About the Course

The music composition and arranging degree programme at Management and Science University (MSU) will equip you with knowledge in western music history as well as music of the 20th and 21st centuries. It will hone your aural proficiency towards developing your harmonizing, orchestration, and arranging competencies. You will study composition in four modules and participate in composition seminars. MIDI & Programming, dissertation, and a final project towards the end of your studies prepare you for industrial training in your final semester. Bachelor in Music (Composition and Arranging) (Honours) is delivered by the Department of Creative Arts at the School of Hospitality and Creative Arts (SHCA).

Entry Requirements
Applicants who have passed STPM or equivalent, with at least a C (2.00 CGPA) in any two (2) subjects; OR A-Levels, with at least a Pass in two (2) relevant subjects; OR SAM with ATAR 70, with a B in two (2) relevant subjects; OR CPU, averaging 70% in two (2) relevant subjects; OR STAM, with Jayyid; OR UEC, with a B in five (5) subjects; OR Matriculation/Foundation, with 2.00 CGPA, from a Higher Education Provider recognized by the Government of Malaysia; OR Diploma (MQF Level 4) or equivalent, with at least 2.00 CGPA, from MSU College, Polytechnic, IKM, Community College, or others; OR SKM (MOH Level 4) or equivalent, with at least 2.00 CGPA; OR any other qualifications recognized as equivalent by MSU Senate or the Government of Malaysia. 
Duration of Study

3 1/2 years


KPT/ JPS ( N/212/6/0037 ) 06/22

RM60,000 - RM65,000
*The stated fees are estimation on overall completion of the program. In any cases where there are credit exemptions, offered rebates or approval of scholarship applications, there will be considerable reduction in the fees
The fees stated here are for Malaysians or local students only. Kindly refer to MSU regarding the fees for international students
Among the Courses Offered
Year One
  • Music Business and Legal Studies
  • Form and Analysis
  • Western Music History
  • Honour Music Theory
Year Two
  • Orchestration and Arranging
  • Study of Composition I and II
  • Harmony I and II
Year Three
  • Composition Seminar I and II
  • Advance Orchestration and Arranging
  • MIDI and Programming
  • Honour Final Project
Year Four
  • Industrial Training
Career Prospects
  • Orchestral Player
  • Digital Music Composer
  • Audio Engineer
  • Music Educator
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