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Bachelor of Music Education with Minor

Integrates essential pedagogical knowledge and skills tailored to practicing teachers as well as those interested in music education.

Bachelor of Music Education with Minor


This programme integrates essential pedagogical knowledge and skills tailored to practicing teachers as well as those interested in music education. Courses in this programme are designed to provide greater coverage of the various aspects of music education - music pedagogies, curriculum instructional design and assessment, music practice and music content.

Developed in consultation with the Singapore Teachers' Academy for the aRts (STAR) and experts in Music Education, the programme has been benchmarked to programmes in the top universities offering music education. The programme is attractive, providing sufficient content in the Minor that will equip the graduate with the versatility to work in a wide field.

With a practitioner focus on the teaching of music, this programme offers existing and aspiring music practitioners and professionals the specialised knowledge and skills in the areas of key Music Education competencies.

You may pursue Bachelor of Music Education in combination with a Minor.

Refer to Minor Courses for more details.

Admission Requirements

General Admission Criteria:
Refer to general admission criteria for undergraduate programme.

Additional Degree Specific Requirements (Any one of the music-related qualifications listed):

  • A pass at GCE 'A' Level in Music [For GCE A Levels Holders (Exams taken up to Year 2006)]
  • A pass in H2 Level in Music [For GCE A Levels Holders (Exams taken from Year 2007)]
  • A pass at Higher Level in Music [For International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma]
  • NUS High School Diploma (Specialisation in Music)
  • Music-related Diploma (by reputable colleges or polytechnics*)
  • Evidence of music certification at the higher levels and/or of significant music performing experience will need to be presented:

    1. For those trained in Western Art Music:
    Certification from ABRSM, Trinity, Guildhall, London College of Music (Grade 6 - Theory & Practical) or Australian Music Examination Boards (Grade 5 - Theory & Practical)

    2. For those with different training and performing experience:
  • Performance Certification from Yamaha Technics or Hammond in pop piano, pop organ, percussion or any other instrument, or
  • Musical experience in Pop, Rock, Jazz, Symphonic Band, choral groups, Indian ,Chinese, Malay, Japanese or any other Traditional / Folk instruments.

* These include: LASALLE or NAFA music-related diplomas, NIE Diploma in Music Education (held in-conjunction with a NAFA Diploma in Music Teaching), NIE Diploma in Ed (Secondary) (Music), NIE Diploma in Ed (Primary) (Music), NAFA Diploma in Music Teaching, NIE Advanced Diploma in Primary Music Education, or any music-related diploma from overseas.

Additional Requirements:

Financial Assistance

There are also various types of financial aid available to students who need financial assistance. Please click here for more details.

Programme Structure

Students are required to complete a total of 130 credit units ( cu) to graduate with a basic degree, inclusive of 10 cu of SUSS core courses.

The breakdown of the cu to be completed is:

  • 70 cu of Major core courses;
  • 40 cu of Minor courses;
  • 10 cu of S R Nathan School of Human Development core courses; and
  • 10 cu of SUSS core courses.
Module Types
10 Credit Units
80 Credit Units


40 Credit Units

People with passion to make an impact on the music scene in Singapore. The Bachelor of Music Education programme integrates both essential theory and the practice of pedagogy and is developed with the practitioner in mind as well as those who aspire to be in the field of education, such as those who possess a diploma in Music without a pedagogy focus. The programme builds on the foundational knowledge and skills of current practitioners and offers them the opportunity to explore in greater depth their areas of focus.

Graduates will have the flexibility and proficiency to take up roles in a variety of fields such as:

For the Music graduate:
e.g. media, education, the music business, cultural and creative industries and academia. They can progress to a broad spectrum of career opportunities in a growing music industry in Singapore and regionally, such as: label manager, music historian, box office manager, music co-ordinator, music journalist, teacher, lecturer, writer and music publisher.

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