International College of Music

Introduction
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The International College of Music (ICOM), located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is one of Asia's best music colleges offering music courses such as foundation in music, diploma in music business, diploma in sound production and degree in music. If you are looking for a music course, ICOM is the best music college to prepare you for a music career.

Vision/Mission

The College’s vision is to be THE music educational hub in Asia for music and entertainment industries.

The College’s primary mission is to discover and develop music talents. The following mission statements outline the College’s efforts to meet the mission:

  • To offer career centric programs to meet employment demands in the industry
  • To produce graduates that are technically and creatively adept to shape the future of the industry
  • To provide an environment that welcomes and respects diversity
  • To support continuing professional development for employees
  • To support research and development that promotes innovation and enterprise
  • To forge strategic partnerships to retain leadership position in music in Asia

Studying in Malaysia

Malaysia has long been the choice of study destination for international students from ASEAN nations, South Asia, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa. You will discover a delightful fusion of Asia’s oldest civilizations – Malay, Chinese and Indian, with colorful celebration of festivals, customs, and traditions and an array of multicultural cuisines. Eating out in Malaysia is an adventure for food lovers. There is a great variety – from gourmet restaurants to hawker’s stalls to please any taste and pocket!

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Programs

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Diploma

Diploma in Business Music Industry

Campus Full time 2 years January 2017 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

This program is the answer to musicians and music enthusiasts alike who wish to work in the professional music and entertainment industries. Building on the College’s connection with the music industry, this program has music business practitioners actually teaching the core modules. The full time program is highly career-centric and prepares you for a rewarding music business career. [+]

