The B.A. in Music at The Chinese University of Hong Kong provides training in the study of music both as a humanistic discipline and as a profession. Our well-balanced curriculum places equal emphasis on music making and academic studies, with courses that explore Western, Chinese and world musical traditions, and that foster the development of musicianship, creativity, and critical thinking.
Music students at CUHK come in many types. Some are highly gifted performers while others are more interested in composing, teaching, or the scholarly study of music. What they share is a curiosity about the world and a deep commitment to the study of music. In the Department of Music, we aim to cultivate each student’s interests and potential.
Through an admissions process that includes an entrance test, audition, and interview, we endeavour to select students who have the interests, skills, and aptitude to fully benefit from the rich educational experience we offer.
We encourage applicants to explore our website to discover outreach opportunities and to learn more about our programme, facilities, and the numerous scholarships and awards available to Music students.
Please click HERE for appplication procedures and guidelines.
Significant dates for Non-JUPAS (international and local Year 1) applicants:
Significant dates for Non-JUPAS (senior year entrance) applicants:
The international teaching team of the Music Department comprises scholars and composers with strong track records in research publications and concert presentations, as well as a deep commitment to teaching. Through studying with our prestigious teachers, students can advance their musical creativity and knowledge in specialised areas.
Training in performance is offered by Hong Kong's leading professional musicians, including members of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, and the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra.
The Chung Chi Choir, Chung Chi Orchestra and Chung Chi Wind Orchestra hold concerts on a regular basis. In addition, the Department organizes numerous research colloquia, workshops, masterclasses and concerts by renowned scholars, performers and composers from both Hong Kong and overseas, and hosts Ensemble-in-Residence programme every year.
This programme aims to provide academic training to local students who wish to get a Bachelor's degree after obtaining an associate degree or higher diploma in Music, and is intended for those interested in the academic studies of music.
Study period: 2 years
Unit requirement: 69 units
Regular deadline: 20 Febuary 2024
Applicants shall be eligible to apply for admission if they
Further details can be found on CUHK's admission website.