Diploma in Sonic Arts (R24)

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What You Will Learn

The Diploma in Sonic Arts (DSA) not only imparts skills in composing, recording, mixing and mastering audio tracks, but also develops your professional capabilities in sound reinforcement and audio engineering.

You will have access to high-tech equipment and software in our industry-grade sound studios to refine your aural masterpieces. Harness technical skills together with your creativity and emerge as a sound maestro.

Look forward to interning in media, games and entertainment companies as you develop skills as a proficient audio professional. Get ready to create immersive, magnetic experiences for your audiences.

Sound is an invisible art form and is often misunderstood or taken for granted. At DSA, I have learnt to appreciate and produce works with distinctive professional quality. Surrounded by top-notch audio facilities and experienced lecturers, I am always inspired to make a difference in the audio industry!

Shirlene Jalexne Loh Xue Ling
Diploma in Sonic Arts, 2018 Graduate

General Modules

Discipline Modules

Elective Modules

For this diploma programme, students will:

Select one module from the list below:

Select a second module from the list below:

AND for students who are taking the One-Semester Industry Immersion Programme, you will need to select ONE of the following options:

Option A: Select Elective modules from the list of modules in applicable Minor Programmes and/or T215 Music Theory Workshop, totalling 12 MCs

Option B: Select a Minor Programme

Option C: Select a CET-based Certificate programme and/or Elective module(s) from the list of modules in applicable Minor Programmes (only for eligible students)

Learn how you can customise your learning pathways here

Industry Orientation Programme Modules

Option 1: One-Semester Industry Immersion Programme

Select one module from the list below:

Option 2: Two-Semester Industry Immersion Programme

GCE O-level

Aggregate Type Range of Net ELR2B2 for 2024 JAE Minimum Entry Requirements/Grade
ELR2B2-D 10 to 20
  • English Language: D7
  • Mathematics (Elementary/Additional): D7
  • Any one of the 2nd group of Relevant Subjects for the ELR2B2-D Aggregate Type: C6

Click here to view the aggregate computation for ELR2B2-D Aggregate Type.

