Mode & Duration
24 Months of full-time study

48 Months of part-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

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

Course Title / Course Code Diploma in Music / DIM24
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.

  • Diagnostic Test
  • 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
Fee Breakdown
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Total Payable (with GST, if any) (S$)
Fee Breakdown (Year1) (Year2)
Course Fee S$ 15,087.00 S$ 15,087.00
Equipment & Student Development Fee S$ 1,070.00 S$ 1,070.00
Teaching Material Fee
Internal Exam Fee
Medical Insurance Fee S$256.80
Total Fees Payable S$16,413.80 S$ 16,157.00

*The publication is intended as a general guide. The information is correct at the time of printing. Ascensia International School reserves the right to alter any information without prior notice. ( Effective 6 December 2019 Intake)

**Total Fee for International Student Included:Application fee, Tuition Fee,Material Fee,Assessment Fee,Medical Insurance,FPS Insurance.

** All payments made are non-transferable.

***Consultants shall not collect any fees under the name of Ascensia International School Pte Ltd.

**** The student’s pass processing fee will not be refundable irregardless of the approval/rejection/withdrawal/amendment of the application/renewal/transfer.

*****Fee non-payable to Ascensia International School may be subject to GST and/or changes required by external parties.

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