The Diploma in Music is a two and half-year preparatory music programme. Instruction is provided for both the practical and theoretical components of music to introduce students to the fundamentals ofmusic theory, aural training, history, vocal or instrumental studies, as well as provide students with performing opportunities in solo and group settings such as traditional ensemble, modern ensemble, orchestra, and choir.

Entry Requirements

Pass SPM with at least ve (5) credits including Bahasa Malaysia and pass in English, Mathematics and History.

 Additional Requirements

Applicants must pass the audition and interview that is conducted by the Faculty of Music, UiTM

Course List

  • Theory of Music
  • Aural Skills
  • Malaysian Traditional Music
  • Principal Study
  • History of Music
  • Music Management
  • Basic Harmony
  • Keyboard Skills
  • Music Technology
  • Conducting
  • Basic Composition
  • Introduction of Music Education
  • Introduction of Performance studies
  • Introduction of Ethnomusicology
  • Song Writing
  • Modern Harmony
  • Voice Method
  • Percussion Method
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Diploma Report
  • Diploma Showcase
  • Forum
  • Popular Music Ensemble
  • Orchestra / choir / Big Band / Guitar Ensemble

Job Opportunities

Upon completion of the program , graduates may find employment in the music industry as a :

  • Professional Musician
  • Composer
  • Arranger
  • Song Writer
  • Music Teacher
  • Music Programmer
  • Music Producer
  • Music Administrator
  • Musicologist
  • Music Researcher
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Music Entrepreneur

Further Studies

Upon completion of the Diploma in Music Program, graduates can either pursue the Bachelor's Degree in a chosen music field such as Performance, Composition and Music Education.


Yap Eng Sim
Coordinator, Diploma in Music

Faculty of Music
Universiti Teknologi MARA
Section 17 Campus, Block F
40200 Shah Alam
Selangor Darul Ehsan

Tel:  03 5522 7175 / 7461
Fax: 03 5522 7464
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