Course Details

BA (Hons) Music Performance

Sunway University




  • Description

    The BA (Hons) Music Performance is focused on Western art music, with training in practical musicianship, music theory, and academic knowledge. It is a practice-based, creative degree programme in which you would be expected to practice individually, rehearse in ensembles, and perform in both contexts. During your studies, you will also gain knowledge in music theory, music history, composition, arrangement, music technology and music education.

    This programme is ideal for you if you have a background in performance with an interest in solo performance and/or ensemble playing. Graduates will be equipped for a professional career in the music industry as performers, educators, and session musicians, utilising a broad exposure to other related areas, including composition and arrangement. Furthermore, due to the interdisciplinary nature of the programme and its strong emphasis on collaborative work, you would gain a wide range of transferable skills necessary for employment in today’s creative industries.

    Field of Study


    Duration (Years)


    Course Fees

    RM 74,830 (USD 17,817)

    MQA No.

    PA 8529

    Degree Type

    Internal Degree

  • Intake (Month)
    March & August

Entry Requirements


    Average C or CGPA 2.0 (Minimum 2 principals);

  • A-level

    Minimum 2 grade Cs

  • UEC

    Maximum 28 points from 5 subjects (all Grade Bs)

  • Matriculation/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

  • Others

    International Baccalaureate Completed with minimum 24 points (excluding bonus points)

    Specific Requirements

    All candidates must undertake an audition, either live or by video conference. Candidates should prepare three short pieces to be  sung or performed on the instrument of their choice. Please  contact [email protected] for more details.

  • Diploma

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

  • English Requirements

    IELTS or equivalent 6.0.

Programme Structure

  • Year 1

    Instrument/Voice Lessons

    Large & Small Ensembles

    Music Theory & Musicianship

    Audio Recording & Production

    World Music

  • Year 2

    Instrument/Voice Lessons

    Large & Small Ensembles

    Music Theory & Musicianship

    Music History

    Composition & Improvisation

    Collaborative Project

  • Year 3

    Research Project

    Music Pedagogy

    Arts and Society in Malaysia

    Creative Industries and Entrepreneurship

    Creative Project


    Electives (choose 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)

    for International Student

    Malay Language for Communication 2

    Malaysian Studies 3

    Community Service

Additional Information

  • Fees
    RM 74,830 (USD 17,817)

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