Recording Arts & Science

Bachelor of Music

Candidates are required to perform a repertoire of at least 10 minutes consisting of at least two contrasting pieces, movements from compositions, or songs of their own choice using any musical instruments. Any style, genre, or period is permissible. Candidates with composition background may also choose to present a portfolio of at least 2 original scores written for different combinations of instruments/voices (for example, piano trios, string quartets, large ensembles, etc.). Submission of recordings on compact disc is encouraged. 

Candidates with past experience in recording work are welcome to present a portfolio of their pre-recorded projects. 

Candidates are expected to demonstrate an aptitude and ability in musical concepts and materials.


  • The live audition for Recording Arts & Science major will normally include a 10-minute audition, a 15-minute interview and a short English oral test (for overseas candidates not exempted from the Qualifying English Test).
  • Candidates must acquire H2 or ‘A’ level passes in Mathematics and Physics in the ‘A’ level examinations (AQA, Cambridge, Edexcel, London, OCR, Oxford International AQA), pass in HL Mathematics and Physics in International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) or obtained polytechnic diplomas accredited for Engineering courses in NUS with evidence of sufficient academic credits in Physics and Mathematics modules in order to be eligible to apply.


Young Artist

Recording Arts and Science is not offered as a major study option for the Young Artist programme. 


Master of Music

Recording Arts and Science is not offered as a major study option for the Master of Music Degree programme.