On track to a sound pathway
THE exponential growth of technology has seen its integration into the music industry and has helped dictate how we consume this art form.
From the art of studio recording to the evolution of the electronic music genre, this area of the music industry is thriving.
As a result, there is an abundance of careers opportunities in this sector for audio producers or sound engineers, who are highly sought after.
At the forefront of music education, the International College of Music (ICOM) has expanded its prestigious ensemble of programmes to offer a Diploma in Sound Production (DSP).
The two-year course is developed in consultation with the professional audio industry and taught by industry experts to meet the demand for highly skilled sound engineers.
Throughout the programme, student musicians will develop skills to mix, master and record music and audio using the college’s RM40mil state-of-the-art facilities.
DSP also prioritises the application of technical skills and creativity in designing sound for film, television and video games using an industry standard Digital Audio Workstation, Pro-Tools.
This hands-on experience involves working with a team of industry professionals to engineer live sound for events and concerts using professional sound equipment.
Student musicians are also encouraged to attend workshops and seminars, along with field visits to professional studios, live sound companies, broadcast stations and production houses to help establish and expand industry networking.
During the final year of study, student musicians will engage in an internship to gain real-world work experience in any area of their choice in sound production.
As part of the graduation requirement, a portfolio of creative sound production work will start students on their professional portfolio to present to future employers.
The DSP is approved by the Higher Education Ministry and accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency.
Students can enjoy financial aid through EPF and PTPTN.
Upon completion, students can progress to an undergraduate degree in the UK or start their career in the music industry as engineers in both studio or live sound, sound designers, recording engineer, mastering engineer, audio editor, broadcast mix engineer, production manager, audio system application engineer, audio system designer, technical support engineer and more.
“Consectatio Excellentiae: Pursuit of Excellence” is ICOM’s motto and it is evident that the college does not stop for anything less than that.
An ICOM student is one who is musically talented, articulate, driven and serious about making music a career.
If these describe you, ICOM wants to discover you.
ICOM’s admissions are now open for the September semester.
Malaysian students are encouraged to complete their application by Aug 4 to be considered for the September intake.
■ Interested applicants may contact the admissions office at 03-4023 6000 or admissions@ icom.edu.my to register for any of the programmes.
ICOM students in the DSP programme have full access to the college’s RM40mil state-of-the-art facilities.