Singapore Raffles Music College.

Diploma in Music

  • Intakes: March, September

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Singapore Raffles Music College.

Diploma in Music (DMus) is a one-year full-time course that empowers you with the core knowledge in music needed for a successful career in the music industry.

Through one-to-one lessons, you will be guided to further nurture your potential as a musician. You will gain broader musical insights through modules focusing on the holistic development of you as a musician. Practical modules training your competencies beyond musical performance will also be available as well.

The knowledge gained will not only enable you to pursue a career in music performance but will also enable you to successfully manage roles where a strong understanding of music is crucial.

Successful DMus graduates will be fully prepared to pursue further education in our Advanced Diploma in Music (ADMus) course.

Graduates will receive a Diploma 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 8 or better in your chosen principal study,
  • A music theory proficiency equivalent to the London College of Music (LCM)/Trinity Guild Hall/ABRSM Grade 7 or better.

  • At least 16 years old
  • 3 GCE ‘O’ Level credits (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: 10 – 12 minutes performance, TWO pieces from contrasting periods
  • Classical Vocal Singers: 10 -12 minutes performance, THREE songs
  • Pop Vocal/Contemporary Instrumentalists: 10 -12 minutes performance, THREE pop songs (any language)


As a guide, repertoire presented should be of Grade 7 standard.


English Language Requirements

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 4.5, or
  • GCE ‘N’ / ‘O’ Level English Language – Grade C or above, or
  • SRMC’s English Placement Test / SRMC’s Certificate in English – Basic, 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 3A
  • Performance 3B
  • Foundational Music Theory*
  • Intermediate Music Theory**
  • Instrumental Writing
  • Music Appreciation


*For students who are exempted from Foundational Music Theory, they will take Introduction to New Media instead.

**For students who are exempted from Intermediate Music Theory, they will take Business Writing instead.

Fee Particulars 1 Year S($)
Tuition Fee 15,166.06
Non-Tuition Fees  
1. Administrative, Visa & Compliance Fees 2,100.00
2. Course Assessment & Resources Fees 2,000.00
Total Course Fee 19,266.06
Goods & Services Tax 1,733.94
Total Payable Fee 21,000.00

Additional Fees S($)
Fee Protection Premium (For Fee Protection Scheme)* 650.00 

*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.

Diploma in Music

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