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UCSI University

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UCSI University

UCSI University’s Institute of Music was established in 1990 and is therefore one of the earliest private providers of tertiary music education in Malaysia. We started as a Department/School of music within institution (then known as Sedaya College), and began with our American twinning program in classical music. Gradually we expanded to include twinning and franchise programs with universities in the UK as well as Australia. In 2003, our college obtained the university college status and began offering our own homegrown Foundation and Bachelor’s degree programs in 2004. In 2008, we were upgraded to a full university status and renamed ourselves UCSI University. In March 2014, the School of Music became an independent unit within UCSI University, and it is now known as the Institute of Music. With approximately 350 students today, we are the largest private tertiary music institution in Malaysia. UCSI University is acknowledged as Malaysia’s foremost private university which is placed among the Top 500 in the QS World University Ranking 2019, and its Institute of Music is ranked among the Top 100 in the QS World University Ranking by Subject (Performing Arts) 2018. UCSI University currently offers Bachelor’s degrees in Classical Music and in Contemporary Music. Students with SPM (or equivalent e.g. O-Levels) but without STPM (or equivalent e.g. A-Levels) qualification may choose to complete our Foundation in Music program to be eligible for admission into our degree programs. Our bachelor’s degrees are designed to be broad based and have a good balance between performance (and performance-related studies) and academic subjects. Elective subjects in specialized areas (e.g. pedagogy, performance practice, stylistic workshops, counterpoint, etc.) are offered to cater to the varied needs of our student population, depending on their career aspirations. In addition, we also offer a Master of Music degree in Performance Studies as well as Diploma programs in Music Performance and in Music Teaching. The Institute of Music runs on a 2½-semester basis: two regular semesters from January to April and May to August, and one short semester from September to October of each year. All Institute of Music students participate actively and regularly in our Student Recital and ensemble concerts in each semester. We also host guest recitals and masterclasses from visiting artists on a frequent basis.

  • Address: 1 Jalan Menara Gading, (Taman Connaught), Cheras
  • City, Postal code: Kuala Lumpur , 56000
  • Country: Malaysia
  • Telephone: +60391018880
  • Email: thwa@ucsiuniversity.edu.my
  • Website: www.ucsiuniversity.edu.my
Contact Persons and Representatives


  • First name Tean Hwa
  • Last name P'ng
  • Phone +60391098880 ext. 2280
  • Email thwa@ucsiuniversity.edu.my

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