Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Music

The aims and objectives of the Programme are to:

  1. Provide a rigorous, relevant, and progressive curriculum that develops the musical knowledge, aesthetic concepts, creativity, and skills essential for a successful musician in the 21st Century;
  2. Enable each student to develop a high level of musical proficiency, achievement, and musicianship;
  3. Provide a strong tertiary programme of study that develops the creative, intellectual, and performance abilities necessary for a variety of careers in music;
  4. Provide a programme of study that utilizes modern technology to enhance traditional music learning and to encourage its use in creation, scholarship, performance, and teaching; and
  5. Provide a programme that encourages self reliance, stimulates powers of communication, and develops analytical and independent thinking.

The structure of the curriculum is as follows:

I) Major Courses 69 units
II) Honours Project 6 units
III) General Education 38 units
IV) Free Electives# 15 units
    128 units

# Students may take additional GE courses in any categories to fulfil the “Free Electives” requirement but only a maximum of 6 units will be counted towards the fulfilment of the “Free Electives” requirement.


I. Major Courses 69 units
  Major Required Courses (44 units)  
  MUSI1005 Musicianship I 1 unit
  MUSI1006 Theory and Structure of Music I 3 units
  MUSI1007 Western Music History I 3 units
  MUSI1008 Applied Music I 1 unit
  MUSI1009 Applied Music II 1 unit
  MUSI1015 Musicianship II 1 unit
  MUSI1016 Theory and Structure of Music II 3 units
  MUSI1017 Western Music History II 3 units
  MUSI1018 Ensemble I 1 unit
  MUSI1019 Ensemble II 1 unit
  MUSI1025 Chinese Music I 2 units
  MUSI1026 Chinese Music II 2 units
  MUSI1028 Music Colloquium I 0 unit
  MUSI1029 Music Colloquium II 0 unit
  MUSI2006 Compositional Techniques of the 20th Century and Beyond 3 units
  MUSI2008 Applied Music III 1 unit
  MUSI2009 Applied Music IV 1 unit
  MUSI2015 Musicianship III 1 unit
  MUSI2016 Music Technology I 3 units
  MUSI2018 Ensemble III 1 unit
  MUSI2019 Ensemble IV 1 unit
  MUSI2025 Form and Analysis I 3 units
  MUSI2028 Music Colloquium III 0 unit
  MUSI2029 Music Colloquium IV 0 unit
  MUSI3008 Applied Music V 1 unit
  MUSI3009 Applied Music VI 1 unit
  MUSI3018 Ensemble V 1 unit
  MUSI3019 Ensemble VI 1 unit
  MUSI3028 Music Colloquium V 0 unit
  MUSI3029 Music Colloquium VI 0 unit
  MUSI4008 Applied Music VII 1 unit
  MUSI4009 Applied Music VIII 1 unit
  MUSI4018 Ensemble VII 1 unit
  MUSI4019 Ensemble VIII 1 unit
  MUSI4028 Music Colloquium VII 0 unit
  MUSI4029 Music Colloquium VIII 0 unit
  Major Elective Courses (4 units)  
  MUSI3036 Chinese Music Topic I 2 units
  MUSI3037 Chinese Music Topic II 2 units
  MUSI3045 Comparative Studies of Asian and Western Music 2 units
  MUSI3046 Western Music History Topic I 2 units
  MUSI3047 Western Music History Topic II 2 units
  Concentration Required Courses (21 units)  
  (see each concentration)  
II. Honours Project 6 units
  MUSI4898 Honours Project I 3 units
  MUSI4899 Honours Project II 3 units
III. General Education 38 units
IV. Free Electives 15 units
    128 units

The concentrations offered:
- Performance Concentration
- Composition Concentration
- Music Education Concentration
- Directed Studies Concentration

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