Bring music to life on ads, TV or film as you produce amazing audio-visual experiences and share your creations with the world.
Every aspect of the fast-paced media industry from broadcast companies like Mediacorp to film studios like Lucasfilm needs talented sound artists. The Diploma in Sonic Arts can take you there with an all-rounded programme designed to ignite an appreciation for various musical genres, foster a keen ear for great sounds and develop your skills in composing, producing, mixing and mastering audio tracks.
We have on our campus cutting-edge recording studios and music production facilities where you will get your hands on actual industry-standard audio technology, HD software, and a whole range of unique analogue synthesizers and instruments.
From advertising to television and film production, sound is an essential part of the entire process. With digital media on the rise, sound effects, jingles, and backing tracks are in great demand to help create an impactful audio-visual experience for audiences.
The Diploma in Sonic Arts is an all-rounded programme which will equip you with industry-relevant skills, including composing, producing, mixing and mastering audio tracks. From sound engineer to composer, this broad-based exposure will give you the flexibility to pursue various professional career tracks.
Supported by cutting-edge recording studios and music production facilities, graduates are trained to cultivate an appreciation for music and hone their creativity, while developing core technical skills in sound production and engineering.
As media continues to evolve from text-based forms towards audio-visual experiences, you can join this dynamic sector by creating memorable sound effects and music that reach out to listeners.
RP’s sonic arts graduates are in constant demand by companies in the entertainment and creative industries such as recording studios and production companies. Mobile phone developers and game manufacturers also require in-house music specialists. Graduates of this diploma can look forward to positions such as:
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To find out more about how you can apply for this diploma, visit Republic Poly's Admissions page.
Want to find out more about the school that offers this diploma? Then drop by the School of Technology for the Arts's homepage now!
The course structure consists of general, discipline, and specialisation modules. There is also an industry orientation component.
Each module is equivalent to four modular credits (MC).
4 compulsory modules:
B102 Organisational Behaviour
C105 Introduction to Programming
G101 Cognitive Processes and Problem Solving
G107 Effective Communication
6 compulsory modules:
T201 Creative Concepts
T202 Art of Story
T214 Sound Design
T251 Digital Tools for New Media
T601 Arts History (2 MC)T602 Creative Enterprise (2 MC)
13 compulsory modules:
T110 Music Theory and Keyboard Skills
T215 Music Theory and Practice
T217 Recording Studio Fundamentals
T218 Sound Synthesis
T219 Live Sound
T221 Arts Management
T250 Media Production Tools & Techniques
T311 Instrument Design
T313 Sonic Art Studio
T315 Music Composition
T316 Sound for Media
T319 Advanced Recording Studio Techniques
T360 Contemporary and World Music Appreciation (2 MC)
4 compulsory modules:
G301 Project / G311 Industry ProjectG913 Portfolio DevelopmentG901 Character and Citizenship EducationT931 Industry Immersion Programme (20 MC)
Obtain a total of 4 modular credits from the prescribed range of modules offered by the Schools and Centre in RP.
Table 1: Minimum Entry Requirements
Table 2: Aggregate Type
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To graduate with a Diploma in Sonic Arts, you must complete a total of 122 modular credits. You should be able to do this within three years of enrolment if you successfully complete on average five modules, or its equivalent, per semester.