Trinity music exams first took place in Malaysia as early as 1921. However, due to World War II, the exams were interrupted and only in the 1960s did Trinity return to newly-independent Malaysia. Language and Drama & Speech examinations were then introduced in 1980. Now, as Trinity College London, we examine over 10,000 candidates each year throughout the country.

A host of activities and events, including awards and concerts, professional support seminars and workshops, complement the examinations, which are held twice a year for Music and Drama & Speech, and once a year for ESOL.

Currently, Trinity music exams are offered in over 35 public centres throughout Malaysia. We are the Number 1 choice for music diplomas and enjoy an increasing support for our suite of graded and certificate exams. All our qualifications are recognised by local universities and institutions, and our diploma qualifications can be used in lieu of Malaysia STPM for music degree courses.

In 2011, Trinity celebrated 90 years of assessments in Malaysia and hopes to work further with the local teacher communities to benefit performing arts education. Celebratory events included a special 90th anniversary concert featuring performances by Trinity alumni for Music and Drama & Speech.

Support programme

Trinity National Office offers support to teachers through seminars and workshops. If you would like us to conduct specific topics related to Trinity's syllabus within your area, kindly contact:

Trinity Happenings
Suite E-11-08
Plaza Mont Kiara
50480 Kuala Lumpur

T: +60(3) 62016201
E: to register your interest


Drama and Music exams in Malaysia

Trinity Exams Update: 14 August 2020

    • This interim digital solution for all affected candidates is now over
    • For all who have already converted and awaiting to upload, kindly refer to the main Coronavirus page of the website for further details
    • A NEW permanent suite of digital qualifications will be announced later this year. Stay tuned!!
    • MUSIC PRACTICAL: Our postponed exams will be held in September/October, across various parts of Malaysia
    • MUSIC THEORY: All May theory candidates will be moved to the November exam session
    • DRAMA: Affected candidates for the April session will be moved to the end-year session automatically; once we have confirmation on exam dates
    • End-year session registration is NOW OPEN until 15 September
    • The end year exam period, in some places, will be extended until March 2021
    • Please visit our Exams Matters page to download the exam registration forms
    • Do take note of our amended exams calendar, due to Covid-19



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