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3.2.2.3    Bachelor of Music (Recording Arts & Sciences Major)

In line with the University’s initiative to introduce Double Major Programmes in NUS, the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music (YSTCM) offers a Second Major in Recording Arts and Sciences by combining courses in recording arts with the sciences and engineering. In conjunction with their primary major, this second major programme aims to equip students from various schools/faculties with a strong foundation as well as knowledge in key advanced topics in the burgeoning area of recording arts and sciences, and thus better prepare them for career opportunities in engineering and related fields focused on development of audio and music technologies.

Structure of the Second Major

a. In line with University guidelines, the second major will require students to complete 48 MCs (12 modules) within the following structure:

  1. Completion of the following five compulsory modules:
    Foundational Core Modules:
    MUA1170 Basic Recording 1
    MUA1171 Basic Recording 2
    MUA2170 Multitrack Recording 1
    MUA2173 Acoustics and Psychoacoustics OR
    MUA2174 Musical Acoustics
    MUA3270 Architectural Acoustics and Acoustical Measurement
  2. Completion of the following two Audio Programme Post-Production modules:
    MUA3170 Audio Mixing
    MUA4170 Audio Mastering
  3. Completion of the following five new modules which are project-based:
    MUA2175 RAS Project 1
    MUA2176 RAS Project 2
    MUA3175 RAS Project 3
    MUA4175 RAS Project 4
    MUA4176 RAS Final Project
  4. most two modules of the second Major may be double-counted with other programmes.

b. Students applying for this major must have read H2 Maths and H2 Physics.

c. The plan is to continue to accept a small intake size of 2-4 students for AY 2014/2015.

d. Entry into the programme would be based on:

  • application by students to YSTCM during their first year of study.
  • completion of the modules in (b)
  • a live audition to be conducted whenever deemed necessary