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Bachelor Of Contemporary Music (Hons)

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    Level
    Degree
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    Duration
    3 Years
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    Intake
    Jan, May & Sep
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    Tution Fees
    RM 80,110

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COURSE OVERVIEW

The Bachelor of Music (Hons) Contemporary caters to the needs of those students who want a career in the popular music industry. By covering the key areas of Arranging, Technology, Performance, Recording and Music Business (but not neglecting other related studies such as contemporary music theory, ear training and composition), the programme will enable its graduates to pursue challenging and rewarding careers within the industry.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Exams
Detailed entry requirements

Academic Requirement

Candidates may be admitted into the music degree programs by one of these 2 paths:

A. Complete and pass all courses with a minimum of Grade C in the Foundation in Music program at UCSI University,

OR

B. Meet BOTH academic and music requirements below:

STPM

At least 2 principal passes with minimum CGPA of 2.0

A Level

2 principal passes

UEC

At least B grade in 5 subjects

UCSI Foundation Year / Foundation programs from other higher learning institutions / National Matriculation/ Pre-U2 Singapore/ Diploma (Level 4 KKM)

Pass with minimum CGPA of 2.0

High/Secondary School Diploma (Grade 12) / Canadian Grade 12 – title following various districts in Canada / Canadian Pre-University (CPU) / Canadian International Matriculation (CIMP)/ SAM / AUSMAT / SACE / TEE / HSC (NSW) / NTCE / WACE

Pass with a minimum of 60%

Other

Other qualifications deemed equivalent to STPM/A-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency AND Passed the music audition

Music Audition Requirements

Performance Audition (Auditions are conducted at least 1 month before the start of the semester): 

  • Duration: 15 minutes
  • Memorization is strongly encouraged for scholarship application
  • Classical Music: 3 pieces of contrasting styles (e.g. Baroque, Classical, Romantic or Modern)
    • Classical Voice: 3 pieces of contrasting styles in at least two different languages (e.g. German, Italian, French, English, Chinese)
  • Contemporary Music: 3 pieces of contrasting styles (preferably contemporary styles: jazz, pop, rock, Latin, popular styles, etc.)

Notes:

  • String/woodwind/voice majors are required to bring along their own piano accompanist or request for one from the Institute. In this case, a fee will be charged. Contemporary music candidates may choose to use minus-one recordings to accompany their audition. Please bring your own laptop, tablet, or another similar audio-playback device. The Institute will prepare a 1/8 – 1/8-inch audio connection.
  • Composition majors are required to submit a portfolio of compositions and pass the audition on a major instrument 

Aural Diagnostic Test: Repeat a melody and a rhythmic phrase from memory. Sample Questions (Click Here)  

Theory Diagnostic Test: Topics include intervals, scales & key signatures. Sample Questions (Click Here)

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