Advanced Diploma in Music

Advanced Diploma in Music (AdMus) is a two-year full-time course where you can expect weekly one-to-one lessons based on your principal study instrument, in addition to ensemble group classes. All of which provide you exposure to various music styles such as Chamber and Contemporary, as well as performance opportunities.

Performance studies will be complemented with practical musicianship and historical music studies. You will also get to present a public showcase of your work, demonstrating a range of industry skills beyond performance, from communications to presentation.

  • Prepares practising musicians for Bachelor’s Degree
  • Transforms students into industry-ready professionals
  • Intakes: March, September
Course Outcome

Graduates will receive an Advanced Diploma in Music 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 their chosen principal study,
  • 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
Music Performance and Recording

  • Music Performer (Soloists or with Ensembles/Bands)
  • Music Teacher
  • Sound Engineer
  • Record Producer
  • Composer / Arranger (Film, TV, Gaming)
  • Arts / Culture Manager
  • Conductor
  • Music School Administrator
  • Music Researcher
Music Management

  • Managing Agent for Performers
  • Concert / Event Manager
  • Music Director
  • Music Journalist
  • Music School Manager
  • Project Coordinator
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

  • Instrumentalists: 10 – 12 minute performance, TWO pieces from contrasting periods
  • Singers: 10 – 12 minute performance, THREE songs
  • Composers: A portfolio of works, prior to an interview

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

Music Performance Track

Year One

  • Performance Studies 1A
  • Performance Studies 1B
  • Harmony And Counterpoint
  • History A : Music 1600 – 1900
  • Music Analysis
Year Two

  • Performance Studies 2A
  • Performance Studies 2B
  • History B : Music in the 20th Century
  • World Music Studies
  • Music Enterprise

Music Recording Track

Year One

  • Pop Performance Studies 1A / Performance Studies 1A
  • Sound Theory
  • Desktop Composition
  • Pop Performance Studies 1B / Performance Studies 1B
  • Sound Practice
  • Role of Music Management
Year Two

  • Pop Performance Studies 2A / Performance Studies 2A
  • Composition And Arranging
  • Studio Recording 2
  • Composition And Arranging Workshop
  • LCM Music Factory
  • Touring Logistics and Planning

Music Management Track

Year One

  • Professional Skills for the Music Industry and Academia
  • Introduction to Technology
  • People Management And Negotiation Skills
  • Introduction to Music And Media Law
  • Music Video Production
  • The Role Of Music Management
Year Two

  • Artiste PR and Publicity
  • Agency And Promoters
  • Collection Societies And Industry Associations
  • Enterprise And Business Development
  • Music Marketing and Promotion
  • Touring Logistics And Planning

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

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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 Music
awarded by the Singapore Raffles Music College.

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