Course Details

BA (Hons) Contemporary Music (Audio Technology)

Sunway University




  • Description

    This programme aims to train versatile musicians and music producers. It is both a technical and creative degree programme, providing you with solid music theory and academic knowledge, while developing your skills in audio technology through studio practice and interdisciplinary collaborative projects. Subjects and areas covered include composition, arrangement, sound design and film scoring, as well as music theory, history and aural training.

    If you have a strong interest in music, production, sound and audio technology, this programme is ideal for you. It is also open to individuals with no prior formal musical training who are passionate about pursuing a career in music. Graduates will be equipped to work in the music industry as producers, composers, sound engineers and creative artists; or in the broader creative industries through work on film, TV, video games, theatre, dance, entertainment and many more.

    Field of Study

    Audio-Visual Media & Production

    Duration (Years)


    Course Fees

    RM 74,880 (USD 17,829)

    MQA No.


    Degree Type

    Internal Degree

  • Intake (Month)
    March; August

Entry Requirements

  • A-Level

    Minimum 8 points

  • UEC

    Maximum 28 points from 5 subjects (all Grade Bs)

  • Matric/Foundation

    Australian Matriculation ATAR 55
    Canadian Matriculation 55%
    Monash University Foundation Year 55%
    Sunway Foundation in Arts CGPA 2.0
    Sunway Foundation in Science Technology CGPA 2.0


    Average C or CGPA 2.0 (Minimum 2 principals)

  • Others
    IInternational Baccalaureate Completed with minimum 24 points (excluding bonus points)

    Specific Requirements
    Contemporary Music (Audio Technology)
    All candidates must undertake a live audition. To prepare three 1.5-minute pieces to be sung or performed on any instrument of their choice. Please contact [email protected] for more details.
  • Diploma

    Sunway Diploma in Related Field* CAVG 50% or CGPA 2.0

    *Sunway Diploma holders may obtain advanced standing if credit transfer requirements are met.

  • English Requirements

    IELTS 6.0
    MUET Band 4
    SPM English B3 or B+
    UEC English B4
    O-Level English (1119) Credit
    Sunway Intensive English Programme (IEP) Pass Level 4 with minimum 65%
    ESL/English Satisfactory level in Pre-University programmes, where the medium of instruction is English

    Note: Any other qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Programme Structure

  • Year 1

    Music Theory and Musicianship

    Audio Recording and Production

    Applied Contemporary Musicianship

    Recording Studio Techniques

    World Music

  • Year 2

    Contemporary Music Composition and Arrangement

    Audio Post-production and Mastering

    Applied Contemporary Musicianship

    Applied Sound Design

    Studio Composition

    Malaysian Music

    Music History: Classical to 20th Century

    Collaborative Projects

  • Year 3

    Research Project

    Popular Music Studies

    Arts and Society in Malaysia

    Creative Industries and Entrepreneurship

    Creative Project


    Electives (choose either 1 in Year 3)

    Topic Studies 1

    Topic Studies 2

  • Others

    Additional MOHE compulsory General Studies Subjects - for Local Student

    Islamic and Asian Civilisations

    Ethnic Relations

    Community Service

    Bahasa Kebangsaan A (applicable to students who did not sit for SPM or did not obtain a Credit in SPM Bahasa Melayu)

    Additional MOHE compulsory General Studies Subjects  - for International Student

    Malay Language for Communication 2

    Malaysian Studies 3

    Community Service

Additional Information

  • Fees
    RM 74,880 (USD 17,829)

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