Program Overview The music and entertainment industry is witnessing strong growth spells with the rise of music streaming services and music online downloads. Navigating in this tough and unyielding industry requires know-how and specific skills. This program is the answer to musicians and music enthusiasts alike who wish to work in the professional music and entertainment industries. Building on the College’s connection with the music industry, this program has music business practitioners actually teaching the core modules. The full time program is highly career-centric and prepares you for a rewarding music business career. In the general business studies, you will learn the basic principles of marketing, financial accounting economics and management and apply the knowledge of these in practical coursework across the duration of the program. You will develop skills to use the 4Ps of marketing in developing, positioning and promoting your music product. Creating accurate cash flows and profit & loss statements are the backbone of ethical financial practices and you will develop these when showing return of investment for your projects. You will also study statistics and data management, entrepreneurship and e-commerce to develop skills to output statistics, plan your own business enterprise and conduct an effective online online business model. In the music business core, you will explore a range of music business practices and environments and visit record labels, music publishing houses, copyright law firms, event management companies and music retail outlets to experience the vibrancy of the entertainment industry as a whole. You will train under artist and event manager to develop management skills to lead and manage artists, album launches, concert tours and the like. You will study entertainment law that governs both the traditional and digital realms. From copyright protection and music publishing to digital rights management and royalty payment, you will investigate the various legal aspects applicable to protection and promotion of commercial works. You will evaluate contractual agreements and write a few in your coursework assessments. You will engage in a semester-long work placement in your final semester to gain real world professional work experience in any one area of the music business. Also, you will develop a large portfolio of works to demonstrate your level of graduateness in this program. This portfolio of works may serve as your personal calling card to present to future employers. In the liberal arts component you will develop English language skills through writing, comprehension and speaking, and will investigate academic writing norms to hone your skills towards writing term papers. You will survey popular music from the birth of the Blues to present day popular music, exploring the artists and compositions against the socio-cultural environment that contributed to the development of pop music across the decades. You will also take requisite courses such as Moral and Ethics, Malaysian Studies and engage in a semester-long community music service program. International students will take a basic Malay Language Communications course as part of your graduation requirement. If you have prior knowledge of these courses you need to inform our admissions counselors at the point of your application to the program. All students will attend an entrance placement examination for English and music theory and those who score a minimum grade of B (83%) in these tests would be given credit exemptions from taking these courses at ICOM. In replacement of the exempted credits, you will be required to take elective courses such as Fundamentals of Audio Systems, Live Sound, Music Performance Lab, Acoustics for Musicians, Private Instruction and/or Electronics and Computer Systems. Why Choose This Program The 2-year diploma in music business is the only program available in Malaysia, specially tailored to produce human capital for the professional music industry. You will have hands-on experience using the College’s RM40 million state of the art facilities You will learn from a team of qualified and experienced faculty You will engage directly and frequently with music industry professionals in closed-door master classes, workshops, interviews and filed visits You will have professional work experience while studying on the program and have opportunities to expand your network with industry professionals The tuition fees are affordable compared to other music business programs outside Malaysia You will be able to do a 1-year top up degree at the University of Hertfordshire upon completion of the diploma You will be able to secure jobs in both private and government sectors Entry Requirements Minimum SPM certification (requisite pass in Bahasa Melayu and History) or other high school completion equivalent, with minimum 3 credits. Refer to the high school qualifications table to check if you have the minimum qualification to enroll in the program OR Minimum UEC certification (Senior Middle Level Exam), with minimum grade of B6 and above in 2 subjects For International Students who did not sit for English as their compulsory subject must obtain a TOEFL score of 550 or IELTS score of 6.0 Pass the interview process *Malaysian students who do not have an SPM credit in Bahasa Malaysia will be automatically enrolled in LN014-Bahasa Kebangsaan A (3) at extra cost Year 1 AP010 – Introduction to Audio Production FP101 – Fundamentals of Music Theory GE001 – Preparatory English for College HM010 – Survey of Pop Music MB101 – Introduction to Music Business MB111 – Principles of Economics MB112 – Business Communications MB200 – Principles of Marketing MB201 – Principles of Financial Accounting MB202 – Record Company Operations MB203 – Legal Aspects of the Music Industry MB212 – Music Publishing MT106 – Computer Applications in Business Year 2 GE013 – Academic Writing in English LN115 – Malaysian Studies 2 LN116 – Malay Language Communications 1 LN311 – Morals and Ethics in Society LN411 – Community Music Service MB211 – Principles of Management MB213 – Statistics and Data Management MB214 – Project Management MB 301 – Artist and Event Management MB302 – Entrepreneurship MB303 – E-Commerce MB316 – Internship MB318 – Graduation Portfolio Teaching Methods You will receive interactive lectures, seminars and tutorials, with much field visit. You will have opportunities to collaborate with professional musicians, producers and managers and to benefit from their master classes and workshops held at the College on a regular basis. [-]

Foundation Year

Foundation in Music

Campus Full time 3 semesters January 2017 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

The one-year program of three equal semester drills you on the core knowledge and skills in music performance, theory, music technology and beginning level liberal arts studies. [+]

