Diploma In Music Teaching

Approval Code N/212/4/0055; 02/2023
Accreditation Code MQA/PA7933
Classification Dip Music Teaching
Subject Area Music Teaching
Course Mode Full Time
Course Duration 2.5 years
Course Location Kuala Lumpur
Intakes January, May, September


A programme curated for all aspiring music teachers, we set out to provide a comprehensive and relevant, yet wholesome syllabus that encompasses theory, aural and pedagogical aspects of the field which in return, would meet professional expectations and demands.

In addition to theoretical learning and harmony, we also provide real-world and practical subjects that explore the spheres of excellent teaching practice that enables various philosophies of education.

Students will acquire impressive instrumental and/or classroom teachings through our specialized core subjects offered in the programme.

Candidates may be admitted into the music programs by meeting BOTH academic and music requirements below:

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

Candidates must meet either of the following requirements:

 

Qualification
Academic Requirements
SPM(V)/O-Levels
Pass with at least a ‘Cʼ grade (Credit) in 3 subjects
STPM/A-Levels
Pass with a minimum of GPA of 2.0 (Grade C) in 1 subject
UEC
Pass with at least a ‘Bʼ grade in 3 subjects
SKM/KKM (Level 3)
Pass SPM with at least a Credit in 1 subject and ‘program pengukuhanʼ (if needed)
KKM (Level 3)
Pass with a minimum CGPA of 2.0
STAM
Pass (pangkat maqbul)
Other credentials that are equivalent as recognized by the Malaysian government
AND pass Music Audition
 
MUSIC AUDITION REQUIREMENTS
Performance Audition (Auditions are conducted at least 1 month before the start of the semester)
  • Duration: 15 minutes
  • Memorisation is strongly encouraged for scholarship application
  • Classical Music: 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)
  • Contemporary Music: 3 pieces of contrasting styles (preferably contemporary styles: jazz, pop, rock, Latin, popular styles, etc.)
Notes:
  • 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

English Language Requirements for International Students

  1. A score of TOEFL iBT with a minimum score of 30-31 or IELTS with a minimum score of 4.0 or MUET with a minimum score of Band 2, or
  2. Pearson test of English with a minimum score of 36 or Cambridge English Qualification and Tests with a minimum score of 140, or
  3. Candidates who uses their academic requirement from institutions that uses English as the language of instruction are exempted from requirement (1)

Note / Legend:

Discretion is given to the Head of School to deal with applicants who have results borderline to the Academic Requirements.

SPM Credit – 'A+' to 'C'
O-Level – 'A' to 'C'
UEC Credit – 'A1' to 'B6'
STPM principal – 'A' to 'C'
'A' Levels principal – 'A' to 'E'
Teaching
Instrumental teaching in individual and group settings, classroom pedagogy, private, music institutions/centers
 
Music Technology
Production, recording, broadcasting.
 
Music Business
Management, marketing, administration, retailing and sales.
Core Courses
  • Choir 1-4 or Orchestra 1-4
  • Recital Attendance 1-4
  • Masterclass Attendance 1-4
  • Theory Rudiments 1-2
  • Theory Studies 1-2 or Jazz Theory Studies 1-2
  • Aural Training 1-4
  • Keyboard Harmony
  • Music Listening Skills
  • Music in Malaysia – A Survey
  • Classical Music Survey or Popular Music and Jazz Survey
  • Major Instrument 1-5
  • Minor Instrument 1-2
  • Introduction to Music Notation and Sequencing
  • Introduction to Music Technology
 
SPECIALISED CORE COURSES
 
  • Approaches to Teaching 1-2
  • Theories of Learning
  • Instrumental Pedagogy
  • Micro Macro Teaching
  • Teaching Project
  • Teaching Internship
General Courses (MPU) are compulsory for all students.
  1. Extra-curricular Learning Experience 1-2
  2. Professional Skills
  3. Malaysian Eco-Tourism
  4. Malaysian Studies or Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2
 

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