Singapore Raffles Music College.

Foundation Degree in Music Performance

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Singapore Raffles Music College.

Foundation Degree in Music Performance (FdMus) is a two-year full-time course where you can expect weekly one-to-one lessons based on your principal study instrument, in addition to ensemble group classes. All of which provide you with exposure to various music styles such as Chamber and Contemporary, as well as performance opportunities.

Performance studies will be complemented with practical musicianship and historical music studies. You will also get to present a public showcase of your work, demonstrating a range of industry skills beyond performance, from communications to presentations.

After completing this Foundation Degree, you will be able to further your music education with Bachelor of Music (Hons) Music Performance – Level 6 (1 year), conferred by the University Of West London (UWL), London College of Music (LCM). The course will be conducted at SRMC in Singapore.

Graduates will receive a Foundation Degree in Music Performance conferred by University of West London. You will have:

  • A performance proficiency equivalent to the London College of Music (LCM)/Trinity Guild Hall/ABRSM Associate Diploma or better in your chosen principal study,
  • 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 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)


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.

TWO (2) Years Course

Music Performance

Year One

  • Performance Studies 1A
  • Performance Studies 1B
  • Harmony and Counterpoint
  • Music in Context: Music 1600 – 1900
  • Music Analysis


Year Two

  • Performance Studies 2A
  • Performance Studies 2B
  • The New Music and Beyond: 1900 – Present Day
  • World Music Studies
  • Negotiated Project
  • Orchestration and Arranging

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
University Fees 4,000.00 8,000.00
Goods & Services Tax 1,439.25 2,878.50
Total Payable Fee 22,000.00 44,000.00

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

Students must gain 240 modular credits to graduate, by passing the assessment requirements for each module.

Foundation Degree in Music Performance

awarded by University of West London.

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