Faculty of Arts

Bachelor of Music in Creative Industries^

Programme Code

JS2050


Year of Entry

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

10 - 20 (subject to changes) #

Class Start Date

September 2019

Annual Tuition Fees

HK$42,100 (local); HK$120,000 (non-local)

Credits Required for Graduation

128

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 Screen 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 Screen 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 Preview Programme 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.

 

Remarks

^ Subject to the University's approval, this new programme will be launched in 2019 entry. 

# As the 2019/20 Academic Year is the start of the 2019-2022 triennium for which UGC-funded programmes are still subject to the Government's and the Legislative Council's approval, the number of student intake places shown in this web page is indicative only and subject to change or confirmation at a later date.

We adopt a holistic approach in selecting applicants on individual merits. Applicants are required to meet the University entrance requirements, English Language requirements and Programme entrance requirements (if any).

 

Associate Degree/ Higher Diploma Final Year Students/ Holders

AD/ HD holders or final year students may apply for Year 1 or Year 3 entry.

 

Associate Degree/ Higher Diploma Non-final Year Students

Non-final year students studying AD/ HD programmes at a higher education institution recognised by the University are eligible to apply for Year 1 entry only. These applicants are required to fulfill the Entrance Requirements for HKDSE or equivalent qualifications.

 

Transfer Students

Transfer students are current students enrolled in a full-time or sandwich government-funded or self-financed degree programme at a recognised institution.

Applicants who have completed at least one year of study of a degree programme may apply for Year 1 entry. They should fulfil the University and the Programme Entrance Requirements.

Inter-institutional transfer of students enrolled in a local government-funded programme is considered on a case-by-case basis.

 

Degree Holders

Holders of Bachelor’s/ Master’s/ Doctoral Degree or students studying in the final year of a degree programme may apply for Year 1 or Year 3 entry.

 

General Entrance Requirements

For Applicants with HKDSE:

General Entrance Requirements

Core Subject(s)

Minimum Level

CHINESE LANGUAGE

3

ENGLISH LANGUAGE

3

LIBERAL STUDIES

2

MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART

2

Elective Subject(s)

Minimum Level

ANY 1 SUBJECT

2

- This programme will consider Other Language subjects at Grade E or above as unspecified elective subject.

 

For Applicants with other International Qualifications, please refer to International Qualifications.

 

English Language Requirements

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

Public examination results
Proficiency Tests Minimum Requirements
TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) - Score: 79; or
Paper-based test (PBT) - Score: 550
IELTS Academic Overall Band: 6.0
SAT Minimum score of 550 in both Critical Reading and Writing with a sub-score of 8 or above in Essay in old SAT; or
Minimum score of 590 in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing in new SAT
ACT Minimum score of 23 in both ACT English and Reading
GCE O-Level/ GCSE English/ English Language/ English Literature Grade C/ Grade 4
IGCSE First Language English Grade C/ Grade 4
IGCSE English as a Second Language Grade B/ Grade 5
GCE AS or A-Level English Grade E
HKDSE English Language Level 3
HKALE Use of English Grade E
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)

Others Other English language qualifications deemed acceptable by the University

Applicants must have attained Grade 5 Theory and Grade 8 in a practical subject offered by the ABRSM or equivalent.

Applicants must also pass an Entrance Examination on musicianship, music theory and/or music history, and/or an audition on their major instrument administered by the Department of Music.