4MU029 – Digital Audio Applications
This module focuses on the use of software-based music production tools for music creation. You will learn to manipulate various software applications and audio plug-ins to generate audio signals. In addition, the fundamentals of digital audio workstation (DAW) systems will also be studied and will include audio signal and system concepts.
4MU030 – Live Sound Reinforcement
In this module, you will learn the components that make public address systems, their configuration and operation. You will engage in practical application of sound reinforcement techniques through concert sound production and gain working knowledge of sound system engineering, event setup, production management, and safety considerations. The module also aims to foster teamwork and problem solving skills through group assessments tasks.
4MU035 – Performance Practice in Jazz & R&B Music
This module develops your group performance skills, individual musical skills and artistry on your principal instrument. You will explore and perform common repertoire in the Jazz and R&B idioms and learn about the prominent artists/composers in these genres.
4MU031 – Contemporary Arranging
This module introduces the instrumental characteristics of trumpets, saxophones and trombones and explores a wide variety of mechanical and non-mechanical voicing techniques, transpositions, and common instrumental combinations that are utilized in arranging music for horns. The module aims to broaden your knowledge and experience of arranging music for small and large ensembles featuring horns and the rhythm section.
4MU036 – Performance Practice in Pop & Rock Music
This module develops your group performance skills, individual musical skills and artistry on your principal instrument. You will explore and perform common repertoire in the Rock and Pop idioms and learn about the prominent artists/composers in these genres.
4MU037 – Survey of Music History
This module surveys the development of western music from medieval times to the 20th century through the study of form, structure, style, instrumentation, compositions and composers associated with each period/era. You will explore important historical, socio-economic and cultural events of each period/era. You will also trace the origins of Malaysian music and recognize the role of traditional music in cultural and religious practices.
PS421 – Improvisation Methods
In this module, you will learn improvisation methods through a range of taught approaches, transcription and analysis of solos, and independent practice. The module aims to develop your ability to improvise spontaneously using a range of musical approaches applicable across style idioms.
LN126 – Malay Language Communications 2
This module aims to enable students to communicate in Malay language correctly and effectively in a variety of formal and informal situations using interactive activities to enhance communication skills, in particular, verbal and listening skills.
LN 127 – Islamic and Asian Civilization (TITAS)
This module discusses the science of civilization, which include introduction to the science of civilization, the interaction between the various civilizations Malay, Chinese, Indian, Malay Islamic Civilization, Contemporary Issues Islamic and Asian Civilizations, Islam Hadhari and the process of national development. The objective of this subject is to introduce students to the science of civilization which include introduction to the science of civilization, the interaction between the various civilizations, contemporary issues and their implications on the process of nation-building in addition to produce students who have mutual respect, practice good values and have identity as citizens.
MB422 – Business of Music Publishing
This module emphasizes on the study of the domestic and global administrative and marketing aspects of music publishing. Students will explore how music publishers acquire the rights to music copyrights and how they protect music copyrights from exploitation through licensing, and how composers/lyricists get paid. Students will also learn how to get their music/songs published and how to negotiate publishing contracts.
MB423 – Entertainment Law
This module introduces copyright law and its application to the protection of creative works. This module primarily evaluates the various agreements and contractual relationships between artists (bands) and music publishers, record labels, artist managers, producers, concert promoters, and booking agents. Students will review dispute resolution options to understand the application of legal aspects in the music industry.