­­­­­International Music Diploma Programme in Performance or Teaching (Online Course)

This course is designed to give talented students a chance to obtain a UK University Professional Music Diploma (RQF4 - UK Regulated Qualifications Framework Level 4) in either performance or teaching in their own choice of an instrument at a very affordable price without taking the required academic subjects offered in Universities and other Colleges of Music.

Our music programme concentrates entirely on the required music subjects and performance training that is needed to become a competent professional music educator or performer.

Professional Music diplomas in teaching in all choice of instrument and study will only require one year & six months course programme (3 semesters) While a diploma in music performance is designed to be taken in just one year (2 Semesters).

As a public examination centre for London College of Music of the University of West London U.K, all certificates and diplomas will be issued by the University.


Available Courses & Duration



UK Professional Diploma in Music Performance (1 Year - 2 Semesters)

(RQF4 - UK Regulated Qualifications Framework Level 4) OFQUAL Accredited


  • Piano

  • Pop Vocals

  • Music Theatre

  • Guitar

  • Violin

  • Flute

  • Saxophone

  • Conducting

  • Music Composition and Arranging (With Music Tech)


UK Professional Music Teaching Diploma (1 Year and 6 Months - 3 Semesters)

(RQF4 - UK Regulated Qualifications Framework Level 4) OFQUAL Accredited


  • Piano

  • Pop Vocals

  • Music Theatre

  • Guitar

  • Violin

  • Flute

  • Saxophone

  • Conducting

  • Music Composition and Arranging (With Music Tech)




Subjects that will be covered by the programme


• Music Theory with Music History (1 x per week - one hour session)

• Composition & Arranging (1x per week - one hour session)

• Practical Music Performance - one on one lesson (1x per week - one hour session)

• Music Education & Effective Teaching Strategies (For Teaching Diploma Students Only)

• 6 months Teaching Practicum (For Teaching Diploma Students Only)


Course Structure

UK Professional Diploma in Music Performance (1 Year - 2 Semesters)


1st semester

  • Music theory 1 with Music History 1

  • Composition & Arranging 1

  • Practical Music Performance 1

  • Music Theory Test to be administered by Big Ben International Academy Jakarta.

  • Junior Recital

2nd semester

  • Music Theory 2 with Music History 2

  • Composition & Arranging 2

  • Practical Music Performance 2

  • UK Music Theory Test to be administered by the London College of Music Examinations of the University of West London UK.

  • Graduation recital - UK Professional Music Performance Diploma Exam to be personally administered by a European examiner from the London College of Music Examinations of the University of West London UK.


UK Professional Music Teaching Diploma (1 Year & 6 Months - 3 Semesters)


§ 1st Semester

  • Music theory 1 with Music History 1

  • Composition & Arranging 1

  • Practical Music Performance 1

  • Music Theory 1 Test to be administered by Big Ben International Academy Jakarta.

  • Mini Recital

2nd Semester

  • Music Theory 2 with Music History 2

  • Composition & Arranging 2

  • Practical Music Performance 2

  • UK Music Theory Test to be administered by the London College of Music Examinations of the University of West London UK.

  • Junior Recital

3rd Semester

  • Music Education & Effective Teaching Strategies

  • Practical Music Performance 3

  • Teaching Practicum

  • Graduation recital & UK Professional Music Teaching Diploma Exam to be personally administered by a European examiner from the London College of Music Examinations of the University of West London UK.



Entry Requirements

  • The student must be at least at the minimum age of 16 Years old with an intermediate level of music performing skills and music theory knowledge. High School Diploma is not required. A stable internet connection capable of video conferencing through google meet is a must.

  • Music Performance Video may be submitted to admin@sarazamusiccenter.com upon entry application.

  • Basic to Intermediate Level Music Theory knowledge will be determined through google meet interview.

  • Those who will not meet the entry requirements will be encouraged to take the MUSIC FOUNDATION PROGRAMME for 6 Months (One Semester) 2x per week one hour per session. This programme is designed for students who wanted to pursue a professional diploma in music but still lacks the appropriate knowledge and skills in music that are necessary for the professional diploma programme lessons.


Course Schedule


• Classes will start on the 30th of May 2022.

• Admission Deadline: 16th of May 2022.

• Maximum of 16 students per class. (3x per week - 1 hour per session)

• One on one lesson for the Major choice of instrument or study.

Ø Music Theory and History

Monday 7:00PM – 8:00PM Philippine Time (6:00 – 7:00PM Jakarta Indonesia Time)

Ø Music Arranging and Composition (Music Tech and Counterpoint included)

Wednesday 7:00PM – 8:00PM Philippine Time (6:00 – 7:00PM Jakarta Indonesia Time)

Ø One on One practical music lesson is flexible depending on student & teacher’s availability.



Employment opportunities after graduation


•There is a high demand for competitive music teachers and performers these days. Every year, there are very few graduates in music courses. That is the reason why many employers these days both here and abroad had no choice but to hire undergraduates or non-educated musicians.

