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BACHELOR OF CLASSICAL MUSIC (HONS)

BACHELOR OF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC (HONS)


FOUNDATION IN MUSIC

FOUNDATION IN
MUSIC
UCSI Universitys Foundation in Music is specically tailored
and designed to prepare post-SPM students for UCSI
Universitys degrees in Classical and Contemporary Music. The
three semesters foundation programme includes music core
courses as well as general electives for students to choose
from. Successful completion of the foundation programme will
satisfy all entry requirements and allow for direct entry to the
music degree programme outlined here.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Foundation in Music
SPM/O-Levels
UEC
Other Year 11 Equivalent

5 credits
4 credits
Average score of 60%

Music Requirements
Candidates must pass the Institute of Music audition and
placement tests, as follows:
1. Performance Audition (any major instrument or voice)
Classical stream: Three Classical pieces of contrasting styles
Contemporary stream: Three pieces of contrasting styles
(including contemporary style)
Note: String/Woodwind/Voice majors are required to bring along their own
piano accompanist or request for a faculty accompanist (accompaniment
fee will be charged).
CD accompaniment is allowed for contemporary majors.

Contemporary stream, major drums: Demonstration of


knowledge of common drum beats including 8-beat rock,
16-beat rock, and hip-hop at various tempi
2. Practical Skills Test
Sight-reading, open-score reading, playing from simple
gured bass, repeating a melody, a rhythmic phrase and
chord progressions from memory and singing intervals
3. Theory Test
Intervals, scales and key signatures, triads, roman numeral
analysis, time signatures, beaming into beats, rests, scale
degrees and Italian/German terms
English Requirements

A distinction (A+, A or A-) in English Language subject at SPM/UEC level; or


MUET Band 5; or a score of 213 (computer-based) / 550 (written-based) /
80 (internet-based) in TOEFL; or Band 5.5 in IELTS.
In the event that English Language Requirements are not met, student
may be required to undertake additional English courses(s) prior or
concurrently with undergraduate programme, based on the Universitys
decision.

COURSES OFFERED
Core Courses

Major Instrument 1-2


Minor Instrument 1-2
Choir 1-2 OR Orchestra 1-2
Music Theory Rudiments 1-2
Musicianship Skills 1-2
Practical Skills 1-2
Writing for Academic Purpose

Electives

Computing Essentials
Oce Application
Film and Arts Appreciation
Human Communication
Positive Psychology

Auditions are held in March, July and November

BACHELOR OF
CONTEMPORARY MUSIC
(HONS)
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.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Minimum Entry Requirements for Degree Programme
UCSI Foundation
Pass
STPM / A-Level
2 principal passes
UEC
5 credits
Diploma
Pass
Other Year 12 equivalent
Average score of 60%
National matriculation
CGPA 2.0
International Baccalaureate
26/42
Music Requirements
Candidate must pass the Institute of Music audition and
placement tests, as follows:
1. Performance Audition (any major instrument or voice)
Three pieces of contrasting styles
(including contemporary style)
Note: String/Woodwind/Voice majors are required to bring along their own
piano accompanist or CD accompaniment

Major, melodic minor and harmonic minor scales in all keys


Note: Drum majorsa demonstration of knowledge of common drum beats
including swing, jazz waltz, samba and funk at various tempi.

Realisation of chord symbols for triads (M, m, dim, Aug) and


seventh chords (Maj7, min7, min7(b5), dim7, Dom7)
Note: Drum majorsreading a short excerpt written in
standard drum notation.
2. Listening Test
Identication of a range of musical elements such as tempi,
textures, dynamics, timbres, and rhythms by listening and
responding to brief, recorded musical extracts of both
Classical and Contemporary styles
3. Practical Skills Test
Sight-reading, open-score reading, playing from simple
gured bass, repeating a melody, a rhythmic phrase and
chord progressions from memory and singing intervals
4. Theory Test
Intervals, scales and key signatures, triads and inversions,
roman numeral analysis, time signatures, beaming into
beats, rests, scale degrees, diminished and seventh chords,
open score, cadences, lead sheet symbols and Italian/
German/ French terms
English Requirements

A distinction (A+, A or A-) in English Language subject at SPM/UEC level; or


MUET Band 5; or a score of 213 (computer-based) / 550 (written-based) /
80 (internet-based) in TOEFL; or Band 5.5 in IELTS.
In the event that English Language Requirements are not met, student
may be required to undertake additional English course(s) prior or
concurrently with undergraduate programme, based on the Universitys
decision.

Auditions are held in March, July and November

COURSES OFFERED
Core Courses

Major Instrument 1-4


Choir 1-6 OR Orchestra 1-6
Modern Band 1-4
Music Theory 1-4
Aural Skills 1-4
Introduction to Popular Music History
Malaysian Music
Popular Music History 1-2
Music and Popular Culture
Music Research Methodology
Notation Software and MIDI
Music Technology 1-2
Music Industry in Malaysia
Final Year Research Project 1-2 OR Final Year Performance 1-2
Internship
University Life
University Reading & Writing
Extracurricular Learning Experience 1-3

Electives (Music Electives)

Minor Instrument 1-4


English Diction
Introduction to Music History
World Music
Music and Film
Composing and Arranging
Song Writing
Jingle Writing
Instrumentation
Conducting Skills
Improvisation Skills
Piano Pedagogy 1 & 2
Contemporary Repertoire Studies
Sequencing, Sampling and Synthesis

Electives (Non Music Electives)

Introduction to Mass Communication


Introduction to Public Speaking
Introduction to Psychology 1& 2
Introduction to Sociology

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Performing: Recording sessionist, 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

General Courses (MPU) are compulsory for all students.


