimum 46 in each skill)
MUET Band 4
SPM English B3 or B+
UEC English B4
O-Level English (1119) Credit
Sunway Intensive English Programme (IEP) Pass Level 4 with minimum 65%
ESL/English Satisfactory level in Pre-University programmes, where the medium of instruction is English

 

Note: Any other qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
*Sunway Diploma holders may obtain advanced standing if credit transfer requirements are met.

 

 

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