Associate of Arts (Music Theme)

Music Studies

Associate of Arts (Music Theme)

Program Code: AA/MUSIC

Program Type: Associate

Department: Music

Faculty: Community College

Accreditation: Associate in Arts

Program Duration: 1 Year

Program Location: New York

Starting Dates: January

Program Contact: Ian Armstrong

Credit Requirement: 45

Max Transfer Credit: 15

Max Elapsed Time: 2

Program overview

The Associate of Arts (Music Theme) gives students exposure to a broad curriculum whilst also allowing specialised electives to fine tune their musical knowledge.

Programme Aims & Features
This programme aims at building up students’ fundamental knowledge in music so as to prepare them for further studies in music or to pursue a music-related career. It covers basic theory and practices ranging from western classical music to Chinese and world musics.

Opportunities for Further Studies
This programme prepares students to articulate into a bachelor degree programme in music of a local or non-local university. The content of the programs follows closely those offered in the first year of the music programme of the local universities, in particular, the University of Hong Kong. Successful graduates of this theme are eligible for applying for admission to the bachelor degree programme in music at HKU, CUHK, HKBU and HKIEd.

Career Prospects
There are a growing number of job opportunities in the creative industries. Advertisements for jobs requiring musical knowledge or a music background are found in printed and electronic media. Reporters and programme presenters with musical knowledge are needed. Other job opportunities include being supporting staff in arts administration offices such as the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, the HK Arts Festival, the various performing arts companies such as the HK Philharmonic Orchestra, etc. Students with practical strengths can serve as composers and arrangers for the pop music, TV and film industries, and so on.

Special Entrance Requirement
In addition to the minimum entry requirements, applicants are also required to possess the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) music theory with Grade 5 or above, or equivalent.

92% of our students find employment within 6 months of graduation

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