The M.A. in Music is a two-year part-time or one-year full-time Master's Degree for music educators and other holders of a first degree in music. This flexible course covers different study areas, and students choose courses according to their professional interests and musical aspirations.
The programme is designed to develop in graduates the philosophy and skills necessary for postgraduate studies in music: to provide a theoretical framework for research and creative work; to develop opportunities for the application and communication of musical ideas in a variety of settings; and to develop a wider perspective of music and its applications in a changing world context. All courses are taught in English, except for those related to Chinese music which may be taught in Chinese.
In this 30-unit course (two years by part-time study or in one year by full-time study) classes are mainly held on weekday evenings, with occasional classes held on Saturdays, and offerings of intensive courses in the summer. The programme structure includes 3 core elective courses (9 units), and 7 elective courses (21 units). Note that not all elective courses will be offered in any one academic year.
For graduation, students must satisfactorily complete all 30 units with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.50.