Certificate in Music

Certificate in Music (CMus) is a one-year full-time course for aspiring musicians to build a strong foundation in musical knowledge and abilities. CMus provides you with structured classes in music theory, aural training, and performance in your chosen principal study.

Under one-to-one guidance by dedicated lecturers, you will enhance your musical awareness and build up your repertoire. You will also develop better knowledge of your selected instrument or vocal major, and take leaps in your musicianship.

  • For aspiring musicians with low music foundation
  • At least 15 years old
  • Intakes: March, September
Course Outcome

Graduates will receive a Certificate 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 6 or better in your chosen principal study,
  • A music theory proficiency equivalent to the London College of Music (LCM)/Trinity Guild Hall/ABRSM Grade 5 or better.
Admission Requirements

General Requirements

  • At least 15 years old
  • Completed Secondary 4 (for local students), Junior Middle School, or its international equivalent
  • Meet English Language Requirements

Music Performance

  • Pass SRMC’s Music Theory Placement Test (click here for Theory Placement Test Guide)
  • Pass SRMC’s Audition

Music Management

  • Pass SRMC’s Interview



  • Instrumentalists: 3 – 6 minute performance, TWO pieces from contrasting periods
  • Singers: 3 – 6 minute performance, THREE songs
  • Composers: Submit two recent composition works

English Language Requirements

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 4.0 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, 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 2A
  • Music Theory 2A
  • Musicianship 2A
  • Performance 2B
  • Music Theory 2B
  • Musicianship 2B
  • Foundation in Music Technology
  • Introduction to Western Music

Music Management Track

Year One

  • History of the Music Business
  • Music and Culture
  • Communication across Cultures
  • Introduction to Business Management
  • Foundation of Entrepreneurship
  • Foundation in Music Technology

Download course synopsis here.

Course Fees
Fee Particulars 1 Year S($)
Tuition Fee 9, 500.00
Non-Tuition Fees
1. Administrative, Visa & Compliance Fees 1, 750.00
2. Course Assessment & Resources Fees 1, 750.00
Total Course Fee 13, 000.00
Goods & Services Tax 910.00
Total Payable Fee 13, 910.00

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.

All courses have a Fee Protection Premium of 2% of the Course Fee (exclude 7% GST).

For other fees, please click here.

Graduation Requirements

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


Certificate in Music
awarded by the Singapore Raffles Music College.


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