U1 For Malaysian students :
1. Ethnic Relations
2. Islamic Civilisation and Asian Civilisation
For Foreign students:
1. Malaysian Studies
2. Communication in Bahasa Melayu 3
U2 University life
U3 Music Industry in Malaysia
U4 Extracurricular Learning Experience 1 to 3
All information is correct at the time of printing and UCSI University
reserves the right to make amendments without prior notice.

BACHELOR OF
CLASSICAL MUSIC (HONS)

COURSES OFFERED
Core Courses

Major Instrument 1-4


Choir 1-6 OR Orchestra 1-6
Chamber Music Ensemble 1-4
Music Theory 1-4
Aural Skills 1-4
Introduction to Music History
Malaysian Music
Music History 1-2
Music and Modernism
Music Research Methodology
Notation Software and MIDI
Music Technology 1
Conducting Skills
Keyboard Skills
Music Industry in Malaysia
Final Year Research Project 1-2 OR Final Year Performance 1-2
Internship
University Life
University Reading & Writing
Extracurricular Learning Experience 1-3

The Bachelor of Classical Music (Hons) programme is intended


for those who wish to pursue classical music studies to an
advanced level and has the advantage of a very broad based
curriculum without compromising the possibility of increasing
the specialisation in one or more areas. Performance and
performance-related studies are especially prominent but
other areas such as history, analysis and stylistic composition
are also included.
This blend of practical work and academic enquiry will produce
graduates equipped with a raft of skills and knowledge that will
be of value to many employers and enable them to pursue
careers not only as performers and teachers, but also as
administrators and managers within the wider music industry
and beyond.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Electives (Music Electives)


Minor Instrument 1-4
French Diction
Italian Diction
Music and Film
Counterpoint
Classical Workshop
Instrumentation
Piano Literature 1 & 2
Introduction to Popular
Music History

Minimum Entry Requirements for Degree Programme


UCSI Foundation
Pass
STPM / A-Level
2 principal passes
UEC
5 credits
Diploma
Pass
Other Year 12 equivalent
Average score of 60%
National matriculation
CGPA 2.0
International Baccalaureate
26/42
Music Requirements
Candidates must pass the Institute of Music audition and
placement tests, as follows:

English Diction
German Diction
World Music
Analysis
Baroque Techniques
Innovation Workshop
Piano Pedagogy 1 & 2
Performance Practices

Electives (Non-Music Electives)


Introduction to Mass Communication
Introduction to Public Speaking
Introduction to Psychology 1& 2
Introduction to Sociology

1. Performance Audition (any major instrument or voice)


Scales and Arpeggios: major, melodic minor and harmonic
minor scales, chromatic scales, arpeggios in all keys
Three Classical pieces of contrasting styles

General Courses (MPU) are compulsory for all students.


U1 For Malaysian students :
1. Ethnic Relations
2. Islamic Civilisation and Asian Civilisation

Note: String/Woodwind/Voice majors are required to bring along their own


piano accompanist or request for a faculty accompanist
(accompaniment fee will be charged)

For Foreign students:


1. Malaysian Studies
2. Communication in Bahasa Melayu 3

2. Listening Test
Identication of a range of musical elements such as tempi,
textures, dynamics, timbres, and rhythms by listening and
responding to brief, recorded musical extracts of both
Classical and Contemporary styles

U2 University life
U3 Music Industry in Malaysia
U4 Extracurricular Learning Experience 1 to 3

3. Practical Skills Test


Sight-reading, open-score reading, playing from simple
gured bass, repeating a melody, a rhythmic phrase and
chord progressions from memory, and singing intervals

All information is correct at the time of printing and UCSI University


reserves the right to make amendments without prior notice.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Performing
Soloist, accompanist, orchestral / chamber musician.
Teaching
Private, music institutions / centres.
Composing / arranging
Publishing, production, recording, advertising.

4. Theory Test
Intervals, scales and key signatures, triads and inversions,
roman numeral analysis, time signatures, beaming into
beats, rests, scale degrees, diminished and seventh chords,
open score, cadences, lead sheet symbols, and Italian/
German/ French terms
English Requirements

Auditions are held in March, July and November

A distinction (A+, A or A-) in English Language subject at SPM/UEC level; or MUET Band
5; or a score of 213 (computer-based) / 550 (written-based) / 80 (internet-based) in
TOEFL; or Band 5.5 in IELTS.
In the event that English Language Requirements are not met, student may be required to undertake
additional English course(s) prior or concurrently with undergraduate programme, based on the Universitys
decision.

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Date: 05.09.2014

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