Bachelor of Music (Honours) in Creative Industries
創意產業音樂學士 (榮譽)
Admissions (2020-2021)

How to Apply 

1. The Joint University Programmes Admissions System (JUPAS) is the main route of admission for students with Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) results. JUPAS applicants should submit their application via the JUPAS website.

2. The Direct Admissions Scheme (Non-JUPAS) admits local and non-local applicants with other exam results, such as the A-level exam or the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, or with other post-secondary education backgrounds, such as:

• Current students or graduates of a full-time Associate Degree or a Higher Diploma programme at an institution in or outside Hong Kong
• Transfer students who are currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree or higher degree programmes at a local or non-local university
• Holders of a Bachelor’s/ Postgraduate Degree

University Requirements

For Hong Kong students taking HKDSE for admission via JUPAS in 2020, the General Entrance Requirements are:

HKDSE Core Subject(s)

Minimum Level

Chinese Language


English Language


Liberal Studies


Mathematics Compulsory Part


Elective Subject(s)*

Minimum Level

Any 2 Subjects


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

Departmental Requirements

All applicants must have a good result in Grade 8 ABRSM practical or its equivalent (especially for Chinese Instruments) and at least Grade 5 in ABRSM Theory (or its equivalent), and/or show evidence of distinction in music.

Applicants are required to identify the concentration they wish to study in their applications; concentration change during the application or after the admission can only be made with proper justification. In addition to the general admission requirements by the University and the Department, applicants are required to submit a portfolio; only a selected number of applicants will be invited to attend an interview/audition for the respective concentration. Each applicant's ability will be assessed by both the interview/audition and the portfolio submitted.


Applicants are required to submit the following items:

Scoring for Film, Television and Video Games Concentration

  1. A 1-minute video introducing yourself, your goals and aspirations
  2. 1 or more short video(s) of instrumental performance(s) of existing music
  3. 1 or more audio recording(s) of the applicant’s original composition(s) relevant to the concentration
  4. Music score(s) of the above original composition(s) (if applicable)

Popular Music Performance and Songwriting Concentration

  1. A 1-minute video introducing yourself, your goals and aspirations
  2. 2 or more videos of instrumental and/or singing performances of existing music. Contrasting genres/styles is desirable; and
  3. 2 or more audio recordings/videos of the applicant’s original compositions, and/or original arrangements of existing music performed by the applicant.
  4. Music score(s) of the above original composition(s)/original arrangements (if applicable)

*Applicants will be notified of the portfolio submission platform at a later stage.


Shortlisted applicants may be invited to sit for an audition/interview, for which they should prepare the following:

  1. Audition
    Scoring for Film, Television and Video Games Concentration
    An 8-minute audition on their major instrument and/or voice, consisting of i) 1 piece of classical music, and ii) 1 piece of popular/contemporary music (preferably an original work composed by the applicant)

    Popular Music Performance and Songwriting Concentration
    An 8-minute audition on their major instrument and/or voice, consisting of 2 contrasting pieces of popular music or original compositions

  2. Interview
    Applicants are suggested to prepare a pitch for the interview on his/her interests and focus in music creativity, goals and aspirations, in relation to the previously submitted portfolios.

Important Notice

The B.Mus(Hons.) in Creative Industries is NOT a part of broad-based admissions to the Faculty of Arts. Students who wish to study in the programme will need to apply directly via JUPAS or non-JUPAS channels. It is not possible for students admitted to BU through broad-based admissions to get accepted into the programme at the end of Year 1. For further information, please contact the Department of Music or the HKBU Academic Registry.

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