Global Experience Initiation Programme

16 weeks of full day intensive learning

Our programmes are designed by the team of highly experienced creative industry experts to simulate the REAL scenario of the real world. Students will expect to study a selection of modules created based on the four theme that is FAME, STAR, LIVE and MAKE.

Level - Intermediate to Advanced

Building competency through PLUS 1 enhance skills, effective communicating, and technologically competent, and globalisation in mind

2 Sessions Annually in April & September

All applicants to this course will be interviewed or auditioned.

  • Instrumentalists and singers: a 10-12 minute performance on 1st study of two contrasting piece or three songs and sight singing or sight reading tests.
  • Composing and original work: the submission of a portfolio of works prior audition.

CLASSES

The Programmes

Full-Time Monday to Saturday @9.00 am – 8.00 pm

16 week course

The GEXIP are created especially for international students. For over years, we have worked with schools and teachers worldwide to develop syllabuses that are suitable for different countries, different types of schools and for learners with a wide range of abilities. Our Programme is accepted through a progression agreement accepted by various institution of higher education, universities worldwide as providing proof of musical skills, knowledge and understanding.

US$14,800

4-Days (Full Day)

Global Experience Workshop (GEX)

12 week course

Our programmes are designed and taught by the team of highly experienced creative industry experts to simulate the REAL scenario of the real world. Students will expect to study a selection of modules created based on the four theme that is FAME, STAR, LIVE and MAKE.

Within these themes of specialisations, students expect to learn and practically apply their knowledge in an actual working environment simulated by the REAL Award-Winning Music Producers, Artists, Stage & Events Managers, Agents and etc.

US$1,000

OBJECTIVES

Course Objectives & Outcomes

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Hybrid/Blended Learning Approach

International workshops and bridging programmes links students to internationally i.e. Singapore, China, Japan, Australia, USA, and the rest of world

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Globalised & International Teaching Faculty

Our programmes feature prominent international professionals and arts practitioners capable in bringing real-life experience & holistic education

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Practical & Competency Learning Approach

Cultivating experience through holistic, practical, and “REAL” learning methodology

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Student Experience

Building competency through PLUS 1 enhance skills, effective communicating, and technologically competent, and globalisation in mind

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Creative and Innovate through Practical Learning Experience

Gain enhanced learning skills through holistic personal professional development

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Contemporary Education Concept

The Hitmaker blended learning concept integrates the traditional classroom face to face learning with the contemporary learning method through #LearnUnderPressure through combination of webinars, intensive learning workshops and combination of practical assignments and projects.

COURES

Courses & Offerings

Private Instrumental & Vocal Training

Individual Lessons

This module will provide the students with the opportunity to understand and develop their basic technical and musical skills. Through the requisite study of scales, arpeggios, studies and selected repertoire, students will establish a firm technical and musical foundation. Students will be given guidance upon appropriate ways to present their performance. 

Ensemble & Band

Group

This module aims to develop the student musicianship in performance with others. Within a large group, students develop ensemble and performance skills, by reinforcing practical skills, initiative, self-motivation and good listening skills. Students are trained to be reflexive and responsive in harmonizing with others. Also, students constantly acquire repertoire knowledge, professional discipline and the ability to evaluate his/her contribution in order to present a musical performance with clarity and precision.

Keyboard Skills

Group

This lab is to develop individual and interactive playing skills for all instruments in musically practical groupings, with a particular focus on developing sight reading. Students will also work on developing other aspects of ensemble performance skills such as rhythmic syncopation and improvisation as well as advice on developing technique and apply these to simple pieces taken from the pop and jazz standards repertoire.

Musicianship Skills

Classroom

This module is designed to equip students with the understanding of aural and sight singing skills. Students will learn to apply music theory knowledge in the aspect of pitch, rhythm and harmony. Students will also be able to dictate music and sight sing hands-on musical excerpt.

Music Theory

Classroom

The module aims to provide students with principles and theories of music which include melody writing intervals and four-part harmony. Such skills are considered fundamental to the student being able to progress effectively to higher music theory learning both classical and pop studies.

English

Classroom

This is to prepare students for the competency level equivalent to IELTS 3.5 – 5.5 level within one academic year. The course is to allow students to prepare for the mandatory requirement to achieve the pre-requisite for the subsequent course progression.

Contemporary Music Writing Techniques

Classroom

Contemporary Music Writing Techniques teaches students how contemporary songs are put together and what makes them successful. If you want to sell your songs and make a living from your music, then it’s essential that you have an understanding of music theory, composition and arrangement techniques. We also look at the music industry in the 21st Century and explore copyright, publishing and promotion. Practical exercises form an integral part of this course and so students are expected to be able to play an instrument or experienced in music production software such as Logic and Amadeus Pro and etc.

Harmony

Workshop

This module develops skills necessary both for understanding music through notated scores and for critiquing that approach to understanding music by introducing key concepts of how music is studied in its wider contextual spaces. The study of Harmony builds on the knowledge of basic elements acquired in Rudiments to address melody writing, harmonization and analysis. Students will gain an understanding of musical structure and syntax that allows them to engage more deeply with the music they hear and play.

Counterpoint

Workshop

This module tests the application of materials studied in harmony to contrapuntal writing in the style of Baroque period. Counterpoint is the art of combining musical lines so that they sound good together and yet retain certain independence. It is an extremely valuable skill for a musician to study.

