Faculty of Arts

Bachelor of Music in Creative Industries

Programme Code

JS2050


Year of Entry

JUPAS - HKDSE: Year 1

Mode of Study

Full Time

Duration of Study

4 Years

Medium of Instruction

The medium of instruction for formal classroom teaching at HKBU is English, except for those courses that are granted exemption.

Fund Type

Government Funded

First Year Intake Number

15

Class Start Date

September 2020

Annual Tuition Fees

HK$42,100 (local); HK$140,000 (non-local)

Credits Required for Graduation

128

Programme Requirements 

Programme Requirements
HKDSE Core Subject(s) Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGE 3
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3
LIBERAL STUDIES 2
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 2
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
ANY 2 SUBJECTS Notes 3


Notes:
1) The first elective must be any Category A subjects including Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 or Module 2);

2) The second 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.

3) Music qualifications to be determined by the Department

4) Shortlisted applicants are required to submit portfolio and to attend an interview/audition. Please refer to the programme website for more details: http://mus.hkbu.edu.hk/BM.html.

 

Programme Description

The Bachelor of Music (Hons) in Creative Industries Programme will offer professional training in scoring and popular music performance for film, television, video games, and other visual media. The Programme will provide a new articulation path for students with two options in Scoring for Film, Television and Video Games and Popular Music Performance and Song-writing. Students will study and develop skills in scoring for film and television, video games and visual media, popular music performance, song-writing, and music technologies for media production.

Unique Features

This programme offers comprehensive training to aspiring composers, vocalists, and instrumentalists for careers in the creative and entertainment industries. Students in the Popular Music Performance and Song- writing Concentration will develop capabilities that will enable them to enter the music industry as performer- songwriters, lyricists, instrumental and/or vocal performers, arrangers, and music producers. Students in the 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 the film, television, recording, and video game industry.
 
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, global cultures – knowledge that is essential for the education of professional artist-musician in music and media.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this programme 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.

 

The Programme will consider Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 or 2) as unspecified elective subject in meeting the entrance requirements and as a whole subject in score calculation.

The Programme will consider Applied Learning subjects at Attained with Distinction (I) or above as the second elective subject. 

In general, the scores for the Applied Learning subjects (Category B) are converted as follows:

Attained with Distinction II=4, Attained with Distinction I=3, Attained=2

The Programme will consider Other Language subjects at Grade E or above as the second elective subject.

In general, the scores for the Other Language subjects (Category C) are converted as follows:

A=5**, B=5*, C=5, D=4, E=3

  1. Upon score calculation and compilation of interview results (if any), eligible applicants will be given a rank in the Merit Order List to the JUPAS Office. The Merit Order List will be generated according to the priority given to the list of Tie-breakers. During the admissions process, the following are the most commonly used tie-breakers by the programmes offered by the University.
     
    The most commonly used tie-breakers by the programmes offered by the University
    Tie-breakers Remarks
    HKDSE Academic Score (plus interview score, if any) Derived from the score formula of individual programme
    (The programme will consider 4 core subjects plus 2 best electives in Academic Score calculation.)
    Interview Performance Applicable to School Principal's nominees / applicants with a disability / OEA applicants / regular applicants with interview
    Band Band A applicants will be ranked first then Band B, and so on.
    A (Prog. Choice 1 - 3) >
    B (Prog. Choice 4 - 6) >
    C (Prog. Choice 7 - 10) >
    D (Prog. Choice 11 - 15) >
    E (Prog. Choice 16 - 20)
    HKDSE English Score Take the best score of HKDSE English Language Result
     
  2. If a programme ranks the tie-breakers as: '1' to 'HKDSE Academic Score', '2' to 'Band', '3' to 'HKDSE Standard + 1 best X Subject Score', applicants with highest HKDSE Academic Score will be ranked first. If there are two applicants having the same HKDSE Academic Score, the one who places the programme in a higher band choice will be ranked higher. If the two applicants are the same on the first 2 tie-breakers, their HKDSE Standard + 1 best X Subject Score will be compared, the one with higher HKDSE Standard + 1 best X Subject Score will be given a higher rank, and so on.

 

 

Note:

As programmes select students not only on the basis of the HKDSE results, the actual results of the students admitted to each programme may vary from year to year (depending on the overall results achieved by applicants in a particular year, the number of applicants applying to the programme, changes in selection criteria, etc.). Please be reminded that information listed above is for reference ONLY and is subject to change, and should NOT be used to predict the chance of admission to any programme.