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Diploma in Sonic Arts



What will I learn?

The Diploma in Sonic Arts (DSA) reveals the importance of sound as a creative tool for information and entertainment. The programme is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills to record live sounds and create appropriate aural experiences for visual production, presentation, and performance.

Students will learn industry-relevant skills related to composing, recording, mixing, and mastering audio tracks, and develop professional capabilities in music production, live sound recording, and audio engineering.

Students can expect extensive hands-on training in cutting-edge recording studios. In addition, industry attachments with companies in the media and entertainment industries will allow you to gain valuable real-world experience.

Course Outcomes:

  • Develop an appreciation for various musical genres
  • Build valuable skills in location sound recording, multi-track recording, audio post-production, sound design, sonic experimentation, live sound reinforcement, composition, and performance
  • Gain experience using an extensive range of audio technology and equipment, HD software, analogue synthesizers, and instruments
  • Undergo a 16-week industry attachment programme with organizations such as MediaCorp Radio, Oak3 Films, Sennheiser, Snakeweed Studios, and Timbre Group

Career Opportunities:

DSA graduates can look forward to a variety of jobs from arranger, composer to sound editor and sound designer that are sought after in the entertainment and media industries. They can also find jobs as in-house music specialists for mobile phone developers and game manufacturers.

  • Arranger
  • Audio Post-Production Editor
  • Composer
  • Dialogue Editor
  • Live Sound Engineer
  • Sound/Audio Designer

Which department am I in?

School of Technology for the Arts

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
SG$26,919.00 (16,57,574) per year
Tuition Fee Payable (after Tuition Grant): SG $9,050
Start date

Expected April, October 2023


School of Technology for the Arts

9 Woodlands Avenue 9,

738964, Singapore

Entry requirements

For international students

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum requirements: O-level holders must have English language with grades 1-7, mathematics (elementary/advanced) with grades 1-7, any one of the following subjects: with grades 1-6; aggregate type (ELR2B2-D); NITEC holders must have subjects with GPA greater than equal to 3.5; Higher NITEC holders must have subjects with GPA greater than equal to 2.0. Applicants must satisfy the following minimum requirements: A-level holders must have the obtain an A-S grade for General Paper (English Medium), obtain an A-E grade for 3 other H2 subjects, and must have taken GCE 'A' Level examinations whilst studying in a Junior College / Millennia Institute in Singapore.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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