Mode & Duration
24 Months of full-time study


Mondays – Fridays:
08.30 – 15.30 hrs

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Diploma in Music

The Diploma in Music is a two years (full-time) course that helps students to develop their understandings, knowledge and skills on management, sound technology, recording and performance. Such a combination, by offering you diverse modules, aims at exploring the role and importance of a performance artist, recording engineer, music industry events and artist manager.

Course Objectives

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Course Title / Course Code Diploma in Music / SCM-CIM13
Course Content (Subjects) Compulsory subjects:
Popular Music Theory 1, Popular Music Theory 2, Aural Training & Sight Singing 1, Aural Training & Sight Singing 2, Keyboard Skills 1, Keyboard Skills 2, Music Recording 1 & 2, Harmony in Pop Music 1 & 2, Guitar 1 & 2, Pop Piano 1 & 2, Introduction to Contemporary Pop Music, Popular Music Appreciation, Music in 20th & 21st Century, Introduction to Music Business, Stage Performance Image, Body Works/Movement Training 1 & 2, Stage Acting Training, Dance 1 & 2, Pop Piano Improvisation, Ensemble, Performance 1 & 2 (Principal Studies), Music Producing and Arranging 1 & 2, Music Recording 3, Producing Music for Film, Introduction to Music Technology, Introduction to Music & Media Law, Multimedia Technology and Design, People Management and Negotiation Skills, Strategic Career Planning, Agents & Promoters

* 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: 16 years old
Academic Level : Local Students

  • Minimum completed Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘N’/’O’ Level
  • Singapore Integrated Programme: Successful completion of Year 4 or higher.
  • School of The Arts (SOTA): Successful completion of Year 4 or higher.
  • Institute of Technical Education (ITE): Full-time Higher Nitec or Nitec.

International Students

  • China
    • Minimum completed Year 10 China High School.
  • Indonesia
    • Minimum completed Year 10 of Sekolah Menengah Atas / Umum (SMA/SMU)
  • Malaysia
    • Minimum Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) Examination.
    • Minimum completed Year 10 Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) Examination.
  • Others/International equivalents:
    • General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE).
    • Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)
    • International Baccalaureate Middle Year Programme (IB MYP)
    • International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB DP)
    • International Baccalaureate Career-related Certificate (IBCC).
    • International Baccalaureate Certificate.


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 4.5 administered by the British Council, or
  • GCE ‘N’ Level English Language – Pass, or
  • Other English Language Proficiency Tests (TOEFL score between 32 – 34, 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$14,100.00
Sub-total Fees S$14,100.00
7% GST Charges * S$987.00
Total Fee S$15,087.00
ICA Fee* (GST not applicable) S$120.00
Total Fees Payable S$15,207.00
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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