Music Analysis

Workshop

The module aims to provide students with the tools to effectively analyse music visually and aurally. Such skills are considered fundamental to the student being able to progress effectively to the modules available at upper levels.  Alongside the weekly lecture experience students will participate in seminars/workshops designed to develop and increase aural awareness in a variety of contexts.

Instrumental & Ensemble Writing

Workshop

This module aims to give students an opportunity of writing and arranging music for actual instrumentalists, this time in an ensemble setting. It would allow them to see the overall effect of the parts they write or arrange when it is played by an actual ensemble. (If instrumentalists are for some reason, unavailable, this would allow students to zoom in and practice writing for one family of instruments, practice and understand what is effective on one instrumental choir, see how individual instruments of that family blend together, and see how one instrumental choir blends with the other, hone their skills on instrumental choirs and simple tone colour combinations, before moving on to the next module, which is writing for full orchestras in Orchestration and Arranging.)

LIVE

GEX Level Workshop

In the LIVE Theme, our blended learning courses offer instructions via the internet of things and face to face intensive workshops at your local centre and our overseas centre. The modules taught in LIVE offers advanced learning in contemporary music performance including instrumental training, vocal, and live performance coaching.

STAR

GEX Level Workshop

In the STAR theme, students will learn from global prize winning songwriters and Grammy award winning recording and mixing engineers, on how to create music with maximum potential to hit.  The students will experience hands-on intensive workshops and tune into global online conferences with the mentors, for scheduled training and to gauge the students’ progress.

FAME

GEX Level Workshop

In the FAME Theme, students are exposed to the need for an effective presentation of artistic quality through innovative work on-the-stage, pre and post-production work. At this stage, the students shall capitalise the imperative skill of being an effective communicator. Our Student has the opportunity to experience the process of planning, development, and supervising the production of creative products bringing it to the market.

MAKE

GEX Level Workshop

The MAKE Theme is the recap of the LIVE, STAR, & FAME programme that allow the student to acquire the skills needed to be ready for the creative industry. In MAKE, student learn to engineer their career by acquiring essential skills such as business management skills, negotiations and deal-making ability and perhaps being an entrepreneur or a freelance music producer.

About

The GEXIP are created especially for international students. For over years, we have worked with schools and teachers worldwide to develop syllabuses that are suitable for different countries, different types of schools and for learners with a wide range of abilities. Our Programme is accepted through a progression agreement accepted by various institution of higher education, universities worldwide as providing proof of musical skills, knowledge and understanding.

This syllabus offers students the opportunity to develop their own practical musical skills through the Hitmaker concept i.e. LIVE (Performance), STAR (Production), FAME (Artist Development) and MAKE (Management and Entrepreneurships). The programme offers both contemporary and classical learning which includes their listening skills by studying music from the main historical periods and styles of Western music as well as from selected non-Western traditions. The emphasis within the syllabus is as much on developing lifelong musical skills as on acquiring knowledge.

Learners studying GEXIP are given the opportunity to:

  • listen to and learn about music from our global award winning lecturers and REAL industry practitioners;
  • develop their skills in performing music, both individually and in a group with other musicians
  • develop their skills in composing music in a style of their own choice.

Our programmes balance a thorough knowledge and understanding of a subject and help to develop the skills learners need for their next steps in education or employment.

Overview

The programme will focus around the student’s Music Performance Development, and places an equal importance on academic and practical work. The unique proposition of the course is the GEX intensive #LearnUnderPressure workshop will be conducted to enhance students learning experience as well as preparing student of their study in the specific area of specialisation or the combination of the PLUS 1 skills under LIVE, STAR, FAME and MAKE themes.

Our strong links with professional arts organizations and developing relationships with renowned music conservatories overseas enable us to maintain high international music standards.

Admission Requirements

We target students between the age of 16 and at least completed junior high school or equivalent level. Admission to the school will be merit-based and emphasis will be given to the artistic potential of the applicant. The academic board will access the applicants by an audition and interview.

The school will determine the minimum academic qualification requirements for admission on a case-by-case basis. Students who do not fulfil any of the above will be accepted on a case-by-case basis.

Interview & Audition

All applicants to this course will be interviewed or auditioned.

  • Instrumentalists and singers: a 10-12 minute performance on 1st study of two contrasting piece or three songs and sight singing or sight reading tests.
  • Composing and original work: the submission of a portfolio of works prior audition.
Course Progression

By completing the study, student would be able to fulfil at least the minimum requirement of  equivalent to progress to the Diploma/Degree in Music Programme at our recognised partner institutions.

Exam & Assessments

Our assessment is based on both the unique training methodology of the Hitmaker concept and to assess students in compliance with meeting the pre-requisites to progress further in their music studies.

There are 4 components of assessments:

Musicianship skills: 20%

Written and practical examination – Externally assessed

Performing skills: 30%

Two prepared performances, one individual and one ensemble – Externally assessed

Composing skills: 15% (Coursework assignment)

Two contrasting compositions – Externally marked

GEX Workshop Assignment: 35%

Externally assessed workshop project, assignment and presentation

Award

Successful completion of the programme, student will be awarded a certificate of completion by the Hitmaker Global Academy with the subsequent confirmed progression to read the programmes designated for the programme in Singapore, and other institutions globally.

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Our GEXIP Course are currently running in 3 major cities in Guangzhou, Sichuan and Kunming in China. Our Global Centres are located in Singapore & Japan for all GEX Workshops

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