The medium of instruction for classroom teaching (in all forms) at HKBU is English, except for those courses that are granted exemption.
HK$42,100 (local); HK$145,000 (non-local)
|HKDSE Core Subject(s)||Minimum Level|
|MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART||2|
|Elective Subject(s)||Minimum Level|
|ANY 2 SUBJECTS Notes||3|
Notes for elective subjects:
1) One of the electives must be any Category A subjects including Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 or Module 2);
2) The other 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.
Remarks on other requirements:
1) Music qualifications to be determined by the Academy
2) Applicants are required to submit portfolio and/or to attend an examination/ interview/ audition. Please refer to the programme website for more details: https://mus.hkbu.edu.hk.
Choices of Programme
The Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Music Programme provides graduates with a practical and intellectual foundation for careers in music or music-related fields. Students accepted into the Programme study with scholars and teachers in music theory and analysis, composition, music history, music education, and performance. The programme places a special emphasis on the role of technology and computers in various aspects of music, providing students with cutting-edge equipment and facilities. These include the vast array of electronic instruments and recording technology. Performance is an important part of music education at the University. Students participate intensively in solo, chamber and ensemble performance throughout the years of study.
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.
The Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Music Programme provides graduates with a practical and intellectual foundation for careers in music or music-related fields. In Year 2, students declare their specialties in one of the four Concentrations:
- Directed Studies
- Music Education
Depending on their chosen Concentration, a selection of concentration courses in Years 2 & 3 prepares students for the Honours Project in Year 4, in the format of a composition portfolio, a concerto and recital performance, a lecture-recital, or a written thesis on music history, theory, music education, or music-related topic.
Students accepted into our degree programme study with a team of composers, performers, and music scholars who specialise in music composition, music education, keyboard performance, choral and orchestral conducting, Chinese and Western music history, and music theory and analysis. They will also have the opportunity to interact with visiting scholars and artists who come from Hong Kong, China, and many other countries, in seminars, lectures, master-classes, and recitals. The strong emphasis on solo, chamber, and ensemble performance throughout the four years provides our students with a rich experience in practical music making. The programme's emphasis on the role of technology and computers in various aspects of music is supported by cutting-edge equipment and facilities, including the Electro-Acoustic Music Centre (EMC) and the Laboratory for Immersive Arts and Technology (LIATe).
The Bachelor of Music (Hons) in Creative Industries 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, and global cultures – knowledge that is essential for the education of professional artist-musician in music and media.
For the Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Music Programme, graduates have a wide range of employment possibilities in teaching, performance, radio/television, music-related business, arts management and further study.
For the Bachelor of Music (Hons) in Creative Industries Programme, graduates 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.
The Programme will consider Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 or 2) as an 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 an unspecified 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 an unspecified 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
|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|
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.