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Graduate Diploma In Professional Artist

The Graduate Diploma in Professional Artist is a one year full-time (or 1.5 years part-time) course that prepares students for further studies in music. It emphasises on practical training and holistic professional musicianship. The course helps you polish your musicianship abilities and proficiency in your principal study major.

You will get ample opportunities  to accumulate valuable performance experience in ensemble work by opting for Chinese, String, Jazz, or Vocal Ensemble. In addition, you will be given opportunities to lead Ensembles at SRMC.

You may also be selected for the External Diploma Examinations of ABRSM, Trinity, Guildhall or LCM at levels in accordance with your performing ability. These Diplomas demand professional standards of performance and musicianship, beyond that of a final year Advanced Diploma in Music recital.

  • Enhances employability of practising music teachers
  • Prepares music professionals for further studies
  • Intakes: March, September
Course Outcome
Graduates will receive a Graduate Diploma in Professional Artist conferred by SRMC, and may opt to pursue further studies at the University Of West London, or any other institutes of higher learning around the globe.
Admission Requirements
  • At least 19 years old
  • Advanced Diploma or Foundation Degree (or its international academic equivalent)
  • Pass SRMC’s Music Theory Placement Test
  • Pass SRMC’s Audition
  • Have IELTS score of 5.5 or other equivalent (see below English Language Requirements)
Audition Requirements

Please prepare the following based on your principal study instrument:

  • 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 Requirements

To meet the English Language requirements, the following qualifications are acceptable:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) administered by the British Council (Preferred by SRMC)
  • GCE ‘A’ Level GP or KI – Grade E or above
  • IB Diploma – Pass TOK (English Medium)
  • SRMC’s English Placement Test
  • 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 Studies 3A
  • Advanced Performance Project
  • Performance Studies 3B
  • Music Management

Music Recording Track

Year One

  • Music Management
  • Showcase Studies
  • Performance Project
  • Music Technology Showcase Project
  • Music for Moving Image
  • Music Education Workshop (Optional)
  • Experimental Sound (Optional)
  • Live Sound Practice (Optional)

Music Management Track

Year One

  • Event Design
  • Music Management Project
  • Strategic Music Management
  • Blast Radio
  • Festival Studies
  • Conference And Exhibition Studies (Optional)
  • Stage Management (Optional)

Download course synopsis here.

Course Fees

SRMC has arranged for the protection of course fees paid by local and international students, through the FPS Escrow Scheme provided by DBS Bank Singapore. It is important to note that Course Fees can ONLY be paid to the Singapore Raffles Music STFA (Escrow) Account; (Escrow Account Number: 003-902337-5)

Fee Particulars 1 Year S($)
Tuition Fee 14, 500.00
Non-Tuition Fees
1. Administrative, Visa & Compliance Fees 1, 750.00
2. Course Assessment & Resources Fees 1, 750.00
Total Course Fee 18, 000.00
Goods & Services Tax 1, 260.00
Total Payable Fee 19, 260.00

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

Awards

Graduate Diploma In Professional Artist
awarded by the Singapore Raffles Music College.