Diploma In Sound Production

This comprehensive sound production diploma is designed to produce graduates equipped for a career in audio production. You will learn from experienced audio professionals in the areas of recording, mixing and mastering of audio. Upon completion, you will receive a recognized diploma from ICOM that is approved by the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education and accredited by the Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA).

What You Would Study

In recording audio, you will learn and demonstrate recording skills for both the live and studio environment. You will focus on microphone techniques and placement, room acoustics, PA system set-ups and work on leading audio software.

In mixing audio, you will use multiple software and plugins to provide the perfect blend of audio. You will work with DAWs to produce music ranging from acapella to a large band. From designing, editing and synchronizing sound for visuals, you will produce audio works at industry standards.

In mastering audio, you will analyze and learn from professionals from past to present the art of mastering audio for public release. In addition to your coursework requirements, you also have the opportunity to work on college and external projects.

Entry Requirement

  • Malaysian students: Minimum 3 SPM credits, with pass in Bahasa Melayu and History.
  • International students:
    • Minimum IGCSE or High school completion equivalent to O-level, with minimum 3 credits.
    • English language competency certificates such as IELTS 4.0/ TOEFL iBT (30-31) / Cambridge English Qualifications and Text (140) / Pearson Test of English (36) or MUET (Band 2).
  • Students with prior professional work experience may consult our admissions counselors to inquire on credit transfer options.

Career Options

  • Recording Engineer
  • Mastering Engineer
  • Audio Editor
  • Re-recording Mixer
  • Broadcast Mix Engineer
  • Production Manager
  • Technical Support Engineer


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Diploma in Sound Production

The Diploma in Sound Production (DSP) is a 2-year program at the International College of Music (ICOM)....

The DSP is designed specifically to train you to meet the demand from the commercial music industry through lectures, practical lab sessions, seminars, field visits, live concerts, internship and self-learning. Throughout the learning process you will actively engage and communicate with members of faculty, a diverse student population, industry practitioners, live audiences and also actual commercial clients.

From microphone for recording and performance to creating sound effects (foley) for media, you will learn everything there is to learn in this fast-paced program specially designed to prepare you for a career in audio production.

Program Highlights

  • Specially tailored curriculum to produce industry-ready graduates
  • Learn from qualified faculty and network with music industry professionals
  • Engage with peers from over 20 countries
  • Degree top up option available