Faculty of Arts

Bachelor of Music (Hons) 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

Class Start Date

September 2021

Annual Tuition Fees

HK$42,100 (local); HK$140,000 (non-local) (Subject to the University's annual review)

Credits Required for Graduation

128

The Bachelor of Music (Hons) in Creative Industries Programme offers professional training and new articulation pathway for students with two options: Scoring for Film, Television and Video Games, and Popular Music Performance and Songwriting.  Students are given opportunities to study and develop skills in the two areas which aim to nurture their skills, techniques, and creativity in music production for popular music, visual media, music technology, and media production.

 

Unique Features

This programme provides comprehensive training to aspiring composers, vocalists, and instrumentalists for careers in creative and entertainment industries. Students are given plenty of opportunities to hone their skills in music technology, composition, performance, production, and entrepreneurship. The programme offers a new career pathway for students with the following two concentrations:

 

    -Scoring for Film, Television and Video Games

    -Popular Music Performance and Songwriting

Students in 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 various entertainment industries. Students in Popular Music Performance and Songwriting concentration will develop capabilities to enter the music industry as performer-songwriters, lyricists, instrumental and/or vocal performers, arrangers, and music producers. 

 
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.

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).

 

General Certificate of Education (GCE), International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma & SAT

GCE: Grade E or above in three AL/ IAL subjects; or Grade E or above in two AL/ IAL subjects plus two Advanced Supplementary Level (ASL) subjects (Not including Chinese and English Language subjects. The same subject cannot be counted at both the AL and ASL.)

IB: IB Diploma. Applicants should request the IB organisation to send their scores to the University via internet (HKBU institution code: 000247).

SAT: Minimum score of 1,190 (out of 1,600) in new SAT or 1,650 (out of 2,400) in old SAT (minimum score of 550 in each of Critical Reading, Mathematics and Writing), and a sub-score on essay writing of no less than 8. Applicants should request the College Board to send scores to the University (HKBU institution code: 7904).

 

Other Overseas Qualifications by Region

Applicants who apply for admission on the basis of overseas qualifications should refer to particular region for details. Given the diversity of education systems around the world, the acceptable overseas qualifications listed may not cover every region.

The University normally expects applicants to have obtained 12-year pre-university years of schooling. School-leaving qualifications that are acceptable for admission to universities in other places may not necessarily be acceptable or sufficient for admission to the University.

 

English Language Requirements

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

Proficiency Tests Minimum Requirements
TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) - Score: 79; or
Paper-delivered test - a sum score of 60
(TOEFL MyBestTM Score is not accepted.)
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
AP Score 4 or above in AP English Language and Composition/ AP English Literature and Composition
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)
Cambridge English C1 Advanced/ C2 Proficiency Grade C
Others Other English language qualifications deemed acceptable by the University

For the Bachelor of Music in Creative Industries programme, applicants are required to submit the following materials:

  1. The examination results of music qualification (Practical, Theory), including but not limited to the Associate Board of the Royal Schools of Music (Practical, Theory)
  2. A portfolio via an online portfolio submission system.

An official email notification regarding the submission details will be sent to the applicant's registered email in due course. Applicants without portfolio submission will not be further processed. For portfolio preparation, applicants are strongly advised to visit: http://mus.hkbu.edu.hk/BM.html