Singapore Raffles Music College.

Certificate in Music

  • Intakes: March, September

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Singapore Raffles Music College.

Certificate in Music (CMus) is a one-year full-time course for aspiring musicians to build a strong and broad foundation in musical and industry knowledge.

CMus provides you with structured classes 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.

Beyond that, you will also understand the traits of a successful musician through taking modules focusing on the various facets of the music industry. You will develop key skill sets such as effective communication and technology savviness to better navigate the dynamic music industry.

Successful CMus graduates will be fully prepared to enroll in our Diploma in Music (DMus) course.

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.

  • At least 15 years old
  • Completed Secondary 4 (for local students), Junior Middle School, or its international equivalent
  • Pass SRMC’s Audition
  • Take SRMC’s Music Theory Placement Test (The Music Theory Placement Test Guide can be found here)
  • Meet English Language Requirements



  • Instrumentalists: 3 – 6 minutes performance, TWO pieces from contrasting periods
  • Classical Vocal Singers: 3 – 6 minutes performance, THREE songs
  • Pop Vocal/Contemporary Instrumentalists: 3 – 6 minutes performance, THREE pop songs (any language)


As a guide, repertoire presented should be of Grade 6 standard.


English Language Requirements

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 4.0, 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

Students will undertake the following modules during their course of study. Each module is worth 20 modular credits.

ONE (1) Year Course

Music Performance Track

Year One

  • Performance 2A
  • Performance 2B
  • Foundation in Music Technology
  • Introduction to Western Music
  • Communication Across Cultures
  • Foundational Music Theory


*For students who are exempted from Foundational Music Theory, they will take Foundation in Entrepreneurship instead.

Fee Particulars 1 Year S($)
Tuition Fee 10,533.03
Non-Tuition Fees  
1. Administrative, Visa & Compliance Fees 2,100.00
2. Course Assessment & Resources Fees 2,000.00
Total Course Fee 14,633.03
Goods & Services Tax 1,316.97
Total Payable Fee 15,950.00

Additional Fees S($)
Fee Protection Premium (For Fee Protection Scheme)*   550.00

*All courses have a Fee Protection Premium

For other fees, please click here.

Note: All fees are inclusive of GST (Goods & Services Tax). The current Singapore GST is charged at a rate of 9%. 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.

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

Certificate in Music

awarded by Singapore Raffles Music College.

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