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Hong Kong Baptist University


Bachelor of Arts in Music 音樂文學士


Short Description

For over 40 years the Department has provided hundreds of graduates with a practical, creative and intellectual foundation for careers in music and music related fields. Our programme is designed to enable graduates to work intelligently and creatively towards their own areas of special interest. 

There are 14 full-time and over 100 part-time and adjunct teaching staff in the Department. Many of them are leading artists and academics. Students accepted into the Department study with scholars and teachers in music theory and analysis, composition, Chinese and Western music history, music education, and performance. Students also have the opportunity to interact individually with outstanding scholars and performers from China and the West. The programme places a special emphasis on the role of technology and computers in various aspects of music, providing students with cutting-edge equipment and facilities. These include the vast array of electronic instruments and recording technology available in the Electro-Acoustic Music Centre, Laboratory for Immersive Arts and Technology and other facilities on campus. Performance is an important part of music education at the Hong Kong Baptist University. The Department of Music provides a rich experience in practical music making. Students participate intensively in solo, chamber and ensemble performance throughout the years of study. 

The programme is based on the premise that music graduates should have a common foundation of academic knowledge combined with advanced creative and performance skills. This foundation uses electronic, computer, and recording technologies to support the creative, performance, and intellectual goals of the programme.

Choices of Concentrations

  • Composition;
  • Directed Studies;
  • Music Education; and
  • Performance

Career Opportunities

The intellectual and musical elements of the core and four concentrations are basic to most music-related career options. Graduates have a wide range of employment possibilities in teaching, performance, radio/television, music-related business, arts management and further study. People who enter a music-related profession in Hong Kong are unusually resourceful and entrepreneurial. Throughout a career, an individual's interests and goals may change, but the intellectual and physical disciplines of a good degree in music are applicable to success in many fields in the artistic life of the community.


Students may have the option of taking an integrated programme by extending their undergraduate study by one year, leading to the award of a bachelor's degree in that Major plus a Diploma in Education.

Programme Website


  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Same as General Entrance Requirements

- This programme will consider Other Language subjects at Grade E or above as unspecified elective subject.

- Music qualifications to be determined by the Department. 

Core Subjects Minimum Level
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level

Note 1: For Non-Chinese Speaking (NCS) students, alternative Chinese Language qualifications deemed acceptable by the University are listed in the website:

Note 2: Equivalences to Level 3 in English are listed in the website:

Note 3: The Elective Subject can be any HKDSE Category A elective subjects excluding Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 or Module 2). Some of the Programmes will consider Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 or Module 2), HKDSE Category B subjects (Applied Learning) or 
Category C subjects (Other Languages) as unspecified elective subjects. Please refer to the programme admissions requirements of individual programmes for details.

Calculation of scores for applicants with more than 1 sitting in HKDSE Examination

For 2018 entry, we accept repeat results and will count the best results for meeting our entrance requirements and for the calculation of admission scores. The arrangement for 2019 entry and onwards is subject to confirmation after a review of the experience in the former exercises.

First Year Tuition Fee

HK$ 42,100


Admissions Office


Tel: 3411 2200


Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2017 293 137 188 260 245 1123
2016 353 156 245 289 306 1349
2015 378 223 296 377 395 1669
2014 478 269 377 444 435 2003
2013 448 239 369 491 494 2041
2012 457 277 373 420 483 2010

Offer Statistics (as at the Announcement of the Main Round Offer Results)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2017 17 0 0 0 0 17
2016 5 0 0 0 0 5
2015 12 0 0 0 0 12
2014 15 0 0 0 0 15
2013 14 0 0 0 0 14
2012 32 0 0 0 0 32