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.



March & August



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

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

Average C or CGPA 2.0 (Minimum 2 principals)

Minimum 8 points

Australian Matriculation

Canadian Matriculation

Monash University Foundation Year

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% or CGPA 2.0


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 their choice. Please contact for more details.


English Requirements

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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