Diploma in Music

Diploma in Music (DipMus) is a one-year full-time course that prepares students with the core knowledge necessary for their future music careers on stage or behind the scenes. The course provides specific core modules for each unique major, be it in a musical instrument, vocals, or music management. 

Apart from improving your musicianship and theory knowledge, you will be guided to reach your potential as a musician and grow as a music industry professional.

Successful DipMus graduates will be fully prepared to take on our Advanced Diploma in Music (ADMus), FDMus Music Performance, or our Bachelor in Music courses, conferred by the University of West London.

  • Builds foundation for your future career in performing, or music management
  • Be fully prepared for degrees conferred by UWL
  • Intakes: March, September
Course Outcome

Graduates will receive a 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 Grade 8 or better in their chosen principal study,
  • A music theory proficiency equivalent to the London College of Music (LCM)/Trinity Guild Hall/ABRSM Grade 7 or better.
Admission Requirements
  • At least 16 years old
  • 3 GCE ‘O’ Level credits (or its international equivalent)
  • Pass SRMC’s Music Theory Placement Test (Music Performance Track)
  • Pass SRMC’s Audition (Music Performance Track)
  • Pass SRMC’s Interview (Music Management Track)
  • Meet English Language Requirements


  • 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 4.5 administered by the British Council (Preferred by SRMC), or
  • GCE ‘N’ / ‘O’ Level English Language – Grade C or above, or
  • SRMC’s English Placement Test / SRMC’s Certificate in English – Basic, 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.
ONE (1) Year Course

Music Performance Track

Year One

  • Performance 3A
  • Theory & Harmony 3A
  • Musicianship 3A
  • Instrumental Writing
  • Performance 3B
  • Theory & Harmony 3B
  • Musicianship 3B
  • Music Appreciation

Music Management Track

Year One

  • Introduction to World Music
  • Music Theory Grade 1-3
  • Introduction to New Media
  • Business Writing
  • Business and Organisation Management
  • Public Speaking & Grooming

Download course synopsis here.

Course Fees
Fee Particulars 1 Year S($)
Tuition Fee 13, 060.75
Non-Tuition Fees
1. Administrative, Visa & Compliance Fees 1, 750.00
2. Course Assessment & Resources Fees 1, 750.00
Total Course Fee 16, 560.75
Goods & Services Tax 1,159.25
Total Payable Fee 17, 720.00

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 120 modular credits to graduate, by passing the assessment requirements for each module.

Diploma in Music
awarded by the Singapore Raffles Music College.

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