The one-year Foundation in Music program of three equal semester drills you on the core knowledge and skills in music performance, theory, music technology and beginning level liberal arts studies. Program Overview In the core area of music, performance, you will develop dexterity in your principal instrument allowing you to master the basic scales in major and minor keys and the chromatic and Blues scales. Individual instruction in your principal instrument will expand your knowledge of the intrinsic interpretations of performing Pop, Jazz, and Classical repertoire. You will hone sight reading skills continuously in your private instruction classes and in group performance labs. You will learn rehearsal techniques to prepare you to lead and perform in advanced level ensembles. In addition to class and ensemble sessions, you will participate in a performance seminar session where you will feature your performance before a live audience comprising of your peers, faculty and visitors in each semester. You will develop your musical ear in a series of progressive ear training classes to refine your ability to identify intervals, chord progressions, rhythm patterns, and to read music at sight. In the area of music theory, you will learn the basics of reading and writing notes in both treble and bass clefs and interpret lead sheets, which have the common music terminologies used in actual practice in the music industry. You will develop composition skills through the analysis of melody-harmony relationships found in contemporary music songs/tunes. You will learn score layout and groove writing in order to write rhythm section scores for small bands. In addition to Blues theory, you will also study traditional 4-part writing conventions including contrapuntal writing in the style of J. S. Bach. In music technology you will develop skills in operating music software to create musical sounds and also music scores. You will also study computer operating systems and Internet protocols to enhance the quality of your application of these in your coursework. In the liberal arts component you will develop English language skills through writing, comprehension and speaking, and will investigate academic writing norms to hone your skills towards writing term papers. You will study musical acoustics in order to understand and interpret the behavior of sound and its propagation in musical applications. You will survey popular music from the birth of the Blues to present day popular music, exploring the artists and compositions against the socio-cultural environment that contributed to the development of pop music across the decades. If you have prior knowledge of these courses you need to inform our admissions counselors at the point of your application to the program. All students will attend an entrance placement examination for English and music theory and those who score a minimum grade of B (83%) in these tests would be given credit exemptions from taking these courses again. In replacement of the exempted credits, you will be required to take elective courses such as Introduction to Music Business, Business Communications and/or Electronics and Computer Systems. Why Choose This Program The Foundation in Music acts as a foundation upon which to build advanced level knowledge, skills and techniques. You will be able to enroll for the Bachelor of Music (Hons) in Professional Music degree without A Levels or STPM certification You will be able to transfer all your credits earned in the program to Berklee third year degree programs You will get hands-on experience using the College’s RM40 million state of the art facilities You will learn from a team of qualified and experienced faculty You will engage with students from over 20 countries, like you for whom music is more than a hobby You will engage with music industry professionals in closed-door master classes and workshops The tuition fees are affordable compared to other comparable programs outside Malaysia. If you are intending to go to Berklee you will save up to 60% in tuition fees Entry Requirements Minimum SPM certification (requisite pass in Bahasa Melayu and History) or other high school completion equivalent, with minimum 5 credits. Refer to the high school qualifications table to check if you have the minimum qualification to enroll in the program OR Mininum UEC certification (Senior Middle Level Exam), with minimum grade of B6 and above in 3 subjects For International Students who did not sit for English as their compulsory subject must obtain a TOEFL score of 550 or IELTS score of 6.0 Pass the auditions and interview process *Malaysian students who do not have an SPM credit in Bahasa Malaysia will be automatically enrolled in LN014-Bahasa Kebangsaan A (3) at extra cost Semester 1 ET010 – Basic Ear Training FP101 – Fundamentals of Music Theory FP102 – Music Performance Lab GE001 – Preparatory English for College HM010 – Survey of Pop Music MT010 – Music Technology and MIDI Systems PI0XX – Private Instruction 0 PF011-031 – Performance Seminar Semester 2 AR020 – Scoring for Rhythm Section CH010 – Contemporary Music Harmony ET020 – Intermediate Ear Training MT106 – Computer Applications in Business PI1XX – Private Instruction 1 PS010 – Music Performance Studies 1 TM010 – Traditional Harmony & Composition TM020 – Traditional 2-Part Writing Semester 3 CH020 – Advanced Contemporary Music Harmony ET111 – Aural Training GE013 – Academic Writing in English GE020 – Acoustics for Musicians PI2XX – Private Instruction 3 PS020 – Music Performance Studies 2 TM121 – J. S. Bach Inventions Teaching Methods You will receive interactive lectures, in-class activities, seminars and tutorials, with practical hands-on applications. You will have opportunities to collaborate with professional musicians, arrangers and producers and to benefit from their master classes and workshops held at the College on a regular basis. [-]

Certificate

Certificate in Audio Production

Campus Full time 4 semesters January 2017 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

Building on the College’s strength in faculty resources in audio production, the 16-month Certificate in Audio Production introduces a specialist route focusing on the technical aspects of developing a career in audio engineering. [+]

