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Bachelor in Music (Composition and Arranging) (Honours)

Offered by: Management and Science University (MSU)
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Exam BodyManagement and Science University
Course Duration3 1/2 years
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
FeesRM60,000 - RM65,000
FacultySchool of Hospitality and Creative Arts
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyArts & Design
Course Description

The music composition and arranging degree programme at Management and Science University (MSU) will equip you with knowledge in western music history as well as music of the 20th and 21st centuries. It will hone your aural proficiency towards developing your harmonizing, orchestration, and arranging competencies. You will study composition in four modules and participate in composition seminars. MIDI & Programming, dissertation, and a final project towards the end of your studies prepare you for industrial training in your final semester. Bachelor in Music (Composition and Arranging) (Honours) is delivered by the Department of Creative Arts at the School of Hospitality and Creative Arts (SHCA).

Year One
  • Music Business and Legal Studies
  • Form and Analysis
  • Western Music History
  • Honour Music Theory
Year Two
  • Orchestration and Arranging
  • Study of Composition I and II
  • Harmony I and II
Year Three
  • Composition Seminar I and II
  • Advance Orchestration and Arranging
  • MIDI and Programming
  • Honour Final Project
Year Four
  • Industrial Training
Entry Requirements

Applicants who have passed STPM or equivalent, with at least a C (2.00 CGPA) in any two (2) subjects; OR A-Levels, with at least a Pass in two (2) relevant subjects; OR SAM with ATAR 70, with a B in two (2) relevant subjects; OR CPU, averaging 70% in two (2) relevant subjects; OR STAM, with Jayyid; OR UEC, with a B in five (5) subjects; OR Matriculation/Foundation, with 2.00 CGPA, from a Higher Education Provider recognized by the Government of Malaysia; OR Diploma (MQF Level 4) or equivalent, with at least 2.00 CGPA, from MSU College, Polytechnic, IKM, Community College, or others; OR SKM (MOH Level 4) or equivalent, with at least 2.00 CGPA; OR any other qualifications recognized as equivalent by MSU Senate or the Government of Malaysia. 

Career Prospects
  • Orchestral Player
  • Digital Music Composer
  • Audio Engineer
  • Music Educator

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

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