This one year preparatory program equips students to enroll into the Bachelor of Music (Hons) in Professional Music or to seek credit transfer to Berklee College of Music. You will earn 51 credits upon completion of this program and you must achieve a CGPA of 2.30/4.00 in order to graduate from the Foundation.
In performance, you will learn ear training, participate in private instructions (one–on-one) and contribute towards ensemble (group) performance. You will be trained to hone your hearing towards playing together. You will work in groups to showcase your performance every week.
In writing, you will learn music theory, both traditional and contemporary harmony. You will engage with faculty and fellow students in developing your writing skills to arrange for a rhythm section.
KPT/JPT (R2/010/3/0226) (A10219) 8/24
The Foundation in Music (FIM) program is a one-year program taught at ICOM across three
trimesters in January, May and September each year. Students learn music theory, contemporary
music technology, private lessons, ear training, traditional harmony and
traditional counterpoint using Berklee workbooks. In addition to music courses, students
also take liberal arts subjects such as English Language, Academic Writing, Computer
Applications, Survey of Pop Music and Musical Acoustics.
Upon completion of the foundation, students will choose their pathway to a music degree.