Bachelor of Music in Creative Industries

General

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Program Description

The programme provides comprehensive training to aspiring composers, vocalists, and instrumentalists for careers in the creative and entertainment industries, and plenty of opportunities to hone their skills in music technology, composition, performance, production, and entrepreneurship. It offers a new career pathway for students with the following two concentrations:

1.Scoring for Film, Television and Video Games

2.Popular Music Performance and Songwriting

Students in the Scoring for Film, Television and Video Games Concentration will develop musical skills and knowledge to function as composers, orchestrators, music supervisors, music editors, conductors, and music producers in the film, television, recording, and video game industry. Students in the Popular Music Performance and Songwriting Concentration will develop capabilities that will enable them to enter the music industry as performer-songwriters, lyricists, instrumental and/or vocal performers, arrangers, and music producers.

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Unique Features

This programme offers comprehensive training to aspiring composers, vocalists, and instrumentalists for careers in the creative and entertainment industries. Students in the Popular Music Performance and Song-writing Concentration will develop capabilities that will enable them to enter the music industry as performer-songwriters, lyricists, instrumental and/or vocal performers, arrangers, and music producers. Students in the Scoring for Film, Television and Video Game Concentration will develop musical skills and knowledge to function as composers, orchestrators, music supervisors, music editors, conductors, and music producers in the film, television, recording, and video game industry.

Within the framework of a liberal arts university, apart from the professional training they receive through their major, students will gain insights into the larger issues of science, society, human community, global cultures – knowledge that is essential for the education of professional artist-musician in music and media.

Departmental Requirements

All applicants must have both 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.

Portfolio

Applicants are required to submit a portfolio and to attend an interview/audition.

The applicant's ability can be assessed by the following criteria: interview/audition, portfolio (for scoring) or audition/video recording (for performance).

  1. For Scoring for Film, Television and Video Game: short video of a performance of existing music, plus recordings of the original composition. The performance portfolio should demonstrate performance, song-writing, and other creative ability.
  2. For Popular Music Performance and Songwriting: short video of a performance of existing music, plus recordings of the original composition. The performance portfolio should demonstrate performance, song-writing, and other creative ability.

Audition/Interview

Shortlisted applicants may be invited to sit for an audition/interview, they should prepare an 8-minute audition on their major instrument or voice, consisting of one piece of classical music and one piece of popular/contemporary music, in which one of them should be an original piece composed by the applicants. A 7-minute interview will be followed.

Career Prospects

Graduates of this programme will be prepared for a wide range of career opportunities in the creative and entertainment industries, functioning as film and video games composers, songwriters, popular music performers, and music producers.

Important Notice:

Please note that 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 the BM(Hons.) in Creative Industries will continue to apply directly via JUPAS or Non-JUPAS channels for admission to the degree programme in Year 1. It is not possible for students admitted through broad-based admissions to choose the B.Mus (Hons.) in creative industries at the end of Year.

Last updated Jan 2020

About the School

The Faculty of Arts is an essential part of Hong Kong Baptist University, an institution that is firmly committed to being ”a leading liberal arts university in Asia for the world delivering academic ... Read More

The Faculty of Arts is an essential part of Hong Kong Baptist University, an institution that is firmly committed to being ”a leading liberal arts university in Asia for the world delivering academic excellence in a caring, creative and global culture.” Read less