This programme* is offered by Department of Music, Hong Kong Baptist University for holders of Associate Degree (AD) or Higher Diploma (HD) in the related disciplines who wish to continue on to a Bachelor’s degree in music studies.
For nearly 50 years, the Department of Music has nurtured generations of graduates with a well-rounded practical, creative and intellectual foundation for careers in music. We place a strong emphasis on solo, chamber and ensemble performance throughout all years of study, providing a rich experience in practical music making.
* Students admitted to this programme in academic year 2022/23 will be the last cohort.
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Music Studies awarded by Hong Kong Baptist University
Students who complete the degree successfully will be well prepared for careers as ensemble directors, freelance musicians, private music teachers and a wide range of music-related positions demanding entrepreneurial and leadership skills.
The four-year undergraduate programme requires students to complete a total of 128 units. Students with Associate Degree or Higher Diploma qualifications will normally be admitted directly into the third year of study to complete the programme in two years.
Remark: Basic Musicianship courses will be required as pre-requisites.
* For Special Topics in Music, course content will vary according to the expertise available. Some course areas include:
The University Core is a requirement in the undergraduate curriculum which aims at providing students with the essential and transferable knowledge and skills that help them lead successful lives both during and following their university education, and ultimately supporting the University’s commitment to develop the Graduate Attributes among students.
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The General Education (GE) Programme provides the foundation of a well-rounded university education. The goal of the programme is to promote Whole Person Education (WPE) through exposure to a range of transferable skills, guiding principles, and attitudes that all students will need in their future professional and personal lives.
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|Level 2 Interdisciplinary Thematic Courses|
♦For Associate Degree or Higher Diploma applicants, a block transfer of University Core Courses will be granted.
#For Associate Degree applicants, a block transfer of 9 units will be granted.
Students are expected to completed basic musicianship courses as prerequisites in their Associate Degree / Higher Diploma studies.
Free Elective Courses are normally exempted for Associate Degree or Higher Diploma graduates seeking for year 3 entry.
To be eligible for admission, a candidate should hold
Candidates who possess equivalent qualifications are to be assessed on a case-by-case basis. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend a written examination and interview/audition should the Programme deem it necessary.
Students are expected to complete all programme prerequisites and GE courses in their Associate Degree / Higher Diploma studies. Otherwise, they may have to complete additional units of study to make up for the programme prerequisites and GE courses at College of International Education (CIE), Hong Kong Baptist University.
The programme is offered at Hong Kong Baptist University’s Kowloon Tong Campus and Shek Mun (Shatin) Campus. The campuses provide full university facilities, including indoor heated swimming pool, gymnasium, fitness room, dance room, auditorium, multimedia laboratories, library and learning commons. Special learning facilities such as bioeco laboratory, creative science laboratory, food sensory laboratory, testing and analytical laboratory, food and nutritional science laboratory, active living laboratory, social science research laboratory, media communication laboratory, psychology laboratory, press conference room and child assessment centre are also set up to provide students with practical experiences in their areas of study.
HKD85,140 per year. Students are required to complete 66 units in two years at HKD2,580 per unit (Total HKD170,280).
The annual tuition fee is paid in two equal instalments, normally before the start of the first and the second semesters. For newly enrolled undergraduate students, HKD15,000 of the first instalments plus some fees will have to be paid by the applicants for acceptance of their admission offers and the balance will have to be paid in late August. Students are required to pay full tuition fees per semester during the normal period of study, regardless of the number of units enrolled in the semester.
For students who are required to take make-up course(s) to fulfil the programme prerequisites, University Core and/or GE courses, additional tuition fee for the make-up course(s) will be charged at HKD1,790 per unit.
Full-time local students may apply for the Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP) and the Non-means-tested Loan Scheme for Post-secondary Students (NLSPS) administered by the Student Finance Office (SFO) under the Working Family and Student Financial Assistance Agency (WFSFAA), HKSAR Government. For more information, students should contact the SFO or visit its website at www.wfsfaa.gov.hk.
The University accepts both online and paper application. The online application system and paper application form can be found at our website (https://www.cie.hkbu.edu.hk/admissions/2020-21/en/ug_home/). Applicants may apply for more than one programme if they wish to. A non-refundable and non-transferable application fee will be charged for EACH applied programme.
Applicants should submit the application through our website and are required to settle the application fee (HKD450) via online payment gateway (credit card, PPS online or Mobile Payment) before the application deadline. Please refer to the "Important Information" and "Instructions" in the online application system for details.
Applicants should submit the completed application form together with the relevant supporting documents and proof of application fee (HKD450) before the application deadline. Please refer to the "Notes to Applicants" printed on the application form for details.
For further information about the programme, please contact the Department of Music.
Tel: 3411 7047
Fax: 3411 7870
For enquiries concerning the application procedure, please contact Academic Registry Services Section.
Tel: 3411 3044
Fax: 3411 3361
Address: Hong Kong Baptist University (Shek Mun Campus)
13/F, 8 On Muk Street, Shek Mun, Shatin, New Territories