Degree Programs

Bachelor Degree    

The completion of the Music Department’s four-year undergraduate program leads to a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degree. The curriculum focuses on producing musicians capable of competing within the professional music industry by providing a foundation of fundamental skills, enabling students to plan a course of study that reflects real world job market conditions. Sub-emphasis groups are intended to train prospective middle school music teachers and music professionals; they include piano, vocal, strings, winds, brass, percussion, composition, and traditional Chinese instruments.
Graduation requires the completion of 128 credits earned through university requirements (28 credits), music department requirements (48 to 60 credits) and elective courses.

Master Degree

The Master’s degree is offered in the majors of musicology, music education, performance-piano, performance-vocal, performance- strings, performance-winds, conducting and composition.
Students will receive a Master Degree after completing a minimum of 32 credits and a thesis with an oral defense.

  • These following courses could be taught in English, and be counted in free-electives credits.
Course-LevelTermCourse NameCreditOffered byInstructor
MAFallIntroduction to philosophy of music2College of MusicJoys Hoi Yan CHEUNG
MASpringStudy of the comparison between Chinese and western music2College of MusicJoys Hoi Yan CHEUNG

Doctoral Degree

The doctoral degree is divided into D.M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. The D.M.A. degree is offered in the following majors: performance-piano, performance-vocal, performance-strings and composition. The Ph.D. degree is offered in the majors of musicology and music education.

Students will receive a D.M.A. / Ph.D. degree after completing a minimum of 30 credits and a thesis with an oral defense.

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