Mode & Duration
12 Months of full-time study

Mondays – Fridays:
08.30 – 15.30 hrs

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Certificate in Music Studies

Certificate in Music is a one-year full-time course that gives students the framework and resources to immerse themselves in building a strong foundation in music knowledge and skills. The course provides you with structured modules, such as music theory, aural training, and the principal study as well as language and Diction learning. Successful graduates will be fully prepared to enrol in our Diploma in Music course.

Course Objectives

The objective of this course is to prepare students for the………………………

Course Title / Course Code Certificate in Music / SCM-CIM12
Course Content (Subjects) Compulsory subjects:
Music Theory, Aural Training, Language & Diction, Principal Study

* There are no lessons on all public holidays scheduled by the government of Singapore.

Learning is mainly in a classroom setting.

Teaching methods are varied including:
Interactive Tutorials (including use of IT)
Group work
Group discussion

Minimum Age: 15 years old
Academic Level : Completed Secondary 3, Junior Middle School, or its International equivalent level
Skills & Musicianship Test :
  • Pass AAIS’s Music Theory Placement Test
  • Pass AAIS’s Audition:
    1.  Instrumentalists: 3 to 6 minutes’ performance, TWO contrasting pieces
    2. Singers: 3 to 6 minutes’ performance, TWO contrasting songs
Language Proficiency :
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 3.5 administered by the British Council, or
  • GCE ‘N’ Level English Language – Pass
  • Other English Language Proficiency Tests (TOEFL etc) – will be considered on a case-by-case basis

In case applicants who are unable to provide documentary, evidence showing the necessary the English Language proficiency, is required to sit for an English Placement Test.

  • English Placement Tests
  • Music Theory Placement Test
  • Auditions – Instrumentalist or Singer
  • Written tests and examinations
  • Oral Exam
  • Assignments and projects
  • Students must pass the requirements of assessment for each module.
  • Student must attain a minimum of 90% attendance to complete the course.
  • A certificate will be awarded upon course completion
  • The grading scheme for the tests and examinations are as follows:
    Range of Marks Grades
      80 and above A
      70 – 79 B
      60 – 69 C
      50 – 59 D
      49 and below F
Course Code
Fee Breakdown ( Per Year )
Course Fee S$12,100.00
Sub-total Fees S$12,100.00
7% GST Charges * S$847.00
Total Fee S$12,947.00
ICA Fee* (GST not applicable) S$120.00
Total Fees Payable S$13,067.00
Application Fee (non-refundable) S$535.00
Registration Fee (non-refundable) S$2,140.00
Re-Exam Fee S$321
Re-Assignment Fee S$107
Course Deferment Fees S$107
Admin Fees for Test S$53.50
School Uniform (1 set) S$39.00
PE Attire (1 set) S$30.00
Graduation Lunch S$30
School Magazine S$10
Meet and Greet Services S$350-400
Change of Level Fee S$107
Admin Fee for Replacement of Student Pass (not included the replacement fee payable to ICA) S$53.50
Late Payment Fees S$53.50
School Jacket S$107
Packed Lunch (1 month) S$110


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