Course Overview

Desire to be a renowned musician one day?
Music students will have the opportunity to express creative skills and talents in voice, composition and various musical instruments.

 

This course provides students the exposure in both Western classical and Eastern aspects of music as well as an in-depth understanding of theory and principles of music. The curriculum also covers the study of Computer Music and Music Business. The study and appreciation of ethnic music also forms part of the curriculum. The incorporation of local cultural contents in music composition and a higher level of musical craft performances are encouraged.

 

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Year 1

Semester 1

  • Principal Study 1
  • Second Study 1
  • Aural Skills & Ear Training 1
  • Music Theory
  • Baroque Music History
  • Introduction to Computer Music
  • English
  • Malaysian Studies 2 or Bahasa Malayu Komunikasi 1

Semester 2

  • Principal Study 2
  • Second Study 2
  • Aural Skills & Ear Training 2
  • Classical Music History
  • Performance Ensemble 1
  • Introduction to Harmony
  • World Music
  • Keyboard Harmony
  • Writing Skills or Bahasa Kebangsaan A

Year 2

Semester 3

  • Communication Ethics 1
  • Principal Study 3
  • Second Study 3
  • Aural Skills & Ear Training 1
  • Romantic Music History
  • Performance Ensemble 2
  • Harmony & Counterpoint 1
  • Traditional Music of Malaysia

Semester 4

  • Community Project
  • Principal Study 4
  • Second Study 4
  • Aural Skills & Ear Training 4
  • 20th Century Music History
  • Performance Ensemble 3
  • Harmony & Counterpoint 2
  • Music Business
  • Arranging 1

Year 3

Semester 5

  • Principal Study 5
  • Second Study 5
  • Conducting Techniques
  • Instruction  Methods 
  • Arranging 2
  • Performance Ensemble 4
  • Musical Form & Analysis 1

Semester 6

  • Principal Study 6 – Recital Performance 
  • Second Study 6
  • Musical Form & Analysis 2
  • Intellectual Property Protection
  • Performance Ensemble 5
  • Orchestration
  • Practical Training

 

Campus Life

 
MIA is a community of lively young artists in the making. At MIA, students will find themselves experiencing and exploring new creative forms, expressions of various kind of arts and skills that will contribute to their future careers. To enhance the live and learn experience, we provide an ideal hands-on learning environment, classrooms and facilities for our students as well as living facilities close to campus. With the growing numbers of amenities around the campus such as a shopping mall and an upcoming convention centre, MIA is located in an area where students can truly live and learn to the fullest.
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Career Opportunities

  • Music Director
  • Instrumental Conductor
  • Music Teacher & Instructor
  • Music Consultant
  • Concert Band Instructor
  • Music Producer
  • Instrumentalist
  • Performer
  • Choral Conductor

Alumni

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    Armando Chin Yong (1958 – 2011)
    Renowned Malaysian Tenor
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    Dr. Chong Kee Yong
    Freelance Music Composer
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    Wong Chee Wei
    Lecturer, MIA
    Composer
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    Dr. Ngim Tai Woei
    Secretary General of Chin Yong Music Society Malaysia
    Singer
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    Vincent Chin See Yun
    Freelance Musician
    Film Director
    Producer
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    Angel Lee
    Music Examiner for Trinity College London
    Violinist
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    Yap Siu Yan
    Freelance Musician and Percussionist
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    Yeo Chow Shern
    Composer
    Music Engraver
    Music Arranger
    Violinist
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    William Chong Wee Wha
    Principal of second violin in the National Symphony Orchestra