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Are you expressive and talented? Then you might want to consider studying music. Generally, this programme of study provides you with a way of exploring your artistic identity and needs.

This programme allows you to take courses in music performance, music production, music composition, music theory or taking private lessons on instrumental music. Various other avenues of exploration abound.

Why Study Music?

  • Playing a musical instrument improves your speed of reading, enhances creativity and raises your IQ.
  • Through music study, learners experience a noticeable increase in personal development and and human value.
  • Develop strength, accuracy, predictability, endurance, flexibility, control, and speed in one’s use of a musical instrument, including the human voice, as well as computers and any other means of producing sounds used in music.
  • Provides you a reliable, thorough, and efficient way of becoming expert at creating. communicating, and deriving meaning musically in the world of humans

As a student in this programme, you also consider the practical utility associated with different art forms. You balance this with an understanding of the history and theories of classical music. You might, for example, study the history of music and trace its development to cultural changes. At the same time, you could learn to weave your music playing style. You can see how this programme of study introduces you to a balanced approach to art: practice and theory combined.


Careers

Music majors can apply for jobs in teaching and administration. For those who love to play music, these graduates can find jobs in the entertainment industry, either on stage or in front of the camera, or behind the scenes, making sure every production runs smoothly. These are just a few of the many possibilities open to you.

  • Accompanist: Provides a musical accompaniment to another musician or to a singer.
  • Arranger: Arranges a piece of music for a singer, a group of performers or other music ensembles
  • Conductor: A person who leads a musical ensemble. It can be a choir or an orchestra.
  • Lyricist: A musician who specializes in writing lyrics to a song.
  • Music Therapist: Establishes an interaction – a shared musical experience – in the pursuit of therapeutic goals

It’s important to note that not all music jobs are in the music industry, and not all of them require you to play an instrument. Click here to find out jobs for people who love music.


Salary

  • Senior Executive (min. RM2,500; avg. RM 3,000; max. RM3,600)
  • Junior Executive (min. RM2,000; avg. RM 2,300; max. RM2,800)
  • Fresh / Entry Level (min. RM1,500; avg. RM 1,700; max. RM1,800)

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