Diploma in Songwriting and Music Production

Provided by The Songwriter Music College Pte Ltd


Awarded by The Songwriter Music College

Course introduction


TSMC is an institution that specialises in songwriting education for aspiring singer-songwriters and music producers. It is an initiative by Funkie Monkies, together with mm2 Asia Ltd. as a strategic partner, to bridge the music education and industry together. Throughout this programme, you will develop skills in creating melody, harmony, and arranging as well as creative approaches to musical composition, lyric writing, and an individual writing style. Curriculums are specially designed to focus on both songwriting and production, culminating in a portfolio of your original songs.

Interpersonal and situational skills will develop through the many collaborative situations that exist in the professional environment, such as co-writing songs both as a composer and as a lyricist, working with vocalists and instrumentalists in the production of demo recordings, and working with engineers, artists, and producers in the studio environment. 

Most importantly, a professional music veteran will be your designated mentor to guide you and develop your personal style and industrial readiness upon graduation. As a graduate of the songwriting & music production programme, you will have sufficient skills and knowledge to work in the music industry as a songwriter, lyricist, arranger, demo & professional production worker.

Curriculum Overview

Programme Structure

At TSMC, we embrace experiential education philosophy and you will be given opportunities to showcase your portfolio through events and take part in industrial experiences that are relevant to your field of study with our ongoing industry partnerships.
With such exposures, you are well-equipped to face the constantly changing music landscape of the 21st century. These opportunities allow you to:
• Enquire transferable knowledge and skills
• Network with music and creative professionals
• Build and showcase a comprehensive portfolio
• Model industry best practices

Some of the modules you would learn will include, Melody Writing, Music Arrangement for Popular Music, Music Production Analysis and Live Sound Essentials. You would also be involved in a Final Year Project as a requirement for graduation. 

Area of Studies


Entry Requirements

  • At Least 16 Years old, and;
  • Pass Academy’s Interview conducted by Academics, and;
  • Completed IP Year 4 or equivalent, and;
  • English Proficiency Requirements:
  • (International English Language testing System (IELTS) Score of 5.0 or equivalent)

Duration & Intake

Programme Duration

  • Intake Period : 25th Nov 2019 / Feb, May, Aug 2020 
  • 12-Month Full time course
  • 24-Month Part Time course
  • 14 modules including Final-Year Project

Fees & Funding

$18,800 (excluding $300 admin fee). Do contact us or visit our website at www.tsmcollege.edu.sg for ongoing promotion and discount.