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Advanced Diploma in Pop Vocals Performance

Advanced Diploma in Pop Vocals Performance* is a 2-year full time course, developed in partnership with Lee Wei Song School of Music, to meet the growing demands of the pop music industry in Singapore and across Asia.

Aspiring singers will be taught by SRMC’s Pop Faculty, which includes lecturers from LWS School of Music. Award-winning songwriters and producers Lee Wei Song and Lee Si Song will also personally conduct master classes for all students.

From Pop Vocal techniques to the final Graduation Project, the modules will equip students with the necessary abilities, knowledge, and experience in the area of pop singing and performance. Under the guidance of music industry experts, students will begin to shape their professional careers in the pop industry.

* The first intake for the course will commence classes in March 2019.

  • For aspiring pop singers
  • Modules developed in partnership with LWS School of Music
  • Intakes: March, September
Course Outcome

Graduates will receive an Advanced Diploma in Pop Vocals Performance conferred by Singapore Raffles Music College. You will have:

  • A performance proficiency equivalent to the London College of Music (LCM)/Trinity Guild Hall/ABRSM Associate Diploma or better in Pop Vocals,
  • A music theory proficiency equivalent to the London College of Music (LCM)/Trinity Guild Hall/ABRSM Diploma or better.

Career Prospects

Music Performance

  • Music Performer (Soloists or with Ensembles/Bands)
  • Music Teacher
  • Composer / Arranger (Film, TV, Gaming)
  • Arts / Culture Manager
  • Conductor
  • Music School Administrator
  • Music Researcher
Admission Requirements
  • At least 17 years old
  • At least Grade E in any 3 GCE ‘A’ Level subjects (2 H2 Level and 1 H1 Level) or its international equivalent
  • Pass SRMC’s Music Theory Placement Test (click here for Theory Placement Test Guide)
  • Pass SRMC’s Audition
  • Meet English Language Requirements

Audition

  • 10 – 12 minute performance, THREE songs

English Language Requirements

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 5.0 administered by the British Council (Preferred by SRMC), or
  • GCE ‘A’ Level GP or KI – Grade E or above, or
  • IB Diploma – Pass TOK (English Medium), or
  • SRMC’s English Placement Test / SRMC’s Certificate in English – Intermediate, or
  • Other English Language Proficiency Tests (TOEFL etc) – will be considered on a case-by-case basis
Course Structure

Students will undertake the following modules during their course of study.

TWO (2) Years Course

Year One

  • Pop Vocals Technique and Applications
  • Studies in Pop Music Styles
  • Pop Music Theory for Singers
  • Pop Keyboard for Singing Accompaniment
  • Introduction to Music and Media Law
Year Two

  • Pop Vocals Technique and Applications
  • Vocal Production for Songs and Voice Applications
  • Pop Harmonisation and Arrangement
  • Music Video Production
  • Graduation Project

Download course synopsis here.

Course Fees
Fee Particulars 1 Year S($) 2 Years S($)
Tuition Fee 13, 060.75 26, 121.50
Non-Tuition Fees
1. Administrative, Visa & Compliance Fees 1, 750.00 3, 500.00
2. Course Assessment & Resources Fees 1, 750.00 3, 500.00
Total Course Fee 16, 560.75 33, 121.50
Goods & Services Tax 1, 159.25 2, 318.50
Total Payable Fee 17, 720.00 35, 440.00

For other fees, please click here.

Note: All fees are inclusive of GST (Goods & Services Tax). The current Singapore GST is charged at the rate of 7%. All fees quoted are subject to other costs arising from government directives.

Graduation Requirements

Students must gain 240 modular credits to graduate, by passing the assessment requirements for each module.

Awards

Advanced Diploma in Pop Vocals Performance
awarded by the Singapore Raffles Music College.

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