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BMus (Hons) Composition

BMus (Hons) Composition is a 3-year full-time specialist course for aspiring composers. Students will be taught both new and classical techniques of composition and arrangement. Leading academics and industrial specialists will be invited to reveal their specialty and enhance students’ abilities particularly in the fields of composition, musicianship, and contextualised musical knowledge.

Students will graduate not only as composers and arrangers, but also versatile musicians and independent learners with a wide ranging musical knowledge and critical thought, with the ability to partake in a wide-range of jobs in and out of the music industry.

  • Specialist course for aspiring composers
  • Enhances musicianship and critical thought
  • Intakes: March, September
Course Outcome

Graduates will receive a BMus (Hons) Composition conferred by the University of West London. 

Admission Requirements
  • At least 17 years old
  • Singapore-Cambridge ‘A’ Level or Diploma in Music (or its international equivalent)
  • 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 Interview
  • Meet English Language Requirements

Interview

  • Submit a portfolio of recent composition works, prior to an interview

English Language Requirements

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 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 – Advanced, 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.
THREE (3) Years Course

Year One

  • Composition 1A
  • Composition 1B
  • Harmony and Counterpoint
  • Music Analysis
  • History A
  • Methods and Materials

Year Two 

  • Composition 2A
  • Composition 2B
  • Orchestration and Arranging
  • Advanced Musicianship
  • History B (Optional)
  • World Music Studies (Optional)

Year Three

  • Composition 3A
  • Composition 3B
  • Advanced Orchestration and Arranging
  • Music Dissertation (Optional)
  • Music Management (Optional)
  • Music for the Moving Image

Download course synopsis here.

Course Fees
Fee Particulars 1 Year S($) 3 Years S($)
Tuition Fee 13, 060.75 39,182.25
Non-Tuition Fees
1. Administrative, Visa & Compliance Fees 1, 750.00 5, 250.00
2. Course Assessment & Resources Fees 1, 750.00 5, 250.00
Total Course Fee 16, 560.75 49, 682.25
*University Fees 4, 000.00 12, 000.00
Goods & Services Tax 1, 439.25 4, 317.75
Total Payable Fee 22, 000.00 66, 000.00

 

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.

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Graduation Requirements

Students must gain 360 modular credits to graduate, by passing the assessment requirements for each module.

Awards

BMus (Hons) Composition 
awarded by the University Of West London.

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