BA (Hons) Contemporary Music (Audio Technology)

Course overview

Qualification Bachelor's Degree
Study mode Full-time
Duration 3 years
Intakes April, September
Tuition (Local students) $ 23,441
Tuition (Foreign students) $ 24,709


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.





$ 23,441
Local students
$ 24,709
Foreign students

Estimated cost as reported by the Institution.


$ 32
Local students
$ 149
Foreign students

Student Visa

$ 512
Foreign students

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Entry Requirements


Average C or CGPA 2.0 (Minimum 2 principals)


Minimum 8 points (Minimum Grade D in at least 2 subjects)

Note: For A-Level points calculation

A = 10 points

B = 8 points

C = 6 points

D = 4 points

E = 2 points

Australian Matriculation


Canadian Matriculation


Monash University Foundation Year


Sunway Foundation in Arts

CGPA 2.0

Sunway Foundation in Science Technology

CGPA 2.0

Unified Examination Certificate

Maximum 28 points from 5 subjects (all Grade Bs)

International Baccalaureate

Completed with minimum 24 points (excluding bonus points)

Sunway Diploma in Related Field*

CAVG 50% or CGPA 2.0


An APEL.A Certificate (APEL T-6) (Recognition of Prior Learning) 
(Click on this link for further information on APEL.A)


Specific Requirements

Contemporary Music (Audio Technology)
All candidates must pass an 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.

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS or equivalent 6.0


Year 1

  • Applied Contemporary Musicianship 1
  • Applied Contemporary Musicianship 2
  • Audio Recording & Production
  • English for the Arts
  • Music Theory & Musicianship 1
  • Music Theory & Musicianship 2
  • Music Theory & Musicianship 3
  • Music Cultures of the World
  • Recording Studio Techniques

Year 2

  • Applied Contemporary Musicianship 3
  • Applied Contemporary Musicianship 4
  • Applied Sound Design
  • Audio Post-production & Mastering
  • Audio Processing and Mixing
  • Communication Skills
  • Contemporary Music Composition & Arrangement
  • Enterpreneurial Mindset and Skills
  • Free Elective 1
  • Malaysian Music

Year 3

  • Capstone Project 1
  • Capstone Project 2
  • Free Elective 2
  • Internship
  • Popular Music Studies
  • Sound for Film
  • Topic Study 1
  • Topic Study 2

Additional MOHE compulsory General Studies subjects    

For Local students:

  • Penghayatan Etika dan Peradaban
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A (applicable to students who did not sit for SPM or did not obtain a Credit in SPM Bahasa Melayu) OR Critical Thinking
  • Community Service for Planetary Health
  • Falsafah dan Isu Semasa
  • Integrity & Anti-Corruption

For International students:

  • Appreciation of Ethics and Civilisation
  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2
  • Critical Thinking
  • Community Service For Planetary Health
  • Integrity & Anti Corruption

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