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Hong Kong Baptist University

JS2030

Bachelor of Arts in Music 音樂文學士

BA(MUSIC)

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 21 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, music history, music education, and performance. 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. Performance is an important part of music education at the Hong Kong Baptist University. 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.

Unique Features

The Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Music programme provides graduates with a practical and intellectual foundation for careers in music or music-related fields. In Year 2, students declare their specialties in one of the four Concentrations: 1) Composition; 2) Directed Studies; 3) Music Education and 4) Performance. Depending on their chosen Concentration, a selection of concentration courses in Years 2 & 3 prepares students for the Honours Project in Year 4, in the format of a composition portfolio, a concerto and recital performance, a lecture-recital, or a written thesis on music history, theory, music education, or music-related topic.

Students accepted into our degree programme study with a team of composers, performers, and music scholars who specialise in music composition, music education, keyboard performance, choral and orchestral conducting, Chinese and Western music history, and music theory and analysis. They will also have the opportunity to interact with visiting scholars and artists who come from Hong Kong, China, and many other countries, in seminars, lectures, master-classes, and recitals. The strong emphasis on solo, chamber, and ensemble performance throughout the four years provides our students with a rich experience in practical music making. The programme’s emphasis on the role of technology and computers in various aspects of music is supported by cutting-edge equipment and facilities, including the Electro-Acoustic Music Centre (EMC) and the Laboratory for Immersive Arts and Technology (LIATe).

Our recent graduates have launched careers in education, arts management, audio and visual productions, and other music-related fields. Other graduates have continued their studies at graduate schools in Hong Kong, the United States, and Europe.

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. 

Admissions Scholarship

To award outstanding HKDSE students admitted to the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty offers a new scholarship starting from the 2020 intake: 

Sum of HKDSE Score

(4 Core plus 2 electives) 

Amount of Scholarship
30 or above $42,100 (one-off, 100% of the first-year tuition)
29    $21,050 (one-off, 50% of the first-year tuition)

Please refer to the website for more details. 

Remarks:

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

Programme Website

RequirementsUpdated

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

Notes for elective subjects:

1) One of the electives must be any Category A subjects including Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 or Module 2);

2) The other elective can be any of the following subjects:
    a) Category A subjects;
    b) Applied Learning subjects with Attained with Distinction (I) or above;
    c) Other Language subjects at Grade E or above.


Remarks on other requirements:


1) Music qualifications to be determined by the Department (Details: http://mus.hkbu.edu.hk/undergraduate.html).

2) Applicants will be invited to submit portfolio. Details please refer to the Department of Music's website: https://mus.hkbu.edu.hk/undergraduate.html.

3) Shortlisted applicants may be invited to attend interview and/or audition in May and June.


Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGENote1 3
ENGLISH LANGUAGENote2 3
LIBERAL STUDIES 2
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 2
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
ANY 2 SUBJECTSNote3 3

Note 1: For Non-Chinese Speaking (NCS) students, alternative Chinese Language qualifications deemed acceptable by the University are listed in the website: http://admissions.hkbu.edu.hk/ug/jupas

Note 2: Equivalences to Level 3 in English are listed in the website:
http://admissions.hkbu.edu.hk/ug/jupas

Note 3:

  • The elective subjects must be Category A subjects (unless specified) excluding Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 or Module 2).
  • Individual programmes may consider Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 or Module 2), Category B subjects (Applied Learning) and/or Category C subjects (Other Languages) for fulfillment of elective requirement. Please refer to the programme entrance requirements of individual programmes for details.

Remarks on admissions score: Individual programme would adopt different score formulae for calculating applicants’ admissions scores. Please refer to the following link for the updated score calculation and subject weights of our programmes for 2021 entry: http://admissions.hkbu.edu.hk/ug/dse_weighting.


First Year Tuition Fee

HK$ 42,100

Contacts

Admissions Office

Email: 334jupas@hkbu.edu.hk

Tel: 3411 2200

Statistics

Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2020 237 121 145 215 202 920
2019 281 118 212 231 241 1083
2018 292 147 221 264 249 1173
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
2020 12 0 0 0 0 12
2019 14 0 0 0 0 14
2018 14 0 0 0 0 14
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