Bachelor in Classical Music

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  • Bachelor (Hons) of Classical Music

    Duration 3 Years
    Location Kuala Lumpur
    Intake 1st intake:  4 January 2021

    2nd intake: 27 April

    3rd intake: 2 September

    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:


    Candidates must meet either of the following requirements:


    Academic Requirements
    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%
    Or, other qualifications deemed equivalent to STPM/A-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency
    Passed the music audition


    Performance Audition (Auditions are conducted at least 1 month before the start of the semester)
    • Duration: 15 minutes
    • Memorization is strongly encouraged for scholarship application
    • 3 pieces of contrasting styles (e.g. Baroque, Classical, Romantic or Modern)
      • Classical Voice: 3 pieces of contrasting styles in at least two different languages (e.g. German, Italian, French, English, Chinese)


    • String/woodwind/voice majors are required to bring along their own piano accompanist or request for one from the Institute. In this case, a fee will be charged. Contemporary music candidates may choose to use minus-one recordings to accompany their audition. Please bring your own laptop, tablet or other similar audio-playback device. The Institute will prepare a 1/8 – 1/8-inch audio connection.
    • Composition majors are required to submit a portfolio of compositions and pass the audition on a major instrument
    Aural Diagnostic Test
    Theory Diagnostic Test
    • Topics include intervals; scales and key signatures; triads & 7th chords and its inversions; roman numeral or lead sheet symbols analysis; time signatures, grouping of notes & rests and cadences.
      Sample Questions (Click Here)

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