This program, approved by the Ministry of Higher Education and accredited by the Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA) is designed to produce musicians who are able to perform, arrange and produce music to meet the changing needs of the job market.
In Music Performance: You will enhance your proficiency skills, learn improvisation concepts, and methodology sufficient to demonstrate a level of proficiency on your principal instrument typical of that generally required in intermediate performance level. This is achieved through private lessons, which include proficiency-based exams, ensembles and performance studies classes. You will also be able to perform in various types of ensemble, specific occasions and various genres in ensemble settings.
In Music Writing: You will explore the musical concepts of melody, rhythm, harmony and form as applied to the principles and techniques of writing, composition and arranging for the rhythm section, horn voicings techniques and vocals Students learn about the conceptualisation process of combining individual components to create a musically satisfying arrangement in various contemporary and commercial musical styles for small band, Big Band, singles, albums and visuals.
In Music Production: You will experience a true and current music production atmosphere as a music producer and as an effective professional in the recording industry. Your experience will prepare you to appropriately adapt to the changing demands of the recording industry such as Digital Audio Applications, Music Sequencing, Studio and Live Recording Techniques and Sound Design for Visuals.
In Music Business: You’ll learn the fundamentals of business within the music industry from a musician’s perspective. Students will immerse themselves in the Business Communication, Artist and Concert management, Principle of Management dealing with organisation, leadership, scouting and developing artists talent along with other important issues that face the contemporary music business professional.
Download and attempt a music theory paper to self test if you meet the minimum music theory requirement. If you don’t, sign up to take a 14-week Fundamentals of Music Theory class to qualify for admissions.
KPT/JPT (N/212/4/0061)(PA15226) 12/27
This 2-year program is highly career-centric and prepares students
for a career in music performance, arranging and music production....
Students develop skills on their principal instrument and perform in ensembles that perform all types of commercial music, including training to prepare for professional gigs. Students learn score layout and arranging techniques to score music for small and large bands comprising rhythm section, vocals, saxophones, trumpets and trombones. In addition, students also hone skills to compose, record and produce music for live and studio setting, including designing sound for game audio, ad commercials and film/animation using a range of music technology equipment and software.
In addition to music and production subjects, students also study music history, English language, and other liberal arts courses to develop an informed worldview. In the final year, students intern at professional music industry companies to gain real-world work experience in their chosen careers and complete a graduation portfolio that demonstrate their artistry.