Programme Requirements

Students can claim the Minor Programme in Music if they can fulfil the following criteria:

a) Complete 15 units in accordance with the stipulated Programme structure; and

b) Attain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all the 5 courses (i.e. 2 compulsory courses and 3 elective courses).

Programme Structure

This Minor Programme consists of 2 compulsory courses followed by 3 electives. All students must satisfy the Music Ensemble requirement by attending Orchestral Studies, Choral Studies or Chamber Music Studies. In addition, students are required to take a compulsory course in Music Theory. Thereafter, students must complete 3 electives including at least one level-3 course. The Programme is summarized in the table shown below.

Table: Curriculum Structure of the Minor Programme in Music

Code
English Title
Chinese Title
Units
Level*
Required Courses
MUS1093
Music Theory
音乐理论
3
1
MUS1083
MUS1103
MUS1123
Choral Studies,
or Orchestral Studies,
or Chamber Music Studies
合唱研究,
或管弦乐队研究,
或室内乐研究

3

1

Elective Courses
MUS1043
Music History: Film Music
音乐史:电影音乐
3
1
MUS1113
Introduction to World Music
世界音乐导论
3
1
MUS1153
The Art and Craft of Songwriting
歌曲创作艺术
3
1
MUS2003
Compositional Techniques
作曲法
3
2
MUS2013
History of Western Classical Music (1600 to 1800)
西方古典音乐史(1600-1800)
3
2
MUS2023
History of Western Classical Music (1800 to 1945)
西方古典音乐史(1800-1945)
3
2
MUS2033
Aural Training
视唱练耳
3
2
MUS2183
Keyboard Performance Studies I
键盘演奏法 I
3
2
MUS3003
Music Since 1945
现代音乐(1945-)
3
3
MUS3013
Creative Music Technology
创意音乐科技
3
3
MUS3023
Tonal Counterpoint
调性对位法
3
3

*Level 1: Foundation

*Level 2: Intermediate

*Level 3: Advanced

A student is eligible to apply for unit transfer from courses completed during his/her participation in outbound exchange Programmes to fulfill the Minor Programme in Music requirements.  Such transfer is to be limited to 6 units for the whole Programme. Those who intend to do so  have to initiate their applications in accordance with the stipulated procedures and regulations.

Audition Requirement 

Students wishing to apply for the Minor Programme in Music must pass an audition examination. For the audition, students must play an orchestral instrument, piano, or voice. The structure of the audition is listed below:

a) Pitch aural test: The candidate will be played a single note at the piano which must be sung back (4 points). After, the candidate will be played 2 pitches played simultaneously which must be sung back (6 points). (Total: 10 points).

b) Rhythmic aural test: The candidate will be played 2 short rhythms (12 points) which must be clapped back.

c) Melodic aural test: The candidate will be played 2 short melodies (12 points) which must be sung back. (Total: 24 points).

d) Performance: A performance of two short contrasting works (between two and five minutes each in duration). (Total: 40 points.)

e) Sight-reading: Candidates are required to sight-read a short passage

on his/herfirst instrument. (Total: 10 points.)

f) Interview: Candidates will be asked about concerts they have given andconcerts they have attended, amongst other relevant issues. (Total: 16 points.)

All candidates must bring their own instruments (with the exception of the piano candidates). Should a student wish to have an accompanist in his/her audition, he/she should arrange the accompanist by himself/herself and inform the respective administrator in advance.