Building on the College’s strength in faculty resources in audio production, the 16-month Certificate in Audio Production introduces a specialist route focusing on the technical aspects of developing a career in audio engineering. Program Overview You will develop techniques allowing you to record and mix your work to a professional standard using the latest equipment and software. You will hone your critical listening skills to identify a range of frequencies, identify noise and types of distortion that are commonly associated with audio frequencies as well as learn to perceive stylistic & production differences in popular musical genres. You will develop your own career choice towards live or studio sound, based on a thorough understanding of recording, mixing and use of digital audio workstations. In the area of music theory, you will learn the basics of reading and writing notes in both treble and bass clefs and interpret lead sheets, which have the common music terminologies used in actual practice in the music industry. You will also study computer operating systems and Internet protocols to enhance the quality of your application of these in your coursework. In the liberal arts component you will develop English language skills through writing, comprehension and speaking, and you will study musical acoustics in order to understand and interpret the behavior of sound and its propagation in musical applications. You will survey popular music from the birth of the Blues to present day popular music, exploring the artists and compositions against the socio-cultural environment that contributed to the development of pop music across the decades. In addition you will enroll in basic business communication and economics courses to prepare you for a career in the music business. If you have prior knowledge of these courses you need to inform our admissions counselors at the point of your application to the program. You will attend an entrance placement examination for English and if who score a minimum grade of B (83%) in the test you would receive credit exemptions from taking these courses again. In replacement of the exempted credits, you will be required to take elective courses to meet the graduation credits. Please contact the Office of Admissions for the applicable elective courses listing. Why Choose This Program The Certificate in Audio Production is a fast track to a career in audio engineering and music production. You will get hands-on experience using the College’s RM40 million state of the art facilities You will learn from a team of qualified and experienced faculty You will engage with students from over 20 countries, like you for whom audio production is more than a hobby You will engage with music industry professionals in closed-door master classes and workshops The tuition fees are affordable compared to other comparable programs outside Malaysia You have an option to transfer RPL credits to an undergraduate degree in the UK Entry Requirements Minimum SPM certification (requisite pass in Bahasa Melayu and History) or other high school completion equivalent, with minimum 1 credit. Refer to the high school qualifications table to check if you have the minimum qualification to enroll in the program OR Mininum UEC certification (Senior Middle Level Exam), with minimum grade of B6 and above in 1 subject. For International Students who did not sit for English as their compulsory subject must obtain a TOEFL score of 550 or IELTS score of 6.0 Pass the interview process. *Malaysian students who do not have an SPM credit in Bahasa Malaysia will be automatically enrolled in LN014-Bahasa Kebangsaan A (3) at extra cost Semester 1 AP010 – Introduction to Audio Production AP012 – Fundamentals of Audio Systems FP101 – Fundamentals of Music Theory GE001 – Preparatory English for College HM010 – Survey of Pop Music MB101 – Introduction to Music Business TL010 – Critical Listening Lab 1 Semester 2 AP021 – Basic Recording Techniques AP024 – Live Sound AP025 – Digital Audio AP028 – Audio Production Career Seminar LN201 – Business Communication MT106 – Computer Applications in Business TL020 – Critical Listening Lab 2 Semester 3 LN105 – Malaysian Studies 1 LN106 – Malay Language Communication 1 LN301 – Principles of Economics Semester 4 AP031 – Mix Techniques AP033 – Audio for Multimedia AP035 – Audio Production Project GE020 – Acoustics for Musicians Teaching Methods You will receive interactive lectures, in-class activities, seminars and tutorials, with practical hands-on applications. You will have opportunities to collaborate with professional musicians, arrangers and producers and to benefit from their master classes and workshops held at the College on a regular basis. [-]

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Location address
Wisma ICOM, Lot 126, Section 85A, Lorong Setapak
Kuala Lumpur, 53000 MY
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