BA (Honours) in Creative Arts and Culture and Bachelor of Education (Honours) (Music)


Program Description

Education Major – Music Studies

Education Major equips students to be a competent, versatile and creative music teacher with a firm foundation in musical understanding and professional practices to meet their future professional needs in both primary and secondary schools. The curriculum covers four areas: Music History, Theory and Composition, Performance, and Music Education. The study in the Music discipline facilitates students to become professional musicians through actively and progressively engaging themselves in music study in the integration of critical listening, creating and performing. The Music Education area provides specialised training in contemporary methods and approaches to develop the skills, knowledge and attitude for teachers to work effectively and professionally in today's schools. Whilst students can further enhance their first instrument during the studies, the programme also facilitates students’ learning of a second instrument. Further, the emphasis is laid on learning through participating in various performing groups, music workshops and master classes.

Discipline Major – Creative Arts and Culture (CAC) Studies

The Discipline Major courses equip students with a broad understanding of the diversity of the arts in the cultural and creative industries. The Foundation Seminar in the Arts and three Foundation Courses expose students to dance, drama, theatre and media. The Compulsory Courses are progressive in nature, with six courses in Cultural Studies and Arts Management. These courses emphasize the significance of the arts and creativity, cultural literacy, arts management, and the interconnectedness between related disciplines beyond the arts. The five Music Subject Focus courses are designed to sharpen students’ skills and knowledge in the subject discipline and to consolidate students’ understanding of the art form, both theoretically and practically. Students may also select from a spectrum of Major Elective Courses, which address relevant issues concerning the arts in a variety of contexts and settings. These courses adopt an integrative and interdisciplinary approach, underpinned by the belief that the arts relate closely to studies in other disciplines such as Literature, Sociology, and Cultural Theory.

Programme Aims

The programme aims to prepare professional Music teachers and community-based artists who:

  • can demonstrate a solid foundation in music skills, related academic competencies, and music teaching practices to meet their future teaching needs;
  • have a passion for professional excellence and are committed to lifelong learning;
  • can work collaboratively with students, parents, colleagues, school administrators and other professionals to promote music and related arts education in a primary/secondary school; and
  • are able to work across a range of established art forms and contribute to the promotion and development of the arts and arts education in the local, regional and international cultural and creative industries.

Programme Structure


Note: Classes will be held in Tai Po Campus and Tseung Kwan O Study Centre / Kowloon Tong Satellite Study Centre / Sports Centre as decided by the University.

Career Prospects/Professional Qualifications

Graduates of the programme will be creative and disciplined thinkers, fluent in written, oral and music communication. With professional enthusiasm, students are equipped with specialized subject knowledge, contemporary teaching strategies and skills in curriculum planning for Music education in both primary and secondary schools. Furthermore, the Internship programme will train students to become cultural expertise who have interdisciplinary knowledge of cross-arts issues and management. Future job/advanced study opportunities are numerous. Our graduates will possess the following qualifications and job/study opportunities:

  1. Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) in Hong Kong;
  2. Ability to work competently in a broad range of positions such as curators for art museums and galleries, administrators of arts organizations, researchers in cultural studies, musicians, and art educators; and
  3. Eligibility to pursue local and overseas higher degree level programmes in education and creative arts disciplines.
Last updated September 2019

About the School

The Education University of Hong Kong is a publicly funded tertiary institution dedicated to the advancement of teaching and learning, through a diverse offering of academic and research programmes on ... Read More

The Education University of Hong Kong is a publicly funded tertiary institution dedicated to the advancement of teaching and learning, through a diverse offering of academic and research programmes on teacher education and complementary social sciences and humanities disciplines. Read less