BA (Hons) Music Performance

School of Arts

About The Programme

The BA (Hons) Music Performance is focused on Western art music, with training in practical musicianship, music theory, and academic knowledge. It is a practice-based, creative degree programme in which you would be expected to practice individually, rehearse in ensembles, and perform in both contexts. During your studies, you will also gain knowledge in music theory, music history, composition, arrangement, music technology and music education.

This programme is ideal for you if you have a background in performance with an interest in solo performance and/or ensemble playing. Graduates will be equipped for a professional career in the music industry as performers, educators, and session musicians, utilising a broad exposure to other related areas, including composition and arrangement. Furthermore, due to the interdisciplinary nature of the programme and its strong emphasis on collaborative work, you would gain a wide range of transferable skills necessary for employment in today’s creative industries.



March & August



3 Years (full-time)


Career Prospects

  • Performer
  • Educator
  • Session musician
  • Composer
  • Conductor
  • Arranger


Programme Structure

  • Instrument/Voice Lessons
  • Large & Small Ensembles
  • Music Theory & Musicianship
  • Audio Recording & Production
  • World Music

  • Instrument/Voice Lessons
  • Large & Small Ensembles
  • Music Theory & Musicianship
  • Music History
  • Composition & Improvisation
  • Collaborative Project

  • Research Project
  • Music Pedagogy
  • 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 2 grade Cs

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

All candidates must pass an audition. Candidates should prepare three short pieces to be  sung or performed on the 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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