Cross Faculty Modules


Current students enrolled in an undergraduate programme in NUS have the opportunity to bid for some modules in the Conservatory. These modules range from classroom-based modules such as "Western Music in a Singaporean Context" to project-based classes such as "Introduction to Electronic Music".

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Second Major in Recording Arts & Science

The Conservatory offers the Second Major in Recording Arts & Science by combining courses in recording arts with science and engineering. In conjunction with a primary (“first”) major, this second major aims to equip students from various faculties with a strong foundation and knowledge in key advanced topics in the burgeoning area of recording arts & sciences and thus better prepare them for career opportunities in engineering and related fields focused on development of audio and music technologies.

By supplementing their first major with this second major in Recording Arts and Sciences, students will establish a context within the field of audio and music technology for their primary degree program. Through exposure to the theory, concepts, techniques, and tools common within the audio and media industries as well as a practical application of these areas of exposure, students will gain understanding and appreciation of the contexts within which audio and music technologies are used. From this basis they may pursue career opportunities in the development of new technologies. Their ability to relate engineering and design goals to the opportunities, constraints, and complexities of actual production work will increase their capacity to develop appropriate and useful technologies in a range of fields from software, and analog/digital hardware systems to improved microphone, speaker, and other transducer designs.



Current students enrolled in an undergraduate programme in NUS who have just completed the first year of study may apply to read the Recording Arts and Science as a Second Major.



RAS 2nd Major modules

The RAS as 2nd Major requires 48 modular credits for completion and the curriculum will include the following modules:

Foundational Core Modules (5 in total worth 20 MCs):

a) MUA1170 Basic Recording 1 (4MCs)

b) MUA1171 Basic Recording 2 (4 MCs)

c) MUA2170 Multitrack Recording 1 (4MCs)

d) MUA2173 Acoustics and Pyschoacoustics (4MCs) or MUA2174 Musical Acoustics (4MCs)

e) MUA3270 Architectural Acoustics and AcousticMeasurement (4MCs)

Completion of two modules from Audio Program Post-Production (8 MCs):

a) MUA3170 Audio Mixing (4 MCs)

b) MUA4170 Audio Mastering (4MCs)


Completion of 5 RAS projects (20 MCs):

a) MUA 2175 Semester Project 1 (4MC)

b) MUA 2176 Semester Project 2 (4MC)

c) MUA 3175 Semester Project 3 (4MC)

d) MUA 3176 Semester Project 4 (4MC)

e) MUA 4175 Final Project (4MC)

Application for August 2016 intake is from 15 May to 15 July 2016.

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