Contemporary Music

    UCSI University Malaysia  Music  Bachelor  14


Music & Arts


What will you learn?

The Bachelor of Contemporary Music (Hons) caters to the needs of those students who want a career in the popular music industry. By covering the key areas of Arranging, Technology, Performance, Recording and Music Business (but not neglecting other related studies such as contemporary music theory, ear training and composition), the programme will enable its graduates to pursue challenging and rewarding careers within the industry.



 International students / Entry Requirements

Candidates may be admitted into the music degree programs by one of these 2 paths:

A. Complete and pass all courses with a minimum of Grade C in the Foundation in Music program at UCSI University,

B. Meet BOTH academic and music requirements below:


  • At least 2 principal passes with minimum CGPA of 2.0

A Level

  • 2 principal passes


  • At least B grade in 5 subjects

UCSI Foundation Year   Foundation programs from other higher learning institutions / National Matriculation/ Pre-U2 Singapore/ Diploma (Level 4 KKM)

  • Pass with minimum CGPA of 2.0


High/Secondary School Diploma (Grade 12) / Canadian Grade 12 – title following various districts in Canada / Canadian Pre-University (CPU) / Canadian International Matriculation (CIMP)/ SAM / AUSMAT / SACE / TEE / HSC (NSW) / NTCE / WACE

  • Pass with a minimum of 60%

English Requirement:

  1. A score of 500 in Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or 5.0 in International Language Testing System (IELTS) or MUET Band 3 or its equivalent
  2. Candidates from countries that use English as first language are given exemption from requirement (a); or
  3. Candidates who uses their academic requirement from institutions that uses English as the language of instruction are exempted from requirement (a) or
  4. A distinction (A+, A or A-) in the English Language subject at SPM/UEC level; or MUET Band 3




Tuition Fees:

Totally (USD) Yearly (USD)
$ 21105 $ 7035
$ 7035
$ 7035


Course Details:

Duration: 3 Years Intakes: January, May, September


Core areas of emphasis:

• Choir 1-6 OR Orchestra 1-6 • Modern Band 1-4 • Recital Attendance 1-6 • Masterclass Attendance 1-6 • Music Theory 1-4 • Aural Skills 1-4 • Introduction to Popular Music History • Malaysian Music • Popular Music History 1-2 •


Career prospects:

Performing • Recording secessionist, lounge musician. Teaching • Private, music institutions / centres. Composing / arranging • Publishing, production, recording, advertising. Music Technology • Production, recording, broadcasting. Music Business • Management, marketing, administration, retailing and sales.


Scholarships for Post-graduate studies:

Realize your aspirations with UCSI University Trust Scholarship. We have allocated RM30million in scholarships for prodigious students like you. Scholarships and a Sports Bursary are awarded to deserving Malaysians irrespective of race, religion and creed to pursue their higher education at UCSI University. Scholarships are offered to students at Foundation, A-Levels, Diploma, Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels. 



Campus (Kuala Lumpur Campus)

No. 1, Jalan Menara Gading, UCSI Heights (Taman Connaught), Cheras, 56000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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