TAUGHT POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMME

The self-financed two-year Part-time /one-year Full-time Master of Arts Programme in Music was established in 2004. It has earned a reputation for providing quality instruction in both western and non-western traditions, as well as practical studies. A wide range of courses are offered, including western, Chinese and world music cultures, pop and film music in Hong Kong, music management and promotion, practical composing and arranging, information technology in music, and music interpretation. Various other learning activities outside the classroom are also available.


INTRODUCTION

Our Master of Arts in Music is a self-financed taught postgraduate programme established in 2004. It has earned a reputation for providing quality instruction in both western and non-western traditions, as well as practical studies. A wide range of courses are offered, covering topics on western, Chinese and world music cultures, pop and film music in Hong Kong, music management and promotion, practical composing and arranging, information technology in music, and music interpretation, etc. Various other learning activities outside classroom are also available. The design of the programme specifically aims:

  • To provide rigorous academic instruction that equips students with the critical skills and acumen in areas that they will need in order to succeed in an increasingly globalized society.
  • To address the importance of a renewed understanding of musical cultures as the point of departure for anyone seeking to further their interest in music at the postgraduate level.
  • To meet the needs not only of those individuals who currently work in the music field but also music lovers from other professions who have a strong musical background.

ADMISSIONS
  1. Applicants should fulfill the following requirements:
    1. Graduated from a recognized university and obtained a Bachelor's degree, normally with honours not lower than Second Class; or
    2. Graduated from an honours programme of a recognized university with a Bachelor's degree, normally achieving an average grade of not lower than "B" in undergraduate courses; or
    3. Completed a course of study in a tertiary educational institution and obtained professional or similar qualifications equivalent to an honours degree.
    4. Holders of a master's degree or those who expect to obtain a Bachelor's degree in the current academic year may also apply for admission.
  2. Meet the "English Language Proficiency Requirement" as stipulated by the Graduate School. Please refer to the Graduate School website for details.
     

Remarks:

  1. A degree in music or related field is preferred.
  2. Non-local students are responsible for arranging their own accommodation.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Applications shoul be made via the CUHK Graduate School website.

In addition to supporting documents as stipulated by the Graduate School, applicants should submit a Personal Statement of 300-500 words (in English) to the Graduate Division of Music by the specified deadline. Please quote the Application Number when you send the required supporting documents to the Graduate Division of Music.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview.


APPLICATION DEADLINE

The application deadline will be 28 February 2021.