Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Creative Arts and Culture – Music

The Education University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Bachelor's Degree
Study mode
4 years
Total tuition fee (local)
Contact the university / college
Total tuition fee (foreign)
RM 74,431

About this course

This is the first undergraduate programme in Hong Kong to offer arts management and cultural studies to complement discipline-based training in the creative arts. It aims to develop community-based artists who 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. Students will focus on the core arts discipline of Visual Arts.

Entry Requirements


GCE AL / IAL with

  • Grade D or above in 3 AL subjects; or
  • Grade D in 2 AL plus 2 Advanced Supplementary Level (ASL) subjects. (

Not including Chinese / Mandarin / English Language subjects. The same subject cannot be counted at both the AL and ASL).

International Baccalaureate Diploma

  • Applicant should request the IB organization to send scores to the University (Institution Code: 004307).

SAT Reasoning Test

  • A minimum total score of 1,190 (out of 1,600) in the new SAT Reasoning Test (including Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, and Mathematics) / 1,650 (out of 2,400) in the old SAT Reasoning Test (including Critical Reading, Writing, and Mathematics) in one sitting.



  • (MyBestTM Score is not accepted) Internet-based: 80; or
  • Paper-based (prior to July 2017): 550; or
  • Paper-delivered Test: Minimum score at the intermediate level in each section (Reading, Listening and Writing)

* Passing the TOEFL ITP does not satisfy the English language requirement.

IELTS Academic

  • Overall Band: 6

GCE System

  • Grade E or above in GCE AS-level or A-level English; or
  • Grade C / Grade 4 or above in IGCSE / GCE O-level English; or
  • Grade C / Grade 4 or above in GCSE English or English Literature


  • English A: Language and Literature (Higher or Standard Level) – Grade 4; or
  • English A: Literature (Higher or Standard Level) – Grade 4; or
  • English B (Higher Level) – Grade 4; or
  • English B (Standard Level) – Grade 5; or
  • English Literature and Performance (Standard Level) – Grade 4; or
  • English Text and Performance (Standard Level) – Grade 4


  • A sub-score of 8 in Essay Writing in old SAT; or
  • 590 in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing in new SAT


  • Other English language qualifications deemed acceptable by the University.


Component and Credit Points
Creative Arts and Culture Major
- Programme Specific Course Work, 45 credit points
- Major Interdisciplinary Course, 3 credit points
- Regional Summer Institute, 3 credit points
- Internship, 6 credit points

Final Year Project (Honours Project / Capstone Project), 6 credit points
Electives (including optional Minor), 27 credit points
General Education, 22 credit points
Language, 9 credit points
- 2 mandatory credit-bearing English enhancement courses
- 1 mandatory credit-bearing Chinese enhancement course
- Mandatory non-credit-bearing language enhancement courses in English, Chinese and Putonghua

Total: 121 credit points

Major Course List
Foundation Courses
- Foundation Seminar in the Arts
- Gateway to Music
- Moving into the Dancing World
- Theatre and Stage Art

Compulsory Courses: Cultural Studies and Arts Management
- Contextual Studies of Creative Arts
- Contemporary Aesthetics and Cultural Studies
- Arts Administration and Management I
- Arts Administration and Management II

Compulsory Courses: Subject Focus
- Drawing for Visualization and Experimentation
- Function and Expression in Ceramics
- Painting as Expression and identity
- Digital Imaging and Interactive Media
- Sculpture, Installation and Environmental Art

Major Interdisciplinary Course
- Cultural Development for Diversity in the Global Context

Major Elective Courses (choose 3 courses)
- Hong Konger: Art and Music
- Art, Music, Media and Technology
- Applied Music and Design
- Issues in Modernism and Modernity
- Arts and Human Development
- Dance with a Voice
- Introduction to Cantonese Opera
- The Chinese Narrative: Art and Music
- Interdisciplinary Theatre Production
- Sustainable Development and Policy

Student Experiential Learning Courses
- Regional Summer Institute
- Internship

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