Top 5 Reasons Why Students Are Joining TSMC!

  • TSMC is the FIRST music diploma in Singapore that specializes in songwriting.
  • Taught by current industry practitioners who have worked with international artistes.
  • Share chart-topping methodologies with our students.
  • Backed by a strong Industry Advisory Board consisting of members such as veteran singer – Wakin Chau 周华健, President of Warner Chappell Asia – Monica Lee, CEO of mm2 Asia Pte. Ltd. – Chang Long Jong and other veterans in the music industry!
  • All songs written during the course of the diploma will be pitched to record labels, providing our students an opportunity to have their songs published internationally!

HERE AT TMSC, LEARNING IS EXPERIENTIAL AND HOLISTIC

You will go beyond your horizons and become creative professionals in transforming the music industry.

Our strong music affiliations expose you to industrial experiences that enhance your skills and knowledge to thrive in your career.

INVALUABLE REAL-LIFE EXPERIENCES

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 21st century. These opportunities allow you to:

    • Acquire transferable knowledge and skills
    • Network with music and creative professionals
    • Build and showcase a comprehensive portfolio
    • Model industry best practices

MENTORSHIP

To support you realise your dreams and exceed your potential, you will be assigned a professional music veteran as your personal mentor to provide constant encouragement and guidance throughout your time at TSMC.

CAREER OPTIONS UPON GRADUATION

With the knowledge and skills that you acquire at TSMC, there are various career options, which you can explore upon your graduation.

  • Recording Artiste
  • Session Musician
  • Recording Engineer
  • Mixing Engineer
  • Songwriter
  • Singer Songwriter
  • Deejay
  • Concert Backup Vocalist
  • Music Consultant
  • Artiste Manager
  • Host / Emcee
  • Event Organiser
  • Music Journalist
  • Live Performer
  • Marketing Manager (Media Related)
  • Business Development Executive
  • Copywriter
  • Marketing Executive
  • Music Producer
  • Music Arranger
  • Studio Operations Manager
  • Music Composer
  • Sound Designer
  • Voice Over Artiste
  • Film Score Composters
  • Recording Engineer
  • Music Educator

Student and Graduate Outcomes

Since our inception, TSMC has outperformed leading local arts institutions in graduation, attrition, and employment rates. We have tabulated the following data of our graduates for each intake and intake type as below:

Intake Year Intake Type First-time Passing Rate(1) Graduation Rate Attrition Rate Employment Rate(2) Industry Engagement Rate(3)
2019 Full-Time 93.3% 93.3% 6.7% 93.3% 100.0%
Part-Time 66.7% 33.3% 66.7% 100.0% 0.0%
2020 Full-Time 55.6% 55.6% 44.4% 100.0% 100.0%
Part-Time 75.0% 100.0% 25.0% 66.7% 66.7%
Notes:
(1) The number of students that pass all modules on the first take.
(2) Refers to the number of graduates employed as a proportion of graduates in the labour force (i.e., those who were working or not working but actively looking and available for work) as of July 2022. It includes all types of full-time, part-time, temporary and freelance employment.
(3) Refers to students who has, since graduation, engaged with the music and media industry.

Success Stories

In line with our vision, mission and values to bring our students and graduates into the music industry, qualitative success stories are more important than quantitative academic figures. 

Here are some of the success stories of our graduates of the past few years:

Ben Hum – Diploma in Songwriting and Music Performance, Intake 2019

  • Released first EP in March 2022
  • Awarded NAC Presentation and Participation Grant
  • Invited to be the only Singaporean Musician to be part of the Global TikTok Music festival 2021
  • Featured on over 50 publications in South East Asia
  • Worked with notable brands such as Lalamove, Teo Heng, Pokka Green Tea and many others

Rao Zi Jie – Diploma in Songwriting and Music Production, Intake 2019

  • Acted and sung on multiple local productions and advertisements including Lunar New Year Ad directed by top local director Royston Tan)
  • Regular Resident Artist and singer at SimplyLive by Tinbox

Joshua Goh – Diploma in Songwriting and Music Production, Intake 2019

  • Engineered multiple international album productions including the strings/drum recording for Zhang Jie, Power Station and others
  • Wrote multiple Hit tracks for critically acclaimed artists such as Shin and Ding Dang

Marcus Lee – Diploma in Songwriting and Music Performance, Intake 2019

  • Self released Original album with rave reviews by media and fans
  • Co-Wrote 染色体, part of international artiste, Zhang Jie’s latest album, charting on multiple charts all over China and Asia
  • Regular Resident Artist and singer at multiple popular night venues in Singapore

Shao Bin Jarvis – Diploma in Songwriting and Music Performance, Intake 2019

  • Made a name of himself as one of the top Buskers in Singapore
  • Featured on various mainstream local media outlets and radio
  • Self released original EP well received by Fans

Jia Cheng Andy – Diploma in Songwriting and Music Production, Intake 2019

  • Worked with another Graduate Wilson Wong on a theme song for the CPCLL Speak Good Mandarin Campaign
  • Worked and wrote Lin Fan’s 如果哪天
  • Sung backing vocals for international pop star Zhang Jie

Grace Lau – Diploma in Songwriting and Music Performance, Intake 2019

  • Animated and illustrated Lyric videos and Cover Arts for over 20 local musicians
  • Backing vocals for multiple local music releases including Jaspers’ Lai popular hit song 等你回來