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Diploma in Music and Audio Technology
(DMAT) S97
School of Digital Media & Infocomm Technology (DMIT)

At DMAT, we not only help you harness this power to write, compose and arrange music for any audio and visual medium, but also, to record, edit, mix and produce this content in a manner that combines the creative, technical and aesthetic sensibilities of each individual.

Singapore Polytechnic's Diploma in Music & Audio Technology program offers a very distinctive and yet, a collaborative curriculum that approaches the art of creating sound and music, by combining problem solving methodology with improvisation. This unique combination allows our students to get accustomed to industry standard production technologies and workflows.

The vibrant student environment at DMAT is filled with a diverse range of interest groups where students can participate in performances, event production and social activities that enrich their poly-life.

Moreover, DMAT offers its students one of the most experienced team of lecturers for music and audio technology anywhere within Singapore. Our lecturers are actively engaged in industry projects and this in turn extends to the students as well, providing them with an excellent educational and an enriching experience.

DMAT is at the epicenter of music and audio in Singapore. Where are you?

Creative and Vibrant Student Environment
Immerse yourself in a creative and vibrant environment, through areas such as performances, event production, social activities and immersion programmes.

Highly-Experienced Lecturers
Exciting opportunities to work with our team of highly experienced lecturers on real-life music productions under the Master-Apprenticeship model. Our lecturers are actively engaged in industry projects and their combination of industry practice and excellence in teaching will provide you with a quality educational experience.

Applicants must obtain:

i) the following GCE 'O' Level grades at not more than two sittings and

ii) 26 points or better for the net ELR2B2 aggregate score (i.e. English Language, 2 relevant subjects and best 2 other subjects, including CCA Bonus points)

Aggregate Type: ELR2B2-C
Subject Grade

a) English Language

1 - 7

b) Mathematics (Elementary/Additional)

1 - 6

c) Any three other subjects:

1 - 6

*To be eligible for admission, you must also have sat for one of the following subjects:
  • Additional Combined Science
  • Additional Science
  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Combined Science
  • Computer Studies
  • Creative 3D Animation
  • Design & Technology
  • Engineering Science
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Fundamentals of Electronics
  • General Science
  • Human & Social Biology
  • Physical Science
  • Physics
  • Science (Chemistry, Biology)
  • Science (Physics, Biology)
  • Science (Physics, Chemistry)
  • Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology)


First Year

  • Communicating for Personal and Team Effectiveness
  • Communicating for Project (Report) Effectiveness
  • General Education 1
  • General Education 2
  • Basic Mathematics
  • Mathematics
  • Acoustical Science
  • Recording and Mixing Techniques 1
  • Synthesis and Composition 1
  • Musicianship
  • Music Theory 1

Second Year

  • Communicating for Professional Effectiveness
  • Social Innovation Project or Overseas Social Innovation Project
  • General Education 3
  • Production Workshop 1
  • Music Theory 2
  • The Business of Music
  • Synthesis and Composition 2
  • Performance Practices
  • Recording and Mixing Techniques 2
  • Song Writing

Third Year

  • Industrial Training Programme
  • Processes in Asian Musics
  • Portfolio Development
  • Production Workshop 2
  • Recording and Mixing Techniques 3
  • Arranging
  • Music and Sound for Moving Images

* Students without Additional Mathematics qualification in 'O' levels will have to take Basic Mathematics.

For a synopsis of each module, click here.

Career Prospects

We open the door to a variety of career options and opportunities.

  • Recording Engineer
  • Live Sound Engineer
  • Arts and Media promoter / manager
  • Music Publisher / Producer / Composer
  • Songwriter
  • Music Arranger / Educator in recording studios, game development companies, advertising agencies, broadcasting corporations and Internet / new media companies that require music and audio as part of their operations.

Further Education

You may join local or overseas universities for further studies in the areas of:

  • Keele University (UK)
  • Lincoln University (UK)
  • University of Queensland (AU)
  • Queensland University of Technology (AU)
  • Griffith University (AU)
  • Hong Kong Institute of Education (HK)
  • California Arts (USA)
  • Berklee College of Music (USA)
  • Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (UK)
  • Full Sail University (USA)
  • Yong Siew Toh Conservatory (SG)