Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Music Performance


The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Music Performance is focused on Western art music, with training in practical musicianship, music theory, and academic knowledge. It is a practice-based, creative degree programme in which you would be expected to practice individually, rehearse in ensembles, and perform in both contexts. During your studies, you will also gain knowledge in music theory, music history, composition, arrangement, music technology and music education.

“This programme is ideal for you if you have a background in performance with an interest in solo performance, ensemble playing, and music education.” Graduates will be equipped for a professional career in the music industry as performers, educators, and session musicians, utilising a broad exposure to other related areas, including composition and arrangement. Furthermore, due to the interdisciplinary nature of the programme and its strong emphasis on collaborative work, you would gain a wide range of transferable skills necessary for employment in today’s creative industries.

April, September
3 Years (full-time)
Career Prospects
  • Performer
  • Educator
  • Session musician
  • Composer
  • Conductor
  • Arranger
Estimated Annual Course Fee
  • RM36,300
    for Malaysian students
  • USD8,322
    for international students
International students must pay their fees in RM equivalent. The USD here is just an indicative/estimation and subject to the prevalent exchange rate

Programme Structure

Year 1

Audio Recording & Production
English for the Arts
Large Ensemble 1
Large Ensemble 2
Music Cultures of the World
Music History: Renaissance to Classical
Music Theory & Musicianship 1
Music Theory & Musicianship 2
Music Theory & Musicianship 3
Principal Study 1
Principal Study 2

Year 2

Communication Skills
Elective 1
Elective 2
Entrepreneurial Mindset & Skills
Free Elective 1
Music Theory & Musicianship 4
Music Theory & Musicianship 5
Music History: Romantic to 20th Century
Principal Study 3
Principal Study 4

Year 3

Capstone Project 1
Capstone Project 2
Composition & Improvisation
Elective 3
Free Elective 2
Music Pedagogy
Topic Study 1
Topic Study 2


Elective 1 (Choose 1)
  • Chamber Music 1
  • Song & Aria Class: Italian
Elective 2 (Choose 1)
  • Chamber Music 2
  • Song & Aria Class: German
Elective 3 (Choose 1)
  • Chamber Music 3
  • Song & Aria Class: French & Malay

Additional MOHE compulsory General Studies subjects


For Local Students

  • Penghayatan Etika dan Peradaban
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A (applicable to students who did not sit for SPM or did not obtain a Credit in SPM Bahasa Melayu) OR Critical Thinking
  • Community Service for Planetary Health
  • Falsafah dan Isu Semasa
  • Integrity & Anti-Corruption


For International Students

  • Appreciation of Ethics and Civilisation
  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2
  • Community Service for Planetary Health
  • Critical Thinking
  • Integrity & Anti-Corruption
Student studying

Entry Requirements


Average C or CGPA 2.0 (Minimum 2 principals)


Minimum 8 points (Minimum Grade D in at least 2 subjects)

Note: For A-Level points calculation

A = 10 points

B = 8 points

C = 6 points

D = 4 points

E = 2 points

Australian Matriculation


Canadian Matriculation


Monash University Foundation Year


Sunway Foundation in Arts

CGPA 2.0

Sunway Foundation in Science Technology

CGPA 2.0

Unified Examination Certificate

Maximum 28 points from 5 subjects (all Grade Bs)

International Baccalaureate

Completed with minimum 24 points (excluding bonus points)

Sunway Diploma in Related Field*

CAVG 50% or CGPA 2.0


An APEL.A Certificate (APEL T-6) (Recognition of Prior Learning) 
(Click on this link for further information on APEL.A)

Note: Any other qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
*Sunway Diploma holders may obtain advanced standing if credit transfer requirements are met.

Specific Requirements

All candidates must pass an audition. Candidates should prepare three short pieces to be  sung or performed on the instrument of their choice. Please  contact @email for more details

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS or equivalent 6.0
  • MUET Band 4
  • SPM English B3 or B+
  • UEC English B4
  • O-Level English (1119) Credit
  • Sunway Intensive English Programme (IEP) Pass Level 4 with minimum 65%
  • ESL / English Satisfactory level in Pre-University programmes, where the medium of instruction is English

Scholarships and Financial Aid

For more information about the scholarships and financial aid, please visit the SEG Scholarships website.

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