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Foundation In Music

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    Mode
    Full Time
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    Level
    Pre University
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    Duration
    1 Year
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    Intake
    Jan, May & Sep
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    Tution Fees
    RM 21,000

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COURSE OVERVIEW

UCSI University’s Foundation in Music is specifically tailored and designed to prepare post-SPM students for UCSI University’s degrees in Classical and Contemporary Music. The three semesters foundation programme includes music core subjects as well as general electives for students to choose from. Successful completion of the foundation programme will satisfy all entry requirements and allow for direct entry to the music degree programme outlined here.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Exams
Detailed entry requirements

SPM

Pass with a minimum of 5 credits

O Level

At least C grade in 5 subjects

UEC

At least B grade in 3 subjects

Other

Other qualifications deemed equivalent by Malaysian Qualifications Agency AND Passed the music audition

Music Audition Requirement

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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