The B.M. (Hons) in Creative Industries programme is designed to equip students with an array of transferable skills in music technology, composition, performance, production, and entrepreneurship, allowing them to purse a demanding but rewarding career as singer-song writers or as composers for different media (film, television, video games and advertising). Students will specialise in one of the following two concentrations:
- Scoring for Film, Television and Video Games;
- Popular Music Performance and Songwriting.
This programme is based on a synergy of intellectual knowledge, practical skills, and creativity with a unique focus on music production at a professional level. Its curriculum is designed to ensure three layers of training in: 1) contextual knowledge, 2) musical/industry-related skills, and 3) the production of music creatively.
In addition to a substantial core that will lay a solid foundation in music knowledge and skills, students are to pursue specialised and carefully sequenced music studies leading to the Honours Project, which can be in one of the following formats: a portfolio of compositions for screen or popular music industry, a media/mediated project, a live performance, a lecture recital, a written paper on a particular research topic pertinent to the student’s concentration, or other projects approved by the Department.
Graduates of this programme will be prepared for a wide range of career opportunities in the creative and entertainment industries, functioning as film and video game composers, songwriters, popular music performers, as well as in arts administration and management, or other music-related professions.