Bachelor (Hons) in Recording Arts

Limkokwing Sound & Music Design Academy

The Bachelor (Hons) in Recording Arts is designed to develop a broad range of industry-specific skills for a career in studio and live sound engineering, sound design and audio for visual media.

The course includes the fundamentals of sound engineering; the scientific principles of sound; sound systems; studio techniques; sound for visual media, TV, special effects, computer games; electronic music; sound synthesis; audio post production; live sound for events and music business.

The strong practical emphasis of the course is underpinned by a relevant amount of theoretical study. Our degree has been developed in close partnership with key industry partners, allowing for a mix of theoretical understanding and practical application.

Designed to teach elements of music production and sound engineering, from fundamental to advanced, the course focuses these skills towards the specific purpose of studio engineering and the live sound industry.

At Sound & Music Design Academy, you have access to well-equipped facilities, with professional sound recording studios, analogue and digital equipment, industry standard software and IT facilities, as well as editing and post production facilities.

Show Programme Structure


Year 1
Semester 1 Semester 2
MIDI, Synthesis and Sampling Techniques Audio Mastering Techniques
Advanced Digital Audio Workstation Composition and Arrangement for Music 1
Modern Harmony Sound Design & Audio Post Production
Fundamentals in Vocal Technique Live Sound Techniques
Principles of Acoustics Surround Sound
English for Music 1 English for Music 2
Ethnic Relations (Local Students)
Malaysian Studies 3 (International Students)
Islamic Civilisation and Asian Civilisation (Local Students)
Communication Malay Language 2 (International Students)
Year 2
Semester 3 Semester 4
Live Event Production Moden Harmony
Composition and Arrangement for Music 2 Music Publishing
Advanced Audio Post Production Music Marketing and Distribution
Music Video Production Composition and Arrangement for Music 1
English for Music 3 Web Design & Technology
Intelectual Property & Copyrights
Bahasa Kebangsaan A (Local Students without BM Credit in SPM) or Choose One
Choose One (Local Students) Malaysian Economy
Leadership Skill & Human Relations Government and Public Policy of Malaysia
Creative & Innovation Skills Organisational Behaviour in the Multi-Ethnic Society of Malaysia
Entrepreneurship Work Sociology and Malaysian Industry
Writing Skills Constitution and Society in Malaysia
EQ Management Skills Comparison of Religions
Decision Making Skills Comparison of Ethnics
Thinking Skills Banking and Finance in Malaysia
Choose One (International Students)
Leadership Skill & Human Relations
Creative & Innovation Skills
Writing Skills
EQ Management Skills
Decision Making Skills
Thinking Skills
Year 3
Semester 5 Semester 6
Internship (During Semester Break) Creative Studies & Thesis
Entrepreneurship Music Psychology & Therapy
Research Methods Music Industry Studies
Public Relations Music Copyright
Digital Imaging Legal Aspect in Music Business
Composition and Arrangement for Music 2 Stage Perfomance
Choose One
Community Services

* Mata Pelajaran Umum (MPU) subjects will be introduced from February 2014 onwards as part of government requirements.

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