Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Contemporary Music (Audio Technology)

School of Arts


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
  • Composer
  • Mixing engineer
  • Orchestrator
  • Film composer
  • Musician

Programme Structure

  • Music Theory and Musicianship
  • Audio Recording and Production
  • Applied Contemporary Musicianship
  • Recording Studio Techniques
  • World Music

  • Contemporary Music Composition and Arrangement
  • Audio Post-production and Mastering
  • Applied Contemporary Musicianship
  • Applied Sound Design
  • Studio Composition
  • Malaysian Music
  • Music History: Classical to 20th Century
  • Collaborative Projects

  • Research Project
  • Popular Music Studies
  • Arts and Society in Malaysia
  • Creative Industries and Entrepreneurship
  • Creative Project
  • Internship

  • Topic Studies 1
  • Topic Studies 2

for Local Student
  • Appreciation of Ethics and Civilisation
  • Philosophy and Current Issues
  • 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
  • Appreciation of Ethics and Civilisation
  • 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 pass an 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 Language Requirements

IELTS or equivalent      6.0


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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