The curriculum of this programme aims at producing learned professional performers. The programme is unique in its overall design for instrumentalists or vocalists to go through a comprehensive training so that upon graduation, they will be versatile musicians either as a soloist or a member in a professional performing organization. The required course Ethics and Entrepreneurship in Arts will assure the graduates to become a responsible person making positive contribution to society.
In addition to the practical courses relating to music performance, the elective courses cover a wide range of practical and professional subjects much needed in the society. They include subjects in music therapy, music management and promotion, recording and editing, world music and popular music, etc. As such, the graduates in Music Performance can immediately enter and contribute to the professional world in different music-related positions, from performance to research to management.
The Music Composition and Theory program is designed to develop top-level professionals in composition and music theory. The program features world-class faculties and teaching and learning environment, enabling students to get the highest level of professional training in an education system that integrates teaching, research, creative work, and musical performance. Upon graduation, students will be able to master Chinese and Western music literature, acquire a broad knowledge of humanities and cultural literacy, and to compose and conduct musical research with solid compositional techniques and research skills.
While the conventional musicology curriculum may rest more upon historical studies in classical music genres of the past centuries, the proposed program in the School of Music will, in addition, also extend more vigorously to address contemporary socio-cultural issues related to music. It encourages research studies on how music can help the development of modern society with the aim of contributing to the city of Shenzhen, the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, and the region as a whole.
The proposed curriculum of this program aims at producing applied researchers and scholars dealing with contemporary issues. The program is unique in its overall design, providing students with comprehensive training that will enable them upon graduation to pursue either further academic graduate studies or enter any industry with music-related activities.
The required courses include: Music Industries in China, which will present students with comprehensive, real world views; Musical Culture of the Greater Bay Area I & II, which will enhance student awareness of the regional musical environment; Ethics and Entrepreneurship in Arts, which will assure that graduates become responsible actors making positive contributions to society; and Special Topics in Ethnomusicology and Sociomusicology, which aim to help students explore issues from across different cultures and social structures.
The elective courses are so designed to cover a wide range of practical and professional subjects much needed in society. These elective courses include subjects in music therapy, music management and promotion, recording and editing, world music, and popular music, etc. As such, the graduates in Musicology can either go for further advanced studies or enter the professional world to make contributions in different music-related positions.