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What will I learn?

This programme is offered by Department of Music, Hong Kong Baptist University for holders of Associate Degree or Higher Diploma 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

A four-year undergraduate programme requires students to complete a total of 128 units, including 66 units of Major Courses, 38 units of General Education Courses and 24 units of Free Elective Courses. 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.

Specifically, students are required to complete 54 units of Major Core Courses and 12 units of Major Elective Courses.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
HK$82,140.00 (8,34,417) per year
Students are required to complete 66 units in two years at HK $2,580 per unit (Total HK $170,280).
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Hong Kong Baptist University

Kowloon Tong,

Kowloon City, Hong Kong, Kowloon

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must hold a combined score of 1,650 in SAT Test (minimum score of 550 in each of Critical Reading, Mathematics and Writing). After 2005, and a sub-score on essay writing of no less than 8; or an American College Test (ACT) composite score of 23; and Grade 3 in at least two Advanced Placement (AP) subjects; or a score of 500 or better in each of two or more subjects in SAT Subject Tests. Students following Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) in community colleges must hold: US High School Graduation Diploma; and successful completion of IGETC with Grade C or above in each of the subjects. English Language Requirements : TOEFL- Internet-based test (iBT) - Score: 79; or Paper-based test (PBT) - Score: 550; IELTS Academic: Overall Band: 6.0. Grade C or above in GCE O-Level/ GCSE/ IGCSE English; or Grade E or above in GCE AS Level or AL Level English; Grade E or above in HKALE Use of English (AS Use of English); IB - Grade 4 in: IB English A (Higher or Standard Level); or IB English B (Higher Level); or IB English Literature and Performance (Standard Level) or Grade 5 in: IB English B (Standard Level).

For international students

To be eligible for admission, a candidate should hold

  • an Associate Degree in Music Studies or an equivalent qualification from any of the local/overseas recognised institutions; or
  • a Higher Diploma 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.

The following public examination results are recognised as meeting the English Language requirements stipulated by the University:

  • TOEFL: Internet-based test (iBT) - Score: 79; or Paper-based test (PBT) - Score: 550
  • IELTS Academic: Overall Band 6.0
  • IGCSE First Language English: Grade C/ Grade 4
  • IGCSE English as a Second Language: Grade B/ Grade 5
  • IB: Grade 4 in: IB English A (Higher or Standard Level); or IB English B (Higher Level); or IB English Literature and Performance (Standard Level) OR Grade 5 in: IB English B (Standard Level)

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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