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 2018 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... [-]

Diploma in Sound Production

Campus Full time 2 years January 2018 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

Through this 2-year program, you will develop skills to record, mix and master music and audio using the best audio production equipment and software. You will learn to apply technical skills and creativity to design sound for film, TV and video games using Pro Tools, an industry standard Digital Audio Workstation. [+]

Program Overview The Diploma in Sound Production is the best sound engineering course available in Malaysia, developed in consultation with the professional audio industry, and taught by industry experts to meet the demand for highly skilled sound engineers. Through this 2-year program, you will develop skills to record, mix and master music and audio using the best audio production equipment and software. You will learn to apply technical skills and creativity to design sound for film, TV and video games using Pro Tools, an industry standard Digital Audio Workstation. You will also learn to work with a team to engineer live sound for concerts and events using a professional PA system. You will attend seminars by industry professionals and participate in field visits to professional studios, live sound companies, broadcast stations, etc., to help you establish and expand your industry network. In your final year of study, you will engage in an internship to gain real world work experience in any one area of your choice in sound production. As part of the graduation requirements, you will develop a portfolio of creative sound production works, which may serve as your professional portfolio to present to future employers. Besides studying subjects related to sound production, you will also learn to read and write music notation, develop English language skills, and study a range of liberal arts subjects. These subjects will equip you with highly desired skills for employment, to communicate effectively with others, work in teams and solve problems as you... [-]

Foundation Year

Foundation Degree in Music

Campus Full time 3 semesters January 2018 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... [-]

Certificate

Certificate in Audio Production

Campus Full time 4 semesters January 2018 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... [-]

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