Singapore Raffles Music College.

Bachelor of Music (Honours) Composition

  • Intakes: March, September

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Singapore Raffles Music College.

Bachelor of Music (Honours) 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 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.

Graduates will receive a Bachelor of Music (Honours) Composition conferred by the University of West London.

  • 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 Interview
  • Take SRMC’s Music Theory Placement Test (The Music Theory Placement Test Guide can be found here)
  • Meet English Language Requirements



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


English Language Requirements

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0, 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

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
  • World Music Studies


Year Three

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

Fee Particulars 1 Year S($) 3 Years S($)
Tuition Fee  14,861.12  44,583.34
Non-Tuition Fees    
1. Administrative, Visa & Compliance Fees 2,250.00 6,750.00
2. Course Assessment & Resources Fees 2,250.00 6,750.00
Total Course Fee  19,361.12  58,083.34
University Fees 4,000.00 12,000.00
Goods & Services Tax  1,868.89  5,606.67
Total Payable Fee  25,230.00  75,690.00

Additional Fees S($)
University Credit Transfer Fee 4,000.00
Evaluation Fee 800.00

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Note: All fees are inclusive of GST (Goods & Services Tax). The current Singapore GST is charged at a rate of 8%. All fees quoted are subject to other costs arising from government directives.

In Budget 2022, the Minister for Finance of Singapore announced that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) rate will be increased from:
(i) 7% to 8% with effect from 1 Jan 2023; and
(ii) 8% to 9% with effect from 1 Jan 2024.

Kindly refer to this link to understand how the GST rate change will affect the consumers.

All courses have a Fee Protection Premium of 2% of the Course Fee (exclude 8% GST).

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

Bachelor of Music (Honours) Composition

awarded by University of West London.

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