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Advanced Diploma In Music

The Advanced Diploma in Music (ADMus) is a full-time course that seeks to transform passionate students into music professionals that creates a positive and vibrant impact in the Arts and Music industries, both locally and beyond.

The ADMus programme blends the acquisition of performance skills, musicianship abilities to deliver a holistic development experience for the student. The course is centred on your principal study instrument for which you will receive weekly lessons. Faculty based activities include duo, chamber, ensemble and orchestral training, all of which provide performance opportunities for the student.

Modules in historical studies practical musicianship/stylistic studies, aural and professional skills provide support and depth to your studies and help develop key skills in areas such as communication, collaborative work, problem solving and study skills, with the aim to enhance employability.


Graduates from ADMus are well positioned to enter and pursue exciting professions and influence the development of Arts and Music industries. The following roles are just some examples of the opportunities that await you.

  • Administrator for Music School
  • Managing Agent for Performers
  • Composer
  • Conductor
  • Concert Manager
  • Music Arranger
  • Music Director
  • Performer
  • Project Coordinator
  • Reviewer
  • Sound Engineer
  • Music Teacher

In addition, you can further your studies in higher education institutes around the world.

What can you expect?

Students can customise their studies by choosing from a wide variety of classes offered in the ADMus course. These classes include core modules (required by all students) and electives.

Course Outcome

Students graduating from the course will receive an Advanced Diploma in Music from SRMC, and 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, and a music theory proficiency equivalent to the London College of Music (LCM)/Trinity Guild Hall/ABRSM Diploma or better.



  • 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 academic equivalent
  • Theory - Pass SRMC's Placement Test or other equivalent
  • Practical - Pass Audition
  • Have IELTS score of 5.0 or other equivalent (see below English Language Requirements)


For the audition, the following should be prepared based on your main study instrument.

  • For Instrumentalists 10-12 minute performance consisting of TWO contrasting pieces
  • For Composers Submission of a portfolio of works prior to an interview
  • For Singers 10-12 minute performance of THREE songs

English Requirements

To meet the English Language requirement, any of the following qualifications are acceptable:

  • The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) administered by the British Council, is the test preferred by the College.
  • 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 also be considered (on a case-by-case basis)
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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
  • Harmony And Counterpoint
  • History A : Music 1600 - 1900
  • Performance Studies 1B
  • Music Analysis

Year Two

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

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Course Fees

SRMC has arranged for protection of course fees paid by the local and International student 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($) 2 Years S($)
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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  1. All fees are inclusive of GST (Goods & Services Tax). The current Singapore GST is charged at the rate of 7%.
  2. All fees quoted are subject to other costs arising from government directives.
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Graduation Requirements

The successful graduate must pass the assessment requirements for each module in order to gain modular credits based on the following schedule:

240 Credits


Advanced Diploma In Music

awarded by the Singapore Raffles Music College.