Department of Music

the university of hong kong

Curriculum - Second, Third and Fourth Year

A major in Music shall consist of 54 credit units of Level 2000, 3000, and 4000 courses from the music syllabus taken in the third to eighth semesters. As a prerequisite, music majors and specialists must take:

  • MUSI2010 Music of China (6 credits)
  • MUSI2070 Fundamentals of tonal music (6 credits)
  • MUSI2071 Topics in Western music history I (6 credits)
  • MUSI2074 Introduction to contrapuntal styles and techniques (6 credits)

and at least ONE of the following two courses:

  • MUSI2072 Topic in Western music history II (6 credits)
  • MUSI2073 Topic in Western music history III (6 credits)

In addition, all music majors and specialists must take at least 24 elective credits of Level 2000, 3000, or 4000 advanced courses, of which at least one course should be Capstone Experience course, and no more than two courses are performance courses (MUSI2047, MJSI2066, MUSI2068, MUSI3019, MUSI3021, MUSI3032, MUSI4001, and MUSI4002).

To obtain a minor in Music, students are required to take MUSI1004 Introduction to musics of the world (6 credits) and MUSI2071 Topics in Western music history I (6 credits), as well as at least 24 elective credits of Level 2000, 3000, and 4000 courses from the music syllabus taken in the third to eighth semesters, of which at least three courses should be advanced courses, and no more than two courses can be performance courses (MUSI2047, MUSI2066, MUSI2068, MUSI3019, MUSI3021, MUSI3032, MUSI4001, and MUSI4002).

Capstone Experience is a graduation requirement for music majors and specialists. Capstone Experience courses are designed to allow students to advance their analytical thinking by permitting the application of disciplinary knowledge and principles learned in the first and second years. The requirement can be fulfilled by taking at least one of the following courses:

  • MUSI3022 Topics in Asian music history
  • MUSI3028 Red is the colour: music and politics in post-1949 China
  • MUSI3029 Music and scientific thoughts: past and present
  • MUSI3030 Tonal counterpoint
  • MUSI3031 Special study
  • MUSI3032 Special performance study
  • MUSI3033 Topics in ethnomusicology
  • MUSI3034 The qin
  • MUSI3035 Music analysis II
  • MUSI4002 Advanced music performance 4
  • MUSI4003 Dissertation