Admission Information

The admission information provides comprehensive guidance to applying to study at Stanfort Faculty of Music. Please select the correct category and follow the step by step guide to the application process.

The application is separated into 2 categories:

  1. Application for Singaporean/Singapore Permanent residence (Non-Student Pass Application); or
  2. Application for International Student (With Student Pass Application)
Application & Enrolment Schedule

Application Timeline

There are 3 intakes annually

Application Deadlines

1st-trimester intake 31st December 2020
2nd-trimester intake 30th April 2020
3rd-trimester intake 31st July 2020

 

Course Commencement Dates

1st-trimester commencement 10th February 2020
2nd-trimester commencement 1st June 2020
3rd-trimester commencement 21st September 2020

You may download the application forms here:

Admission Requirements

Foundation Diploma

Age Minimum 15 years old
Academic Minimum complete Junior Middle School/Grade 9/Singapore GCE N’Level
English competency Pass in GCE N’Level English, IELTS 3 – 3.5, TOEFL 0 – 31; OR obtain at least 50% marks in Stanfort Academy English Language Placement Test
Others Any candidate who does not meet the minimum requirement is required to attend to placement test administered by the faculty for further assessment.

 

Diploma

Age Minimum 16 years old
Academic Foundation Diploma of Music & Creative Arts; Completed Grade 10 (international student, China, Indonesia, and equivalent)/Local student completed and pass Singapore GCE O’ Level
English competency Local student pass minimum pass GCE O’ level; IELTS 4.0-4.5 or TOEFL 31 – 34; OR obtain at least 50% pass in Stanfort Academy English Proficiency Test
Others Selection of student is by audition. Student who does not meet the minimum requirement for music may be required to study additional module at the foundation diploma. Any candidate who does not meet the minimum requirement is required to attend to placement test administered by the faculty for further assessment.

 

Advanced Diploma

Age Minimum 17 years old
Academic Diploma of Music & Creative Arts; Minimum completed a minimum of a diploma in any discipline, progression from the Diploma of Music & Creative Arts
English competency English competency: Local student pass minimum pass GCE O’ Level; OR obtain at least 60% in Stanfort Academy English Proficiency Test
Others

Interview from the senior academic member of the academy.

Mature working candidate with at least more than 5 years of working experience

Audition & Interview

Foundation Diploma

Requirements
  • For instrumentalists and vocalists: a 10-12 minute performance with two contrasting pieces from a different period or different composer;
  • Sight-singing or sight-reading tests.
  • For composers: the submission of a portfolio of works prior to the audition. 
  • Viva voce: prepare a statement of self-introduction

 

Diploma

Requirements
  • For instrumentalists and vocalists: a 10-12 minute performance with two contrasting pieces from a different period or different composer;
  • Sight-singing or sight-reading tests.
  • For composers: the submission of a portfolio of works prior to the audition. 
  • Viva voce: prepare a statement of self-introduction

 

Advanced Diploma

Requirements
  • Interview and audition from a senior academic member of the academy;
  • Prepare a most updated comprehensive curriculum vitae for the interview including any portfolio or music productions (if any)
How to Apply

For Singapore/Singapore Permanent Residence

Student can proceed with the application by downloading the Student Application Form (Click here) available at the footer of the official music faculty website at www.stanfort-facultyofmusic.edu.sg. Upon completion of the application form, student may proceed to submit the application by email to info@hitmaker.sg complete with the necessary supporting documents as listed below:

  • A copy of NRIC/Passport;
  • A copy of academic certificate/result slip/transcript i.e. N/O’ level examination or any equivalent national examination result slip/transcript;
  • A copy of relevant music-related certificates i.e. performance/practical/theory exam from internationally recognised examination boards;
  • Photographs (one passport-sized photo and one artistically taken photo from performances or smart casual); and
  • Any other relevant documents needed to support the application if necessary requested by the school.

Short-listed candidates will receive an email with the instructions to proceed with the audition and interview. Student is required to submit the list of repertoires which will be performed during the audition by replying to the email. A return audition confirmation email indicating the date, time and venue will be sent to the student.

 

For International Students | Click here

Student Contract
  1. Advisory Notes
    Student will be advised to read the Advisory Notes prior to signing the Standard Student Contract. The Advisory Notes highlight the key areas of information in the Student Contract. Students need to sign the Advisory Notes to acknowledge that they understand the contents of the Contract. If a student is below 18 years of age, the Advisory Notes will be signed by a parent or guardian.
  2. Standard Student Contract
    To comply with the requirements of the Committee of Private Education (CPE), all local & international students enrolling in private education institution (PEI) in Singapore are required to sign a Standard Student Contract (Version 3.1) which stipulates:

    Section 1) Course information and fees,
    Section 2) Refund Policy,
    Section 3) Additional Information,
    Schedule A) Course Details
    Schedule B) Course fees
    Schedule C) Miscellaneous fees
    Schedule D) Refund Table
    The CPE requires all private schools and their students to sign a student contract for any course that is longer than two months. The student contract sets out the contractual commitments of both the student and the private school. Once signed, both parties will be contractually bound to the agreed terms and conditions stated in the document.For example, if the refund policy in your student contract states that there will be no refund of course fees once the courses have started, you will not be entitled to any refund even if you have not attended any lessons.The student contract also contains other key mutual obligations of the private school and the student on matters such as course details and payment terms. It is hence critical that you read and understand the terms and conditions carefully before signing and committing yourself to the contract. Do not sign the student contract if you do not agree with the terms or if the terms are different from what the agent or the school have told you. Clarify with the school.

    Retain a copy of the signed student contract as well as all receipts issued by the school as these may serve as documentary proof in the event of a dispute.

    If necessary, you can request the school for clarification or the translation of contract in your native language (i.e. in Chinese, in India, in Myanmar, or Vietnam). The school will arrange staff to explain using your native language. Students can also view and access sample copies of the contract at CPE website: Advisory Note and Student Contract. The school will also give an original copy of the contract to the student as it can be presented as a legal document in the event of disagreement.
    The student’s guardian will also sign the contract if the student is below the age of 18. The authorized signatory will sign the contract on behalf of the College.

Student Application Process