Bachelor of Music (Honours) in Creative Industries

Programme Director: Prof YANG, Helan H L

The aims and objectives of the Programme are to:

  1. Provide a rigorous, progressive and relevant curriculum that develops musical knowledge and skills in media music;
  2. Train students to be professionally competent for the creative and entertainment industries;
  3. Enable each student to a high level of musical proficiency and achievement in the areas of popular music and composition for screen;
  4. Deliver a strong tertiary programme to enhance students’ creative, intellectual, and performance abilities necessary for a variety of careers in music; and
  5. Nurture creative talents in a liberal arts education setting.

 The structure of the curriculum is as follows:

I) Major Courses 69 units
II) Honours Project 6 units
III) University Core Courses 13 units
IV) General Education Courses 18 units
V) Free Electives# 22 units
    128 units

# Students may take additional Healthy Lifestyle courses and/or General Education (Level 1 or 2) courses in any categories, subject to a maximum of 6 units, to fulfil the Free Electives requirement.


I. Major Courses 69 units
  Major Required Courses (26 units)  
  MUSI1005 Musicianship I 1 unit
  MUSI1015 Musicianship II 1 unit
  MUSI1018 Ensemble I 1 unit
  MUSI1019 Ensemble II 1 unit
  MUSI1037 Music Technology for Media 3 units
  MUSI1038 Music Theory I  3 units
  MUSI1039 Music Theory II 3 units
  MUSI2055 Western Music 3 units
  MUSI2056 Exploring Musical Cultures Worldwide 3 units
  MUSI3066 Music and Media 3 units
  MUSI4025 Special Topics in Music I 2 units
  MUSI4026 Special Topics in Music II 2 units
  Major Elective Courses (15 units)  
  MUSI1008 Applied Music I 1 unit
  MUSI1009 Applied Music II 1 unit
  MUSI2005 Chamber Music I 1 unit
  MUSI2007 Group Instrument/Vocal Study I 1 unit
  MUSI2008 Applied Music III 1 unit
  MUSI2009 Applied Music IV 1 unit
  MUSI2015 Musicianship III 1 unit
  MUSI2017 Chamber Music II 1 unit
  MUSI2018 Ensemble III 1 unit
  MUSI2019 Ensemble IV 1 unit
  MUSI2026 Group Instrument/Vocal Study II 1 unit
  MUSI2046 Electro-Acoustic Music I 3 units
  MUSI2047 Conducting I  3 units
  MUSI3005 Chamber Music III 1 unit
  MUSI3006 Chamber Music IV 1 unit
  MUSI3007 Group Instrument/Vocal Study III 1 unit
  MUSI3008 Applied Music V 1 unit
  MUSI3009 Applied Music VI 1 unit
  MUSI3015 Group Instrument/Vocal Study IV 1 unit
  MUSI3018 Ensemble V 1 unit
  MUSI3019 Ensemble VI 1 unit
  MUSI3026 Electro-Acoustic Music II 3 units
  MUSI3027 Conducting II 3 units
  MUSI3057 Musicianship IV 2 units
  MUSI3065 Service Leadership and Community Engagement in Music 3 units
  MUSI3086 Professional Development Internship 3 units
  MUSI3087 Iconic Figures of Chinese Popular Music 3 units
  MUSI3095 Listening to Chinese Music 3 units
  MUSI4007 Chamber Music V 1 unit
  MUSI4008 Applied Music VII 1 unit
  MUSI4009 Applied Music VIII 1 unit
  MUSI4015 Chamber Music VI  1 unit
  MUSI4017 Conducting III 3 units
  MUSI4018 Ensemble VII 1 unit
  MUSI4019 Ensemble VIII 1 unit
  MUSI4027 Special Topics in Music III 2 units
  Concentration Required Courses (28 units)  
  (see each concentration)  
II. Honours Project 6 units
  MUSI4878 Honours Project I 3 units
  MUSI4879 Honours Project II 3 units
III. University Core Courses 13 units
IV. General Education Courses 18 units
V. Free Electives* 22 units
    128 units

The concentrations offered:

- Popular Music Performance and Songwriting Concentration
- Scoring for Film, Television and Video Games Concentration

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