Pathway to great careers in music
non-traditional careers are becoming the norm. in early 2000, there was a demand for it professionals and nurses but today, we find an oversupply of such graduates in the market, many of whom are not involved in their chosen field of study.
With the rise of social media and all that comes with the need to stay connected, only one thing has not lost its appeal – music – which can be found everywhere.
a career in music can be glamorous, whether you’re on stage or working behind the scene.
From a music teacher to the latest pop icon, a career in music is always in demand and the industry is constantly evolving.
if you are considering studying music but concerned about your career prospects, think about what the music industry has to offer.
the music industry is thriving in many countries, not just in Malaysia.
there are many opportunities available for music graduates but many are not aware of the positive and often lucrative jobs available.
Besides being a performer, the list of careers in the music industry reads like a telephone directory – starting with “a” for acoustics consultant to “Z” for zitherist.
if you are interested in a career in music, you must have passion and a solid education background.
a formal music education allows the new generation of musicians to not only adapt to change but also initiate change in society.
a good place to start your formal education in music is at international College of Music (iCoM), which is offering the Bachelor of Music (Hons) Professional Music (BMus) in collaboration with University of Wolverhampton in Britain.
admission is through the one-and-a-half- year Foundation in Music.
all in all, it will take you four and a half years to complete the programme and earn a BMus (Hons) Professional Music.
the BMus programme is holistic as it focuses on the three core aspects of a successful musician – performance, writing and production.
the programme offers you the opportunity to write your songs, perform and produce them at the professional level.
Since the BMus is approved by the Education Ministry and has received full accreditation from the Malaysian Qualifications agency, you can apply for PtPtn to obtain financial aid.
iCoM is asia’s leading college of contemporary music and is located in Kuala lumpur.
it also offers the Berklee transfer Programme, which is an exclusive articulation agreement with the famed Berklee College of Music.
iCoM is the only institution in asia to secure a full articulation partnership with Berklee.
iCoM offers the diploma in Business (Music industry), a business programme that focuses on the entertainment industry.
Students who successfully complete the diploma have the option to complete their degree at University of Hertfordshire in Britain.
For those interested in audio production, iCoM offers the Certificate in audio Production, which is a one-and-a-half-year industry driven programme.
For details on the BMus or other programmes available at iCoM, call 03-4023 6000 or e-mail admissions@icom. edu.my