Overview

Introduction

Targeting music educators and other holders of a degree in music, the Master of Arts in Music at HKBU offers chances to meet and learn with experienced music scholars from Hong Kong and all over the world. The courses cover different study areas and students choose courses according to their professional interests and musical aspirations.

Faculty

All courses are taught by experienced music professors and distinguished visiting academics from all over the world. The areas of expertise of Music faculty members comprise teaching and research in choral conducting, piano pedagogy, composition, electro-acoustic music, early childhood music, music history and analysis, technology in music education, psychology and sociology of music, comparative music education, voice analysis, and the teaching of Chinese music.

M.A. Programme Director

Dr. David Francis Urrows
Associate Professor

Study Modes

1-year full-time or 2-year part-time.
Both full-time and part-time students will attend classes on weekday evenings and/or on weekends, depending on the schedule of the courses offered. Other courses may be offered during summer according to the course offering schedule.

*For local student only.

Medium of Instruction

All courses are taught in English, except those related to Chinese Music which may be taught in Chinese.

Tuition Fee for Academic Year 2017-2018

Full-time local student

HK$96,600 per academic year

Part-time local student

HK$48,300 per academic year

Full-time non local student

HK$105,800 per academic year

Programme Structure

Programme Structure

Core Elective Courses

MUS7260 Research Methods in Music

9 units

MUS7270 Music Technology

MUS7280 Creativity in Music

MUS7290 Psychology and Sociology in Music

MUS7370 Music in Chinese and Other Societies

*choose any 3 courses only from the above (3 units each)

Elective Courses

Choose 7 courses on offer (3 units each)


*Selected students may apply to take a Dissertation Project# (6 units) in lieu of 2 Elective courses

21 units

Total number of units required:

30 units

Elective Courses

Apart from the 3 core elective courses, students will need to complete 7 elective courses. Elective courses may include: Curriculum Development & Music Materials; Piano Pedagogy; Music in Early Childhood; Current Practices in Early Childhood Music Education; Sources, Genres & Performance: Historical Perspectives, and Orff & Dalcroze Approaches to Music Teaching. The number and nature of elective courses may change according to community needs.

Note that not all elective courses will be offered in a given academic year.

Dissertation Project# (6 units)

The Dissertation Project will be offered in three areas in the coming academic year: Composition, Choral Conducting, and Performance. Interested students can apply for a special audition for the dissertation project by submitting a portfolio for the Composition or a video for Choral Conducting/Performance directly to the Music Department within 2 weeks of submitting the online application.

#For 1 year full-time students only.

Course Enrollment Guideline for 2016-2017 (in English only)

Please read the below information before doing the course enrollment.

Programme Structure - for Academic Year 2016/17

The M.A. programme is a programme can be completed in one-year full-time mode or two-year part-time mode. Students must complete 3 core elective courses, and 7 other elective courses.

Core Elective Courses*

MUS7260 Research Methods in Music

9 units

MUS7280 Creativity in Music

MUS7290 Psychology and Sociology in Music

Elective Courses

*choose 7 courses on offer (3 units each)

21 units

Total number of units required:

30 units

2016-2017 Semester 2

2016-2017
Semester 2

Course

Unit

Schedule

Core Electives

MUS7280

Creativity in Music

3

Friday 6:30-8:20pm

Elective Courses

MUS7320

Conducting Practicum

3

Tuesday 6:30-8:20pm

MUS7350

Piano Pedagogy

3

Monday 6:30-8:20pm

MUS7440

Current Practicies in Early Childhood Music Education

3

Saturday 9:30-11:20am

MUS7510

Arranging in Small Ensembles

3

Thursday 6:30-8:20pm

2016-2017
Summer Course

Elective Courses

MUS7480

Advanced Studies in Chinese Music

3

Mid-July 2017
Mondy to Friday
9:30am - 12:30pm &
2:00pm - 5:00pm

Remarks:

  • #MUS7350 Piano Pedagogy is for students whose have achieved ABRSM Grade 8 or above in piano.
  • *MUS7480 Advanced Studies in Chinese Music is an intensive course which is to be offered during 2017 summer period.
  • Both the class schedule and the offering of courses are subject to change when necessary.
  • In case of low enrolment, the Department reserves the right to cancel or change the offering of course(s).


Study Schedule for M.A.:

  1. Full-time Students:
    • Have to complete 3 core elective courses and 7 elective courses (total 30 units) within a year.
    • 5 courses (including both core elective courses and elective courses) for each semester.

    Study Plan

    1st semester

    2 Core elective courses

    3 Elective courses

    2nd semester

    1 Core elective course

    4 Elective courses


  2. Part-time Students:
    • Have to complete 3 core elective courses and 7 elective courses (total 30 units) within 2 years.
    • Minimum 1 course and Maximum 3 courses for each semester.
    • 3 core elective courses should be completed no later than the 3rd semester.

    Study Plan

    1st semester

    MUS7260 (core elective course)

    Up to 2 Elective courses

    2nd semester

    1 Core elective course

    Up to 2 Elective courses

    3rd semester

    1 Core elective course

    Up to 2 Elective courses

    4th semester

    No Core elective course

    At least 1 or up to 3 Elective courses

Remarks:

  • Students should choose their own study plan according his/her study mode and availabilities.
  • All MA full-time and part-time students should follow their study plan for their enrolment of courses in each semester and should not exceed the maximum study load.
  • The study plan should not be changed and should be kept using in the all semesters until the graduation requirements have been completed.

Should you have any questions about the study schedule or course enrollment, please feel free to contact 3411-5161 within the office hours.

Office hours:

Monday to Friday
9:00am to 1:00pm & 2:00pm to 5:30pm

Admission Requirement & Information

Admission and Language Proficiency Requirements

Applicants should possess:

  1. A bachelor’s degree in music with at least second class honours from a recognized university or comparable institution; OR
  2. Qualifications deemed to be equivalent.

Non-local applicants whose bachelor’s degree was awarded by an institution/university where the medium of instruction was not English, are required to fulfill the English Language Requirements of a score of 6 or above in IELTS, or 74 (internet-based)/203 (computer-based)/537 (paper-based) in TOEFL.

Short-listed applicants will be invited for an interview, and a written test.

Application Methods

  1. On-line application: Please visit the website of Graduate School.
  2. Paper application: Application forms are available at Graduate School. Tel: (852) 3411 5127
  3. Application period for M.A. in Music: 14 November 2016 to 31 May 2017

Contact Us

AST801, Sing Tao Building, Ho Sin Hang Campus,
Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong.

Tel:

(852) 3411 5153

Fax:

(852) 3411 7870

eMail:

mus-tpg@hkbu.edu.hk

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