Music Diploma graduates may work as


  • Administrator for Music School

  • Managing Agent for Performers

  • Composer

  • Conductor

  • Concert Manager

  • Music Arranger

  • Music Director

  • Performer

  • Project Coordinator

  • Reviewer

  • Sound Engineer


• Music teachers are in demand for individual private music lessons. Graduates can also be a music teacher for private and public schools, universities, and colleges. Music teachers can also be a conductor or performer to so many hotels, parks, theatre, music organizations, orchestra, band, Church and other religious organizations and professional choirs.


• 6 months formal INTERNATIONAL ON THE JOB TRAINING PROGRAMME with compensation at Big Ben International Academy Jakarta Indonesia and other partner music schools is also available for those who wishes to have International teaching experience.


• Successful music teaching diploma graduates who are proven exceptional may have a chance to formally work at Big Ben International Academy Jakarta or to other affiliated music schools.


• Graduates of music performance diplomas can work as pianist, violinist, guitarist, singer, arranger, or composer to so many hotels, parks, theatre, music organizations, orchestra, band, Church and other religious organizations and professional choirs. Music performers can also teach in private individual lessons.


The London College of Music (LCM)

LCM is one of the largest specialist Music and Performing Arts institutes in the United Kingdom, dating back to 1887. In 1991, LCM became part of the educational institution which was eventually to become the University of West London.

External examinations have been awarded by the London College of Music since the institution's founding in 1887. These were at first in Music, but since then have expanded to include a large set of Drama and Communication examinations in subjects including speech and drama, acting, oral communication, verse speaking and professional communication. Examinations are held throughout the United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland and at many overseas centres and are unique in the graded examinations sector in being awarded by a university.

The University of West London (UWL)

UWL is a public university in the United Kingdom with campuses in Ealing and Brentford in London, as well as in Reading in Berkshire.

It is one of the most prestigious university in the United Kingdom with famous graduates like

• Freddie Mercury, lead vocalist and lyricist of the rock band Queen

• Robert Orton (worked with Trevor Horn, The Police and won 2 Grammys for mixing Lady Gaga)

• Rebecca Harris (filmmaker), producer of The Silent Child, 2018 winner of the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film.

• Fodhla Cronin O'Reilly, 2013 OSCAR nominee in the Best Animated Short Film • Alex da Kid (English record production/songwriter, now based in LA)

And many more in the field of business, politics and education

The university has roots back to 1860. when the Lady Byron School was founded. Since then, it has merged several times with other educational institutions, consistently expanding the range of programmes offered. In 1992, the institution achieved the status of University, and in 2011 the name University of West London was adopted.

The university is currently offering a wide variety of undergraduate and postgraduate

What is OFQUAL or the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulations

The London College of Music Examination is OFQUAL accredited.

OFQUAL or the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulations is a Government department that regulates the qualifications, exams and tests in the UK. It is the same Government department that regulates the Cambridge international exam or IGCSE and the International Baccalaureate or IB.

The UK’s Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) categorises qualifications in England based on their size, and their level of challenge or difficulty.

The level goes from the lowest, least challenging Entry Level, up through the levels to the most challenging or difficult, which is a Doctorate at Level 8

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Fees in Philippine Peso

Two Options Available

Performance Diploma (1 Year – 2 Semesters)

  • Semester 1:

• Payment Option 1 = Monthly Payment: Six Monthly Payments of 4,900 Pesos

+ 2,900 Pesos Theory exam fee to be paid on the 3rd month.

• Payment Option 2 = Full Semester Payment with Discount: 29,000 Pesos

+ 2,900 Pesos Theory exam fee


  • Semester 2:

• Payment Option 1 = Monthly Payment: Six Monthly Payments of 4,900 Pesos

+ 13,500 Pesos Final Recital & exam fee to be paid on the 3rd & 4th month.

• Payment Option 2 = Full Semester Payment with Discount: 29,000 Pesos

+ 13,500 Final recital & Exam Fee.


Teaching Diploma (1 Year & 6 Months – 3 Semesters)

  • Semester 1:

• Payment Option 1 = Monthly Payment: Six Monthly Payments of 4,900 Pesos

• Payment Option 2 = Full Semester Payment with Discount: 29,000 Pesos


  • Semester 2:

• Payment Option 1 = Monthly Payment: Six Monthly Payments of 4,900 Pesos

+ 2,900 Pesos Theory exam fee to be paid on the 3rd month.

• Payment Option 2 = Full Semester Payment with Discount: 29,000 Pesos

+ 2,900 Pesos Theory exam fee


  • Semester 3:

• Payment Option 1 = Monthly Payment: Six Monthly Payments of 4,900 Pesos

+ 13,500 Pesos Final Recital & exam fee to be paid on the 3rd & 4th month.

• Payment Option 2 = Full Semester Payment: 29,000 Pesos

+ 13,500 Final recital, teaching demo & Exam Fee.


Music Certificate Course (6 Months Diploma Course preparation)

• Payment Option 1 = Monthly Payment: Six Monthly Payments of 4,900 Pesos

• Payment Option 2 = Full Semester Payment: 29,000 Pesos