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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 over 50 years, 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.

Programme Features

  • A non-government-funded honours undergraduate programme.
  • A full-time programme which is normally completed in two years.
  • Comprehensive studies in musicianship, theoretical and historical knowledge, performance and teaching experience, and creative approaches to applying musical skills in the society.
  • Rigorous training in conducting, entrepreneurship, music advocacy and community outreach.

Award

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Music Studies awarded by Hong Kong Baptist University

Career Prospects

Students who complete the degree successfully will be well prepared for careers as freelance musicians, private music teachers, ensemble directors and a wide range of music-related positions demanding entrepreneurial and leadership skills.

Programme Structure

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:

  • Movements for Performers
  • Early Childhood Music Education: Trends and Practices
  • Music Authenticity and Historical Performance Practice
  • Advanced Piano Pedagogy and Literature
  • Advanced Orchestral Performance and Literature

University Core (13 units)

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.

University English♦
University Chinese♦
Healthy Lifestyle♦
The Art of Persuasion♦

General Education (15 units)

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.

Level 1 Foundational Courses#
Level 2 Interdisciplinary Thematic Courses

♦For Associate Degree & Higher Diploma applicants, a block transfer of University Core Courses will be granted.

#For Associate Degree applicants, block transfer of 3 out of 9 units will be granted. They have to take two 3-unit courses in two different categories.

Programme Pre-requisite / Free Elective Courses (34 units)

Students are expected to completed basic musicianship courses as pre-requisites in their Associate Degree / Higher Diploma studies.

Free Elective Courses are normally exempted for Associate Degree / Higher Diploma graduates seeking for year 3 entry.

Remarks:

  1. The number of courses/units the students are required to complete will depend on the number of courses/units for which exemption and/or unit transfer will be granted. All unit transfer or course exemption shall be considered on a case-by-case basis upon admission. Students are required to complete all programme pre-requisites and GE courses to meet the graduation requirement.
  2. Unit transfer equivalent to 28 units of University Core and GE courses will be considered by the Programme on a case-by-case basis.
  3. Make-up courses may be required on admission.
  4. Students are required to complete a non-credit bearing University Life programme.

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission, a candidate should hold

  • an Associate Degree (AD) in Music Studies or an equivalent qualification from any of the local/overseas recognised institutions; or
  • a Higher Diploma (HD) from any recognised institutions; and
  • Grade 8 in ABRSM Practical (or its equivalent) and Grade 8 in ABRSM Theory (or its equivalent), and/or show other evidence of distinction in music.

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. Please refer to the website of the Department of Music for details of the written examination and interview/audition.

Students are expected to complete all programme pre-requisites and GE courses in their Associate Degree or Higher Diploma studies. Otherwise, they may have to complete additional units of study to make up for the programme pre-requisites and GE courses at College of International Education (CIE), Hong Kong Baptist University.

Campus

The programme is offered at Hong Kong Baptist University’s Kowloon Tong Campus and Shek Mun (Shatin) Campus. The campuses offer well-equipped teaching and learning facilities, including an excellent library system, multi-media laboratories, a sports centre, and other student amenities. These campuses will support the commitment of the Faculty to provide a quality study programme to serve the student community.

Tuition Fee

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 installments, normally before the start of the first and the second semesters. For newly enrolled undergraduate students, HKD15,000 of the first installment 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 fulfill the programme pre-requisites and/or GE courses, additional tuition fee for the make-up course(s) will be charged at HKD1,735 per unit.

Financial Assistance

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.

Application Procedures

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.

Online Application:
Applicants should submit the application through our website and are required to settle the application fee (Local: HKD350; Non-local: HKD450) via online payment gateway (credit card or PPS online) before the application deadline. Please refer to the “Important Information” and “Instructions” in the online application system for details.

Paper Application:
Applicants should submit the completed application form together with the relevant supporting documents and proof of application fee (Local: HKD350; Non-local: HKD450) before the application deadline. Please refer to the “Notes to Applicants” printed on the application form for details.

Enquiries

For enquiries concerning the application procedure, please contact Academic Registry Services Section.
Tel: 3411 3044
Fax: 3411 3361
Email: spadmit@hkbu.edu.hk
Website: cie.hkbu.edu.hk
Address: Hong Kong Baptist University (Shek Mun Campus)
               13/F, 8 On Muk Street, Shek Mun, Shatin, New Territories

For further information about the programme, please contact Department of Music.
Tel: 3411 7866
Fax: 3411 7870
Email: mus-bms@hkbu.edu.hk
Website: mus.hkbu.edu.hk