Diploma in Music Performance

UCSI University

Cheras, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Quick Facts


2.5 years


Full-time, On-campus


Jan, May, Sep

Tuition Fees


Course Structure

  • 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
  • Professional Skills
  • Listening Skills
  • Music in Malaysia - A Survey
  • Introduction to MIDI and Notation
  • Classical Music Survey or Popular Music and Jazz Survey
  • Introduction to Music Technology
  • Major Instrument 1-5
  • Minor Instrument 1-2
  • Performance Skills 1-2
  • Chamber Music Ensemble 1-3 or Modern Band 1-3
  • Internship
  • Recital

Entry Requirements

Acadmic Requirements Candidates must meet either of the following requirements:

  • SPM(V)/O Level: Pass with at least a 'C'grade (Credit) in 3 subjects
  • STPM/A Level: Pass with a minimum of GPA of 2.0 (Grade C) in 1 subject
  • UEC: Pass with at least a 'B' grade in 3 subjects
  • SKM/KKM (Level 3): Pass SPM with at least a Credit in 1 subject and 'program pengukuhan' (if needed)
  • KKM (Level 3): Pass with a minimum CGPA of 2.0
  • STAM: Pass (pangkat maqbul)
  • Other equivalent qualification recognised 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
  • Memorization 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.)


  • 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: Repeat a melody and a rhythmic phrase from memory.

Theory Diagnostic Test: Topics include intervals, scales & key signatures.

  • MUET: Band 2
  • CEFR: B1 (with at least 2 skill at B1)
  • SPM English: Grade B+
  • UEC English Language: Grade A2
  • TOEFL IBT: 30-31
  • IELTS: 4.0
  • SPM English Language 1119/O Level/IGCSE: Grade C
  • Cambridge English Qualification Test/Linguaskill: 140
  • Pearson Test: 36
  • Note: Candidates who scored lower than above requirement will have to take the SE004 Basic English subject before taking the SE005 English Foundation subject in the foundation year.

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