Nitec/Higher Nitec

Minimum net GPA Relevant Qualifications
Nitec ≥ 3.5
  • NT16 Video Production
  • NT21 Architectural Drafting/ Building Drafting (Architectural)
  • NT24 Electronics/ Electronics Servicing/ Electronics (Broadband Technology & Services)/ Electronics (Computer & Networking)/ Electronics Instrumentation)/ Electronics (Mobile Devices)/ Electronics (Wafer Fabrication)/ Electronics (Wireless LAN)
  • NT25 Electro-Mechanical Servicing/ Mechatronics/ Mechatronics (Automation Technology)/ Mechatronics (Equipment Assembly)/ Mechatronics (Medical Technology)
  • NT26 Electrical Fitting & Installation/ Electrical Installation & Servicing/  Electrical Technology/ Electrical Technology (Installation & Servicing)
  • NT27 Electrical Power & Machines/ Electrical Technology (Power & Control)/ Electrical Technology (Power & Machines)
  • NT30 Maintenance Fitting/ Mechanical Servicing/ Mechanical Technology
  • NT32 Precision Machining/ Precision Engineering (Machining)
  • NT37 Precision Engineering (Injection Mould)/ Precision Engineering (Press Tool)/ Precision Engineering (Tool & Mould)/ Precision Tooling/ Tool & Die - Making
  • NT40 Info-Communications Technology (Networking & System Administration) / Infocomm Technology
  • NT41 Multimedia Technology
  • NT43 Mechanical-Electrical Drafting
  • NT44 Digital Media Design/ Digital Media Design (Interactive Media)
  • NT46 Product Design
  • NT47 Communications Technology
  • NT48 Precision Engineering (Aerospace)
  • NT52 Digital Animation
  • NT54 Digital Media Design (Digital Video Effects)
  • NT56 Digital Audio & Video Production
  • NT60 Electrical Technology (Lighting & Sound)
  • NT62 Machine Building Technology/ Machine Technology
  • NT63 Facility Technology (Mechanical & Electrical Services)
  • NT65 Space Design (Architecture)
  • NT66 Space Design (Interior & Exhibition) / Interior & Exhibition Desgn
  • NT67 Aerospace Machining Technology
  • NT69 Community Care & Social Services
  • NT70 Interactive Media Design
  • NT71 Visual Communication
  • NT72 Visual Effects
  • NT74 Mobile Systems & Services / Info-communications Technology (Mobile Networks & Applications)
  • NT76 Semiconductor Technology / Electronics (Microelectronics)
  • NT79 Info-Communications Technology (Cloud Computing)
  • NT80 Social Media & Web Development
  • NT81 Attraction Operations
  • NT84 Business Services
  • NT96 Electronics, Computer Networking and Communications
  • NT97 Microelectronics
  • NT98 Digital & Precision Engineering
  • NT99 Web Applications
Higher Nitec ≥ 2.0
  • BS24 Financial Services
  • BS81 Early Childhood Education
  • BS82 Banking Services
  • BS83 Hospitality Operations
  • BS84 Business Studies (Event Management)
  • BS85 Business Studies (Accounting)/Accounting
  • BS86 Business Studies (Administration/ Secretarial)
  • BS87 Business Studies (Logistics)/Integrated Logistics Management/Logistics for International Trade/International Logistics
  • BS88 Business Studies (E-Commerce)/Business-Information Technology
  • BS89 Business Studies (Sport Management)/Sport Management
  • BS90 Business Studies (Service Management)/Service Management
  • BS91 Beauty & SPA Management / Beauty & Wellness Management
  • BS92 Visual Merchandising
  • BS93 Community Sport & Recreation Management
  • BS94 Retail Merchandising
  • BS95 Passenger Services
  • BS96 Performance Production
  • BS97 Filmmarking (Cinematography)
  • BS98 Event Management
  • IT21 Electro-Mechanical Engineering
  • IT22 Mechatronics Engineering
  • IT31 Electrical Engineering
  • IT41 Electronics Engineering/Industrial Electronics Engineering
  • IT51 Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Design/Mechanical & Electrical Drafting & Design
  • IT52 Mechanical Engineering
  • IT54 Mechanical Engineering Drawing & Design
  • IT55 Manufacturing Engineering
  • IT56 Information Technology
  • IT57 Wireless Technology
  • IT61 Network Security Technology / Cyber & Network Security
  • IT63 Games Design & Development
  • IT64 Business Information Systems
  • IT65 Leisure & Travel Operations
  • IT66 Security System Integration
  • IT67 Civil & Structural Engineering Design
  • IT68 Facility Systems Design
  • IT69 Information Systems Quality
  • IT70 Mobile Unified Communications
  • IT72 Process Plant Design
  • IT74 Aerospace Engineering
  • IT75 Advanced Manufacturing / Engineering with Business
  • IT76 e-Business Programming
  • IT77 Facility Management
  • IT81 Broadcast & Media Technology
  • IT82 Games Art & Design
  • IT83 Games Programming & Development
  • IT84 Interactive Design
  • IT85 Precision Engineering
  • IT86 Rapid Transit Engineering
  • IT88 IT Applications Development
  • IT89 IT Systems & Networks
  • IT90 Automotive Engineering
  • IT91 Robotics & Smart Systems
  • IT94 Integrated Mechanical & Electrical Design

GCE A-Level

Minimum Entry Requirements

Note:

For more details on admission using Singapore Cambridge GCE A-levels qualifications, please refer to our webpage at www.rp.edu.sg.

Note:

Admission to RP is based on academic merit and subjected to available vacancies of our diploma programmes. Meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee that applicants will be offered a placement in the diploma programme. These requirements are set in place to ensure fairness to all applicants.

Career Opportunities

Your expertise will be sought after in various industry sectors. From sound editor, sound designer, sound engineer to music producer, you can embark on vocations in the entertainment and media industries. You can also look forward to a career as an in-house music or audio specialist for new media companies and game producers.

Career options include: 

  • Foley Artist

  • Game Audio Programmer

  • Live Sound Engineer

  • Location Sound Recordist

  • Music Composer

  • Sound Designer

  • Sound Editor / Engineer

  • Soundtrack Producer

Further Studies

Graduates can choose to pursue an arts-related degree programme at top universities.

Degree programmes include:

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Digital Media
  • Bachelor of Music
  • Bachelor of Music (Popular Music & Creative Technologies)
  • Bachelor of Music (Sonic Arts)

Last updated on 11 Jun 2024