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Hong Kong Baptist University

JS2060

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) / Bachelor of Music (Hons) (Music / Creative Industries) 文學士(榮譽) / 音樂學士(榮譽) (音樂 / 創意產業)

BA/BMUS(MUSIC/CI)

Short Description

The Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Music Programme provides graduates with a practical and intellectual foundation for careers in music or music-related fields. Students accepted into the Programme 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 University. Students participate intensively in solo, chamber and ensemble performance throughout the years of study.

The Bachelor of Music (Hons) in Creative Industries Programme offers professional training and new articulation pathway for students with two options: Scoring for Film, Television and Video Games, and Popular Music Performance and Songwriting. Students are given opportunities to study and develop skills in the two areas which aim to nurture their skills, techniques, and creativity in music production for popular music, visual media, music technology, and media production.

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:

- Composition
- Directed Studies
- Music Education
- 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).

The Bachelor of Music (Hons) in Creative Industries Programme provides comprehensive training to aspiring composers, vocalists, and instrumentalists for careers in creative and entertainment industries. Students are given plenty of opportunities to hone their skills in music technology, composition, performance, production, and entrepreneurship. The programme offers a new career pathway for students with the following two concentrations:

-Scoring for Film, Television and Video Games
-Popular Music Performance and Songwriting

Students in Scoring for Film, Television and Video Games concentration will develop musical skills and knowledge to function as composers, orchestrators, music supervisors, music editors, conductors, and music producers in various entertainment industries. Students in Popular Music Performance and Songwriting concentration will develop capabilities to enter the music industry as performer-songwriters, lyricists, instrumental and/ or vocal performers, arrangers, and music producers.

Within the framework of a liberal arts university, apart from the professional training they receive through their major, students will gain insights into the larger issues of science, society, human community, and global cultures – knowledge that is essential for the education of professional artist-musician in music and media.

Career Opportunities

For the Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Music Programme, graduates have a wide range of employment possibilities in teaching, performance, radio/television, music-related business, arts management and further study.

For the Bachelor of Music (Hons) in Creative Industries Programme, graduates will be prepared for a wide range of career opportunities in the creative and entertainment industries, functioning as film and video games composers, songwriters, contemporary music performers, and music producers.

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:
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Requirements

  • 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.

2)Applicants are required to submit portfolio and/or to attend an examination/ interview/ audition. Please refer to the programme website for more details: https://mus.hkbu.edu.hk.

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 (except for the programmes offered by the School of Chinese Medicine) are listed in the website: https://admissions.hkbu.edu.hk/ug/jupas_chineserequirement.

Note 2: Equivalences to Level 3 in HKDSE English Language are listed in the website:
https://admissions.hkbu.edu.hk/ug/jupas_eng_requirement

Note 3:

  • One of the elective subjects must be Category A subjects (Senior Secondary Subjects) (unless specified otherwise).
  • Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 or Module 2) is recognised for fulfilling elective subject requirements. 
  • Individual programmes may consider Category B subjects (Applied Learning) and/or Category C subjects (Other Languages) for fulfilling elective subject requirements. 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 2022 entry: https://admissions.hkbu.edu.hk/ug/jupas_weighting


First Year Tuition Fee

HK$ 42,100

Contacts

Admissions Office

Email: 334jupas@hkbu.edu.hk

Tel: 3411 2200

Footnote(s)
(1) As the 2022/23 academic year is the beginning of the 2022/23 - 2024/25 triennium for which the allocation of UGC-funded places are still subject to the Government's approval, the number of intake places shown above is indicative only and subject to changes or confirmation.