Associate Degree in Music Studies
About Our Programme
This concentration aims to nurture developing artists who will acquire the general knowledge and practical skills needed for a variety of careers; provide students with opportunities to personal and intellectual development.

Programme Characteristics Please click here to visit the ADMS Programme webpage.
Discipline Specific Content (24 Units):
  • Advanced Performance Studies I#
  • Advanced Performance Studies II#
  • Masterpieces of Western Music Literature
  • Masterpieces of Western Music Literature II
  • Music Pedagogy
  • Performance Studies#
  • Theory and Musicianship I
  • Theory and Musicianship II

Generic Content (38 Units)
  • Core Courses and Required Courses (17 units)
    - English Academic Writing
    - Written and Spoken Modern Chinese^ / Elementary Chinese*
    - Healthy Lifestyle
    - The Art of Persuasion
    - English for Professional Communication / Literary Appreciation / Reading
    - Contemporary Worlds (select one course)
    - Planning for Academic and Career Pathways
    - General Education
  • Foundational Courses (9 units)
    select one course from each category
    - History and Civilization
    - Values and the Meaning of Life
    - Quantitative Reasoning
  • Interdisciplinary Thematic Courses (6 units)
    select two courses from any one or two themes
    - Science, Technology and Society
    - Sustainable Communities
    - Culture, Creativity and Innovation
  • Free Electives (6 units)
    select two courses from a diversified range of disciplines
    - Applied Science
    - Arts and Languages
    - Business
    - Communication
    - Social Sciences

^ Taught in Cantonese / Putonghua
* For Non-Chinese Speaking Students
# All Performance Studies related courses will be taught in group classes. No one-on-one applied music instruction will be provided.

The course list is for reference only. The College reserves the right to make changes on the course list.

Tuition Fee
One year in total: HK$53,800 (local) / HK$68,500 (non-local) #^

# Tuition fees and application fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
^ The tuition fee for non-credit bearing English Enhancement Course for mainland students is HK$4,350.
Application Fee
HK$150 for local applicants / HK$300 for non-local applicants (*non-refundable and non-transferable)
Admission Requirements
Academic Requirements:
  • Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE): Level 2 in five subjects (including Chinese Language and English Language); or
  • Satisfactory completion of the Diploma Yi Jin ; or
  • Satisfactory completion of a Pre-Associate Degree/Foundation Programme; or
  • Hong Kong A-Level Examination (HKALE: 1 pass in one A-Level subject or 2 passes in two-AS-Level subjects, and 3 passes in HKCEE plus Level 2 or above in Chinese Language and English Language or
  • Other equivalent qualifications: to be assessed by CIE; or
  • Applications aged 21 or above with acceptable qualifications to justify admission; AND

Instrument Requirements:
  • Grade 8 in practical examination of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) or equivalent in standard.

Please access HKBU College of International Education website.

Audition Guidelines

The applicant will be noticed for the date and time of the audition. He/she should prepare a 7-minute performance on their major instrument or voice consisting of two pieces of contrasting styles and historical eras that are equivalent to the standard of the Grade 8 ABRSM practical. Applicants who are proficient on a second instrument may perform for a few minutes after his/her major instrument audition. At the time of the audition, applicants are required to provide original score copies of the music to be performed. There will be a brief interview following the audition.

Applicants are welcome to submit supplementary materials such as original compositions, extended essays, or other documentations of musical attainments in the form of a portfolio which will be taken into consideration in the admission process and will not be returned to the applicants.

Audition Schedule

To be confirmed.
* The audition schedule is subject to change without prior notice.

Audition Deadline
Local applicants: Exact date TBC
Overseas & mainland applicants: Exact date TBC
A.D. Course Coordinator Dr. Po-Kwan Law
Course Code Course Course Instructor
Semester 1 MUSC2200 Advanced Performance Studies I Dr. Elsa Lee (Piano)
Dr. Patrick Yim (String)
Mr. Homer Lee (Winds)
Dr. Melody Sze (Voice)
MUSC2207 Performance Studies* Dr. Geneva Fung (Piano)
Dr. Patrick Yim (String)
Mr. Homer Lee (Winds)
Dr. Melody Sze (Voice)
MUSC2208 Theory and Musicianship I Mr. Edwin Li
ELSS2205 Masterpieces of Western Music Literature I Dr. Andrew Sutherland
Semester 2 MUSC2206 Advanced Performance Studies II TBC
MUSC2207 Performance Studies* TBC
MUSC2209 Theory and Musicianship II TBC
ELSS2209 Masterpieces of Western Music Literature II TBC
ELSS2211 Music Pedagogy TBC

*Year course
Admission Enquiries
Tel: 3411 3388
Address: Shek Mun Campus: 8 On Muk Street, Shek Mun
Shatin, New Territories
Kowloon Tong Campus: 4/F, David C. Lam Building
Shaw Campus, Hong Kong Baptist University
34 Renfrew Road, Kowloon Tong
Kowloon, Hong Kong

Programme Enquiries
Tel: 3411 5161
Fax: 3411 7870
Address: Department of Music
Hong Kong Baptist University
Kowloon Tong
Kowloon, Hong Kong
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