Higher Diploma in Music Production for Creative Industries

Introduction
The only higher diploma course in Hong Kong that combines music composition, performance, stage production and sound art. It provides the most comprehensive local music and creative training with an international perspective. Through comprehensive music and performing arts, stage production talent training, development and creativity enhancement, contributing to the local music industry becoming the creative capital of Asia. The content of the course focuses on balancing students with different levels. Whether they are interested in music but have not received basic training or have some basic training are welcome to apply.
 
 
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Contents

Course learning in combine theory and practice to emphasize the training of musical creativity, production technology and teamwork skills. Students can learn all-round from scratch to join the music creative industry. The course content covers six major categories, modern music theory application, studio music creation and production, music performance, music stage production and engineering, music technology and sound design art.

Programme Features

  • 【The most comprehensive music training course】In addition to basic music theory, mixing and post-production, innovative composition and arrangement skills, and contemporary music performance skills, it also includes music stage production skills, electronic music, sound design, world ethnic music, etc. that are rarely covered in similar courses.
  • 【Professional teaching team with international perspective】Course instructors all have music qualifications awarded by internationally renowned music conservatories. In addition to providing students with international benchmark music training, they also focus on cultivating students' international and industry perspectives.
  • 【High-end software and hardware equipment】Provides the latest software and hardware technologies, including contemporary music production software such as Logic Pro, ProTools and Ableton Live, as well as various audio plug-ins such as Autotune. In addition to studying through the on-campus computer labs, recording studios and variety halls that simulate the specifications of professional performance venues in Hong Kong, students can also study off-campus at the Shaw Creative Hub.
  • 【Professional knowledge sharing】Industry experts are invited to serve as guest tutors to provide students with more in-depth industry insights and practical skills; we also arrange visits to professional recording studios, music, media production and entertainment companies, performance venues, etc. for on-site inspections to communicate with industry professionals and help students understand Industry operations and market trends to broaden your horizons.
  • 【100 hours of internship】Students will be arranged to intern in a local professional music company for 100 hours in the second academic year, where they will collaborate with industry professionals and experience a real working environment to enhance their practical experience.
  • 【Pay equal attention to theoretical and experiential learning】In addition to theoretical classes, the program also designed a series of stage production and performance studies, including graduation concerts, to enhance students' practical experience and theoretical practice.
  • 【Prepare for the future】The design of subject assignments takes into consideration the building of personal music portfolio for students, so as to prepare them for future studies, whether international or local, or to join the creative industry.

 

Featured Modules

  • Modern Music Theory Application
  • Studio Music Creation and Production
  • Music Performance
  • Music Stage Production and Engineering
  • Music Technology and Sound Design Art
  • Graduation Project






Teaching Facilities
Digital Media Studio adopts a tapeless full HD video camera, which can provide high-definition signals for live TV broadcast and rebroadcast through industry-standard HD-SDI. the control room included a set of Sound Mixer. Students can learn sound mixing and editing while recording and post-production.
Professional Design Lab provides the advance computers with high speed networks and professional softwares, for examples, Logic Pro、ProTools and Ableton Live
The Audio Dubbing Studio equipped with various mixing and recording equipment, soundproofing room, and Audio Pro software that are commonly used in the industry.
Auditorium is a venue where different large-scale events are held in HKCT
Shaw Creative Hub provides professional production facilities such as Audio Mixing and VO Room, MV shooting scenes and Event Space for students to put their knowledge into practice.
Shaw Creative Hub provides professional production facilities such as Audio Mixing and VO Room, MV shooting scenes and Event Space for students to put their knowledge into practice.
Shaw Creative Hub provides professional production facilities such as Audio Mixing and VO Room, MV shooting scenes and Event Space for students to put their knowledge into practice.
Shaw Creative Hub provides professional production facilities such as Audio Mixing and VO Room, MV shooting scenes and Event Space for students to put their knowledge into practice.
Shaw Creative Hub provides professional production facilities such as Audio Mixing and VO Room, MV shooting scenes and Event Space for students to put their knowledge into practice.
Shaw Creative Hub provides professional production facilities such as Audio Mixing and VO Room, MV shooting scenes and Event Space for students to put their knowledge into practice.
Graduation Path

Articulation Path

Graduates can articulate to the following Bachelor programmes:

  • The University of Hong Kong - Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (Humanities and Digital Technology)
  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong - Bachelor of Music with Honors
  • City University of Hong Kong - Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (Creative Media)
  • City University of Hong Kong - Bachelor of Science (Hons) (Creative Media)
  • City University of Hong Kong - Bachelor of Arts and Science (Honours) (New Media)
  • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University - Bachelor of Design (Honours) (Media Design)
  • Hong Kong Baptist University - Bachelor of Music (Honours) (Creative Industries)
  • Hong Kong Baptist University - Bachelor of Arts with Honors (Arts and Technology)
  • The Education University of Hong Kong - Bachelor of Arts (Hons) (Creative Arts and Culture)
  • The Education University of Hong Kong - Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (Creative Arts Culture and Education) (Music)

Others

  • Bachelor's degree programs in cultural studies or management offered by other local tertiary institutions
  • Other overseas music and music-related bachelor's degree programs

 
Career Prospects

Graduates could apply for positions of Studio Audio Mixing Engineer, Back Stage Sound and Lighting Engineer, Pop music performer, Arranger, Composer, Sound Artist, Music and Audio Technology Inventor / Researcher, Sound Designer, Composer for Motion Graphics, Musicologist / Ethnomusicologist, etc.

Tutor Profile

The programme has a professional teaching team with international perspectives. The tutors have music qualifications awarded by internationally renowned music learning institutions, including the Royal Academy of Music (ABRSM), Trinity College London, and Berklee College of Music in the United States. etc., to ensure that students receive international benchmark music training. Additionally, guest lecturers from industry experts will be invited to share their profound industry insights and practical skills with the students 

Programme Details
Mode of Study

Full Time

Teaching Mode

Face to face

Commencement of Study

September 2024

Duration

24 Months

Location
Entry Requirements
  1. Attained Level 2 in 5 HKDSE subjects#, including Chinese and English [each applicant is allowed to use not more than two Applied Learning subjects at “Attained” level as equivalent to Level 2 in the application]^; or
  2. Pass in 1 A-Level or 2 AS-Level subjects in HKALE; and 5 passes in HKCEE including Chinese Language and English Language; or 
  3. Holder of Diploma Yi Jin/ Diploma of Applied Education; or
  4. Holder of Diploma for Tertiary Studies; or
  5. Holder of Pre-Associate Degree; or
  6. Holder of Diploma and
    - the qualification should be awarded by one of the local or overseas recognised tertiary institutions / post-secondary colleges; and 
    the length of study is at least 450 teaching hours; or
  7. Aged 21 or above with 1 year working experience; or
  8. Equivalent qualifications; 
    AND
  9. Pass the admission interview.

    # If one of the five HKDSE subjects considered is “Citizenship and Social Development”, the general admission requirement shall be “Attained” instead of “Level 2”. 
    ^ Applied Learning Chinese (for non-Chinese speaking students) is in general accepted as Chinese Language qualification, but it is not considered as an elective subject.  
QF Level
QF Level
The qualification of this programme is recognised under the Qualifications Framework in Hong Kong.
QF level:4
QR Registration No.:24/000449/L4
Registration Validity Period:1/9/2024 to 31/8/2027
Disclaimer
Tuition fees and subsidies are to be reviewed and adjusted annually on various factors.