Bachelor of Music

Bachelor of Music

Bachelor of Music is one of the core programme started in 1997. After decades of educating and producing quality graduates in music, our programme has been striving to improve teaching and learning on par with leading universities worldwide. The curriculum is designed to develop student’s musical craft and creativity in performance, and theoritical studies in related domains.  The Bachelor of Music focuses on four areas of study - music performance, composition, ethnomusicology and music education, taught by leading ethnomusicologist, musicologist, music composers, music educators, and professional performers.

A Malaysian candidate who wishes to pursue a programme of study at the University of Malaya must fulfill the University's entry requirements as follows:

  1. Passed the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) with a credit (Grade C) in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia subject or a credit (Grade C) in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia July paper and pass in History; and
  2. Achieve a minimum Band in the Malaysian University English Test (MUET) as required in special requirements of the programme. and
  3. Fulfilled any of the programme Entry Requirements as below:
Entry Requirements

STPM (Current Year)

Passed the STPM with at least Grade C in any two (2) subjects;
and
Candidate must have one (1) of the following qualification:

  • Yamaha Certificate Minimum Grade 7;
  • The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) Certificate Minimum Grade 5;
  • Trinity College London (TCL) Certificate Minimum Grade 5;
  • London College of Music (LCM) Certificate Minimum Grade 5;
  • Australian GUILD Music & Speech Exam Board Certificate Minimum Grade 5;
  • Possess other related certificate(s) in Music;

or
Obtained at least Grade B for Music subject at SPM level;
or
Have working experience in Music field for at least three (3) years by submitting related evidence;
and
Obtained at least Band 2 in MUET;
and
Passed audition and interview.

MATRICULATION / FOUNDATION (Current Year)

Passed the Matriculation / Foundation with at least Grade C in any two (2) subjects;
and
Candidate must have one (1) of the following qualification:

  • Yamaha Certificate Minimum Grade 7;
  • The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) Certificate Minimum Grade 5;
  • Trinity College London (TCL) Certificate Minimum Grade 5;
  • London College of Music (LCM) Certificate Minimum Grade 5;
  • Australian GUILD Music & Speech Exam Board Certificate Minimum Grade 5;
  • Possess other related certificate(s) in Music;

or
Obtained at least Grade B for Music subject at SPM level;

and
Obtained at least Band 2 in MUET;

and
Passed audition and interview.

DIPLOMA / EQUIVALENT

REQUIREMENT 1

Possess a Diploma in Music from Malaysia Public University or other institution recognized by the Government of Malaysia and the University Senate with at least CGPA of 2.00;
and
Obtained at least Band 2 in MUET;
and
Passed audition and interview.

OR

REQUIREMENT 2

Have working experience for at least three (3) years as teacher/lecturer in Music field by submitting related evidence;
and
Obtained at least Certificate Grade 8 from one (1) of the following Board:

  • The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM);
  • Trinity College London (TCL);
  • London College of Music Examination (LCME);
  • Australian Music Examination Board (AMEB);
  • Australian GUILD Music & Speech Exam Board

or
Possess at least Yamaha Certificate Minimum Grade 6;
or
Possess at least one (1) of the following qualification in Music field:

  • Sijil Perguruan Asas Malaysia and Sijil Khas Perguruan Khas;
  • Diploma Perguruan Malaysia;

and
Obtained at least Band 2 in MUET;
and
Passed audition and interview.

OR

REQUIREMENT 3

Passed the STPM not the current year with at least Grade C in any two (2) subjects;
and
Candidate must have at least one (1) of the following qualification:

  • Yamaha Certificate Minimum Grade 7;
  • The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) Certificate Minimum Grade 5;
  • Trinity College London (TCL) Certificate Minimum Grade 5;
  • London College of Music (LCM) Certificate Minimum Grade 5;
  • Australian GUILD Music & Speech Exam Board Minimum Grade 5;
  • Possess other related certificate(s) in Music;

or
Obtained at least Grade B for Music subject at SPM level;
or
Have working experience in Music field for at least three (3) years by submitting related evidence;
and
Obtained at least Band 2 in MUET;
and
Passed audition and interview.

OR

REQUIREMENT 4

Passed the Matriculation / Foundation not the current year with at least Grade C in any two (2) subjects;
and
Candidate must have at least one (1) of the following qualification:

  • Yamaha Certificate Minimum Grade 7;
  • The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) Certificate Minimum Grade 5;
  • Trinity College London (TCL) Certificate Minimum Grade 5;
  • London College of Music (LCM) Certificate Minimum Grade 5;
  • Australian GUILD Music & Speech Exam Board Minimum Grade 5;
  • Possess other related certificate(s) in Music;

or
Obtained at least Grade B for Music subject at SPM level;
or
Have working experience in Music field for at least three (3) years by submitting related evidence;
and
Obtained at least Band 2 in MUET;
and
Passed audition and interview. 

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

REQUIREMENT 1

Possess a GCE A-Level qualification with at least Grade B in any two (2) subjects;
and
Candidate must have at least one (1) of the following qualification:

  • Yamaha Certificate Minimum Grade 7;
  • The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) Certificate Minimum Grade 5;
  • Trinity College London (TCL) Certificate Minimum Grade 5;
  • London College of Music (LCM) Certificate Minimum Grade 5;
  • Australian GUILD Music & Speech Exam Board Minimum Grade 5;
  • Possess other related certificate(s) in Music;

or
Obtained at least Grade B for Music subject at SPM level;
and
Obtained at least Band 2 in MUET;
Nevertheless, candidate with no MUET result but having the following may be considered for admission subject to completion of MUET requirement within one (1) academic session:

  • Obtained at least Band 4 in IELTS; or
  • Obtained at least 437 (PBT), 123 (CBT), and 41 (IBT) scores in TOEFL;

and
Passed audition and interview.

OR

REQUIREMENT 2

Passed the Foundation Studies in Creative Arts (ASWARA) with at least CGPA of 2.00;
and
Obtained at least Band 2 in MUET;
and
Passed audition and interview.

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